What we look for 

in people when
recruiting
Simon R Jones, Studio 24 Ltd
Creative Futures, 26 March 2014
Me
Founder & Tech Director, Studio 24
!
Digital stuff:
• Web Standards Project
• Zend Framework
• Refresh Cambridge
• PHP ...
Applying for a job…
1. Passion
Do something you 

believe in
2. Expertise & Potential
Specialise
Read up on your subject
Read up on your subject
alistapart.com
bradfrost.github.io/this-is-responsive/
www.smashingmagazine.com
www.creativebloq.c...
Attend design conferences

& meetups
Refresh Cambridge
lanyrd.com/topics/web-design/
Cambridge Usability Group
3. Your experience
Work on your own projects
Get your work online
4. Applying for a job
Tailor your CV
Send us a personal email
Talk to us 

(before the interview)
5. The interview
Make an effort
Be yourself
Why do you want

to work with us?
We’re looking for someone 

we can work with
• Very competitive
• Lots of opportunity
• You need to stand apart
Digital industry
Good luck + thanks!
@simonrjones
studio24.net
slideshare.net/simonrjones
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My talk for the Creative Futures conference on the topic of what we look for in applicants when they apply for a job at Studio 24.

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What we look for 
in people when recruiting

  1. 1. What we look for 
 in people when recruiting Simon R Jones, Studio 24 Ltd Creative Futures, 26 March 2014
  2. 2. Me Founder & Tech Director, Studio 24 ! Digital stuff: • Web Standards Project • Zend Framework • Refresh Cambridge • PHP Cambridge
  3. 3. Applying for a job…
  4. 4. 1. Passion
  5. 5. Do something you 
 believe in
  6. 6. 2. Expertise & Potential
  7. 7. Specialise
  8. 8. Read up on your subject
  9. 9. Read up on your subject alistapart.com bradfrost.github.io/this-is-responsive/ www.smashingmagazine.com www.creativebloq.com/net-magazine
  10. 10. Attend design conferences
 & meetups Refresh Cambridge lanyrd.com/topics/web-design/ Cambridge Usability Group
  11. 11. 3. Your experience
  12. 12. Work on your own projects
  13. 13. Get your work online
  14. 14. 4. Applying for a job
  15. 15. Tailor your CV
  16. 16. Send us a personal email
  17. 17. Talk to us 
 (before the interview)
  18. 18. 5. The interview
  19. 19. Make an effort
  20. 20. Be yourself
  21. 21. Why do you want
 to work with us?
  22. 22. We’re looking for someone 
 we can work with
  23. 23. • Very competitive • Lots of opportunity • You need to stand apart Digital industry
  24. 24. Good luck + thanks! @simonrjones studio24.net slideshare.net/simonrjones

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