I never thought I’d be writing about this of all topics… yet with my new job I find myself on the other side of the table and combing through stacks of artist applications. It’s been a really interesting experience, where I’ve learned a lot and realized just how much I personally wasn’t doing with my resume and cover letter. In today’s post I’ll be sharing some tips/thoughts that I’ve picked up while trying to hire artists!
I’m going to start with a bunch of things that I’ve seen, which you may not want to do when applying for a new job :
Now not all things were bleak during this process. I actually saw a lot of interesting ideas and unique way for artists to showcase themselves! While I can’t show actual examples from artists, I’ll try my best to showcase and describe these methods.
I’m realizing now that this won’t be a very long post, but I wanted to share some of the good and bad things I noticed while attempting to hire new artists. It’s been a learning experience for me and hopefully this post might give you some insights on your own job applications in the future. It’s definitely enlightened me to a few details.
Thanks for reading!
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