Hiring A Creative Professional?
Hiring new talent can be intimidating. You don’t want to make the wrong choice, but you also don’t want to spend weeks or even months sifting through resumes and conducting interviews.
To make the process more efficient and effective, it helps to make a list not only of the skills, but also of the traits a successful candidate must have. This is particularly important when you’re hiring for creative roles, where possessing characteristics like flexibility, empathy and the ability to accept feedback play a huge role in success.
We asked a panel of Forbes Agency Council experts about some lesser-known or even unexpected traits leaders should look for in creative team members, and why these characteristics are so crucial.
"For creative hires, we try to balance talent with that all-important “cultural fit” — a personality-chemistry and communication style that will complement our current team. We’ve found that “fit” can be measured in the recruiting process through both testing and behavioral interviewing. We invite candidates to a short creative collaboration to see how they communicate and work through conflict."
— Megan Cunningham, Magnet Media, Inc.