Vancouver Web Design Meetup Jan: How to Land and Keep a Job at a Web Agency

  • January 18, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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In this session Glenn Hilton the President/CEO of ImageX Media will present on some of the things you can do to catch the attention of that web agency you’re hoping to work for. During this session, we’ll explore ways you can set yourself up so HR managers will be lining up for a piece of you. And once you get the job, we’ll look at some of the things you can do to hold on to it so no one will be tempted to be check out the up and coming talent on the local job boards.

 

This presentation will cover questions such as:

  • What's the best way to get experience without a job? 
  • What qualities, skills are agencies looking for? 
  • How can I increase my odds of getting an interview with the firm I'd like to work for? 
  • How can I get a company pursuing me rather than groveling in front of them? 
  • Are there things I shouldn't do that might sabotage my chances of getting a desired position? 
  • Is there any recourse I can take if I don't get an offer? 
  • If I do get the job, what should I do to ensure I keep it?

Additionally we'll explore things from the standpoint of a web agency and where and how an agency will tend to look for talent and what matters most when it comes to decision time. Many of the principals covered will also relate to freelancers who hope to attract and retain long term clients.

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  • Varinder Singh Kainth

    I suppose, somebody on this forum might be looking for a job as well, therefore wanted to you let you know that Pixilink is currently PHP programmers and talented web designers. If you are looking for a job email resume to [masked].

    April 26, 2012

  • Sarah Chao

    Very helpful insights from the point of view of a creative agency, great tips and presentation by Glenn!

    January 19, 2012

  • Robert Mitchell

    Thank you Glenn. Glenn is a very effective speaker and provided great insight into the employer side of the hiring process.

    1 · January 19, 2012

  • James de los Santos

    Very informative. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

    January 19, 2012

  • Forrest Smith

    Thank you for your presentation! Good one!

    1 · January 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great experience. Really an honour to have been there and to learn from what Glenn had to share. At first I felt intimidated by the "Super Hero" image on the front page of the ImageX website. But now I understand. The Super Heroes and Heroines at ImageX are there to save their clients and the world :)

    January 19, 2012

  • Julien

    First time I attended this meetup, very interesting, pertinent and helpful presentation. I will be back! Thank you Glenn.

    1 · January 19, 2012

  • James de los Santos

    Great meeting yesterday Mr. Glenn. Very informative. Thank you for the tips!

    1 · January 19, 2012

  • Kepler Fontenele

    Thanks Glenn,
    Very insightful presentation
    Soon I will post the video recording.

    1 · January 19, 2012

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