Gwen Phillips, Onward Search Atlanta Lead Account Executive[accent]Tips from our Team is series of short blog posts where members of our team share advice for job seekers and employers within the digital marketing and creative space. This month’s edition comes from Gwen Phillips, Lead Account Executive in our Atlanta, GA office. Gwen is a very customer-focused Account Executive /Recruiter with strong knowledge in the Digital Staffing industry. She is a creative and original thinker and when she is not recruiting, she is spending time with her family and traveling.[/accent]

Job Seeker Tips

  1. blog-tips-team-v3-300Who to work for?
    Research companies you are interested in by creating and maintaining a list you wish to target, then check their website or look them up on LinkedIn or Facebook.  Make sure to look into their corporate culture to determine if you would be a good fit.  If you like what you see, apply online using a current resume!
  2. Why should I hire you?
    Build your brand by utilizing Social Media sites like LinkedIn and Facebook to portray yourself professionally.  This provides recruiters and employers a strong positive first impression of you as a hirable candidate.
  3. Focus your search!
    When using job search engines, such as CareerBuilder, Indeed, Dice and Monster, input specific keywords that match your interests and the location where you want to work.  Narrow your search criteria and focus on the jobs that match your background and experience….do your homework!

Employer Tips

  1. Expectations – what are you expecting in a candidate?
    Set clear attainable goals, make sure your expectations are clear and provide frequent feedback no matter if it’s big or small.  It will go a long way in making a person perform more efficiently.
  2. Communication
    It’s very important to communicate clearly with your team consistently as poor communication often creates problems within an organization.
  3. Leadership
    Managers are leaders with an opportunity to impact his/her team ensuring their success by keeping everyone motivated with positive morale. Offer incentives, rewards and recognitions to ensure strong production.

If you’re in need of digital marketing, creative or technology talent in the Atlanta market, connect with Gwen on Twitter @GMPhilli or give her or a member of our Atlanta team a call at 877.662.9874. Job seekers can search our nationwide jobs to see what’s available and employers looking for talent can submit a request to their local market.

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