Guest Blog Post by
Diane Domeyer, Executive Director, The Creative Group
Guest Blog Post by
Guest Post by The Creative Group
What will you earn in 2015?
Here’s something to smile about: According to The Creative Group’s newly released 2015 Salary Guide, average starting salaries for creative professionals are projected to rise 3.5 percent in the coming year. Following are in-demand positions that are expected to see even bigger gains in 2015:
1. Creative Director (8+ years) – 3.9% increase
2. Web Designer (1 to 5 years) – 4.4% increase
3. Project Manager – 4.9% increase
4. User Experience (UX) Director – 6.8% increase
5. Mobile Designer – 6.8% increase
To download a free copy of the 2015 Salary Guide or calculate local salary ranges using our online salary calculator, visit The Creative Group Salary Center.
The Creative Group specializes in placing a range of highly skilled interactive, design and marketing professionals with a variety of firms. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com
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We have all been there. The sweaty palms, pounding heartbeat and dry mouth that come with anticipating a job interview. You hope you’ll get easy questions — sometimes I have — and you pray you don’t get the hard ones — sometimes I have.
The Creative Group suggest that you hope for the best but prepare for the worst. In other words (appropriate for baseball season) expect some curveballs. The creative staffing firm par excellence recently asked more than 400 advertising and marketing executives to share the toughest or trickiest interview question they pose to weed out poor candidates. Many of the queries could trip up even the savviest applicants. Here are five tough ones to contemplate:
1. Why do you want to work here?
2. Can you describe a frustrating workplace situation you faced and how you solved it?
3. Why are you leaving your current position?
4. What is your biggest weakness?
5. Please give me a 60-second sales pitch about yourself.
In truth, I could never hit a curveball. And I wasn’t all that good with fastballs or change-ups. Luckily, The Creative Group not only throws the hard stuff but provides some coaching as well. To see tips for effectively answering these questions go to the TCG Blog.Read More