Perhaps one of the biggest challenges for a creative in a permanent role is to keep those creativity levels high. Turning up to work, day-in-day-out, is not always conducive to staying inspired and innovative. Although many agencies go out of their way to design creative environments to keep their employees engaged, I’m not sure that creativity is something you can turn on or off.
Inevitably throughout your creative career there will be times when you feel unable to deliver ‘creativity on demand’, and whilst a freelancer might be able to take the day off and find inspiration by doing something different, the permanent employee may not have this flexibility.… Read more
Asking for a promotion can be tricky. Not to mention nerve wracking. It requires prior planning, identification of your next role, definition of that role, and the skills necessary to do that role. And then you need to ask. The hidden truth is, as daunting as putting yourself forward for a bigger role is, employers love team members who want to drive their career forward. Over achievers are always welcome in any business.
Identify the need
If you are ready to assume a more challenging role, first you need to identify what that is and how it fits into the agency.… Read more
Most of us hate the question, ‘Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years time?” I remember being asked it, shortly after graduation, and being literally dumbstruck. It can be a killer question.
So why ask?
It can be a great question to really highlight the future ambitions of the candidate sitting in front of you. If you have prepared for this question you can really highlight how your ambition fits with the agency you are applying to work within, and demonstrate your understanding of the role.… Read more