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Curated career advice for fashion industry professionals for the week of April 5th, 2021.

Is it okay to take a demotion to work for a better company?

Editor’s Note: Each week Maynard Webb, former CEO of LiveOps and the former COO of eBay, will offer candid, practical, and sometimes surprising advice to entrepreneurs and founders. To submit a question, write to Webb at dearfounder@fastcompany.com. Q. I’m thinking about going to a better company with greater potential, but it means accepting a lower position.

3 ways to make the most of your virtual network while in-person events are still on hold

Tia Meyers launched Freelancing Females as a Facebook group in 2017 to get advice on how to resolve a nonpayment issue with a client, but she soon realized the forum was a great way to connect with other women navigating the ever-expanding gig economy.

Retirement, Redundancy, Rejection: The Extreme Emotionality Of Endings

One of the great paradoxes of our time, and our post-pandemic reconstruction, is the mismatch between the demographic changes reshaping countries and our individual, internal ability to adapt and cope with the shift. Extreme emotionality is the result. We need to address it.

Political social media posts could impact hiring managers’ decisions: Survey

Political social media posts could impact hiring managers’ decisions on which candidates they select to join their teams, a new survey has found. The majority of hiring managers (62%) always check candidates’ social media profiles, and more than 17% said political posts in a candidates’ profiles, in general, would have a negative impact on their desire to hire them, according to a new survey of 1,046 employees and 233 hiring managers by business software company Skynova found.

How to Survive a ‘Sink or Swim’ Work Atmosphere

When I was 21, fresh out of college and navigating California’s broken job market in the pits of the Great Recession, I got a public radio internship and was overjoyed. The job didn’t go as planned. The station had a culture that prized self-sufficiency above all else-which is to say, a “sink or swim” ethos prevailed.

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Chris Kidd is the owner of StyleCareers.com, StylePortfolios.com, StyleDispatch.com, FashionCareerFairs.com and MayoroftheMall.com.