One of our first hires at Vitamin T (she’s got tenure!), Nancy likes nothing better than hearing a talent say how thrilled they are at an assignment or getting a call from a client saying how she made the perfect match.
She took a break from her busy day to answer our 11 Quick Questions, so you can find out what advice she has for creatives, how she stays up on the world of digital, and important stuff like her guilty song pleasure.
- Google or Bing? Google
- Best digital event in your city? Digital Summit. We’re partnering with them for the second year!
- Describe your city in 5 words. Diverse. Foodie Paradise (sorry, two words). Friendly. Sporty. Modern Southern (sorry, two words again!)
- Best advice to any manager conducting an interview? Ask this question: “Tell me about a time where you failed grandly and what you learned from it.” Candidates are often trained to tell you only positive things during the interview process. By asking this question, you give the candidate "permission" to tell you a negative and also you learn a tremendous amount of how they handle tough situations.
- Biggest mistake people make on their resumes? Putting in an objective. Isn't everyone's objective to get a job? I prefer to see a professional summary of someone’s qualifications that points out how they fit the job they want.
- Native Apps or Responsive Design? Responsive Design
- Favorite meme? Dog Shaming. (I have a Basset Hound named Lola that could be the poster child for this site.)
- Favorite place to keep up with changes in the digital world? I rely on the Vitamin T Facebook page and our blog, Vitabites. I also talk to our talent extensively about what they’re seeing in the marketplace.
- Advice for freelancers to make their first day a successful one? Ask your client, "By what criteria will you judge that this has been a successful day for the both of us?" (In your own words, of course!)
- Next big thing in digital? Responsive design for sure. And UX designers are HOT in Atlanta right now.
- Guilty song pleasure? "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder, but I don't feel guilty about it at all.