Job Application Information

Looking to apply at RdyToGo? That is terrific. If hired, you will be joining a talented and wonderfully creative team. The culture at RdyToGo is warm and friendly, informal and accepting.

Who Can Apply?

Education

While we appreciate those who have received formal higher education, we will consider ALL candidates regardless of whether they have gone to college or not. We recommend but do not require an ACT National Career Readiness Certificate for all applicants. There are several local testing centers.

Location

While we encourage everyone who qualifies to apply, we prefer to hire candidates located near our design studios. All of our employees work from our design studios and we have no remote workers (though we will consider remote workers if the right situation arises).

Equal Opportunity

At RdyToGo, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, support it, and we need it. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We consider all applicants, no matter their gender, ethnicity, religion, education, orientation, or any other differentiating factor. We consider everyone, not because the law requires it, but because we feel that it is the right thing to do.

Immigration

Both Florida and South Carolina require all new employees to be reported to E-Verify. RdyToGo follows the state and federal government laws regarding employment.

Moving Here?

If you are hoping to move from another state or region to Myrtle Beach or Jacksonville, we totally understand why. The two cities are wonderful beach towns. However, we prefer to hire people who are already established in our regions and/or have a backup plan. Myrtle Beach is an especially transient area with a highly unstable economy based primarily on tourism. In other words, it's "feast or famine" with an emphasis on famine. Unfortunately, that instability directly affects our local clients, then us, then our employees. Because of this, we would feel incredibly awful if we got you leave everything, move here, and then lay you off in the winter. That being said, RdyToGo has been very fortunate to never have to lay our staff off since we were founded in February 2010.

What are we looking for?

Team Cooperation

The RdyToGo team has a positive outlook and energy. We wish to keep it that way. When we face obstacles, we work together to overcome them. When a disagreement arises we immediately and respectfully work it out together. What we do not tolerate is passive aggressive behavior, emotional repression and blowups, bigotry, and prejudice.

 

Language

We are laid back, relaxed and informal at RdyToGo. But we are also professional. Our team keeps their language and conversation clean and politeProfanity, expletives, and indecent topics are not acceptable at RdyToGo.

 

General Business Skills & Knowledge

No matter what job position is applied for, there are some business skills that everyone should have, such as; organization, communication, cleanliness, basic typing, and computer skills. Most importantly you should have a strong knowledge of business etiquette.

Dress and Grooming

We ask that all interviewees and employees dress in a clean and orderly way. At work our employees usually dress in a relaxed business casual style. As clothing and style are forms of self expression, we ask that you express respect for our clients and everyone on our team.

Attitude
It is natural to want to show off your skills and knowledge in your application and job interview. While we definitely want to welcome more talent to our team, we value willingness to learn, humility, and honesty among our job candidates rather than a know-it-all attitude. It would be disappointing for an applicant to claim to have a skill that they barely know. However, admitting that you just learned the skill and are excited to improve it fosters trust and respect with us. We also want to see creativity, not just in your portfolio and resume, but in your way of thinking.
 

When should I apply?

We do some things differently:
  1. We rarely post job openings, even when they are available.
  2. We accept applications even if no job openings are posted.
  3. We often interview applicants even if we are not currently hiring.
  4. We interview a high percentage of applicants who apply (even if they are under-qualified or if we are not hiring.)
  5. We interview applicants for job positions that they did not apply for.
Because of these differences, we recommend that you:
  1. Apply, even if no job opening is posted.
  2. Be ready to interview, even if no job opening is posted.
  3. Be prepared to interview for a job position you did not apply for.
  4. Reapply each year or when you have a relevant change to your resume (such as a new skill, job experience or more education).
Why do we do this?
We have found that we get better results and build more relationships that bloom into great job opportunities at a later date.

How do I apply?

Step 1: Prepare

Resume/CV

During your application you will be asked to provide a resume (or CV as our friends across the pond call it.) We examine EVERY resume we receive carefully. Here is what we look for:

  1. More than anything else we want to see what skills you have.
  2. We want to see references from clients, direct managers, and/or your school instructors only.
  3. If you have an employment history, we want to know the names and contact info of all direct managers, duties performed (that are relevant to ANY job at our agency), and the reason for leaving each job.
  4. Please personalize your resume to RdyToGo and the position(s) you wish to apply for.
  5. While it is an added bonus to have a highly designed resume or one that markets your talents well, all companies expect it to be well written and flawless (no typos and proper syntax). We too, use grammar, spelling, and overall writing skills on a resume as a measure of job candidacy.
Portfolio

All applicants should have a portfolio of recent projects ready to share. If we interview, we will want to see your portfolio and plan to ask questions about your projects, your inspiration and motivation.

Blog/Website

Since blogs are an important function of marketing and we are a creative marketing agency, we want to see your blog. A good blog or personal website that markets you and your skillset will help you shine during the interview process.

Learn About Us

Check out our website, learn about our service offering, clientele, our mission and goals, and our weaknesses. Have some questions to ask us and plans on how you can help us. Remember, you are interviewing us too.

LinkedIn Profile

We look at LinkedIn profiles for all interviewees. We look to see if the profile is detailed and complete. Our job application form requires a LinkedIn profile, so please have one available.

Social Media and Online Profiles

As an online marketing agency we check out your social media profiles and online presence. We hope to see how well your online profiles market your skills and abilities. Having a well maintained and tactful online presence will show a strong knowledge of your marketing, social profile management, and writing skillsets.

 
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Step 2: Apply Online

Apply Now Please use our online form to apply.

What are my chances?

While we cannot promise an interview to every applicant, we do interview a high percentage of applicants.

When will the interview be scheduled?

If you receive the opportunity to interview, congratulations. Some of our interviewees will interview within a week of applying. The rest may wait a month to a few months to interview. So don't worry or feel dejected if you are not invited to interview right away.

What if I don't get an interview?

Don't assume that things are final. We want you to reapply each year or when you have something new on your resume to share.

How will I know if I get an interview or not?

We will either email or call you. If you are given the opportunity to interview, we will also attempt to schedule the interview.

Any Interview Advice?

Yes, we have a guide and recommend reading Monster.com's article on the subject.