Karissa Buckner, Recruiting Manager

Why you need moms in your workforce

By Karissa Buckner, Recruiting Manager / March 9, 2022
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Moms are amazing. I personally have accomplished way more as a Mom than I ever knew I could. Years ago, when I asked a friend of mine how balancing motherhood with working full time was going, she said something like, “it’s incredible how much you expand.” I didn’t quite know what she meant – until…

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7 common UX misconceptions revealed

By Karissa Buckner, Recruiting Manager / October 7, 2020
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UX, or user experience, can be a confusing and daunting topic. Many people have a tough time explaining what designing for a user experience means, or what a UX Designer actually does.

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How to cope after losing your job due to COVID-19

By Karissa Buckner, Recruiting Manager / April 1, 2020
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I’ll be the first to admit it: my new years’ resolutions did not include “shelter in place” – you know, no more than a shameless homebody would resolve to stay home anyway. I’m lucky though. The President of Synergis has committed to maintaining and supporting our internal staff and those who work for Synergis, so…

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Do’s and don’ts to perfect your portfolio

By Karissa Buckner, Recruiting Manager / August 7, 2019
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Copywriters, Visual Designers, UXers, Researchers, Art Directors, Creative Directors and Web Designers alike all need to be able to show off what they can do. Here’s a quick list of do’s and don’ts to make sure your portfolio makes the cut.

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4 tricks to effectively work from home

By Karissa Buckner, Recruiting Manager / May 22, 2019
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When you are presented with the opportunity to work from home, it’s important to demonstrate to your employer that you are just as effective as you are on days when you’re working in the office. Here are some tricks of the trade to maintain productivity at home.

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8 phrases/words to avoid in your resume

By Karissa Buckner, Recruiting Manager / May 1, 2019
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So, you’re ready to start your job search. First order of business is to get your resume updated. While resume trends come and go, here are 8 phrases and/or words that should never be used on your resume.

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