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Vitamin of the Week: Erin Schreiber (Chicago)

Vitamin of the Week:...
Erin Schreiber
@ErinVitaminT

With a strong background in visual art, digital marketing, and recruiting in the creative marketplace, you’d be crazy not to have our Chicago recruiting manager Erin Schreiber find you an awesome gig.

Whether you’re looking for copywriting, art directing, UX, or project managing opportunities (or anything else)... she’s got you covered!

Read her answers to our 7 Quick Questions, then give her a ring!

  1. What’s one important skill every person should have and why? Adaptability. I am a process oriented person. I like to check things off of lists. I like to solve problems. But this industry has taught me to embrace change. The only thing constant in life is change. Adaptability/flexibility is key!
  2. What’s the BEST thing someone can do when looking for a job? Be PROACTIVE and open to critique. You are in charge of your own job search—and recruiters are an awesome tool to add to your job hunting tool belt—but you should use multiple tools! Make sure your resume is up-to-date and posted everywhere, be available and quick to respond to calls/emails from our team, and if you get a great tip or trick from a recruiter, know it is only to help you in your search!
  3. What most excites you about your work and the contribution you make? The people I work with. Not just my team (even though they are amazing), but the talent and the clients we work with. Being a transplant from the Pacific Northwest, this job was an intense course on the culture of the midwest. And I love it! I am excited to be a part of such a great group of humans that impact our city every day. Whether it is a colleague placing a healthcare writer to write about cancer research or a designer working to create a portal for a new organic brand of food, the team I work with, and the people we help place in jobs, change this city in positive ways every day.
  4. What’s your favorite interview question? Ha! This is a borrowed question and it's a strange one: "If you are throwing a birthday party for your best friend and all she wants to eat is cinnamon spaghetti, how do you make that happen?" I LOVE this question. No one can prepare for this, and it tells me so many things about how they will work in our environment.

    • Dealing with crazy requests from clients
    • Where does their brain go first? Do they research online? Ask for referrals? Jump on the phone? Try and talk their friend out of this?
    • What resolution do they come up with? Do they make their own? Ask a restaurant to do it? Give up?

This is about who they are as problem solvers, how they handle new requests, how organized they are, and how much stick–to–itiveness they have.

  1. What tech innovation has most impacted your life? FaceTime! I know that isn't new, but I live 2,000 miles away from my family, and this allows us all to see each other. The shrinking world is not always great, but this has changed our lives for the good. It eases the loneliness of distance.
  2. If you could invent an app, what would it be and why? A Slow Down Time app! Adulting is hard. Between work, kids, marriage, and trying to not gain 1,000 pounds while living in Chicago, I am constantly trying to not lose my mind. How do people stay organized? My lists are endless.
  3. How do you want to be remembered? I want to be remembered as kind. As a mom, this is the most important quality I want to instill in my children too. The world needs more kindness, and I work hard to be kind, even when I’m feeling very unkind. Kindness takes courage and compassion and humility. I am a work in progress ;-)

Looking for amazing jobs in Chicago? Talk to Erin!

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