Yassi works out of our L.A. office, where she spends her days connecting some of the brightest minds in town with their dream companies. Thanks to a background in PR, her relationship-building skills are stellar – making her an indispensable member of our West Coast fourthFLOOR team. This full-time talent matchmaker and part-time style blogger specializes in placement for design, technical design, production, product development, buying, merchandising and customer service roles, so she knows what it takes to stand out in a wide variety of job functions.
Earlier this week, Yassi took some time away from her desk to tell us more about herself and share her advice with job seekers.
What are three top factors clients consider when reviewing candidate applications?
Most clients are focused on a candidate’s level of experience within a specified field, the quality of their portfolio/work samples, and the number of years they have spent at each company. Clients are looking for reliable employees who consistently produce excellent work.
What are the top three ways a candidate should prepare for an interview?
Practice speaking about your individual skill sets, so you can discuss them with confidence. Prepare thoughtful questions to ask during your interview – demonstrate your knowledge and interest by inquiring about the company and how they operate. Last but not least, plan your route in advance and allow time for traffic and parking. We’re in LA, so it always helps to think ahead.
What are your favorite things to do on the weekend?
I like to spend my free time working on my personal fashion and lifestyle blog, Ynique, hiking Griffith Park and Runyon Canyon with my maltipoo Sophie, and networking at fashion events.
What is your favorite part of being a recruiter?
I enjoy meeting people and helping them find a job they’re really excited about.
What advice can you offer to candidates reentering the market?
Interviews can be nerve-wracking, so the better prepared you are, the more confident you will be discussing your professional skillsets and personal attributes in detail.
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