As a superstar agent in The City that Never Sleeps, Jillian always keeps one eye open to make sure she never misses a great opportunity for one of New York’s Finest...Creatives, that is.
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What do you love about working with creative talent? Creative talent teach me something new every day: some new program, project, or idea. Since I am always willing to learn and am interested in hearing how their minds work, it makes each meeting with them really engaging.
What’s the BEST thing someone can do when looking for a job? Sorry, there isn’t just one. The best THINGS to do are:
Have a clear understanding of what you are looking for.
Have an updated résumé.
Make sure your portfolio (if you have one) features your most recent work!
What app do you use regularly that provides great user experience? I thoroughly enjoy Dubsmash. It is more of a comical app (not Evernote, for sure) that allows you to dub over famous sayings, songs, TV shows, etc. It provides some really good laughs and is nearly seamless. Download it and see what you think!
Best creative/digital event in your city? The Webby Awards and Internet Week New York. Together that’s more than a week’s worth of amazing events for creatives to mingle, network, and share ideas. Plus, a great awards show to wrap it all up!
Who is your creative or digital hero? My creative hero is Sonja Rasula. Reason being, she has narcolepsy, but despite dozing off multiple times each day, she is a much sought-after speaker, consultant, and social media influencer who is the founder and CEO of three thriving businesses: Unique USA, CAMP, and The Unique Space.
Biggest myth about the staffing industry? That we don’t understand the positions or really connect with the talent. In order to be successful in this industry, you absolutely have to know what you are taking about or the relationship with your client will never work out. As far as pushiness goes, we have to connect with the talent we bring in. Trust in this job is of the utmost importance.
In your job, what’s been your favorite moment or biggest joy? My biggest joy is making a successful connection between a client and talent. That makes me the happiest!