Hispanic Heritage Month  |  Latinx Community: We See You

“I paint flowers so they will not die.” – Frida Kahlo

Hispanic Heritage Month is meant to remind all of us of the beauty in our community and to fill us with pride.

We also have to continue recognizing the lack of diversity in our industry.

According to the 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics Population Survey, of the almost 560,000 people employed in advertising, public relations and related industries, only 8.9 percent identify as hispanic or latino.

Latinas and Latinos in advertising work very hard to be their best and to contribute the most they can despite barriers that exist.

They do it with passion. They do it overcoming obstacles. They, sometimes, do it while mastering a second language.

They don’t give up.

And in the process, they create amazing work.

Kay & Black would like to share with you just a glimpse of the Latinx community in advertising.

By doing this, we hope to in our own way, paint more flowers to honor latinas and latinos everywhere.

Glassdoor  |  Phone interview coming up? Don’t make these mistakes.

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Phone interviews have become an inevitable part of the job-hunting process. Here are 12 things to keep in mind to make sure you succeed.

These days, phone interviews are an unavoidable part of the job interview process, and for good reason: They save everyone involved time and effort. But that doesn’t mean that phoners require zero energy on the part of the candidate. Yes, you should spend more time preparing for an in-person interview, but many companies treat phone screens as the official first round of the hiring process. That means candidates are expected to go into them prepared with as much information about the company, position, and their own skills and strengths as possible.

We asked HR pros about their top phone interview pet peeves, and they had no shortage of advice to offer. Apparently, it’s quite easy to mess up your phone interview. But here’s the thing: It’s also not hard to come across well if you keep some key things in mind.

LinkedIn  |  One Size Never Fits All. 

One size fits all.

Does it?  Who is the all?  What are the standards and who made this assumption?

Saying something is one size fits all is essentially saying that we are a homogenous society with standardized styles, tastes, sizes and shapes that are all equal.  Implying this,  is saying there is a generalization that we have all agreed upon and it is “the” standard.

LinkedIn  |  How To Fight Ageism In Advertising

We have no control over the aging process, however we do have control over how we are perceived regardless of our years. We do have control over staying relevant, and we do have the ability to define the path we take.

Recently, Hillary Black, our Joint CEO, moderated a panel at @The One Club’s Creative Summit on Ageism. The panel focused on how important it is to stay current in this ever-changing industry. Remaining relevant will help to future proof your career. Showcasing a compelling personal brand story through your portfolio, resume, bio, and LinkedIn, while incorporating your own human story through such things as your “side hustle” can be a way for others to truly learn more about the real you. Sharing sincere interests in life shows the proof that you a more interesting person than just what your resumes dateline.

LinkedIn | Quality vs. Quantity

Is less more when it comes to Talent Acquisition?

The main difference between Quality + Quantity is the fact that quality refers to the characteristic or the feature of something, whereas quantity refers to the numerical value of something.

Quality is subjective, whereas quantity is not.

Recognizing that time is money, a common goal amongst HR and Talent Acquisition specialists is to reduce the time spent to fill positions and in doing so, the cost. The question remains: What is more critical to focus on; Quality Talent or a Mass Quantity of Candidates?

LinkedIn | 2018 Resolutions for Partnerships & Growth

New Year’s resolutions are the key to success. We believe they help us stay focused, motivated and inspired to meet our goals. Goals are meant to take us where we need to go and making resolutions is a chance to concentrate energies on what we want to achieve. For 2018 we want to share our leadership goals with our community. Here’s to a new year and our top 5 resolutions.

  • Do the best work for our clients by relying on outstanding teamwork, communication and a shared value system steeped in strong work ethics, and integrity.
  • Provide the finest customer service delivering the results clients and candidates expect
  • Stay on top of new technologies and trends offering more valuable services to clients and candidates. Starting this year we will be offering payrolling services on contract employees.
  • In 2018 we will continue to expand on our mentoring and coaching divisions, Campus & perQ. These divisions will offer us the opportunity to give back to the community.
  • This year Kay & Black, wants to make the staffing process effortless by broadening our reach and adding new areas of concentration: Account, Strategy, New Business, Media and Production. Clients can now find everything from creative to strategy.

Our Resolutions for 2018 will strengthen our team so we can be a more valuable partner to our clients and candidates.

“Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people”

–Steve Jobs

MM.LaFleur | The Most Provocative Woman in the World

Cindy Gallop, advertising executive turned multi-hyphenate entrepreneur, has built her whole career out of memorable statements. An outspoken advocate for more open attitudes about sex, she founded her first tech startup, Make Love Not Porn, in 2009; this year, she created her own fund, All The Sky Holdings, to help other “Sextech” companies get off the ground. Here, she talks disruption, workplace harassment, and why trust makes businesses successful.

CREATOR  | 14 Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Advice for Helping Other Women

In honor of International Women’s Day, we thought we’d ask some of our members for their best advice for helping women achieve and grow every day.

Question: What’s the best way for women entrepreneurs to help each other?

The New York Times | How To Manage Your Career

There is no shortage of books claiming to reveal the secret truth behind successful careers. Then there are all the podcasts, TED talks, late-night motivational speakers and your relatives’ sage advice. The bottom line of most of these advice-givers? A successful career requires managing the person in the mirror – overcoming your tendencies and habits that can undermine efforts to find happiness at work. Read on to see what professors and researchers suggest for managing different situations, whether you want to improve your situation at work, if you suspect changes are coming down, or if you are making a go of it in the gig economy.

ADWEEK | Young & Rubicam Is Starting a Program to Help Parents and Caregivers Re-enter the Workforce

The agency on Tuesday announced the launch of its own career reboot program called PowerOn. In a statement, Y&R said the training program aims to “reclaim the untapped talent and recruitment potential” of those facing the challenges of re-entering the workforce.

New York City Salary History Legislation  |  October 2017

Effective October 31, 2017, the New York City Human Rights Law makes it unlawful to inquire about the salary history of an applicant for employment in New York City, defined as the City of New York including all five boroughs, stating “it is an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer, employment agency, or employee or agent thereof.

Fast Company | This Is How To Bring Up Salary During The Job Interview Process

The salary you negotiate for yourself deeply impacts your attitude about any new position you accept. While the discussion is key to securing fit in a new role, you may not feel like you’re the one driving the conversation. But you should, and you can be. | After Giving 1,000 Interviews, I Found the 4 Questions That Actually Matter

Hiring for culture fit can seem like a mystery, but these 4 interview questions will help you get it right every time.

Bustle | How To Get A Raise No Matter What, According To Businesswoman Cindy Gallop

We all know we should do it, and hopefully, we all know we deserve it — but that doesn’t make asking for a raise any easier.

Do The Damn Things | Checkmate: Put Your Imposter Syndrome In Its Place

I mentioned my tendency to be harder on myself than I am on others. I call this self-critical voice my “bad brain,” and if I don’t check it, it loves to run wild and wreak havoc.

Glass door | 10 Things You Need to Check Before Submitting Your Resume

Whew! You’ve revised your resume, updated all of the information on it and incorporated all of the right keywords. You must be exhausted and so ready to apply to your dream job. However, before uploading that PDF resume, there are a few key things to double-check.

Refinery29 | The Ridiculously Easy Guide To Negotiating Your First Salary

The hardest part of negotiating is first knowing how much to ask for. If you don’t know the going rate for a job in your industry, you may not even try to negotiate. | How to plan for the episodic career

When Dan Walsh finished college, in 2006, he landed a graphic design job at a San Francisco nonprofit organization. Then, the Great Recession arrived, and suddenly, Walsh was among the millions of Americans looking for work.

Fast Company | Creative Job Creation

Creators don’t get paid. Brands are over “likes.” Former creative directors Ken Hamm and Pat Stern want to fix all of that with PRoPS.

Adweek  |  Why These Ad Students Are Really, Really Obsessed With One Droga5 Exec in Particular

You’re an aspiring ad maven looking for a big break, or at the very least, somewhere to hang your hat and make a mark this summer. What do you do?

Work like a dog? Outsmart your competitors? Get your portfolio in order? Well, if you’re a couple of Miami Ad School students in New York, you target your potential employer—personally—and shoot videos about her Twitter feed.

What could go wrong?