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Talent Spotlight! Meet Alissa, CM Access’s February Featured Talent

Savvy and in the know, Alissa P. may be new to the CMAccess candidate list but she has a wealth of knowledge that will help build any company’s e-commerce enterprises.

 Alissa recently ended a 10 year career as senior art director with a major clothing line’s website. Her careful attention to details helped to develop homepages, online advertising and marketing, mobile sites and social networks for the company. Managing e-commerce design teams in two locations, Alissa utilized CMAccess to fill contract positions. Seeing first hand the quality designers that CMAccess supplied and having built a relationship with their team, Alissa knew she wanted the group to help with her job search.

Her dream position would be in a smaller company where Alissa can really participate in many different areas including designing — print or online she enjoys it all. Alissa would love to bring her 20 years of experience to help take a company to the next level, while acting as a mentor to new designers.

When she’s not working, Alissa relaxes through horseback riding. Though she has been competitive in her past —she began riding at 8-years-old — Alissa enjoys the sport recreationally these days.

Her attention to details and ability to focus on the task at hand makes Alissa our top talent for the month.

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Tip #9: P.R.E.S.S. Yourself to Look, Act and Feel Confident.

In a job interview, you always want
to conduct yourself in a manner that exudes positive self-esteem and confidence because let’s face it; you will never land a job you don’t believe you will get.  The secret to instantly appearing confident (as Andy has so graciously illustrated for us) is P.R.E.S.S., which stands for:

Posture Straight
Relaxed Body
Eye Contact
Speak Clearly

Now I know what you’re saying to yourself – “Clever acronym and we get it, but how is this image speaking clearly?”  Well friends, being the creative professionals that you all are, do we really have to remind you that a picture can speak a thousand words?  🙂

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Tip #8: Dress your best when interviewing!

The first judgment an interviewer makes is going to be based on how you look and what you are wearing. That’s why it’s always important to dress professionally for a job interview, even if the work environment is casual. (This goes for you too designers 🙂 )  Keep in mind that it’s much better to be overdressed than under dressed; however, if your idea of appropriate attire is that of Michael Scott’s, then I suggest you tone it down a notch.  And if you’re STILL not sure on how to dress, then we recommend checking in with your recruiter.

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Tip #5: Focus on staying focused!

An interview is not a casual chat, it’s a meeting held with the purpose of determining if you have the skills, experience, character and motivation that the hiring manager is looking for.  Listening and paying attention is just as important as answering questions because if you’re not paying attention, you’re not going to be able to give a good response.  It’s best to eliminate all distractions such as your phone, or in Michael Scott’s case, tea bags.  After all, they will be there after the interview is over.

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Tip #4: Arriving too early – Don’t do it!

Everyone knows the downside to arriving late to an interview, but arriving more than 10-15 minutes early is just as bad.  Hiring managers can get uncomfortable when an interviewee is lingering in the lobby.  Besides, checking in too early means you have to figure out what to do while you are waiting, a choice which is always observed and can sometimes reflect poorly on you.  Case in point is the image above.  Need I say more?

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