The Dos and Don'ts of Creative Portfolios

Posted by Kurt Brokhoff on Feb 16, 2018 10:26:38 AM

Finding work as a creative can be challenging. What exactly are prospective clients looking for? How should a portfolio be positioned to demonstrate that you are capable of addressing a client’s needs? How do you know which pieces to include, and what formats and platforms should be used? Below are some tips, tricks, and tools to keep in mind as you create your portfolio, because finding work as a creative can be challenging...but it doesn’t have to be.

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Five Online Development Platforms That Will Help You Land a Great Job

Posted by Kurt Brokhoff on Nov 16, 2017 2:18:36 PM

So, you say you’re a talented developer with experience in Angular, React, Node, and other hot technologies. And you’ve got a pretty strong resume that talks about your recent projects. While that’s all great, there’s one piece of advice that we offer to every developer seeking a great new position with a top tech company: take advantage of the amazing online development platforms to create a profile where you can SHOW examples of the work you have done.

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What to look for in an IT consulting contract

Posted by Kurt Brokhoff on Jun 29, 2016 3:00:00 PM

From long-term, permanent employment to contract positions, there are many choices out there for IT and technology professionals. In my role as a tech recruiter, I talk to IT pros every day about the various employment options out there.

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How to Use GitHub to Market Yourself & Find the Right Job

Posted by Kurt Brokhoff on Feb 25, 2016 10:30:00 PM

As a tech professional these days, your skills are in high demand. You likely get inbound inquiries about open positions on a regular basis, especially if you’re a software developer with the latest skills in technologies like Ember.js, AngularJS, and React. This is an awesome problem to have, right?

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Beyond the Portfolio: How to Hire Great UX & UI Designers

Posted by Kurt Brokhoff on Feb 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Ah, that amazing portfolio filled with incredible designs and graphics…in the world of tech recruiting, it’s pretty exciting to land on a designer who has incredible talent and a gorgeous visual portfolio. But while shiny, creative portfolios are fantastic to look at and can certainly provide insights into design style, many companies are blinded by this creativity when evaluating potential UX and UI Designers.

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Kurt Brokhoff

Kurt Brokhoff

Kurt is a Recruiting Team Lead for Creative Services at Eliassen Group. Specializing in the recruitment of Creative professionals. He focuses on User Experience Design and Development of enterprise, B2B, B2C and consumer-facing websites, web applications, digital properties, mobile sites and mobile applications.

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