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Work and the Meaning of Life

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

“I’ve always marveled at the phrase ‘work/life balance’ – as if the two things are opposing entities fighting against each other, rather than work (or rather how you seek meaning) being an integral part of life.” Recently I read this quote by Tom Sharp, founder and director of the London creative firm The Beautiful Meme in reference to a new co-working space he is working on in London. As to the first part of his statement I am right there with him – work and life are not, for me, opposing entities. My husband and I are both arts consultants and we share an office (although not a business) in our home. Much of my leisure time is spent going to […]

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New Employment Laws for 2018

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

Most of labor law happens at the state level and these laws usually take effect January 1. So whether you’re an employee who wants to know your rights or an employer who wants to uphold them, you’ll be interested in reading on…

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Success by the Numbers: One Woman’s Job Search Stats

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

Does your art career resume stack up against automated submission systems? Here are one woman’s job search stats.

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Unexpected Inspiration: The Story of Maud Lewis

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

The story of folk artist Mad Lewis brings me to tears and leaves me inspired.

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Traveling Outside Your Comfort Zone: Reprise

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

Whether you’re feeling insecure because you’re starting a new job, or frustrated by yet another résumé rejection notice, or doing something else that feels outside of your comfort zone, see if you can identify an activity that you enjoy and that you know you do well. And then do it!

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In 2017, Pursue Meaning

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

At the beginning of a new year we simultaneously look back and look forward. How can we make our own meaning and find a better place to be?

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Looking for the Helpers

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

Feeling post-election despair? Look to the helpers.. love, self-expression and tea.

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Getting Beyond Hamilton

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

What can we learn from Hamilton’s success and where will it take our sector into the future?

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Café Strategic Partnerships Bring More Jobs to You

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

New partnerships bring more new jobs to you!

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Hiring for Failure: The New Best Practice

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

When will hiring for failure become a best practice for nonprofits and why should it be?

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