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Vitamin of the Week: Amanda Kerins (NYC)


Amanda Kerins

Amanda’s a native New Yorker who mixes her background in recruitment and account management with her experience in the agency world to help fill even the trickiest of open creative positions. As a fleet-footed Director of Business Development at Vitamin T, she prides herself on making sure our clients get the talent they need as soon as humanly possible. (They don’t call them New York Minutes for nothing.)

Zip through her answers to our 7 Quick Questions, then be sure to give her a call if you need some great talent FAST!

  1. In your job, what’s been your favorite moment or biggest joy? Hands down, it’s knowing you have truly helped someone with what they need. Whether that’s filling a difficult niche role for client or getting someone a job, especially someone who has been in the market for a while, it truly is satisfying making those connections.
  2. What made you want to work at Vitamin T? And what do you love most about working here? The environment. Vitamin T feels like an extension of family. Everyone here is so enthusiastic, helpful, and supportive. I can’t tell you how much more enjoyable work is when you love the people that surround you.
  3. What’s your favorite interview question? “Tell me about your oldest friendship.” This is definitely an unexpected question that’s bound to make your interviewee think before answering. It tells you about their loyalty and values, which is something difficult to get out of an interview otherwise.
  4. If you had to pick two celebrities to be your parents, who would they be? As a couple, I would choose the Beckhams. David is an extremely involved father and Victoria is very business savvy (not to mention that I would love to raid her closet!)
  5. What do you love about working with creative talent? Being able to see so many different perspectives or takes on a similar subject. The beautiful thing about working with creative talent is that for the most part, every job the engage in ties a piece of themselves into the project. It makes their work powerful and engaging.
  6. What’s the BEST thing someone can do when looking for a job? I would have to say it’s being both well informed and passionate. First, before you step into that interview room, you need to know the details of the company and all about the position, so that you can mix these into your talking points throughout the interview. In addition, passion is crucial. Your presence and energy during an interview conveys a whole other aspect of who you are as a person. Exuding passion more often that not tells a hiring manager much more than your resume!
  7. As a 5 year old, what did you want to be when you grew up? A celebrity!

Looking for awesome freelance creatives in NYC? Connect with Amanda!

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