Question: How Should I Position Side Projects on My Resume?

With 57 million U.S. workers participating in the gig economy, it’s no secret that many professionals use their skills outside of the office. Side projects provide employees with opportunities to learn new skills, perfect current ones, and explore other industries. Plus, they can be a source of entertainment, a passion project, or a means for additional income.

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Finding Career Satisfaction: Passion vs. Paycheck
By Autumn Conrad Schiff

When it comes to professional choices, people at all stages will inevitably ponder whether their first priority should be salary or career satisfaction. Fortunately, in our society we are able to consider this choice at all, but the perceived idea that we can only have one or the other can lead to anxiety in our jobs and dissatisfaction with our chosen paths. The popular narrative says that if you only care about money, you can’t pursue your passions, and vice versa. But the truth is, you can strive for a balance of both, if you desire.

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How to Create a Learning-Focused Workplace Culture

In today’s competitive job market, applicants and employees seek companies committed to learning and development. This focus on growth is critical for attracting and retaining top talent. To develop or increase your company’s focus on professional development, you need to take specific steps to both offer learning opportunities and gain employee participation. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you create a learning-oriented workplace culture.

Posted in Hiring Managers

Five Ways to Create an Effective Internship Program
By Samantha Kauffman

With spring just around the corner and summer not far behind, it’s a great time to start thinking about hiring an intern to help manage tasks that may otherwise fall through the cracks during a busy time of year. Below, you will find five ways to create an effective internship program for both you and your interns:

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TorchLight Marketing Contractors Help Launch AARP’s Latest “Staying Sharp” Program

Personalized email marketing program enhances member benefits


Over the years, TorchLight has placed contractors in a variety of positions at D.C. metro area companies, including digital marketing, marketing operations, customer experience, and membership marketing. Recently, a team of talented contract marketers had the opportunity to work on an exciting project for AARP, one of our longstanding partners.

Posted in Candidates, Companies, Marketing Temp Jobs

Four Signs You Should Hire Your Contractor Full Time

Hiring Contractor Full Time

When companies like yours bring in contractors from recruiters and staffing firms in DC, they are usually focused on short-term needs. However, the nature of your operations and your relationship with the worker often shift over time, making hiring them on full time a better choice.

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2019 Guide to Positioning Yourself as the Ideal Candidate for a New Job

Part Time Jobs in DC

Landing a new job takes time and attention. You have to be diligent about showing yourself in the best light to effectively showcase why the hiring manager should offer you the position. Without the proper care, it is easy to be outshone by the competition.

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How to Rethink Your Website Conversion Funnels to Generate More Leads

Understanding and Maximizing Website Conversion Funnels

To put it simply, your conversion funnel is critical to the success of your online marketing efforts. Without effective conversion funnel marketing pathways, you won’t be able to generate leads or land new customers efficiently.

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2019 Resolutions: Maximize Traffic to Your LinkedIn Profile With These Top Tips

Maximize LinkedIn Profile

For business professionals, LinkedIn is the most important social media platform around. It allows you to showcase more than you can fit into a resume, making it a powerful supplement to traditional application materials.

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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Hiring Managers

Happy New Year from TorchLight!  To help hiring managers like you recruit the best employees in 2019, our team members put together our top recommended resolutions for the upcoming year. Enjoy!

Top 10 Resolutions for Hiring Managers

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