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What Do I Need to Do to Land an Entry-Level Job in Graphic Design?

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Isaiah from Southern Oregon University asks: “Can you tell me some ways to find entry-level Graphic Design jobs?  I apply to jobs on sites like Indeed.com, but they usually require several years of experience.  I graduated last year with a BS in Art and Graphic Design concentrations.” Thanks for your question, Isaiah.  It is competitive in today’s job market, even for entry-level positions.  When you consider that 250 resumes are received on average for each corporate job opening, it isn’t hard to imagine your struggle.  Here’s the good news, though.  The job market is continuing to improve as the US … / Read more »




How to Get a Job as a Wedding Planner

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An article by contributor Gigi W. Before you decide to become a wedding planner, you should make sure that you understand what it takes to do a wedding planner’s job. Organizing and overseeing someone’s most important day in life is a big responsibility, and it can’t be taken lightly. It’s also a trade that’s learned through practice, and it will require you to invest a lot of your time if you want to succeed. So, you best be sure you have what it takes to pursue a career in wedding planning. What Does A Wedding Planner Do? There are two … / Read more »




Is Distribution Work for You? 3 Fulfilling Warehouse Careers to Consider

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An article by contributor Dixie Somers. While job demand in many industries rises and falls, businesses always have a need for intelligent and dedicated people to staff their warehouses. Whether it’s for a big box retail chain, an aerospace tech manufacturer, or an ecommerce site, warehouse workers will always be in demand. While automation certainly threatens many career paths, warehouse job security is practically guaranteed according to job growth projections well into the 2020s and beyond. It may seem a simplistic field to the untrained eye, but you’d be surprised that warehouse careers can be fulfilling and offer plenty of variety. … / Read more »




So You Want to Work in Web Design: How Art Basics Get You There

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An article by contributor Eileen O’Shanassy. For the past two decades, programming skills and advanced computer knowledge has been the barrier to an entry into web design careers. As important as a background in coding may be, an understanding of art fundamentals is becoming an increasingly necessary quality among web designers. Art students are often unknowingly equipped with perfect web designing skills. Here are some things to augment your art education with to help you gain the job you want. Experience with Popular Design Software In modern digital marketing, pictures and video are vital to a business’s online success. The … / Read more »




What’s the Difference Between Bookkeeping and an Accounting?

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An article by contributor Hannah Thomas. If someone asked you to explain the difference between bookkeeping and accounting, could you do it? Most people wouldn’t because the differences are subtle enough for anyone outside the industry to really know about them. Both bookkeepers and accountants are extremely important for the financial activity, which has put both of these jobs in high demand across the world. Both the bookkeeping and accounting have common goals when it comes to supporting the business, but they do it in different stages of business’ financial cycle. This guide will highlight some of the differences, as … / Read more »