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RUNT. never underestimate. A Professional Development Series from The Creative Party and Mathys+Potestio, RUNT is about positioning creatives for success in their careers by providing tools and knowledge to excel. Often the only thing holding people back is themselves. From this series, and Design Week event, you’ll gain insights to give you the confidence to achieve your professional goals in the creative services world.

RUNT is back in 2014 with events to help raise your job search game:

The Great Resume Debate – PhotosFull Video

What makes a great resume? It depends on who you ask, so we asked three seasoned creative recruiters what they thought. David Gurley of Wieden+Kennedy, Andy Shearer of adidas, and Rick Watson of Citizen described what they look for, what they dislike, and what each considers a “great” resume. They also shared their favorite “Hall of Shame” stories. Let’s hope your resume was not one of them.

Big Brands? Big Deal! – PhotosFull Video

You hear it all the time. Portfolios and resumes featuring big brands are better than those without. Big brands are cool, right? They’re global after all. But does it really matter? And if it does, how do those of us without this experience overcome, or get it? We dispeled the myths and exposed who works at these big brands and how they got there….what do they know that you don’t?

Nike Global Creative Director Simone Hodges, AKQA Creative Director Ginny Golden, and Nemo Creative Director/Partner Mark Lewman told all. Find out if big brands really ARE a big deal.

CORIZONTAL with Mark Lewman - Tickets

Every creative confronts the challenge of how to differentiate your work, define yourself and score that magic gig. Mark Lewman is a creative director and partner at Nemo Design whose unconventional career has been condensed into a 45ish minute illustrated hot geyser of advice, inspiration, mistakes, comebacks and worthwhile clichés.

Like a sign dancer at the intersection of action sports, youth culture and brand building, Lewman has seen more than one collision on the front lines of marketing mayhem. Topics breezily covered in this talk include how to pitch, what to do when you’re out of ideas, when to quit your job, how to pronounce the word corizontal, and other essentials to prepare the modern wanderers out there looking for their line in the creative profession.

Possibly some Q, followed by a bit of A.

Beverages, networking, and awkward hand gestures encouraged.

About Mathys+Potestio

Mathys+Potestio provides creative staffing, headhunting and talent management services. We’re recruiters but creatives, too. M+P was founded by two creative industry vets who’ve worked as copywriters, designers, project managers, account managers… we’ve even done paste-up. If that doesn’t say how long we’ve been around, maybe our typewriters will. + more

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