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Kristen Harris




Kristen is co-founder and owner of Portfolio Creative, an Inc. 5000 fastest growing firm for the past three years. Portfolio Creative connects clients with talent in all areas of design, marketing, communications and advertising and was ranked the 16th fastest growing staffing firm in the U.S. by Staffing Industry Analysts. More information is posted at http://www.portfolioiscreative.com.

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No One Hires in December and Other Holiday Myths

As we head into the festive season, and before you get distracted with turkey, pumpkin pie and after-meal naps, let’s talk about job hunting during the holidays. I’d like to dispel a ..
(October 23, 2012)
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Exposure: 10 Reasons Why LinkedIn (Still) Matters

Exposure: 10 Reasons Why LinkedIn (Still) Matters By Kristen Harris With the explosion of social networks, especially those that blur the line between personal and professional, a lot of people are ..
(June 05, 2012)
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Debunked: Five Myths About Working With Recruiters

Think you know all there is to know about working with a recruiter to land a great job? In my work running a temporary staffing firm, I’ve found many job seekers fall prey to false beliefs ..
(April 15, 2012)
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Development: If You’re Not Growing Your Career, Who Is?

Wondering who’s responsible for your career development? Take a look in the mirror. It’s you. Yeah, you. Why? Because no one else is. There may have been a time when employers provided ..
(April 15, 2012)
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Ideas Matter: Why the Creative Class Survives and Thrives

Looking back at the recent economic crisis, it’s easy to think that all classes and industries suffered equally. In reality, workers in the so-called creative class have come through relatively .
(March 11, 2012)
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Closing the skills gap: is it really a technology issue?

The so-called “skills gap” has become a hot topic lately—lots of people are talking about the problem, but few have solid ideas about how to solve it. In a nutshell, unemployment in .
(February 29, 2012)
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Kick-start Your Career: Tips for the New Year

Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution, rebounding from the holidays or simply having more free time, the new year makes people think about their career. Typically folks fall into one of ..
(January 22, 2012)
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Independent By Choice - GenX Leads the Way

Freelancers, independent contractors, sole proprietors, consultants, temps, self-employed, or contingent—no matter what term you use, independent workers are a growing segment of the workforce. .
(October 31, 2011)
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Workforce Readiness and Training: Don’t Rely on Employers to .

A perfect storm is brewing, setting us up for a workforce that will be ill-prepared for the jobs of today and the future. Young people are graduating from high school, and even college, lacking basic .
(October 16, 2011)
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Critical Thinking and Creativity Key: Job-Seekers Need to Be ..

In a recent study1 of corporate employers critical thinking and creativity were indicated as important skills they need from new hires. The catch is that companies are not providing training for ..
(October 16, 2011)
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Survey Says: Employers Feeling a Talent Shortage

The 2011 Talent Shortage Survey1 results have been released, and news is mixed for job seekers. By being forced to reduce their workforce and find ways to “do more with less” during the ..
(October 16, 2011)
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Sharpen Your Job Hunting Focus: It’s Competitive Out There

Unemployment numbers. Job loss reports. The latest jobs-related statistics are enough to make you want to just crawl under a rock and hide until “this whole thing” blows over. Guess what? .
(October 16, 2011)
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The Future of Work: Flexibility and Options are on the Rise

Economic upheaval of recent years has dramatically changed the American workforce. Companies of all sizes have had to reduce staff, figure out how to do more with less and become more creative than ..
(October 16, 2011)
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Your Career: It’s All About Results

“Never mistake activity for achievement. ” –John Wooden This quote by John Wooden is great to keep in mind when talking about your career. Experience is great, education and ..
(October 16, 2011)
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Workplace Flexibility: The New Normal

We keep hearing the phrase “the new normal, ” and wondered what exactly that means for the world of work. With that expression, experts are essentially saying, “Don’t expect ..
(October 16, 2011)
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What Employers Look For: Performance Skills Are Critical To ..

Whether searching for a new position, or looking to advance your current career, it’s necessary to understand the skills and traits employers are looking for. In an environment where education ..
(October 16, 2011)
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Your Job Hunting Trip: Start with the End in Mind

“Start with the end in mind. ” ­­–– Stephen R. Covey (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) When heading off for a trip, you don’t just get in the car and ..
(October 09, 2011)
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Design Job Forecast: A Look Ahead

Forced to be more innovative and efficient with the resources they have, companies continue to need creative thinkers to compete. No longer a manufacturing-based workforce of skilled laborers, ..
(October 09, 2011)
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Brushing Up on Soft Skills: 10 Lessons from Preschool

There’s been a lot of talk about “soft skills” lately, they continue to be an important differentiating factor for job seekers, employees and employers in the current market. Beyond .
(October 09, 2011)
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First Impressions: Using Your One-Tenth of a Second Wisely

One-tenth of a second. That’s the amount of time you get to make a first impression every time you meet someone. Yes, in less than one second that person has made a judgment about you, and ..
(September 27, 2011)
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Position Yourself for Success in Creative Careers

As we all know, the job market is pretty challenging right now, especially for new grads. Recently, I was asked by some soon-to-be graduates about how to get started in a creative career. Nabbing ..
(May 29, 2011)
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Making Connections: Three Steps to Grow Your Career Through ..

We’ve all heard the phrase “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. ” It can seem pretty negative, as if some people have all the advantages due to family, ..
(May 08, 2011)
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Social Media: Using LinkedIn for Design Professionals

LinkedIn is the most widely-accepted social media platform for business. Anyone who is an employee, employer, student, freelancer, business owner, job-seeker or otherwise involved in a professional ..
(January 30, 2011)
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Connections for Job Seekers: Associations Lead to Opportunities

Job hunting in a good economy can be an effort. In a slumping economy it can be downright brutal. It would seem logical that job seekers would use every available strategy to secure employment. Yet ..
(January 09, 2011)
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Engagement: Mentors Help Creative Professionals Grow

Remember the teacher who encouraged you, or even pushed you, to try something new? Or that supervisor who took you under their wing to show you “how things really get done around here?” ..
(January 09, 2011)
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