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Vitamin of the Week: Renee Diaz (Austin)

Vitamin of the Week:...

Renee Diaz
@ReneeATX

Renee considers herself privileged when clients tell her they feel like they're talking with a friend. Maybe it's her Southern roots? More than likely it's her 12 years of experience as a creative matchmaker, coach, and counselor. Okay, and her Southern roots.

Check out this Austinite Agent's answers to our 7 Quick Questions, then give her a ring!

    1. What made you want to work at Vitamin T? There were a lot of great reasons I wanted to work here. A big one was the continuous creative education provided for the staff AND talent, through online courses at Gymnasium and the company’s Lifelong Learning Fund. One of the main reasons I came to Vitamin T was their strong belief system in being of value to their talents' careers and the creative community.
    2. What’s the BEST thing someone can do when looking for a job? Network! But by that I don’t mean just going to “Drink & Meets.” I’m talking about REALLY talking with your mentors, the people with companies you are interested in, and MeetUps specific to your skill set. I honestly believe making the right connections is amazingly impactful when looking for a job.
    3. What’s your favorite interview question? "What are the three items you really need in your next career move and why?" I ask "why is this important to you" to get talent to share why their "must haves" in the next role are important to them. It helps me to understand them, as individuals, and ideally, make better matches.  o
    4. What most excites you about your work and the contribution you make? I have an amazing opportunity to really impact people’s lives in a positive way. To help in driving their passions and careers—all while maybe giving them room for advancement, opportunities closer to home, or finding them a better culture—is really motivating. I think what I love most is the focus on building real relationships with our clients and talent. It’s what enables us to make long lasting real matches.
    5. What’s one important skill every person should have and why? The ability to speak to your passions. Ideally, this relates to what you do for a living. If you can articulate your passions, your drive follows and it’s contagious. Whether you are interviewing, explaining your latest pitch or even just telling friends & family about what you do - it will be impressive.
    6. As a 5 year old, what did you want to be when you grew up? A chef actually. The best times with my family always stemmed from the kitchen, cooking together.
    7. How do you want to be remembered? As someone who lived!! That I took risks, loved, laughed, and danced my way through it all.

Looking for hot creative gigs in Austin? Connect with Renee!

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