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New Year 2017 Blog


Welcome back, Kotter!
We’ve lined up two career-centered events at 52 Limited this month for the resolutions crowd.

Friday January 20
Career Tools with Aaron Draplin
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What happens when your career plans go south? Even the best laid plans can take a turn in an unanticipated direction – a difficult client, a company goes out of business, a career change. Join us for AIGA Portland’s January Career Tools with designer and author Aaron Draplin as he explores how dead ends and u-turns can actually guide your career into new and interesting directions.

Tuesday January 24
Map Your Career for the New Year
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Get organized for 2017 with career coach Mary Blalock. In this workshop you’ll learn tools to organize your contacts, processes for researching the best opportunities, and how to reach out to people to make connections at your dream companies. Discover the six creative strategies for approaching jobs you actually want (not just the jobs you see on job boards) and see how to reverse job search. This workshop could be the boost you need for motivation and organization this year.



The Basics

In the meantime, though, we’ve got some videos to help you with the job search basics.

Let’s start at the very beginning. If you’re a designer, you must have a design portfolio. Your portfolio – more than a resume or recruiter – will do the heavy lifting on convincing clients of what you’re capable of producing. Don’t overthink it, though… we’ll show you what matters:



We’re connectors at 52 Limited. It’s what we do. So we know firsthand the power of community. Learning how to network effectively is one of the most powerful tools you can possess in the job search. This doesn’t have to be a chore either. Put these tips into practice:



Lastly, if you are working with a recruiting agency like 52 Limited, it pays in so many ways to be completely honest. We’re not trying to pull ┬áthe wool over your eyes. We’re trying to suss out where you might fit with our clients. They’re being honest with us, so you should too. Here’s why:



Happy New Year! Go get ‘em… if you want some help, we’re here for you.