Kelly Barker

About Kelly Barker

As Kore1’s Director of Digital and Creative Talent, Kelly treats recruiting and staffing like an art form, channeling her wealth of enthusiasm and expertise into building world-class partnerships that shine above the rest.

The Biggest Challenges Facing Creative and Digital Hiring in 2017

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 […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Categories: Creative Hiring||

The Most In-Demand Creative Jobs for 2017

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 […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Categories: Creative Hiring||

Forge54: Creatives Coming Together for Charity

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 […]

By |October 31st, 2016|Categories: Inside KORE1||

Best Interview Questions for Hiring Creative Professionals

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 […]

By |July 5th, 2016|Categories: Creative Hiring||

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

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 […]

By |June 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized||

How Merging Creative and Technology Affects 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 […]

By |April 13th, 2016|Categories: Creative Hiring|Tags: , |

Considering a Career Change? Best Creative Jobs for 2016

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 […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Categories: Creative Hiring|Tags: , , |

Can Personal Branding Actually Give Creatives a Real Advantage?

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 […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Creative Hiring|Tags: , , |