Questions about Liaison...
Are you a staffing company or an advertising agency or what?
Neither. And both. This is our most common question, so you're in good company for asking! Liaison has a unique business model...
But on the flip side:
Do your recruiters work on a commission, like temp agency recruiters often do?
No. Our recruiters are motivated to find the best long-term fit between our clients and candidates so that our employees are happy and stay in their jobs for a long time. They love recruiting, but they don't love re-recruiting!
Why do companies use Liaison to build creative marketing teams instead of just doing it themselves or using a staffing company or ad agency?
Because we can do it better. We understand the creative and marketing industries and how to find the right person for the job. The fees we charge for our creative marketing services are far more attractive than what an ad agency charges. Plus, we're not just sending people out to work onsite. We often provide the computer equipment, infrastructure, management and expertise to run the entire operation for our clients. At an overall cost that's lower than if they did it themselves. Plus, we're fun to work with.
Questions about the hiring process...
I’m looking for work‚ and I’d like Liaison’s help. How do I sign up with Liaison? There’s not a “sign-up” or generalized application process‚ and it wouldn’t be accurate to say we “help people find jobs.” We recruit only for actual‚ open positions that we need to fill on our onsite creative marketing teams‚ and we only interview the top candidates who are best suited to those specific positions.
Can I be considered for more than one job at once? Absolutely. But you must apply to each and every position that matches your interest.
I don’t see anything on your website that fits my skills. What do I do?? Just keep checking back every few days to see if there's anything new. Or better yet‚ subscribe to our RSS feed.
How soon will I know about the status of my application? Please give us two weeks and if you haven't heard from us by that point‚ then follow up with us using the process we describe in the confirmation email you receive right after you apply.
I applied online but I never heard anything back from you! You should always receive an automated email response from our candidate application system immediately after you submitted your application‚ letting you know that your application was accepted. If you did not receive this email‚ then it was most likely caught by your email application’s spam filter–and‚ more importantly‚ you will most likely never receive any future emails from us about your application! Please set your spam filter to accept emails from the “liaisonresources.com” domain.
I applied online and received the automated response email but then I never heard from you again! Our recruiters are absolutely committed to responding to every candidate within 2 weeks. If you haven't heard from one of us after 2 weeks‚ then please follow up with us using the process we describe in the confirmation email you receive right after you apply.
Why don’t you keep resumes “on file”? We've found that it is far more efficient to broadcast our job opportunities when they come up and consider those candidates who are actively looking for work.
Can I get a “courtesy interview”? It would be nice if we could take the time to meet with every talented person who applies with us‚ but we have a small recruiting team with a good number of jobs and a large number of candidates. It’s most productive for us to manage our time wisely so that we can concentrate on filling as many of our open positions as possible in the time available.
How does your company select candidates? We start with your application‚ including the cover letter and the resume (and for a creative position‚ your work samples). Once we've interviewed and identified the top candidates‚ we discuss each candidate with the hiring manager and decide whether or not to schedule an interview with the hiring manager. If so‚ we schedule the interview‚ check professional references and work with the hiring manager to make a final decision on whom to hire.
Why do you not list the company name in the job description? Our clients have asked us to keep their company name confidential. We try to give hints in the job description regarding what part of town and what type of industry the position is in. And we'll certainly tell you who our client is once you advance to the interview stage in the process.
How do I get a job at Liaison HQ? Liaison HQ is a relatively small operation and we're fortunate to have very low turnover. But if and when we do have an opening‚ we'll post it on our website.
Questions about working with Liaison…
What does Liaison do for me once I’m hired? When you're hired by Liaison‚ you join our family. It's our job to support you in your new role working on one of our onsite teams. We provide a full range of benefits for our employees‚ including paid sick‚ vacation and holiday time‚ 100% employer-paid medical‚ dental‚ life and disability insurance coverage‚ and a 401(k) retirement program with company matching.On a deeper level‚ we help provide a space where the needs of both creative and marketing can thrive and be profitable.
Would applying through or working with Liaison limit my ability to search elsewhere? Absolutely not. We’re competing to find the right talent just as you’re competing to find the right employer. Candidates seeking a position with Liaison have no restriction on who they can apply to and which recruiters they engage.
If you hire me at one client and I don’t like it‚ can you move me to another? We can consider you for other positions only if you put in notice with the first client. We do have a duty of loyalty to our clients‚ and we don't go behind their backs trying to move our employees out of positions with them.
Do you have positions that will allow me to work from home? Rarely. If the description doesn't specifically say it's a telecommuting opportunity‚ it's not likely.
Do you offer any training or tutorials? We do not provide career services to job seekers. We do aspire to be a helpful and responsive employer-of-choice‚ so we publish a newsletter called SWOOSH. Click here to subscribe to SWOOSH or click here to read archived issues. In it‚ we share all of our secrets about how to promote yourself‚ how to network and how to find your perfect job.
I’m from out of town. What are my chances? You will always be more competitive for a position if you live in the same city. If you are applying from out of town‚ it always helps if you provide a little detail about your relocation plans in your cover letter.
Questions about confidentiality…
I don’t want my current employer to know I’m looking. Can you be discreet? Absolutely. We won't contact your current employer until you're being considered as a finalist‚ and then only if we clear it with you in advance.
Last Updated: July, 2012