Vitamin T agent Ashley Gregory has the ultimate “stretch goal:” to help find every awesome creative in San Francisco a great gig.
We think she’s just the person to do it!
If you’re a UX designer, front end developer, or any kind of digital creative living in the Bay Area, you should give her a call!
Of course, after reading her answers to our 7 Quick Questions.
- What’s the BEST thing someone can do when looking for a job? I’ll give you TWO best things: One, make sure your brand and image on social media (e.g., Twitter, LinkedIn, even Facebook) represents you well. Do this by refining your resume, updating skills, and being careful about what you post. Second, be super active in terms of utilizing as many resources as possible. Connect with old friends and network, join groups on LinkedIn and attend Meetups, and be diligent about checking out job postings on a daily basis.
- What made you want to work at Vitamin T? I loved that every day I would have the opportunity to build, grow, and foster relationships (something missing in my previous role). The satisfaction I get when I help find someone a great job is so rewarding. On top of that, I’ve always had a love and passion for art, so to be surrounded by such talented people is an added bonus!
- What’s your favorite interview question? I’ll give you another twofer: Fun Question: "What is your spirit animal?" It allows the interviewee to take a break from the typical "job/work" related questions and think outside the box. Most likely they will crack a smile and loosen up for the rest of the interview. Serious Question: "What accomplishment or milestone in your life have you been most proud of?" When they answer you’ll get an idea of the person's character and what’s really important to them.
- What do you love about working with creative talent? Creative talent have so much energy and passion, which is something I feed on. The design world is also ever changing and evolving, so I’m always learning about new tools, styles, and skills every day by talking to talent and looking at their portfolios.
- As a 5-year-old, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a cartoonist. By the time I was 10, I had a whole sketchbook of different cartoon characters I could draw. I would pull my inspiration from cartoons I watched as a kid. My mom still has my book of characters!
- What’s one important skill every person should have and why? I think every person should embrace and practice compassion. If mastered, it shows up in every part of your life. It helps to broaden your perspective, allows you to understand yourself and others, and helps you connect to other people more easily.
- How do you want to be remembered? I want to be remembered as a driven, hard-working, and dedicated colleague, as a great friend, loving daughter and sister, and kind and impactful contributor overall.