Editor’s note: This webinar recap article was developed by Aquent, AIGA’s official sponsor for
professional development, as part of the “Ask Aquent” webinar series. Aquent recruiters are hosting live online 45-minute Q+A sessions each month to help respond to AIGA members’ most pressing career-related questions.
Landed a job interview? Good for you! This is your chance to impress a potential employer with your dynamic
personality and unique portfolio. But don’t call your friends to celebrate just
yet—you need to be sharp, engaged and at the top of your game before and during the interview. In her webinar titled “Interview Techniques," Aquent Senior
Agent Lisa McClain, who has more than ten years of experience recruiting
on both the corporate and agency side, offered detailed advice for potential interviewees. Are you nervous or unsure of how to prepare for a meeting that will leave the company begging to hire you? This recap article offers key takeaways from the webinar, plus additional
resources that will help you get ready for your big day.
It’s crucial to jump into research mode as soon as you’ve been invited to an interview. Here’s why:
Are you ready to shine? Do
whatever you need to do in order to get into the “zone.” Visualize the moment
in which you are being offered the job and hold onto that feeling. Don’t be
arrogant about it; just keep that vision of walking into the company on your
first day of work. Once you’ve mentally
prepared, be sure to take the following steps:
In ConclusionLooking for more helpful interview tips? Lisa McClain recommends the following resources:
About this Webinar Series
Click here for more information about the “Ask Aquent” webinar series. If you missed the “Interviewing Techniques” webinar you may view the entire broadcast here.
About the Author: Aquent is the only global staffing company dedicated to creative, marketing and digital roles exclusively for Fortune 1000 companies. The world’s most renowned global brands come to Aquent for high-caliber freelance talent. Its new division, Vitamin T, provides small, mid-sized and ad agency clients with faster, easier access to in-demand interactive talent. Aquent and Vitamin T have built an impressive global network of marketing and creative services professionals, including print and interactive designers, UX designers and developers, copywriters, brand managers, market researchers, and more. As the Official AIGA Sponsor for Professional Development, Aquent serves as a source for creative and design talent and provides access to great career opportunities for AIGA members nationwide.
In her webinar, Aquent recruiter and agent Erika Oliver offered valuable advice for job seekers. This recap article synthesizes key takeaways from her session and provides additional tips and resources.
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Having your first bona fide
design job at a well-respected firm or agency can be an
exhilarating and stressful experience. These eight tips will help you keep—and excel at—your new job.
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At last, web designers have the freedom to choose their typefaces as print designers do. Hear from Tim Brown, type manager for Typekit, about the possibilities for “Typography for the Web,” part of the “Breakthroughs” webinar series designed by Adobe and AIGA—exclusively for AIGA members.
AIGA’s chapters allow our members to form powerful social and
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