15 Tweetable Takeaways from Our Interview Workshop Speakers

Last night we featured a rockin’ group of Interview Workshop speakers: Nick Rovisa of Ruder Finn, Diana Antholis Founder of EnterAdulthood, Kim Moreau of Bravo.TV, and Daniel Krieger of Daniel Krieger Photography, LLC.

We had a packed house with creative students and grads from all over including NYU, Hofstra, Drexel, University of Maryland, Colombia (the country!) and more. Our thanks to We Create NYC for hosting us in their beautiful coworking space.

NY Creative Interns Interview Workshop

This was our third time hosting an interview ninja event and this time we did some live tweeting. You may have caught some great tips from our Twitter handle, @nycinterns. Here’s what the speakers had to share:

NY Creative Interns Interview Workshop Panelists

Nick Rovisa @nickrovisa

A resume needs quick, punchy text and links to social presence.

Your online presence is your first impression.

Answer the “tell me about yourself” interview question with confidence.

The best interviews don’t feel like an interview, they’re a conversation.

 

Diana Antholis @dianaantholis

A cover letter and resume should be different. I want to see something really cool on your cover letter.

Suits are a must for interviewing at agencies.

Generic cover letters and resumes are big mistakes.

Stand during phone interviews to project your voice more.

 

Kim Moreau @lil_kim_m

If you’re a writer, include how many posts you’ve cranked out on your resume.

Prepare for interviews by doing digging on competitors, that always impresses me.

I love thank you notes after interviews, those applicants really stand out.

Understand that if you don’t get the offer, it’s probably a closed door for now. Feel free to ask for feedback and follow up next semester.

 

Daniel Krieger @smoothdude

Ask your interviewer, What is the office culture like here?

I hate when people don’t read instructions for job applications, like if I ask for a portfolio link.

In the editorial world (as a freelance photographer) persistence with job interviews is important. I’d follow up once a month.

NY Creative Interns Interview Workshop Networking

Additional Interview Workshop Takeaways

Pay extra attention on Skype interviews. Be careful not to let your mind wander.

GPA’s nothing, compared to experience. ‘Nough said.

Do your thing on LinkedIn. In fact, update your LinkedIn now. Update all social media while you’re at it, check out our Slideshare presentation on Landing a Job Using Social Media for comprehensive tips.

NY Creative Interns Post-Interview Workshop

Bonus

Check out How to Master the Art of the Interview and the following advice on Resume and Cover Letter Writing.

Got any resume, interview or cover letter tips of your own? Share them in the comments.

One comment on “15 Tweetable Takeaways from Our Interview Workshop Speakers

  1. Awesome having you ladies present a valuable class to students and grads. I’m excited that we got to introduce WECREATE’s space to a new audience. In case you missed it, I also did a short summary of last night’s takeaways with WECREATE’s tweets on my Tumblr: http://bit.ly/A8FNf7 feel free to share. I’d also like to personally invite the NYCreative Interns Meetup community to join WECREATE for #JellyWeek starting January 16th – check your emails for more info :)

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