Downtime is a rare thing in most workplaces, but there’s a good chance you’ll experience a slow day every once in a while.Continue Reading..
Sometimes it seems as if there aren’t enough hours in the day to get all your work done—especially if you’re a writer. Some people are writing machines; they get an idea, pound it out in minutes, and move on to something else. For most of us, however, it takes time to write something decent. If we could learn to write faster, we could get more writing done and have more time for ourselves.Continue Reading..
Whether we’re just starting out or seasoned professionals, we’re all striving to find that dream design job. These days, not every job is advertised in a newspaper or on a website. That’s why it’s important to make as many connections as possible. Online communities such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook will help you interact with other designers. Continue Reading..
Being restrained in home invasions and kidnapping scenarios, innocent people are increasingly being zip tied. With a quick Google search, you’ll see a number of situations where suspects used a zip tie. Because handcuffs are expensive and hard to come by, but zip ties are cheaply available at every hardware store. Continue Reading..
Out of the blue you get a call from a prospective employer about an interview and they have an opening this afternoon. Maybe your contract is coming to an end soon, or perhaps you’ve been looking for a new job but haven’t heard anything back. Whatever the case may be, don’t stress out, there are ways you can quickly prepare for your interview.Continue Reading..
For as long as I can remember, I’ve disliked receiving creative criticism on myself and my designs, even when it was entirely accurate. At first in search of an explanation for this assault on myself or my designs and then for a retort to rationalize whatever actions are in question. I’ve struggled in giving it too – afraid of being too harsh with people. I envy those who can graciously accept constructive criticism.Continue Reading..
Have you ever been in the middle of a conversation and gone blank as you were about to say something? Did you know that there are proven ways to prevent the conversation from turning awkward? Or having the people you’re talking to look at you like you’re from outer space.Continue Reading..