Career Resources

How to Find a Job

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:

Recruiters

Best option is to Google “[Industry] recruiters/staffing company/headhunters in [City].”
For example: “marketing recruiters in Atlanta” or “tech staffing companies in Knoxville.”

Interviewing

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)

Salary

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!

We Can’t Stop Here, This is Bat Country!

Last week I finished my latest commission for an Atlanta friend. He’s got a 1961 Ford F-100 and when I asked him if it has a name he said, “I just call it ‘the truck.'” When we were talking about painting possibilities, I knew I wanted to paint the truck in some kind of desert sunset scene, but not any ordinary sunset. I wanted it to look like you were driving through the desert on peyote. My friend said he wanted color, so that’s what I did. Here’s the finished piece:

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“Bat County” 18×24, acrylic.

Since the truck doesn’t have a kitschy name, I didn’t really know what to call the painting. Then I texted a picture of it to my good friend Chris, and he texted back “We can’t stop here, this is Bat Country!” And it was one of those slap-the-forehead moments. Of course! I was channeling some Hunter S. Thompson big time with this piece so I decided to call it “Bat Country.”

If you’re interested in your own Bat Country-esque custom painting, feel free to email me at sarahkellnerart@gmail.com. I can ship anywhere in the United States!