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If you’re a young designer or creative developer who’s thinking of applying to work at a top creative agency, you’ve probably sweat your fair share of bullets during the job search.

You’ve crafted the perfect resume, cover letter and portfolio, all of which scream “creative,” hopefully without inadvertently irritating your potential employers.

But how do you know whether you might trigger a pet peeve or whether you forgot some crucial detail?

We tapped four creative agencies on your behalf and asked them for the critical must-haves and thou-shalt-nots for would-be designers and creative developers. Here are words of wisdom from execs at AKQA, JESS3, Code & Theory and Mekanism — heed them well, and add your own tips in the comments section.


5 Mistakes to Avoid from JESS3


Jesse Thomas founded creative agency JESS3. His firm has done great work for tons of tech brands such as Google, Facebook and Wikipedia; JESS3′s also worked for mainstream consumer brands, including Nike. He gives us a quick run-down of five things not to do when applying for a job.

  • Don’t misspell anything. “This is the cardinal sin of sending a resume to anyone,” Thomas says. “Run spell check, and if you really can’t spell with spell check a click away, then you should perhaps go back to school.”
  • Always include a cover letter. “You should write a very personal and direct note that explains the key things you want explained … This is the test of your professional tone,” he says.
  • Use a professional email address that is some variation of your actual name, and make sure your name is listed in your email account — got it, cre8tivedude97@hotmail.com? “Obviously we all have had emails and chat names that we wouldn’t want others outside of our social circles to see,” says Thomas, “but if you send me an email that doesn’t have the name set up and it just shows me a Hotmail address in the name field, you suck at email.”
  • Use a professional tone. Thomas makes the salient point, “I need you to be writing my company’s emails, so if you can’t impress me with yours, why would I want to hire you?”
  • Never send a prospective employer an email from your mobile. “It’s a rookie, noob move and you know it!” Thomas says.

3 Quick Tips from Code & Theory


Brandon Ralph is a partner and executive creative director at New York-based firm Code & Theory, which was recently charged with redesigning Vogue‘s website. He gives the following words of advice to would-be designers:

  • Your first email should include a short and sweet subject line that introduces you and names the position you’re applying for. Why the simplicity? “It’s good to stand out,” says Ralph, “but don’t be so clever that it comes off as arrogant.”
  • Always include a PDF version of your resume. Ralph says, “Layout matters, but so does scannability.”
  • Give your prospective employer a link to your portfolio website, then “let the work speak for itself,” says Ralph. “A cumbersome interface sometimes gets in the way of the work.”

7 Dos and Don’ts from AKQA


AKQA is one of the leading interactive-focused agencies in the country. Two of the firm’s creative recruiters, Lionel Carreon and Barbara Tejada, share these three things they love in candidates — and four red flags.

Aim for the following:

  • Your portfolio should be filled with home runs. “Your work should challenge us, take us out of our comfort zone and make us jealous.”
  • Make sure you can give an elevator pitch for each of your pieces. “Be prepared to speak about your work from brief to completion and explain your ideas simply.”
  • Do your homework, kids. Tejada and Carreon say you’ll need to “know everything about the agency you are applying to.”

Try to avoid these faux pas:

  • Now is not the time to be bashful about communication. “Call and email the places you want to work for, but do it within reason,” they say.
  • Don’t bad-mouth past experiences, including “ex-clients, ex-agencies, ex-colleagues or that bad cup of coffee you had earlier.”
  • Discouragement and pessimism are the enemy in your job search. “Don’t give up,” the AKQA team says. “If an agency passes on your work, work someplace else and prove them wrong.”
  • And finally, Carreon and Tejada caution applicants to avoid using the third person in cover letters and resumes. “It’s just creepy.”

10 Pointers from Mekanism


Finally, we hear from a few staffers at Mekanism, one of the most creative firms in the world of digital storytelling. Brendan Gahan is the firm’s social media director. He, a Mekanism copywriter, a PR staffer and the firm’s president, Jason Harris, relay the following tips to would-be creatives:

  • Be passionate about wanting to work at that specific firm. “Be fans of the work,” said Gahan. “This is more than a job.”
  • Be a self-starter. Gahan says he looks for candidates who, “even if they haven’t had a ton of work experience, are already creating stuff on their own.”
  • Of course, it helps to have an “amazing work ethic,” Gahan says. And if someone can vouch for you on this point, all the better.
  • It goes without saying that you’ll need “a website highlighting your work,” and Gahan also points out …
  • You simply must have “great work” in your portfolio.
  • A Mekanism copywriter cautions applicants, “Do not tweet things at [your prospective employers
    ] that link to your resume or reel. That’s annoying as hell. It’s not clever — it’s weird.”
  • One of the firm’s PR folks says that you can stand out in a positive way simply “by having a point of view and a personality. … Don’t be afraid to be witty or edgy — just avoid being offensive.”
  • And here’s a word for newer or younger applicants: “Be bold, especially if you’re a new college graduate. It’s challenging landing your first internship or gig out of school, so don’t be afraid to cold call or email people you respect within the industry for informational interviews.”
  • Express your passions, such as music or fashion, even if they’re not necessarily related to the job description. The PR person says, “There are brands out there that can benefit from insights you may have from your other interests. And if you have connections in media in any specific verticals, let your dream employer know.”
  • Finally, the firm’s president gives the following practical and political tip: “Learn the [agency’s] creative work up and down, point out your three favorite pieces of work, and say why they’re your favorites. Flattery gets you everywhere.”

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Sharlyn Lauby is the president of Internal Talent Management (ITM) which specializes in employee training and human resources consulting. She authors a blog at hrbartender.com.

It’s helpful to have someone with more experience show you the ropes when you’re beginning a new journey — this is especially true when it comes to entering the job market.

Having a community that shares job openings, tips, resources and words of wisdom is of real value, especially when you can ask the tough questions, such as “Do I really need to write a cover letter?” or “What are the job prospects in my industry?”

There are several career communities that focus on those initial years of your career and offer resources for you to start off strong — here are five.


1. Intern Queen


Intern Queen is a site managed by Lauren Berger, named by Businessweek magazine as one of the Top 5 Young Entrepreneurs Under 25. Berger shares her experience from 15 internships (hence the moniker “Intern Queen”) as the foundation for her advice.

You can search for internships as well as get on the Intern Queen Hot List, a bi-monthly e-mail of opportunities. The Intern Queen has a strong social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


2. YouTern


YouTern also focuses on the internship market. Organizations are able to post internships for free and search the resume database. Individuals are able to search for opportunities by location, position, or industry. Searches can also be filtered by paid/non-paid, virtual, school credit and others.

Its internship resources page lists other relevant blogs that help individuals rate internship opportunities and educate companies on employment law related to internships.

In addition to its blog, YouTern has a robust listing of white papers providing information about college recruiting.


3. Experience.com


Experience.com focuses on helping people learn from the experience of others. It promotes itself as more than a traditional job board/resume bank. The site offers something for students, alumni, employers and schools. Users have the ability to create a profile, network with other students/alumni/mentors, as well as search for opportunities.

Its blog contains insights about compensation, job forecasts and skills to succeed in today’s workforce.


4. AfterCollege


Celebrating its 10th anniversary, AfterCollege connects college students and alumni with employers via faculty and career networks at colleges and universities around the country. It promotes a network of more than 8,200 academic departments.

Faculty can create a career network for their department or student group. After signing up for an account, users are able to search for jobs or participate in network discussions. AfterCollege provides a career resources center with information about interviews and résumés, and also hosts a salary negotiation guide.

Its “In the News” page (under the About tab) has a really terrific library of articles about the employment market for college grads.


5. Brazen Careerist


Brazen Careerist is a career management site with several interesting tools. In addition to looking for jobs, users are able to create social résumés, build their networks and blog from the site. Brazen Careerist also recently launched a new program called Network Roulette, giving participants the chance to connect with others in a hassle-free manner.

Part of Brazen’s success lies in the fact that it taps into its existing users for expertise. It posts user success stories and has a tremendous library of resources, including the e-book “What I Know About Getting a Job” co-authored with Rich DeMatteo from Corn on the Job.

These career sites are specifically tailored for entry-level job seekers. What career communities are you finding valuable?


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In today’s highly competitive job market, creating the right video resume to accompany your traditional CV can make you stand out from the crowd. The wrong one, though, can make you a laughingstock.

Getting it right can be pretty tough. If you’re considering going down the video resume route, we’ve got some advice for you from pros in the know, as well as real-life examples of great attempts from clued-in job hunters.

Take a look at our five must-read tips for creating a video resume and please let us know which examples you like (as well as any tips you’d like to share) in the comments below.


1. Make Sure It’s Appropriate


Don’t just create a video resume because you can, create one because it’s relevant to the job you want to do.

If you’re applying for a role in the online, media, social or creative professions, then it’s more likely a decent video resume will have the desired effect, i.e., getting you invited for an interview.

Don’t send a video resume to a more traditional type of company that won’t “get it.” You might do your chances more harm than good.

Graeme Anthony, from the example above, is a public relations executive. His cleverly thought out online content adds an extra wow factor to his already outstanding experience.


2. Don’t Just Read Out Your Resume


The whole point of a video presentation is to offer a potential employer greater insight into you than a traditional resume can, so just reading aloud the contents of your CV is a waste of everyone’s time.

Use the video to help the employer get a sense of not just what you have achieved, but what you are capable of achieving in the future.

“Tell them why you would be the right person to hire and what you can do for them,” says Mario Gedicke, account manager at Mayomann.com, a video employment platform.

You can, however, highlight particularly relevant info from your resume. “Focus on your experience and skill set (and possible education/training) especially relevant to the position,” advises Tyler Redford, CEO of resumebook.tv, an online resume management system.

And if it’s appropriate and relevant to the job (as in the example above), then don’t be afraid to talk about your passions.


3. Keep it Short


“Keep your video resume short,” says Gedicke, who advises that a one-minute mark is ideal. Redford agrees that a video resume should be “short and sweet.” He suggests staying within two minutes.

“Keep in mind that recruiters would likely want to use the video resume as an initial filter for applicants,” Redford says. “However, recruiters do not typically want to use the video resume in lieu of a real, in-person interview.”

Think of your video resume as your own personal teaser trailer. In the example above, the clip is less than one minute and 20 seconds in length, while the extra time is made up of a bloopers reel accompanied with credits, a clever way to show off your personality (and that you don’t take yourself too seriously).


4. Don’t Be Afraid to Be Creative


If you’re opting for a video resume, then go the whole hog and make it spectacular. Be creative, whether that’s with the concept of your pitch, use of humor, clever production values or brilliant editing.

However, stay classy. “Be creative, but professional. Do not deviate too much from the demeanor you would have in the workplace,” says Redford. Gedicke suggests this should extend to your wardrobe too: “Dress professionally, just as if you are going to an in-person interview.”

In the video above, James Corne creates a spoof AA-style confession, but maintains a certain veneer and dresses like he was headed to the office. This demonstrates creativity and humor whilst showing him to be a professional person.


5. Make Sure It Passes the Share Test


As with all online life, don’t put content out there that you wouldn’t be prepared to see go viral. It’s unlikely your video resume will become an overnight Internet sensation, but imagining that scenario is a good test to make sure you could cope if it did.

Imagine your friends and family watching the clip. If the thought of that embarrasses you, then don’t submit it.


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