Coming from a design background herself, Agent Lilian Ohanessian likes keeping her finger on the pulse of the Sydney's thriving creative industry.
From who’s presenting at Creative Mornings to “who’s looking” at her morning staff meeting, Lilian loves nothing better than working with creatives and building amazing relationships. (She also admits to really love hanging out with her cat).
Check out her answers to our 7 Quick Questions, then give her a call!
- What made you want to work at Vitamin T? I wanted to work here because I was excited about the prospect of working WITH the creative industry instead of WITHIN the creative industry. Having come from a high pressure creative management role, I was looking for something that still kept me in with the creative networks, but allowed for me to have a better work-life balance. Specifically a place where I could still keep my finger on the pulse of Sydney’s creative industry. I found it! Vitamin T has a fantastic social environment where I get to help amazing talent get great opportunities.
- What’s the BEST thing someone can do when looking for a job? I've got two things!
- Build Your Personal Brand. As a creative, I think building your personal brand is vital to getting the kind of role which resonates with you most. It also helps direct where you want to take your career. If there are certain skills/sectors/professional environments in which you want to be perceived as an expert in—or are very passionate about—communicate those through your folio. Showcase and highlight the projects which most reflect the type of work you would like to get. Once you understand how your personal brand is perceived, you can start crafting and refining a strategic approach to attract the right kind of opportunities.
- Cleanse & Build Your Online Presence. In this day and age, Google is the first call to action for a lot of things. Google yourself and check what perception could be made from a simple search on the most popular social platforms. Then ask yourself, “Is this a good representation of myself?” If not, get cleaning! Other than your folio via an application, this is a screening process available to anyone. You can simply manage your online visibility by controlling your accounts, the type of work history displayed, and photos which might come up. If there are projects that you don’t want people to see, update! This is not to say remove all fun photos. Rather, make sure what is out there for public viewing could not be of detriment to a potential opportunity.