I simply want to know which person in a graphic design agency generally looks for new Graphic Designers to employ. Does it differ from company to company? How does the company you work at do it? Do they go through Human Resources or maybe a recruitment agency?
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No one really has to do much looking. As Kool once said, if you want a graphic designer, just go out into the street and throw a stick. Quite likely the person you hit will be a graphic designer.
Job placement through recruitment agencies IMO are not so common in Graphic Design as they might be in a field like Drafting. Sure there are temp agencies, and again it may be possible to get a full time job at a place where you may be doing temp work, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.
It depends on what the agency is looking for. Right now, most established studios have a list of prospective contractors they have hired before for overflow work. One of them, with an established record of doing good work for the company may get hired on if a full time position becomes available, and if they actually want it.
In some places it's the old HR routine. Resumes come in by whatever means requested, and they get sifted down to the specific number of candidates for interview by the director of the art department and/or marketing department. Or they may simply go through any resumes kept on file.
In other places an ad is placed and again the sifting takes place. Remember, for every position advertised there can be hundreds of applicants. A lot of places avoid this route for that reason. A design department or studio usually has at least one employee who knows another designer looking for work. Or they ask a few of their print vendors. Print vendors seem to know where every one is and who is looking for work.
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- Aug 2006
Companies these days usually advertise a position on job seeking websites. Sometimes for a senior position, head hunters and recruitment agencies will be used.
- Jan 2008
Edit to clarify: That's also where the bulk of our job openings are posted. Some harder-to-fill positions are advertised in the paper, but these days that's the exception.Last edited by garricks; 07-29-2012, 11:56 PM.
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