As a recruiter turned graphic designer turned graphic design recruiter, Kelly truly understands the hiring process from both sides of the desk. Her life’s passion is to help others meet their career goals, something she does every day at Vitamin T Seattle!
You’ll jump for joy when you read her answers to our 11 Quick Questions and discover how to avoid making big mistakes on your resume and how to run a great interview.
- Biggest mistake people make on their resumes? Making it too difficult to understand what it is you do. If your resume is a scavenger hunt, don't be surprised if the reader doesn't stay long enough to find the treasure!
- Good advice to any manager conducting an interview? Give every person you interview your time and attention. Making them feel comfortable and really listening to what they have to say, in a conversational manner, will give you a true sense of who they really are and what they can do for your business.
- What’s the BEST thing you can do when you’re looking for a job? Other than work with Vitamin T? For creatives, one of the most important things is to become skilled at speaking about your process AND why you made design decisions. (BTW, “Because it looks good” isn't a reason!)
- Best tips for a making a great LinkedIn profile?
Keep your profile up-to-date.
Add contact information for your connections to be able to reach out.
When writing descriptions of past roles use keywords that are relevant to your field.
Be clear and concise. Make it easy for readers to know what you did in each role and provide relevant success stories.
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