A Link Up Play-by-Play
Events Mar 13, 2017
As our agency grows, we’re actively on the hunt for the perfect candidates to join our team. We’ve filtered through 3,800 resumes, interviewed 100, and hired four. Having exhausted traditional methods, we decided it was time to branch out with a unique take on our own career fair in and around the LA area. We’ve decided to partner with some local LA food trucks for a series of targeted "ride-arounds" and are welcoming any media/ advertising professionals interested in a new position to stop by for a free treat in exchange for their resume. For this new initiative that we've dubbed “Link Up”, our goal is to meet potential candidates and take the opportunity to get to know them in a more fun and relaxed setting. Here’s a glimpse of our first Link-Up this past week!
10:30: Arrive on-location to gear up for event. Save a spot for the coffee truck - oh, the joys of finding parking in LA! At least, it’s a beautiful day.
11:00: Meet coffee truck, Elabrew. Set up with balloons, stickers, and cookies. Grab an iced chai latte and greet our first visitors.
11:30: Seems as though everyone has gotten their coffee fix already this morning and is busy at work; move on to next location.
12:00: Set up shop at Central Park Playa Vista. Foot traffic picks up. People are intrigued...free coffee? Sure - sign me up! We take every opportunity to entice passersby, although some say no! Who doesn’t want free coffee, we think to ourselves?
12:30: It’s a hot day but we power through talking about our fabulous agency and all the big things we have in the works.
1:00: Security rains on our parade by asking us to move. Apparently the free cup of coffee handed to the security man on a bike wasn’t enough to allow us to skate by the rules. Oh, well, there’s plenty of other space in the world to get the word out. We cheeringly move on - not defeated!
1:30: Maybe we spoke too soon. Driving around in circles. Parking spots are few and far between. The side alley it is! We make use of our megaphone. Groups of people admit to following the truck, walking blocks upon blocks to our next parking spot. We liked the dedication – these were people we’d want to hire.
2:00: We try our luck in a residential area which proves to be sleepy, but we do manage to attract the attention of a few who are appreciative of a free cup of coffee and offer to helpfully spread the word about us.
3:00: That’s a wrap! We all grab one last cup of joe and head back to beautiful Santa Monica!
Post-event, we’ve received several resumes and are eager to embark on our next Link-Up adventure. Now, onto picking the next food truck for series two. We promise to keep you updated on our next locale.