November 23rd, 2021
One of the most important things we want to achieve as a company is making a somewhat ‘exclusive’ industry easier for people to succeed in. We’ve all been faced with the line ‘must have at least 2 years of experience’ on what was supposedly advertised as an ‘entry-level’ job. The job market nowadays can feel daunting at best and terrifying at worst - so how are we working to change that? First off, we understand that it is the people that make or break businesses. We wouldn't be where we are now without our people. Secondly, we know that experience doesn't always equal skill or vice-versa, hence why we have a team from a range of backgrounds. Today’s blog gives a quick run down of the sort of thing we look for when recruiting Tell team members to try and make the process feel a little less intimidating.
For us, the most important thing is having the right people on our team. We love to show off our personalities through our use of social media and the content we create, so if someone can contribute to this it’s a huge bonus.
I asked those at the helm what they look for in an individual when recruiting new team members and here were just a few of the key phrases that cropped up.
Interview Tip: Don’t be afraid to show us who you are. Experience and skill is important but when it comes down to it we need to know; Will you fit into our team? Do you share our ethos? Can you confidently tell us what you’re good at?
Our team is currently made up of weathered industry veterans as well as newly graduated talent and we don't value one more highly than the other. Each person on our team is a jack of all trades. While everyone has their own specific area of interest, we’ll value someone who is resourceful and can confidently cover a range of jobs as each day at Tell is different.
If you can give us this flexibility then we make it our mission to work with you on the passion projects you have. Each member of our team has their own specialism or personal interest and we want to give them the opportunity to bring this into their professional life should they wish to. Without the avid gamers working for us, we may not have been able to set up our esports branch. Or without the theatre graduates on our team, Tell Arts wouldn't be where it is today.
In terms of practical skills, ideally you should have a good understanding of technical equipment if you want to be involved in that side of the company. However, we also want to hear the things that you think you’re good at. No, we won't think you're bragging!
Interview Tip: Passion is fantastic and something we love to see. Tell us what it is you enjoy, what you’re good at, what only YOU can bring to the company. We’ve been known, in the past, to build roles around a person we want if we feel they can fill a gap and contribute something new to our team.
The recruitment process for Tell is more informal than those of many other companies. We hope this relaxed approach means that we get the opportunity to meet and work with a whole range of interesting people.
Lots of our applicants are through word of mouth due to our extensive network in the industry. However, don't let this deter you! If you have seen our work or have seen us advertising, reach out! Once we have received a CV our producer will give it a once over to see if you have the appropriate transferable skills. Following this, you will be invited to an interview with our producer, Kat, and director, Tom. This chat is super chill and just a great way to discern if you’d be a good fit for the company. Should you be successful, you will then receive a job offer from our team in the following week or so with a job description attached.
Interview Tip: Familiarise yourself with us and our work as much as possible in the run up to your meeting with Tom and Kat. We've spent a lot of time and effort establishing our brand and our presence so prove to us that you've done your research and know what we are about.
If you think we sound like a company you’d like to get involved with in the future, or have any questions about our recruitment processes, feel free to drop us a line. We don’t always have formal job advertisements so if you reach out to us we will be able to let you know what we are looking for right now. Feel free to arrange a call by emailing us at email@example.com.