This blogpost is part of HireArt‘s applicant series. We’ve asked a few of our candidates to talk about their experience and what they learned in their job search. If you’d like to contribute to our blog, please contact julia@hireart.com. If you’d like to browse jobs, visit our jobs page. No prospective employer has ever seen my full resume. Nor have any of them gotten to hear about all the experience I have as a journalist, a copywriter, an editor, a screenwriter, a graphic designer, a marketer, a researcher, a publicist and even my experience wearing a giant bee costume for…

Read More Sharp Focus: How to tame your inner generalist

This blogpost is part of HireArt‘s applicant series. We’ve asked a few of our candidates to talk about their experience and what they learned in their job search. If you’d like to contribute to our blog, please contact julia@hireart.com. If you’d like to browse jobs, visit our jobs page. I was very excited when I heard about HireArt and the unique services they offer. My Mom (naturally one of my biggest fans) said to me a number of times while I was in college, “Mo, you’re so charming and personable and good looking. I’m certain you’ll be able get any…

Read More Mr. Jobworthy or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Job Search

Two years ago, I was looking for part-time work. I was especially interested in working at a start-up but I didn’t really have perfect credentials for it. First off, I lived in Dallas and couldn’t move (my dad was sick). Second, I could only work part-time because I had to help at home. Third, I didn’t know how to program and had only had a couple of other jobs before, a few years in retail and waiting tables (neither of which are big selling points to the tech world). I knew my chances of getting hired at a hot start-up…

Read More How I got hired at a Y Combinator start-up without the necessary credentials

Today I got an email from a frustrated applicant. He wrote: “I am not interested in a position that requires “video” communications.  I realize this may be very convenient and cost effective for HireArt, but it does not appeal to me at all.  While I certainly believe in technology,  I feel video  it goes too far and is very impersonal.” I realize that this is the way quite a lot of people feel, so this is what I said to him. Not sure it’s sufficient, but hopefully a start. Hi, I totally understand if you feel that it’s not personal.…

Read More Q&A: Why video interviewing?

Recently I’ve spoken to a few candidates with the same problem: They are good at a lot of different skills and they have an amazingly diverse background. Our careers are much less linear than those of our parents, so it’s not uncommon for candidates to have experience in various functions. But sometimes these are the very candidates who struggle most with finding jobs. Employers perceive them as having an “unorganized” resume or being “hard to read.” Below is a question I received recently and my response. Question: I am a former non-profit executive – turned real estate rock-star – turned freelance copy-writer and editor.…

Read More What if I am good at everything…?

With Valentine’s Day coming up, love is in the air. For some people this is a time to celebrate a relationship. For others it’s a time to get drunk with friends and rejoice in singlehood. But very few people will take Valentine’s Day as a chance to think about jobs (sounds scary right?). And yet, when you think of it, finding a job is very much like dating . So here are our tips about what lessons you can apply from dating to finding a job: 1. First impressions matter In dating, as in job-hunting, first impression and nuanced signals…

Read More Valentine’s Day: Why Getting a Job is Just like Dating