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You got good grades, revised your resume until you got it right, and went tirelessly to your the career center until you finessed your interview skills. There’s just one thing missing from making you a well-rounded job candidate: proper networking.

Networking can help get your unnoticed resume at the bottom of the stack moved up to the top of the heap. Check out these five tips from Pierre Drescher, Founder, The Creative Loft.

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It’s the start of a new year, and that means a surge in trendspotting. When it comes to careers and job placement, nobody does this better than The Creative Group.

What do they see in the crystal ball form the interactive, design and marketing fields?

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The creative industry should see more hiring activity in the months ahead. One-third of advertising and marketing executives surveyed by TCG said they will expand their creative teams in the first half of 2015, up 21 points from six months ago. Following are the top five roles executives plan to hire for:

1. Web design/production – 28%
2. Social media – 23%
3. Content marketing – 19%
4. Brand/product management – 19%
5. Media services – 18%

For more information about the results, visit the TCG Blog.

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Guest Post by Corina Ludwig, President, FunctionFox

Finding more time is the ultimate New Business Year resolution for anyone in the creative industry. In our fast-paced, deadline-driven world, it is hard to find an extra minute for anything but the next white-hot challenge. But to be successful long-term you need more time than that. You need time to reflect on past successes and failures, time to plan for current and future clients and to understand staff productivity, as well as time to keep on top of new markets and technology, get a feel for emerging trends, and develop better ways of doing business.

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Guest Post by The Creative Group

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Hiring is on the upswing. But here is a hard truth that every creative professional knows: the competition for jobs remains intense. A recent survey reveals that advertising and marketing executives receive an average of 23 resumes for every creative job opening and interview roughly half a dozen applicants before filling the role. So you need every edge, including polished resume and knockout portfolio — and the ability to make an impression in the all-important interview.

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