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Vitamin of the Week: Fanny Halsey (Los Angeles)

Vitamin of the Week:...
Fanny Halsey
@FannyPack_LA

Not only did Fanny Halsey hike this far into Yosemite’s valley, it’s actually the furthest she’d ever been from a cup of coffee.

Jokes aside, Fanny is a super positive, super recruiting manager in our LA office who loves nothing better than helping freelancers take the next step in their career or add awesome projects to their portfolio.

With over seven years in recruiting, advertising, marketing, and technology, if you’re a creative in LA, you’d be crazy not give her a call!

  1. What’s the BEST thing someone can do when looking for a job? Be sure you ALWAYS read the full job description! Some descriptions are very general, true, but many times there are a few bullet points that highlight the exact experience needed for the position. Knowing that and using it to your advantage puts you ahead of the game. As long as you actually have the experience that is :). Job descriptions are like the company’s language: mold your language and resume to speak the same way and you will go far in your search.
  2. Biggest myth about being a recruiter? That we are all about the money and making a sale. We get into this business to help people find jobs/make career moves and help our clients staff their teams—both of which are SUPER IMPORTANT. There IS no "selling." If we tried to convince two humans to do the wrong thing, believe me, it will come back and bite us in the butt. We always have to be looking for the right fit and facilitating those matches. We are here to HELP YOU!
  3. What made you want to work at Vitamin T? I wanted to work here because of all the smart people I met when I interviewed and because Vitamin T sees staffing the way I do. How we do business is exactly the way I like to do business and how I determine success. The thing I love most about working here (so far) is the fact we are so collaborative. Not just on the agent team level, but also from the agent/salesperson perspective, management perspective, and even in our cross office interactions with Aquent! Everyone is here to help. (See answer above.)
  4. What’s your favorite interview question?What do you like to do for fun?” Candidates are generally surprised and don’t know how to respond at first, because it’s not about their professional skills. But it’s a key question to ask if you really want to get to know a person.
  5. What’s one important skill every person should have and why? Computer skills. Really anything as basic as Microsoft Office and typing. You can always do SOMETHING if you’re skilled in these.
  6. If you could invent an app, what would it be and why? Instant coffee delivery. I need it all the time!
  7. What most excites you about your work and the contribution you make? The fact that as a recruiting manager I not only get to help talent and clients, but I get to help my team develop their skills and grow professionally. SUPER rewarding!

Looking for that special creative gig or special creative in Los Angeles? Talk to Fanny!

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