5 Tips for Applying for Jobs in a Creative Agency

13th Feb 2017 / By Adriana Scala

Finding good staff can be a seriously tricky job. But getting a job in a creative agency can be even harder.

Neptik look for individuals that take pride in their high-quality work, strive to grow and develop, and is personable and fits in with the rest of the team. Here our our top tips for applying for jobs in a creative agency (which may help you apply for the role we’re looking for!)

1 -Know the job description

The most important tip of all. When applying for your role, make sure you’ve carefully read every aspect of the job description. Don’t waste your or the employer’s time by not reading that the job spec doesn’t match your skill set, requirements or expectations. If they ask for you to provide a portfolio, or send over URLs to live sites you designed or developed, make sure you do, this could be the difference between them looking at your application or not.

2 – Keep it simple

Don’t over complicate your application. Keep it down to the bare necessities and provide the employer with sufficient information they need to make an informed decision about you without bombarding them with flamboyant language or too much information about your work experience when you were 17.

3. Do your research

Although it seems obvious, this is such an essential part of any job application. How do you know this job is for you if you haven’t checked out their current work, tone of voice, style or ethos? Many people think the research is something that can be left for the interview, but can be so blatantly obvious in an application.

4. Think about your portfolio

Is your portfolio up to date? Have you got all necessary information in there? After you’ve got a feel for their current work, brand identity and tone of voice you might consider tweaking your portfolio to appeal to them a bit more. You wouldn’t send an un-touched CV to an employer without emphasising the parts that are suitable for that specific role, would you? Your portfolio is your back-catalogue of work, your style and your personality, so take some time with it. And please, don’t send us a PowerPoint, animations or not.

5. Be yourself

We’d much rather receive an application that allows us to get a glimpse of you as person than a overly-structured, corporate one, so don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through. In a tight-knit environment like many creative agencies are, we want someone personable who’s going to slot in well.

Neptik are looking for a Front End Developer to join our growing team, which you can find out more about here.

Good luck!

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