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Advice

4 Ways to Make your Freelance Folio POP!

As a freelancer, your portfolio is everything. it is the reason a prospective employer takes you on, and what makes you differ from your peers. When the market is as chaotic and pressurised as it is currently - your freelance portfolio is more...

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Trends

7 Top Reads For Designers

You've got all the knowledge, all the experience but what can help you to take a leap in your design career? Inspiration - that's what. A good book can change your mind-set and give you that little nudge in the right direction. Cogs asked our...

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Trends

9 Reasons to Banish the January Blues

1. Someone's dreaming of you... When you dream of a random person, you actually dream of someone you have seen before even if it was only for a brief second (as the brain doesn't invent a person when asleep). Which means, you have probably walked...

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Careers

6 Things to Think About Before Going Freelance

Freelancing can be awesome; work your own hours, be your own boss, choose your own projects! But with this comes heaps of responsibility and an uncertain income. Plenty of talented designers, project managers and developers find freelance the...

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Trends

How to create the perfect creative space

Whether you’re freelance or full-time, creating the perfect creative space can bring previously unfathomable rewards. Despite this, many people don’t put much thought into their work environment, and - without realising it - they might...

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Careers

YES Christmas is the best time to job hunt

Christmas is of course a time to reflect on the past year, meet up with friends, exchange gifts and celebrate, but did you know it is also the perfect time to look for a new job? You will be aware of some businesses are winding down and hiring has...

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Careers

5 Steps to becoming a great Web Developer

Cogs work with developers on a daily basis and over the years they have developed a clear understanding of what sets apart the ‘amazing’ and the ‘average’. If you can make sure you are doing all of the below, then you will...

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Inspiration

Client issues? It's all going to be OK...

Being an account manager is all about keeping people happy (even when you don't feel like it). Here are some savvy client management quotes to inspire you to deliver your best. 1. “Speak when you are angry and you’ll make the best speech...

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Careers

Can You Live Without With Project Management Tools?

If you are a project manager, you are no stranger to a never ending stream of collaborative tools being jammed into your computer! But do they actually work? Is the latest online work platform really any better than the old fashioned office...

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Careers

Does having a specialism make you more employable?

Creatives are getting very mixed messages at the moment. While perfecting one skill makes you an appealing hire, nowadays agencies want multidisciplinary talents who have a variety of skills. We recently took the debate to the people in the know,...