First Post! What took us so long?
We are currently seeking a Senior Art Director for a perm position. Our client is an ad agency in Kansas City. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 5 years of agency experience, will collaborate with account planning and creative teams to develop concepts and execute work that meets objectives and strategies. Having fun most days is a prerequisite. This individual must be a self-starter with proven experience/knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark and other applicable programs. Must have an excellent portfolio and stellar presentation skills.
Why Your Best Intentions Go In Their Trash
I read a resume critique today that, alternately, took my breath away and gave me hope. In a season of name-calling, trash-talking political incivility, here’s something you need to know if you’re in a job search:
Only a few, very few, people are going to tell you the truth.
Let’s start with your resume. Does it really make you stand out from the crowd and command the attention of the HR staff and hiring manager? Are you (shudder) using the same templated resume and cover letter for every submission? Does this document, your digital stand-in, represent you and the contributions you could make to a new employer?
Remember that the best resume — not always the best candidate — gets to the next step: an interview.
Don’t attempt to close the deal (get the job) with your cover letter and resume. What you’re after is a face-to-face with people at the employer/company who can begin the exchange of information (your skills and experience with their needs). Take it one thoughtful, well-researched step at a time.