Ryan has always been passionate about creative and marketing. He’s also spent most of his career finding talented people great jobs. Which is why he’s such a great fit for Vitamin T!
When he’s not out braving New England winters (and summers), you’ll find him in our Boston office doing what he loves best.
Check out his advice and more of what floats his boat by reading his answers to our 7 Quick Questions!
What made you want to work at Vitamin T? And what do you love most about working here? Vitamin T is a work hard/play hard environment, where you want to come to work every day. How can you beat that? I love working closely with all of my co-workers. To use a sports analogy: we act more as a field hockey team, not a tennis team. That is, we help support each other for the overall good. By working like this, we’re able to place more candidates in their dream jobs. That’s a huge win-win.
Biggest myth about being a recruiter/salesperson/staffing industry? That we just care about making money and filling jobs with any candidate. In reality, fit is always a huge factor for us. We want to make sure each candidate we place is happy in the role and every client is happy with their freelancer or new staff member.
What’s the BEST thing someone can do when looking for a job? The devil’s in the details. If you’re a creative, you’ve got to have a clean portfolio that’s easy to navigate. One that’s going to show hiring managers what YOU can do for THEM.
In your job, what’s been your favorite moment or biggest joy? Without a doubt, it’s when I place someone in their dream job. There’s no better feeling!
Best creative/digital event in your city? Not to toot our own horn too loudly, we throw an awesome monthly Meetup called Digital Rendezvous. In January our speaker was the founder and CEO of Ideasicle (and contributor at Forbes) Will Burns. His talk on how to use science to improve creativity and generate brilliant creative ideas was, well, brilliant.
What app do you use regularly that provides great user experience? To me, the Starbucks app provides the best UX around. They make it easy for me to pay just by shaking my phone. With their auto reload feature, I never have to worry that my Starbucks card will be empty. If I am in a new area and am craving a coffee, I can just click on 'find a store' and a map will pop up with a list of all the locations near me. Also, on the homepage, they provide me with all the information I need to see in an easy-to-read screen. It’s incredibly well thought out.
What’s your favorite brand and why? See above! Hahaha. My favorite brand is Starbucks. As soon as you walk into the store they provide you with an in-store 'experience' that is unlike any other national brand. Not only do they provide you with delicious beverages, but they provide a comfortable area to relax and read a great book.
Looking for great creative jobs in the Boston area? Connect with Ryan!