Donna Farrugia, executive director of The Creative Group, responds to career-related questions from InSource members. This month, she addresses the issue of maintaining team motivation.
Develop your personal brand. If you’re struggling to get ahead or have been unemployed for a while, consider developing a personal brand. Figure out what is unique about you and make sure all your marketing materials – including your resume, website, online profiles and 30-second pitch – reflect “Brand: YOU.”
During her formal dinner party, the hostess whispered to Winston Churchill that she had seen a prominent member of Parliament pocket one of her antique salt shakers. Churchill said he would take care of it. He walked over to the table, tucked a similar shaker in his own dinner jacket, then pulled the man aside.
Moody March is finally over—thank goodness! And following in the footsteps of the American tradition, it’s time for a bit of spring cleaning wouldn’t you say?
Register now for the next InSource Regional Roundtable, Today’s Changing Organization: Operational Models for Inhouse Creative Teams. Join your colleagues in this afternoon of discussion moderated by InSource leaders, as we share thought provoking concepts in alternative business models for managing inhouse creative teams. Learn how to identify the solution that’s best for your organization.
Make an effort to schedule at least one networking date a month
Everyone likes to be recognized for their work by the design community, but is it worth the time, effort and expense to prepare submissions to design competitions and then have to pay for your award once you win?
Brainstorm in the morning. A survey by The Creative Group indicated that the morning is the most creative time for a majority of professionals
I truly feel blessed with a career in the creative world. To date, my career has been, and will always be about the creative first. And I’m most comfortable working in environments and with people that share that focus.