careers Tag



how to be a professional
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Marketing Professional; photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash… The market hasn’t been this combative since the Greeks went shopping in downtown Troy. What few jobs arise get swarmed by hungry mobs, throwing elbows, and slinging resumes for a shot at a steady paycheck. Even table-waiting gigs attract over 100 applicants each while requiring multiple interviews, references, and your first born, all for the opportunity to say, “Would you like fries with that?” Well, despair not, valiant readers: there’s a way to survive this chaosRead More
business weasels
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Professional Weasel Watcher… A dark corporate conference room. A loud THUD breaks the silence and a voice cries out…Read More
LinkedIn Profile Tips for Marketers
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Heavy LinkedIn User… Of all the social networks out there, LinkedIn has delivered the best return on my time — as in actual gigs that come with actual money. That doesn’t mean I love the site — the user experience appears designed by inebriated spider monkeys — but I’ve managed to make it work for me. So I put together this list of suggestions to improve your LinkedIn profile, particularly if you work in marketing or other creative professions. (This adviceRead More
conformity
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Veteran Of The Career Wars; photo by davide ragusa on Unsplash… Yes, you found a job opening you think you could fill perfectly. You have the skills, the education, a lofty employment record with glowing recommendations, and genuine enthusiasm for both the company and the opportunity. So you apply and wait for the employer to contact you. And you wait. And you wait. And weeks go by, making you think they hired someone else. Then you see they’re still running theRead More
eaglets
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Who’s Been There, Survived That; note that this article contains affiliate links, and buying through them helps support the Atomic Tango martini fund… So you just emerged from your academic shell, armed with a degree and a wealth of textbook knowledge. And now you want to enter marketing or a related field, like advertising, design, or feral-cat herding. To help you progress — and avoid my missteps as a fledgling marketer — I compiled these tips based on my discussionsRead More
Killer Resume
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Self-Marketing Advocate; Photo by Matthieu Joannon on Unsplash… Thanks to this Internet thing, job hunters worldwide can now apply to dozens of gigs simultaneously with a few keystrokes. No more typing one resume at a time on 99%-cotton-and-cashmere paper, licking stamps (an actual behavior in the 20th century), and snailmailing: it’s now all search, click, send. Ironically, by making job applications easier and less expensive than downloading a “Game of Thrones” episode, the Internet also made getting a job harder thanRead More
The Story of What Happens When Bad Clothes Meet Corporate America
by Raegan Thurlow, Part-Time Fashionista; illustration by Mark Armstrong… If you’ve sold Kool-Aid at a lemonade stand in the not too distant past (the pre-30 crowd): When you hear “business casual”, do you think jeans and a polo? Or are you reaching for basketball shorts and a hoodie at 9:00 Friday morning? Some employees choose to express their discontent by complaining while others take 2-hour lunch breaks (during which time their phones are mysteriously out of cell range). Others still take casual Friday to the next level – a levelRead More
Job Interview
by Patricia Palleschi, Ph.D., President of The Executive Agency; featured photo by Ben White on Unsplash… A wise person once revealed that there are only four reasons why a person gets hired. (And you are most likely to get hired if you have all four going for you!) Someone in a hiring position likes you. You have some key people on your speed dial. You have credential(s) that the hiring manager feels are important or prestigious. Most important, you will make the company (and, therefore, the hiring manager) money. TopRead More
Labor-Management Poster
by Patricia Palleschi, Ph.D., President of The Executive Agency… Appropriating the words of Aretha Franklin — and the sentiments of many of you — all we need is a bit more RESPECT to make the recruiting process a lot more effective.Read More
How to become a media mogul
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Fellow Aspiring Mogul… “In this very real world, good doesn’t drive out evil. Evil doesn’t drive out good. But the energetic displaces the passive.” — Bill Bernbach, advertising legend I recently spoke about media careers to college students at the National Broadcasting Society AERho Convention. We were in the heart of the Disneyland Resort, amidst thousands of tourists wearing Mickey Mouse ears and celebrating America’s greatest media brand. It was the perfect place to discuss the future of media and howRead More