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?
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.
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).
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 skill sets.
While we cannot promise an interview to every applicant, we do interview a high percentage of applicants.
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.
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.
We will either email or call you. If you are given the opportunity to interview, we will also attempt to schedule the interview.