Have you ever felt frustrated in your search for creative jobs? Or wanted to scream from the highest building, "Please, someone find me a job!"? What you need, in that case, is some expert assistance.
Trying to find work on your own can be time-consuming and (let's face it) a little lonely. But when you turn to a qualified recruiting agency like The Creative Group (TCG), you gain a skilled and experienced representative in the highly competitive market for creative jobs. A recruiter can act as your liaison to hiring managers. Share industry information and resources that support your job hunt. And even help coach you on the finer points of assembling your job-search materials. Working with a recruiter is almost as simple as saying, "Please find me a job."
Here are 10 things a recruiting agency can do for you — to boost your search for the ideal creative job:
1. Connect you with prospects
TCG recruiters are tapped into the job market in your area. They know who's hiring (and who's planning to expand), even if those jobs aren't publicly posted yet. If there are openings for creative jobs that fit your talents and interests, a recruiter can often help get your foot in the door.
2. Act as your personal guide
Many TCG recruiters come from a creative field themselves, so they understand your passion for your work. Once you register with TCG, you'll be connected with a recruiter who's committed to finding the right creative job for you.
3. Market your talent
TCG recruiters do more than share your resume and portfolio with creative and marketing companies. They're also your greatest advocates when discussing your unique talents with hiring managers.
4. Provide industry insight
TCG's industry research and annual Salary Guide provide a strategic context for your job search. They answer key questions like: What's the market for creative jobs like in your area? And what kind of salaries do creative and marketing professionals earn?
5. Refine your resume
Recruiters can also offer essential advice on how to write your resume. So you can highlight and position your talents and experience in the best way possible.
6. Polish your portfolio
Even if your creative portfolio is fully up-to-date, it may still need a bit of polishing to catch a hiring manager's eye. TCG offers great resources for adding more power to your portfolio.
7. Add to your skill set
TCG recruiters can help you identify any crucial gaps in your skills. And they'll share free online training courses designed to add highly marketable capabilities to your resume. Armed with this training, you may be able to increase your salary expectations.
8. Offer valuable resources
The TCG blog shares essential job search information. It spotlights the hottest (and highest-paying) creative jobs, provides advice on developing your personal brand and offers tips for every step of your journey to a new position.
9. Provide interview coaching
You'll have access to guidance and tips (both online and in person) to help you nail the job interview. You'll get the coaching you need to feel prepared, confident and capable of speaking with ease about yourself and your work.
10. Help you thrive
Once you've landed a job, TCG is still there with further assistance. You can get ongoing professional development advice, along with career tips to help you thrive as a creative professional.
Still wondering, "Who can find me a job?" Look no further than The Creative Group.