Recently I have had the opportunity to build a team and help hiring new spots in our studio. Usually involving going over portfolios and interviewing new candidates . Its been an interesting experience being on the opposite side of the table. This has been my first experience, so here are a couple of things I have noticed in my short time.
Best Foot Forward and Focused – If your an artist or a person with a lot of experience. Just show me the best most relevant stuff to the position. I don’t care about your photography class in high school or your pizza delivering position you had. The Philippines is a big offender because of the mentality of throwing everything into your portfolio even your kitchen sink.
Short and Sweet- Don’t judge how an interview goes depending on the length of time it took up. My best hire came in and I knew in 10 minutes he was perfect for the spot. Best experience so far.
Don’t Expect Them to Read Your Resume – When I am interviewing, I just like to skim through the resume. I try to see if there is anything outstanding, besides that I like to ask questions and get their best experiences out of them through their own words.
That’s it for now, I am sure I will learn more over time .