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Creative brilliance can be hard to identify and even harder to harness: at Salt we can spot the creative spark that will fire up your business. Traditionally, the best creative talent has always gravitated towards agency businesses, but today some excellent creative minds can also be found within large brands. Salt allows you to reach both, with extensive knowledge of the creative digital market and unparalleled networks across the industry’s top brands and agencies.
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SALT has partnered with an NYC based software company that specializes in data analytics, they are looking for an experienced Product Designer to join their team. The role is strictly…
A new client in the Fin-tech industry is looking for a Lead and a Mid-level Product Designer to join their team. You would be working closely with a team of…
Good news: more than 20 per cent of creative specialists, who were recently interviewed, say that their teams want to employ more people, which increases the job opportunities in the creative field.
The most popular industries for creative specialists are marketing, public relations, sales and administration. The majority of jobs needed in these industries are permanent positions and only a small amount is on contract base. The job level which is most requested by these sectors is “experienced” but not manager level.
The creative working landscape is constantly influenced by innovations and new ways of thinking. One result of this influence is that self-employment is on the forefront in the creative market. More precisely, there are not many other industries in which the self-employment rate is as high as in the creative industry. Particularly, a lot of young people prefer being portfolio workers and self-employed. Another trend is that creative professionals are most often needed for tourist events. Since they are usually one-off events, creatives need to be available at short notice and have relevant experience.
Currently, it is prime time for creative professionals with the right experience and skills as creative agencies have been growing and companies have been investing more and more money in their creative departments. Industry experts expect this trend to continue and predict that the demand for art directors, creative directors, copywriters, user experience and user interface experts will particularly increase over the next couple of years.
Since the creative industries become more and more digitalized, it goes without saying that employers expect creative experts to be natives in everything that is digital. This might range from online distribution, website development and the streaming of live events to the creation of online banners. One other requirement from the employer side is that creatives need to become all-rounders, meaning that they should not only be specialists in the field that they work in but also have a basic understanding of other creative sectors, including UX, UI, copywriting and creative technology.
There is one particular keyword which is a must-have on every creative professional’s CV: mobile. Having mobile design experience is a huge benefit for every creative as responsive design for iOS, Android and co. is considered as a key prerequisite by all mobile users but it is sometimes not that easy to implement as mobile platforms are constantly updated and change. Two other crucial skills are website design and development. Nowadays websites are more often visited than actual store, which is why the experience of the online shopping experience must be perfect. Unless you are a mobile or website developer or designer, you are not expected to master these skills but to have a basic understanding of them.
1) During an interview for a creative role, interviewers tend to have a close look at the applicants’ portfolio and ask relevant questions about their work. Besides portfolio questions, they might also ask you the following in order to get to know you better:
2) What was your favorite project and why?
3) What technology tools do you use regularly?
4) Could you please describe your design style.
5) What is your opinion about our creative materials?
A bachelor’s degree in a creative-related field, such as graphic design, television production, advertising and publishing, might be seen as advantageous by some employers. However, what really matters in the creative industry is the professionals’ portfolio. An excellent portfolio is usually worth more than every degree which is why creatives start working on their portfolio as soon as possible and rarely do a postgraduate degree.
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The freelance revolution is well ahead of schedule. A more open workforce can bring a number of benefits and as businesses prepare for 2023, the discussion around freelance and contract is more active than ever before.
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We are super excited to announce that our Salt Malaysia team on Friday 11th November, were named winners at the HR Vendors of the Year Awards 2022!
We are proud to announce that our Salt team in Singapore on Friday 4th of November 2022, were named winners at the HR Vendors of the Year Awards 2022!
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Rita Batalha is a contractor, freelancer and Digital Nomad specializing in Strategy, Program Management and Digital. She shares what it takes to start freelancing across the world with us in this interview!
Findings from the latest Gartner CIO agenda report show that composable businesses came out ahead of their competitors after the pandemic – learn how this model works and how it can influence your talent acquisition and digital transformation strategies.
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We're in danger of genralising neurodiversity. Samantha Hiew, Founder of ADHD Girls, explores the importance of intersectionality in accepting your own neurodivergence and offering support, at work or outside of work.
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Flexible work and hybrid work models are always a topic of debate - but pandemic times and fast-changing economic circumstances are reframing the narrative in new ways.
Achieving success is about building the right mindset to achieve the goals you’ve set yourself. Pillars of success can help sustain you on your journey and develop the resilience to continue learning and growing.
Early years teacher Hannah Philips has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her work empowering young voices in the NHS. Her new company brings play back into the lives of children and adults.
Social media is a powerful tool for social change - but it requires an agile and iterative work process! We interviewed 10,000 Black Interns' Social Media Manager and learnt more about how to stand out and see a difference on your channels.
Inclusive hiring is a key component of equality, diversity and inclusion - but it's hard to see results. Learn how to create lasting positive change to your recruitment processes with Jennie Child, Founder and Director of Balance
Inclusive hiring is crucial - but it can be hard to know where to start. There are lots of practical steps you can take to counter bias – we've listed 5 to start with.
An estimated 70% of people experience Imposter Syndrome at some point in their lives, according to the International Journal of Behavioral Science. Find out what Imposter Syndrome is, how to overcome it, and what you can do as a manager to support your team.
New workplace wellbeing report highlights impact and role of C-suite Wellbeing at work needs to be championed and embedded into the roles of employees at every level.
Allyship is easier than ever before with social media - but it's important to reflect on what's helpful, and your own role. Here are some ways you can be a better ally.
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