The creative economy is constantly changing — from skill requirements and technological competencies to the gig economy and deep candidate pools. This four person panel will discuss these topics and field questions from the audience. The panel will feature a Vice President from Calypso Communications (Portsmouth), a design Intern from Manchester, a recruiter from a large Manchester based biotech company (currently seeking creatives), and a career services professional from a large New Hampshire university.
Only a few, short years ago, the expectation of a creative went from proficiencies in design software, such as Adobe Creative Suite, to any combination of technical competencies including website, email, social media, search engine optimization, 3D modeling, programming, and 3D printing software. Employers now consider these a regular requirement for anyone in the creative industry. The question persists: Do employers really require these skills? Outside of traditional secondary education, how does one obtain these skills?
Candidates also face the reality that although they possess the required skill sets it seems their competition does as well. How does a candidate stand out from the crowd and catch the attention of the hiring decision maker? Is in-person networking really the best way to get a job? How do employers capture creatives with the required technological talents? How do they keep young creatives in New Hampshire?
New Hampshire Creative Club, in partnership with Stay Work Play New Hampshire, will host a panel discussion to explore and address the challenges of employment and internships facing creatives and their employers, at 12 noon, Monday, October 29, at WBC Office Suites, 1087 Elm St., Second Floor, in Manchester.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and attendees are welcome to bring their lunch and creative employment/internship questions. The event will end promptly at 1 p.m.