Reading Between the Lines - Sutton Creative Studios

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This past week we posted our first real job listing on our site, and shared it across all our social media channels. While more than 400 people clicked through and an abundance of resumes were received, it became quite clear that not only were people not reading the job description, they were also not reading between the lines. I apologize if this article comes across as more of a rant than an informative article, however in order to best help you and the rest of our readers succeed in your business, I encourage you to step up your game and start reading between the lines. (Read more)

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<ul><li> 1. sut t oncreat ivest udios.com http://suttoncreativestudios.com/reading-between-the-lines/ Kimberly Sutton December 15, 2013 Reading Between the Lines This past week we posted our f irst real job listing on our site, and shared it across all our social media channels. While more than 400 people clicked through and an abundance of resumes were received, it became quite clear that not only were people not reading the job description, they were also not reading between the lines. I apologize if this article comes across as more of a rant than an inf ormative article, however in order to best help you and the rest of our readers succeed in your business, I encourage you to step up your game and start reading between the lines. What do I mean? Keep reading My f avorite applicant submissions were those that didnt address any of our desires or expectations. The applicant clearly only saw Job Opening! and jumped at the chance to be hired without knowing what the position was actually about. This isnt how we operate at all. Given the opportunity, I ALWAYS investigate a prospective clients site, blog and other online inf ormation bef ore submitting a project proposal. I make every attempt to f ind out who I am sending our proposal to rather than address my cover letter Dear Sir/Madam, and I NEVER submit if I cant meet the expectations of the client. To me, that would be looking like a f ool. Consider this scenario: A local f ive-star restaurant is looking f or a new chef . I need a job and since I know how to make toast I decide to f ill out an application. (Seriously, f olks. I, Kim, can burn eggs and mac and cheese because Im not patient enough to cook slowly.) In the end, whose time did I waste? Both mine AND the business owners/hiring managers. Trust me, they dont appreciate receiving ridiculous applicant submissions and you should be embarrassed if youre not as educated as possible when submitting a project proposal. Ill make this easy f or you: If youre interested in working with Sutton Creative Studios, do some homework bef ore you submit a proposal. Visit our About Us page to f ind out who we are and who you can address your cover letter to. Look at our Services page to see what we do. Look at our Resources page to see what programs we use. Lastly, read the entire job description, with emphasis on reading between the lines. Yes, we may have said were looking f or skillset A, however you can add the extra benef it of skillset A.2! Thats what we want to hear! ***** Kim Sutton is a f ounding partner of Sutton Creative Studios, an agency specializing in social media management, graphic design and virtual assistance. She is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Interior Architecture. </li></ul> <p> 2. In her f ree-time, Kim cherishes the time she gets to spend with her husband, Dave (her business partner), and three children. She also enjoys reading, knitting and writing. You are invited to f ollow Sutton Creative Studios by f ollowing our blog, subscribing to our newsletter, or f ollowing/liking us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ or Pinterest. In addition, please comment and/or contact us with any questions. Copyright Sutton Creative Studios - Built with Passion </p>

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