When I wrote about recognizing unhappiness a few weeks back, there were a lot of comments about people being unhappy at their jobs which is no fun, no fun at all. I’ve been there! So, in effort to help get you girls out of those ruts, I met up with my close friends, Michal G, who is one of the top job recruiters in Los Angeles for the fashion industry (follow The Workshop on Instagram for all her latest job postings), to get the 411 of what she is looking for in candidates. If you’re looking for a new job, take notes!
1. Social media
“You’re being judged before you even get the call back by one quick Google search and a serious sweep through your social media accounts. Clean up all of your social media. That includes Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook, and make sure they align with the type of job you’re looking for. For example, if you are applying for a job in design, make sure your Pinterest highlights that and your aesthetic. And no matter what, absolutely no smoking in the club photos anywhere under any circumstances.”
“Millennials are job-hoppers which isn’t attractive to hiring managers. Show that you’re reliable and don’t give up easily by staying with a company for a year, minimum.”
3. Have your resume or portfolio in order
“If you’re looking for a new job, have your resume or portfolio ready to go at any given moment. If you’re a designer, have your portfolio up on Coroflot and always have your updated resume/portfolio available in your own inbox so you can forward it upon request immediately.”
“You must have a LinkedIn account; every recruiter uses it as a tool. It’s not only great to showcase your resume but take advantage of the other tools such as endorsements from previous managers or company owners, post articles to relevant work that interests you, and list awards or accolades.”
Next week, her one big piece of advice on seeking your dream job!
p.s. if you have any other questions for Michal, please leave them in the comments section in this post.