How to Quit: meltmedia Edition PT II

Part one of our series took a look at how quitting a job isn’t easy, especially one you love, but leaving can be easier when the employee and the employer have an open and honest relationship. Like if your boss has spinach stuck in their teeth, you should totally tell them. Same with if you’re not happy at work, you should totally tell them. Everyone feels better when they tell the truth. It’s exhausting to hide things.

Over the years we’ve learned a few things about moving on here at melt, now we get to share them with you. Here is the second part of our series on How to Quit.

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How To Quit: meltmedia Edition

“I wish I knew how to quit you.”

The movie Brokeback Mountain made that line famous, but it gets you right in the feels. If we’re being real here (and we are), it’s hard to quit things you love that just aren’t working anymore.

So what happens when you love your job, but you know in your heart, for one reason or another, it’s time to move on? Many people have to struggle with this question multiple times over the course of their career: How do I quit you?

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Creating Space for Women In Tech

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I find myself thinking not only about the amazing accomplishments incredible women have achieved over the years, but the support that must have been behind them.

Whether you’re talking about Hedy Lamarr who invented an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping with her composer George Antheil, or Rita Levi-Montalcini who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) along with her colleague Stanley Cohen. I find, nine times out of ten, that it really does take a great team to create something great.

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talks@melt: TBAG

Innovation is one of the core values at meltmedia. We’ve emphasized this is by providing internal lunch-n-learn meetings every two weeks over the past few years. With a limited number of people to draw from (we’ve only recently passed the 75-person mark), having enough content every two weeks is definitely a challenge. During those occasional content gaps we’ve had external speakers come in, and those meetings have been awesome.

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Résumé Series PT II : Now It’s Personal

In part one of our series, A Better Approach to Résumés, we discussed what makes a résumé great (creativity and a well-thought-out design helps) and why the traditional résumé needs to be put to bed (it’s boring).

Not conforming to The Industry Standard and having a slick presentation is a good way to become a memorable contender for a position, but if you’re not careful, you can become memorable for a whole different reason…

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Résumé Series PT I : A Better Approach to Résumés?

Nobody likes résumés. Rarely is creating your résumé an exhilarating experience. But, maybe that’s because you’re thinking about it wrong.

Traditionally, they tend to be boring and unimaginative. Many people and companies believe there’s a single, acceptable format résumés should follow and anything not conforming to Industry Standards is nonprofessional. I think there’s more to it than that.

Welcome to a two part series on A Better Approach to Résumés. I’m going to break down what makes a résumé great…or rather, what will make you stand out.

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Getting Hired at meltmedia: WMYU?

NOTE: This is part 2 of a “series” on getting a job at meltmedia. If you missed part 1, get caught up here.

What makes YOU unique? No, really, I’d like to know. So would meltmedia (affectionately known as “melt”). If you’ve taken the time to apply for one of our open positions, you’d note this was the first question on the list. And, it’s the first thing we see before the résumé.

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Getting Hired at meltmedia: The Cover Letter

NOTE: This is part 1 of a more-than-one-part “series” on getting a job at meltmedia.

If you haven’t noticed, we’re having an incredible year and we’re growing. We recently had 10 positions posted, many of them for brand new roles at the company. This means we’ve been spending a lot of time sifting through résumés and cover letters. And hiring well is hard.

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