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Tips & Advice

Don't be an April Fool at work

Mary Anne

There are a heap of tricks to be played on unsuspecting colleagues on April Fools’ Day – wrap a desk in Glad wrap, turning computer screens upside down, inviting them to non-existent meetings – the possibilities are endless.

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Freelancers: How to Negotiate Like a Pro

Circle tips story

If you’re new to the world of freelancing you’re probably still learning a lot about how it all works including the taboo issue of negotiating rates, Laura Feinstein at 99U outlines the best ways to navigate this:

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How do I become a Pro Member?

How Do I Circle

Our core group of exceptionally skilled and experienced digital, marketing and creative talent.

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Creating a Killer CV


Recruiting managers spend less than 15 seconds scanning your CV, so you want to do everything you can to ensure yours makes a good impression.

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How to Get Started as a Freelancer

Freelancer Options

With freelancing in the Creative Industries the biggest it has ever been in New Zealand, with no signs of stopping, it's no wonder many creatives are thinking of dipping their toes in. The Pond bills out over $300,000 in freelance bookings alone every month – that's a lot of briefs.

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Struggling to Get Paid as a Freelance Creative?


Imagine this sad scenario: Dressed to the nines, you are treating yourself and your other half to a fancy candlelit dinner at the bougie restaurant normally reserved for anniversaries, sharing a bottle of fine wine and a menu with names you've never been able to pronounce.

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Contemplating a change in your creative profession?

Greener Grass

You’ve made it through highs and lows, but you may be sitting there asking yourself if it may be time for a new challenge.

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