On June 29th, as part of our dd:TALENT partnership with Digital DUMBO, The Execu|Search Group was a co-host of their most recent workshop, Breaking & Entering: Landing a Top Design Job.
At the event, attendees had the opportunity to hear from hiring professionals from across the digital sector about the best ways to get their foot in the door as a designer at leading agencies and start-ups. After the presentation, attendees were able to meet one-on-one with members of the panel and get personalized feedback on their portfolios, resumes, and job search tactics, while networking with their peers.
“In today’s market, there are many opportunities available to design talent,” says Heather Cianchetti, Managing Director of The Execu|Search Group’s Creative & Digital division, who helped organize and also presented at the event. “However, in order to truly take advantage of this hiring trend, it’s important to understand how to navigate all levels of the hiring process and get your portfolio in front of the right people. Since this is a major challenge that many designers face, we felt it was important to build a workshop around this topic.”
As one of the fastest growing digital organizations in the world, Digital DUMBO produces live events, conferences, content, and custom experiences that connect companies and brands with digital tastemakers, talent, and executives. Digital DUMBO was founded in 2009 as a local, monthly gathering and today, is a global platform and initiative with over 16,000 members. The Execu|Search Group has partnered with Digital DUMBO to launch their new initiative dd: TALENT – a program that aims to connect talent from both in and outside of the Digital DUMBO community with some of the best companies in the area.