What We Learned from Interviewing 106 Designers

A few months ago we had the opportunity to hire a new graphic designer. We were super pumped about the opportunity. So we posted the job online, and we got 106 applicants for the opening.

106 applicants…

So yeah, that was a bit overwhelming. But we did get to walk away with some key insights from the entire process.

Your Resume Matters

One of the first insights we learned was that if you’re a designer and you want a job in design you’ve got to have a stellar resume. I’m not just talking the content of the resume itself; I’m talking the actual design of the resume.

It was surprising to me the number of applicants that turned in a resume that looked like it was just Word document with little thought put into typography. How much did resumes matter? Well, we were able to eliminate 85 applicants just based on the design of their resumes.

And We’re Back…

So where have I been?

Well, one new kid, a Facebook Group with almost 10K members, and launching campus number six and seven has kept me a little busy, but have no worries, I’m back.

And Were Back

I can’t say how excited I am to be back to creating content. The break has been good, but it’s time to get back to work.

While I have your attention, check out this interview that Katie Allred and I did with Aaron West over at MediaShout:

3 Tips on Managing Generation Z

We’re not talking about Generation Y. Nope. We’re talking about Generation Z (anyone born from 1995-2009) and some tips on managing them.

This is the first year that I’m working with Generation Z on my staff, and I’m starting to notice some differences between them and the rest of the team. So today, I want to talk through some of the research I’m finding and three tips to managing Generation Z.

And yes… I cut myself shaving again.

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How to Avoid Creative Burnout

Creative burnout. We’re all going to experience it at some point. So how do you avoid creative burnout before it happens? Today, I’ll give you three ways to avoid creative burnout.

And yes… I cut myself shaving this morning… twice.

How to Use a Church Communications Calendar

Do you have a church communications calendar? If not, you’re missing out the one tool that can simplify all of your church’s communications. If you want to know why you should use one, check out this article.

If you’re ready to dive and organize your church’s communications, then download the calendar and check out this video below.

How to Create All Your Social Media Graphics with One Click

Creating multiple social media graphics can be a pain. Every single channel has its own dimensions. There has to be an easier way…

Today, I’m going to show you one button on that can eliminate that problem and create social media graphics with a single click. Before you watch make sure you have an Canva for Work account. If you’re a church you can sign up for a free account right here.


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