Career and Employment Center

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.

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Things To Consider Before Applying

Educational Qualifications

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.

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.

Location of Job Candidate

While we encourage everyone who qualifies to apply, we prefer to hire candidates located near our design studios. Most of our employees work from our design studios and we rarely use remote workers (though we are not opposed to remote workers if the right situation arises).

Immigration

RdyToGo actively bids on U.S. federal government contracts. These contracts and the state governments of Florida and South Carolina require all new employees to be reported to E-Verify. RdyToGo follows the state and federal government laws regarding employment.

Are you moving to Myrtle Beach or Jacksonville?

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. Everyone should live and work here!

However, when deciding who to hire, we prefer candidates whose lives are already established in our regions and have a backup plan for when work slows down.

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 economic instability, we would feel incredibly awful if we encouraged you leave everything you know, move here, and then lay you off when things slow down in the winter. That being said, RdyToGo has been very fortunate to never have to lay off our staff since we were founded in February 2010.

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QUALITIES WE VALUE IN A JOB CANDIDATE

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, drama, blowups, bigotry, and prejudice.

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.

Language

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

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.

Having The Right Attitude For Our Culture

Showing Pride vs. Humility

It is natural to want to show off your skills and knowledge on your application and during your job interview. However, while we definitely want to welcome more talent to our team, we value willingness to learn, humility, and honesty among our job candidates as more important than a know-it-all attitude. 

Honesty and Creativity Highly Prized

It would be disappointing for an applicant to claim to have a skill that they barely know. However, admitting that they just learned the skill and are excited to improve it fosters trust and respect with us. We also value creativity, not just in your portfolio and resume, but in your way of thinking.

When to 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.

 

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.

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).

How to Apply

Step 1: Prepare for the application and interview

Resume/CV

While submitting 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 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 with RdyToGo in mind 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 we plan to ask questions about your projects, your inspiration, and motivation.

Learn About Us

Remember, you are interviewing us too. So, check out our website, learn about our service offering, clientele, our mission, goals, and our weaknesses. You should prepare some questions to ask us. Developing plans on how you can help us will go a long way to impress us.

Blog/Website

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

LinkedIn Profile

We look at LinkedIn profiles for all interviewees. We review your profile for detail and completeness. Our job application form requires that you submit a LinkedIn profile, so please have one available.

Social Media and Online Profiles

As an online marketing agency, we review 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.

Step 2: Apply for a job online

Our job application form is quick and easy. Please be accurate and truthful with each question.

Step 3: Wait for an answer

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 sometimes take longer than expected to get back to applicants. Additionally, 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.

Yes, we have developed our own guide and we recommend that you read Monster.com’s article on the subject.