Professional Development

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

by Gaby Gramont

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

by Gaby Gramont

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

by Gaby Gramont

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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Do You Know Enough to be Dangerous?

by Gaby Gramont

Move over Facebook and Twitter. In today’s marketing and communications world, expertise involves command of tools like Marketo, Eloqua and Tableau You’re an avid Facebook user. You met your spouse online. Maybe you even helped your mother-in-law set up a blog to document her gardening hobby. Or, perhaps you have actual on-the-job experience with basic […]

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Don’t Be Rip (and Other Tips for Returning to the Workforce)

by Gaby Gramont

TorchLight’s D.C. marketing recruiters explain how to turn your leave of absence into a selling point Whether you’ve been caring for small children or an aging parent, relocating frequently with a military spouse or just plain old had “life intervene,” it’s common to have gaps in your employment history. So when it comes time to […]

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Smart DC Marketing Professionals Know It Pays to Keep Learning

by Gaby Gramont

TorchLight Hire’s “Pulse of the Industry” Survey of DC marketing pros shows that professional development is key Whether you’re a currently employed DC marketing professional or a candidate seeking a DC marketing and communications job, there is one universal truth: In the age of smartphones, laptops, tablets and more, it is easy to find ourselves […]

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Making the Move from Corporate to Nonprofit

by Gaby Gramont

TorchLight, one of the Washington D.C. region’s leading marketing and communications search and staffing firms, shares our tips for job-seekers considering a move from corporate to nonprofit work According to a survey by Nonprofit HR, 45% of nonprofits plan to create new jobs this year and 40% seek seasoned managers with a business background. With […]

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