10 Points How to Interview

I spend a lot of time with creatives on understanding how to best present themselves and their work in an interview.

I recently did a talk to a group of students and was asked to put forward 10 bullet points on how to go about the interview process.

I thought I would share them with you. They are in no specific order, but all equally important.

• Interview the interviewer (It’s important you understand the role and ask questions too).

• Be confident not cocky.

• Have a plan when you meet them on how you want to show your work.

• Gauge the meeting to see if they are chatty, quiet, formal, informal and follow accordingly.

• Never forget it’s an interview.

• Research the company first.

• Communication - BE YOU!

• Don’t bore them, find something in common with them while chatting eg: a project they’ve done, footy team, picture of a pet on their desk.

• Be relevant.

• Be individual.

Signs you might need a new team member in your studio

If at the end of the week, you’re sitting down and having a conversation with your partner about:

  • The long hours you’re working
  • The lack of diversity of skill sets in your team
  • The fact your business is growing and stretching your resources...

Then it's time to consider the type of person you’re going to start looking for.

The first few things you need to take into consideration are;

  • Know your budget
  • Be aware of the skills sets you’re looking for
  • Understand the type of personality you want to fit into the dynamics of the team
  • Write a clear job description

Then it's time to call me to have a chat — 0403 302 831

WHY?

  • I have a 20 year understanding of the industry from both client side and agency/design side
  • I'm excellent at putting square pegs in round holes
  • I charge an affordable flat rate fee that won't break your bank

And above all; I know people, I love the industry and I’m an excellent matchmaker.

Employing staff is never about bums on seats, there are so many variables one has to take into consideration. If you’re trying to do it on your own whilst running your business it can be overwhelming, time-consuming and a pain in the bum.

I alleviate this by vetting the candidates from my large, ever-growing network and only send you a small selection of the most appropriate.

I may also decide to throw in a wild card candidate that may only have 6 out of the 10 qualities you're looking for, but my gut feeling tells me they’d fit in really well to the role.

As you know, this whole industry, be it advertising, design or marketing, revolves around clear communication and that is my point of difference.

To sum me up in 5 ‘Why Me’

  • I’m as honest as the days long
  • I get to the point very quickly
  • I have good dickhead radar
  • I know the industry and its people inside out
  • I love what I do