Whether you attended my SCAD lecture, “Advice for Writers: Everything You Need to Know About Landing the Job,” or you’re just browsing for job-hunting resources and interviewing tips, you’ve come to the right place. Some of this advice pertains specifically to writers, but most of it can be applied for creatives across the board. Enjoy!
Top Job Search Websites:
- SCAD Job Portal
- Indeed – Great for salary research, too
- LinkedIn Jobs
- GlassDoor – Also excellent for employer reviews
- Folio: Careers
Best option is to Google “[Industry] recruiters/staffing company/headhunters in [City].”
For example: “marketing recruiters in Atlanta” or “tech staffing companies in Knoxville.”
Forbes is an excellent resource for interview questions, whether it’s the most common interview questions, questions you should ask as the interviewee, or questions never to ask. By and large, these are the most common I have been asked in interviews, and questions I’ve asked my own candidates. Before going on an interview, be sure you can confidently answer the following (hint: practice your answers out loud).
- Tell me about yourself.
- Why do you want to work here?
- What makes you the ideal candidate?
- What is your biggest strength/weakness?
- Where do you see yourself in five years? 10?
- Why do you want to leave your current company? (Be prepared to explain employment gaps.)
- Describe a situation when . . .
- You faced a challenge and how you dealt with it
- You faced an angry customer or client and how you responded
- Any questions for me? (Your answer should always be YES)
As with everything, knowledge is power–and in this case, money! My favorite resource for salary research is Salary.com, but Indeed also can give you a general idea of base salaries in certain markets.
Now get out there and get searching . . . you can do it!