Author: Kelly McMahon

The Biggest Challenges Facing Creative and Digital Hiring in 2017

By Kelly McMahon on May 31, 2017 in Creative Hiring


As the rise of new technology and societal trends continue to change the world, entire industries are being reshaped at rapid speeds. For those hiring digital and creative talent, the changes have been profound and require adaptation. Job responsibilities are shifting, while brand new roles that were never heard of five years ago are exploding […]


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The Most In-Demand Creative Jobs for 2017

By Kelly McMahon on March 13, 2017 in Creative Hiring


The digital revolution and continued advancement of new technology has fueled job growth in many areas, including in the creative industry. In particular, the digital media sector has driven a strong demand for creative roles required in producing modern advertisements, experiences, and products. With mobile usage skyrocketing and digital media agencies enjoying growth that outpaces […]


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Forge54: Creatives Coming Together for Charity

By Kelly McMahon on October 31, 2016 in Inside KORE1


I recently had the fantastic opportunity to participate in the Forge54 charity event, and it was a rewarding experience that I encourage anyone to join in the future. Forge54 brought together over 100 creative and marketing professionals to donate 54 hours of their time to develop marketing materials for a chosen charity. This year’s charity […]


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Best Interview Questions for Hiring Creative Professionals

By Kelly McMahon on July 5, 2016 in Creative Hiring


As we mentioned in a previous post, when it comes to hiring creative professionals, it’s arguably more important to look for soft skills such as creativity rather than technical skills. Which is all well and good. But what type of questions are best to ask when interviewing creative professionals? We’ve done some research, as well […]


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Why the “Cultural Fit vs. Functional Fit” Debate Matters in Creative Staffing

By Kelly McMahon on June 14, 2016 in Uncategorized


Unlike many other occupations, the creative field is one that depends heavily on soft skills (namely, creativity). And since soft skills are a major component of what is considered “cultural fit,” it stands to reason that cultural fit is more important than technical skills in placing the right creatives in open positions. However, there’s danger […]


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How Merging Creative and Technology Affects Hiring

By Kelly McMahon on April 13, 2016 in Creative Hiring


The bridging of creative and technology functions is nothing new. After all, the creative genius behind the most beautiful websites and mobile apps could never have come into being without the coding and networking skills of a whole host of tech gurus. Collaboration is key, and many companies have mastered this. However, many organizations are beginning […]


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Considering a Career Change? Best Creative Jobs for 2016

By Kelly McMahon on December 15, 2015 in Creative Hiring


If workplace misery and boredom have you watching the clock obsessively up until the last minute before the holidays begin, then it’s probably time to take your career in a new direction. Fortunately, the ball’s in your court. Demand for creative professionals is soaring, which means your upcoming New Year’s resolution of finding a new […]


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Can Personal Branding Actually Give Creatives a Real Advantage?

By Kelly McMahon on December 2, 2015 in Creative Hiring


Let’s be honest: “personal branding” has become a business buzz word, and applying it to your career sounds like a shameless self-promotion campaign. As a creative professional who values your integrity, that’s probably the last thing you want to get involved in. But you’d be making a mistake. Personal branding in the job search, from […]


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