How I Learned the Importance of Keeping in Touch

I wish I had gleaned it during that first job. When you’re early in your career, people are always telling you to “network” and to “reach out to people.”

But they never tell you how (or why) to stay in touch.

Countless people with whom I have maintained better contact over the years have helped me with my career. I had their help because I managed to send that second email, call someone back, or text during the holidays.

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How Internships Can Increase Your Odds of Landing a Good Job

The thing is that while you’re studying at college, you learn theory, and skills and critical thinking, but that doesn’t mean you can implement them on the job. Now, you’re probably reading that sentence and thinking “Of course I can implement them on the job” but to an employer, how do they know that? If you’ve had even just one internship, then they see that as proof that you know how things work on the job.

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10 1/2 Types of Elevator Pitches

artisthood_logo_ah_test_v1_smallWe love discussing elevator pitches, although they are rarely used in an elevator.
But what happens to elevator pitches when you’re working on different things?  We thought it would be helpful to make a list of types of elevator pitches, hope it helps those of you who don’t fit into the standard elevator pitch group.

The Functional Pitch

While my full time job is still [at company], I’m putting my [energy, time, money I usually spend on lattes] into my [creative pursuit] and I need some help.

This works best if you’re specific about what kind of help you need. We haven’t seen it used effectively for a new job, so beware about combining your pitches here!

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Women in Startups: The Fashion Double Standard

The idea that everyone can wear wear jeans, a t-shirt and a hoodie every day doesn’t translate to women.

I remember hearing the founders of Rent the Runway speaking on a panel. They spoke about how they were told early on to get their nails done and that once they started dressing differently they were treated differently. I’ve searched some of their articles (as they give out a lot of good advice), but can’t seem to find a quote, so perhaps they only said it at the speaking engagement. But the bottom line is that these are two very smart women, who graduated from Harvard and they were told to change their style in order to get more funding and for their company to be taken seriously.

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