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How to Get a Job Using Social Media

05/03/2015

How to Get a Job Using Social Media

What can you do to make sure your Social Self is helping you get a job and not scaring off prospective employers? Check out our 6 Social Media Job Hunting Tips to make sure that you’re getting a competitive advantage using social media.

Learn JavaScript with Our New Course: JavaScript Foundations

05/03/2015

Learn JavaScript with Our New Course: JavaScript Foundations

Aquent Gymnasium has launched a new course, Javascript Foundations, that will set you on the path to JavaScript mastery. What are you waiting for?

Job seekers: Your next job hasn’t even been invented yet

04/03/2015

Job seekers: Your next job hasn’t even been invented yet

If you’re looking to break into the industry and have your sights set on existing job, maybe you’re not looking far enough forward. It’s a well known fact all sorts of industry training courses, particularly in the digital fields, are problematic because by the time someone’s recognised the content required, developed ...

Design and/or Content: What We’re Reading

03/03/2015

Design and/or Content: What We’re Reading

This week we bring you articles on why design should be "content agnostic," why design should begin with content (a little point/counterpoint there), how to sell content strategy to the C-suite, designing with systems, and using video as full screen backgrounds on the web. Enjoy!

10 things you can do to improve your personal brand online

25/02/2015

10 things you can do to improve your personal brand online

10 easy things you can do to improve your personal brand online

  • 05/03/2015 How to Get a Job Using Social Media What can you do to make sure your Social Self is helping you get a job and not scaring off prospective employers? Check out our 6 Social Media Job Hunting Tips to make sure that you’re getting a competitive advantage using social media.
  • 05/03/2015 Learn JavaScript with Our New Course: JavaScript Foundations Aquent Gymnasium has launched a new course, Javascript Foundations, that will set you on the path to JavaScript mastery. What are you waiting for?
  • 04/03/2015 Job seekers: Your next job hasn’t even been invented yet If you’re looking to break into the industry and have your sights set on existing job, maybe you’re not looking far enough forward. It’s a well known fact all sorts of industry training courses, particularly in the digital fields, are problematic because by the time someone’s recognised the content required, developed a curriculum and taught it, big chunks of it have likely become dated and possibly even irrelevant already. These days, things move fast. Really fast.
  • 03/03/2015 Design and/or Content: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles on why design should be "content agnostic," why design should begin with content (a little point/counterpoint there), how to sell content strategy to the C-suite, designing with systems, and using video as full screen backgrounds on the web. Enjoy!
  • 25/02/2015 10 things you can do to improve your personal brand online 10 easy things you can do to improve your personal brand online
  • 23/02/2015 The Power of Questioning, Listening, and Simplicity: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles on asking the right questions in UX/UI design, listening to your users, designing screen-less apps, making things simple (but not too simple), and Photoshop's birthday. Enjoy!
  • 18/02/2015 Best of Staffing 2015 Aquent has once again been selected as a Best of Staffing winner in both talent and client categories. Why? Because of the great people we get to work with and the great people who work here!
  • 18/02/2015 Feeling social fatigue? Try these digital strategies to refocus your online energy Although social is a rich source of information, connection, and almost magical synergy, those of us who love it know it's a demanding master; unchecked it leads to overwhelm and fatigue. Instead a disciplined approach to engagement will refocus your energy and still deliver the random delights of online life. Here's a strategy that works for me.
  • 13/02/2015 Frictionless UX, Learning to Code, and Global English: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles on reducing friction for your users, better approaches to user onboarding, why it's so hard to learn how to code, writing English for global audiences, and intriguing technological innovations with a social impact. Enjoy!
  • 12/02/2015 10 Tips to Make your In-House Team Great! We recently held an event in our London office for creatives who are running in-house teams. From our speakers at the event, here are 10 top tips on how to take your in-house team from good to great!
  • 12/02/2015 Interview tip: What are your salary expectations? I’ve been in this game long enough to know that the majority of job seekers don’t like to discuss money in their interviews. People often don’t want to be the first to mention a figure. If it’s too low, they may miss out financially. If it’s too high, they could miss out on a job offer. This article is really for people who don’t want to answer the ‘money question’ just yet. If that sounds like you, then here are a few ways you can deflect the question.
  • 07/02/2015 IA and Agile, Hidden Menus, City Fonts: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles on doing information architecture and UX in an Agile environment, hidden menus in responsive navigation, the persistence of the “fold,” site maps, and cities with custom fonts. Enjoy!
  • 04/02/2015 What is the best job in the world for you? I was talking with advertising creative icon Bruce Matchett in Singapore about careers and making sure we don’t waste the opportunity to do something every day we really love doing. Then he asked me a question that stunned me. I have been thinking about it ever since. Here’s the question. Bet it’s the toughest you’ve been asked in a while.
  • 30/01/2015 Managing Designers, Smart Product Development, and Responsive Typography: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles on techniques for managing creative employees, privileging experience over features in product development, working with responsive typography, digital audio, and a Super Bowl app. Enjoy!
  • 28/01/2015 Why a 'body of work' builds trust in your personal brand There will come a time I'm sure that if you can't be found online, you won't 'exist' in a professional sense. We're not at that point yet but it's certainly a path we're heading down.

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