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Top Five Ways To Stay Creative

  1. Take breaks during the day.  Walk away from the computer!
  2. Listen to music.  Mix up your play list on a daily or weekly basis!
  3. Don’t be so hard on yourself.  Take the pressure off and let the ideas flow.
  4. Utilize a notebook.  Make lists, write down your ideas, never miss a chance to jot it down!
  5. Most importantly…HAVE FUN!

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Hottest Industrial Design Jobs

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The hottest Industrial Design Jobs that our expert recruiters are currently seeing in the industry are:

  1. Creative Directors
  2. Industrial Design Engineers
  3. Experience Designers
  4. Interaction Designers
  5. User Experience Designers

What trends are you seeing in the industry?

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Top 5 Takeaways from WWD Digital Forum

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We recently attended the first-ever WWD Digital Forum: Los Angeles, held at the cutting-edge Hammer Museum. The event featured some of the most influential minds currently shaping the ever evolving digital landscape of fashion & retail. Buzz-worthy topics, such as mobile commerce, the importance of big data and how to engage consumers through new digital media, fueled the forum, which proved to be as much a blast as it was informative.

Here are our top 5 takeaways from the event.

1. Mad about mobile. Mobile technology has fundamentally changed the expectations of the next generation of shoppers.

2. Content – both slick and not-so-polished – drives consumer brand engagement.  Brands need storytellers to create all types of content across traditional, new, and emerging channels.

3. Big Data means big opportunity – in our data-generating world, shoppers leave an ever-growing trail of digital clues to better understand and capture them as consumers. Think strategic marketing!

4. Social engagement will increasingly drive commerce – capturing the dollars of the connected consumer is ever more dependent on identifying the right social media channel for your brand. Now is the time to find a career as a social expert, community manager, and new media maven.

5. Brick and click – consumers want it all.  As e-commerce continues to outpace traditional retail, consumers are dictating how and where they shop. Smart companies must commit to creating a seamless brand experience across all consumer touchpoints.  E-commerce specialists, web developers, mobile designers, UX/UI experts, online merchandisers are in demand, as retailers look to enhance the consumer journey, whether online or the on the sales floor.

So, tell us, reader: Are you already implementing programs in line with these trends? If not, do they inspire you to do so? We’d love to hear your experience!

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Talent Hardest To Recruit and Highest in Demand

I am sure you have heard about the skills gap that is currently plaguing employers across all industries.  Many employers blame this skills gap for roles that are difficult to fill.

What areas are the hardest to recruit in the Marketing, Digital and Creative space? According to the 24 Seven Salary + Job Market Report there are several, the top five are highlighted below:

1. Design & Creative Services

2. Sales

3. Marketing

4. Digital & Interactive

5. Information Technology

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What Impacts Job Satisfaction?

What are the key aspects that you look for in a job ?

According to the 24 Seven 2013 Salary + Job Market Report, many factors impact job satisfaction, with Salary coming in at #1!

Here are the top 5 factors that impact Job Satisfaction:

1. Salary / Hourly Rate

2. Great Work / Life Balance

3. Opportunity for Advancement

4. Company Culture

5. Opportunity to Develop Skills on The Job

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