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8 Skills Every DC Marketer Must Have…How Do You Stack Up?

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Whether you’re looking for that next marketing job here in Washington or whether you’re happily employed but keeping your options open, it pays to stay on top of your skills to stand out from the competition.

You likely know that content is king in today’s digital age and social media skills are essential. But did you know that your ability to use Excel and being an excellent public speaker also are important skills to cultivate to stay competitive?

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Posted in Candidates, Considering a Job Change, Digital marketing, Hiring Trends, Professional Development, Tips for Job Seekers

How to Bypass the Resume Black Hole in Your Search For A Marketing Job In DC

Navigating the Resume Black Hole | TorchLight Hire

Unlike in the past, when you’re applying for new marketing jobs in DC, many of today’s companies require candidates to submit resumes to an online applicant tracking system (ATS) or through an online job board—both of which can feel very similar to tossing your application into a ‘black hole’ since you usually don’t know what happens to it after it’s submitted or if it even parsed correctly into the database.

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How to Create a Work Environment That Leads to Better Brainstorming and Creativity

Marketing, PR and other creative teams need creative work environments to be successful. Without new ideas, your company can’t compete. The good news? Improving workplace creativity doesn’t have to take a lot of time or even a lot of effort. Use these strategies to turn your team into a creative machine.

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Four Team Builders to Help Your Team Refocus and Re-Energize For Q4

The fourth quarter can be a busy time of year for marketing teams.

As days get shorter and the holidays approach, it can be difficult to keep people energized and focused. Now is a great time to start thinking about how you can use team builders to help your team stay energized through the holidays and into the new year.

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Understanding Employee Retention During a Modern Age of Contract Work and Job Hopping in Washington, DC

 

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Is Your Outdated Screening Process Eliminating All-Stars?

Hiring for digital marketing roles in Washington, DC isn’t the same as it was even just a few years ago. The digital landscape is in a constant state of flux, and you expect your candidates to be one step ahead of trends. However, if you’re using outdating screening processes for hiring, you could actually be eliminating digital marketing all-stars who can keep you ahead of your competition.

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