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What websites to look at when you are looking for a job | Denver Headshot Photographer

Finding a job in Colorado can be a hard thing.  Over hundreds of thousands of people have moved to Colorado in the past year and the market is saturated with highly skilled people. So how do you find a job in Colorado? Here are some great websites to get you started.

1. LinkedIn

2. Indeed

3. coloradononprofits.org

4. Andrew Hudson’s Joblist

5. BuiltIn Colorado

6. Craigslist

7. Denver Egotist

In the past I have found success with Craigslist. Who would have thought? I think that Craigslist is one of the most responsive places on the internet. Try and remember how many people are applying for jobs in Colorado and make sure that your resume stand outs out from the crowd. That is going to be your first impression. Make it a good one. And go start applying. Keep your head up and never stop trying!

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Top trends in event planning | Denver Corporate Photographer

Welcome to the holiday party season! What are you going to do to make your clients, partners and employees be excited to come, share it on their socials and generally make them happy to work for your company? Here are our top five tips to making your holiday party memorable.

1. Facebook live streaming. 2017 was all about the live stream. Want those who can’t be there almost enjoy the event like they were there or be jealous that they can’t be there? Live stream your event on Facebook. Make sure you are using a high quality camera or even a newer smart phone for great video quality. Make your viewer feel like they are there with you.

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2. Photo booths. This is probably the most popular part of any party! Do not leave out the photo booth! Have fun company related props, a fun and flashy background and a way for them to share them on all of their socials. Lots of photo booths can email you the digital images and even print out a copy for them to take home to remember the event.

3. Gift bags. Everyone loves free stuff. Reach out to clients and partners to see if they can donate anything to your cause. Big or small everyone will be happy to take something fun home with them.

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4. Fun location. Think outside the box on your location. Hotel ballrooms are fine and beautiful, but what about a city landmark, the local pub or even that fun arcade? Some place that is a treat for you guests after a hard year of work.

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5. Open bar. Want to score some major brownie points with your guests. Open bars are the best. Just make sure to have a meeting before hand about party etiquette and that your bartender knows when to cut people off. You want everyone to remember your party and make it home safely.

A bonus idea is offering free or discounted Uber or Lyft rides home for you guests. Whatever you choose for you holiday party this year, make sure that your employees understand that they are appreciated and ready to start the new year with a bang!

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Tips for Landing your Dream Career | Denver Business Photographer

Feel like you are stuck in a place at work and don’t know how to get out? Scared to take that next big step? Guess what? We all are. Here are a few tips to help you on your way to finding a career, not just a job.

1. Know what you are passionate about and where you want your career to lead. When you know what you are passionate about it is much easier to narrow down your search for a job.

2. Come up with a plan on how to get there. RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH!  Figure out what companies around you that could be a good fit and learn all you can about them before applying. Be an expert in them and you will definitely impress.

3. Make sure your resume looks clean and up to date. Update your resume. Make sure it is clean, concise (1 page), and easy to read. Add a pop of color to make it stand out but not too much for it to be overwhelming. If you are going for a designed resume remember that some employers will print it out so don’t waste your ink on a colored background even though it may look nice on your computer. Get someone to proof read it, ask your friends or your parents about what they think and what changes could be made to make it better!

4. Get a professional headshot. The first thing a employer will most likely do is check out your social media presence. First and foremost, hide or DELETE all those embarrassing photos of yourself. The last thing you want is for a potential employer to do some social media stalking to find an old photo of you in a compromising position. Get a professional to take a photo of you as well. There is nothing more inviting for an employer than to see someone that looks professional right off the bat.

5. Learn a new skill that is relevant to your desired profession. A great place to do that is YouTube. They have videos that can help you learn anything. Growing yourself and your skills is a desirable attribute in any employee.

6. Network. Go to events where other people in your same field will be.  Network with them, see if they have any ideas of how to get into the industry or if they have any contacts that they know are looking for a new employee.

7. Display your Work. If you can, display your work somewhere. A portfolio website is always a good idea.

8. Create Job Alerts. Having a website send you alerts to relevant job postings will make sure that you are aware of all opportunities. Jump on them ASAP and get to the head of the resume pile.

Remember to get where you want to be, sometimes you have to start at the bottom, take an internship if you don’t have any experience. The best thing I ever did was save up enough to quit a job that I hated to really figure out where I wanted to be. If I can do it, you can do it too. Don’t be afraid to take a chance.

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The Art of Networking | Denver Corporate Photographer

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Networking. Sometimes that can be a scary word. But it is always beneficial. Here are a few ways you can jump out of your comfort zone and into the world of networking.

1. Business cards and headshots. This is an easy first step. Do you have a business card you are proud of? What about a head shot? Get those two things in order ASAP and you are on your way.

2. Starting a conversation. Easier said than done right? Standing in line alone? Talk to the person next to you? You never know if they could be someone who could be a friend, a client or a potential partnership. Putting yourself out there in a comfortable setting can be a good jumping off point.

3. Connecting on social media. Another easy one. You don’t have to be face to face with a person, but you can work on your vocabulary and approach. Share articles, tips and tricks to other like minded people. Get a name for yourself online and build your confidence in what you can produce. People will likely engage and you can eventually meet up and chat in person.

4. Finding a local group that fits your niche. Every big city has networking events, groups and clubs. Find one in your city and get out there with you business cards and start talking.

5. Conferences. Nailed down the small group situation? Now it is time to go to the all star level of networking, the conference. Keep those business cards handy but don’t let it be the first thing you say to people. Start a conversation, grow a connection and if you feel like you could be a good fit as a client, partnership or friend even, then pass along your information to stay in touch. Ask for their’s as well and follow up after the conference. Building relationships with people is the art of networking.

Where do you go to network? Do you have favorite groups that you attend, weekly or monthly? What about your favorite conferences? Share those in the comments below and lets create a great resource together.

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How to Deal with Balancing Work and Life | Denver Corporate Photographer

 

We all get there. Work becomes our life and our life becomes nonexistent. We are tired all the time and when we are not at work we don’t really want to do much more than Netflix on the couch all day. Are you with me? Here are a few tips that help me balance the work life delicate balance.

1. Set up boundaries. Your email has a preference for auto reply. You can set that up everyday when you leave the office and turn it off when you are back in the office. Let people and clients know when you are unavailable, but give them a time for which they can expect to hear from you. Your clients are not always working either.

2. When you are out of the office you our off work. Have those auto replies on? Good. Now relax and enjoy your time out of the office.

3. Make a running list for ideas when you are “off the clock.” Can’t turn your brain off? keeping a list of ideas to look back on when you are in the office will help you create a space where you can relax when you are out of the office and be productive when you are in.

4. Find a hobby. What have you always wanted to do? Catch up on that series? Read a new book? Go for a hike? Take your new found freedom from work to add in those things in life that you are also passionate about.

How do you feel now? Are you ready to relax outside of the office. Like anything, it will take time, but don’t let yourself feel guilty for that late Friday email to wait in your inbox until Monday morning. Auto reply remember. Share how you let yourself relax outside of work in the comments below.

 

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