Creative Interns partnered with Cre8buzz to present College to Creative Career. Cre8buzz, part of The McIntyre Group, is a staffing firm that specializes in the creative, digital, and social media world. The presenters Kelly DeMasi and Jaime Laufer are both creative and digital recruiting managers.This event held at Wix Lounge and targeted towards students, recent grads, and job seekers was an informational networking opportunity for attendees. Among the topics discussed were the creative job market, job searching with social media, resumes, and interviewing. This was a great way to get a heads up on what hiring managers in the creative fields are looking for.
The creative job market is highly competitive and the presentation included examples of resumes and portfolios that showed how creatives can make themselves stand out from the rest. Another great point was how to brand yourself which is a good way to show who you are and what you do. A big trend today is social media. The presentation covered how to search for a job using social media and how companies use social media to recruit. This is helpful for creatives since just about everything today is done digitally. And most importantly, the interview. The presenters covered everything you need to know about interviewing to help you get a job like researching the company beforehand, how to present yourself at the interviewer, and how to answer popular interview questions.
Jaime and Kelly offered insight on how they help job seekers get an interview and why it’s helpful for job seekers to use a recruiter rather than tackling the job search on their own. The atmosphere was intimate and relaxed. The recruiters also shared a few true stories about what not to do during an interview (like wearing too much perfume/cologne) which helped lighten the conversation. Overall the presentation was full of great information to jumpstart a creative career. For more information follow Cre8buzz on Twitter @cre8buzzzz, connect with them on LinkedIn http://linkd.in/14eGEuU, and like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cre8buzz.
Written by Monique Skinner