Professional Development

The Confidence Gap: How Imposter Syndrome disproportionately affects women

Plenty of people experience what’s known as the Imposter Syndrome. Read on to learn what you can do about feelings of inadequacy in the workplace associated with it.

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Insightful articles to start off the week right!

How do you get in the right headspace to create innovative ideas? Is blind hiring actually effective? How can you become an ally for the LGBTQ+ employee in your workspace? Read our five must-reads of the week and find out what these insightful articles have to say! The Blind Hiring Process: What It Is & […]

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4 Ways to Make the Most of What’s Left of Your Summer Internship
By Gabrielle Gramont

We’re in the last stretch of summer internship season with the school year heading our way in a span of a month. Many of us have been sitting at a desk for multiple hours a day staring at a screen intently and pretending to be in deep thought. Don’t let your internship be another box […]

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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 […]

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3 Great (and Easy!) Ways to Enhance Your Marketing Skills

Staying on top of the marketing trends in DC’s competitive job market has never been easier! You’ve heard the expression: “You snooze, you lose.” Well, the same can be said for life in today’s fast-moving marketing world. The marketing pro who fails to keep his or her skills sharp and up to date risks falling […]

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The New Career Trajectory for a Washington, DC Public Relations Manager and Salary Trends

After years of cranking out press releases, generating social media campaigns and taking marching orders from higher ups, you’ve finally made it. You’re a PR Manager. But what comes next? Can you continue to grow your career after accepting a management role? This is a question that plagues many PR pros when they step into […]

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Knowing When It’s Time To Find A New Job

Knowing when it’s time to find a new job isn’t always easy. If you’re comfortable where you are, you can probably create a long list of reasons to stay put, even if you’re not completely happy. After all, there are risks involved in leaving the comfort of your job for something new. So, how do […]

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Are no longer enjoying or getting the most out of your current job? Perhaps it has expired.

As a leading marketing and communications search and staffing firm, TorchLight knows job satisfaction comes from a variety of factors. It may be time for you to find a new “happy place” At TorchLight, we work with D.C.’s leading businesses to ensure every job placement is a good match for the employer and employee. Finding […]

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Transition to a New Position

DC marketers in transition find many professional benefits in short-term contract roles Whether you’ve been out of the workforce for a while and you’re looking to return, or you’re at the point of wanting to shift your career in a new direction, short-term or project-based contract work may be just what you’re looking for—especially if […]

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Go to the Head of the Class

With the rising cost of higher education, and a rapidly changing marketing industry, are college degrees still worth it? You need not look too far in the news headlines lately to see impassioned discussions—and more than a little angst—about the rising costs of higher education. As a result, many are asking whether a four-year college […]

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