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As a design director for the signage department of a car wash factory, your day will never be boring! Here’s a day in the life of a designer director! 


What do you do as a design director?

I structure policies and procedures while managing a team of talented graphic designers. In order to increase output of quality and performance, I streamline departmental processes. 

 

What do you love about being a design director?

The company culture fully embraces innovation. I have the freedom to push the limits and not be apprehensive of failure. We strive to succeed, but understand that errors and correcting those errors is part of growth and being TrailBlazers in the industry. 

 

What do your days look like? 

First thing I do is go through performance reports and oversee order flow. As orders start flowing in, I assist with gathering assets and meeting with the remote team to help prioritize their workload. I also monitor and create design briefs between customer and designer as well as auditing designs for technical and conceptual alignment. 

 

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What exactly is a business and customer insights manager? Well, it’s a company’s internal consultant that plays a crucial role in driving day-to-day operations. Let’s see what a day in the life of a business and customer insights manager looks like! 


What do you do as a Business & Customer Insights Manager?

I help the internal stakeholders with making informed, strategic decisions leveraging internal and external data. I also serve as an internal consultant to drive strategic changes in operations and processes.  

 

What do your days look like? 

My day-to-day is very data-driven; ad-hoc reporting, creating visualizations for internal and external uses. I am constantly brainstorming for new ideas and improvements that are needed across our operation. During most weeks of work, I join strategic change meetings and sales improvement meetings with leadership.

 

What do you like most about your job?

I was lucky enough to join a company that understands the needs of ongoing change to meet and exceed customer expectations. My input is well received and I am encouraged to speak up when I see something that should be changed. I wear many different hats for the organization. I’m able to help across many different business units to drive change and have a direct impact on the companies day-to-day operations. 

 

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Struggling with narrowing down candidates to find the perfect addition to your team? Here are some tips and insights into what to consider for second interviews as well as narrowing down your candidate pool!


The first interview is the qualifier… 

Usually second interviews are the opportunity for the company to ‘sell or market’ the candidate on the opportunity of employment with your company. The first interview is the qualifier as in, is the candidate a good fit? Once, a good fit has been determined the company should look for ways to market their opportunity to the candidate.

So, asking candidates the question of what they would ideally like to see in an opportunity is a good start and as you hear things that your company offers you can answer those ideals with the ways and means your company can meet those ideals.

You will want to offer the candidate who demonstrates the most excitement…

The second interview is also an opportunity for you all the gauge the excitement level of the candidate. This is important because you will want to offer the candidate who demonstrates the most excitement, assuming they have all the qualifications, the job since they will come into the job with good energy and commitment.

The second interview should be about creating excitement with the candidate so that when an offer is made there is great confidence (100% chance) it will be accepted.

Make sure the candidate knows about any perks…

We have heard from candidates about the cost of living in Key West being considerably higher than where they currently reside. You should look for ways to lay aside those concerns with suggestions and examples of what other employees do in terms of where they live in the Keys and how they cope with that added cost. Or, just point out that’s part of the cost of living in paradise, having access to a unique lifestyle or however you want to phrase it.

Make sure the candidate knows about any perks, benefits or any other positives culturally or otherwise your company offers.

If there is a spouse or children involved look for ways to make that a comfortable transition in terms of employment opportunities the spouse may be good for and school options for the kids.

Managing expectations on your hiring process in terms of time, testing, and background checks will also help keep the candidate warm and engaged.


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Don’t you love it when you go on a company’s website and it’s so easy to navigate that you find everything you need? Having a functional, appealing website is the first step to keeping users like you interested in what the company has to offer. So, what goes into making a website functional? Here’s what a day in the life of a Web Application Developer looks like…


“I fix or improve current functionality on the website, I also design and develop new functionalities as needed, that goes from planning to designing to developing each new task that needs to be implemented”

 

What is the first thing you do in the morning?

 

First thing I do in the morning is check for new emails or any errors reported by our app the previous night. After checking my emails, I go through tickets that were assigned to me with different tasks. We have tickets assigned to each Developer for different tasks including new developments, patches, updates, and more.

 

Every day I check tickets assigned to me and ask questions about every requirement on the ticket/task. After most of the tasks are clear, I start to analyze and plan how I’m going to approach these problems.

 

What do those tasks look like?

 

I need to approach these problems with the most optimal solution while taking into consideration every aspect and possible errors we may encounter in the future.

 

After the task is analyzed and designed, I start coding. Sometimes anything may surge during coding or even different ways of approaching the problem emerges. This process can take anywhere from hours to weeks depending on the task. In the meantime, I can start working on other tasks that might be urgent or easier and faster to solve.

 

What happens once you complete a task?

 

Every task is revised by the test team after I upload my solution. When they have tested the tasks, they send back their comments and any errors they might have found in the solution. Based on what they discover, we discuss the problems found and I work to fix or improve anything they report. This process continues until it’s ready for deployment, which usually occurs every couple of weeks at late hours so we don’t affect the live site if anything goes wrong.

 

“I really like seeing people happy and using something I did to make their job a little easier. Knowing that people it’s comfortable using what I do, and this helps them do their job easier and better makes me feel very nice.”


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Why You Should Choose MSI As Your Leading Staffing Agency

MSI Recruiting is a boutique, executive and back office search firm in business since 1998 with over 100 years of recruiting experience on staff. MSI has filled countless back office positions in multiple locations across the country within so many different industries including, Manufacturing, Finance, Information Technology, and more.

 

MSI is spread across three offices in Florida


 

 

 

Whether you are a company looking to fill a talent gap, or a candidate looking for your next career move, we are the preferred staffing agency. Spanning decades in the business, we have cultivated a network of contacts and business relationships, with the mission to match top talent with the right opportunity. Our clients range from startup operations to publicly traded organizations, serving a variety of industries in different market sectors.

 

The team at MSI Recruiting is actively involved in the business community and understands the diverse nature of our business culture. MSI has the experience and skills to successfully assist in the placement of your entire Corporate Office!

 

Contact us today to build your team!

 

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Face-to-face interactions have always been an essential component of a successful business. In the past, it was unheard of for people to get into business with individuals they had never met in person before. The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled everyone to change the way they interact and communicate with each other, not only in a personal context, but a professional one as well.Social distancing and fears of contracting the virus are affecting everyone’s ability to build, strengthen, and sustain human relationships like before. This doesn’t mean it’s the end of professional network development as we know it, or that business relationships are confined to the people we already know. The solution, for now at least, is virtual interaction.

 

The Era Of Virtual Networking


Digital communication apps such as Brosix, Zoom, Whereby, Slack, WhatsApp Businessand FaceTimeare among popular technologies you may have already adopted, or used with greater frequency, to communicate with employees, colleagues, business partners and in some cases, customers and clients. They’re also fantastic for strengthening new business connections remotely.

 

Now more than ever, forging fresh partnerships and new relationships are business-critical, as companies across the board come to rely on each other for support and the sharing of ideas in order to successfully navigate, and survive, business as “unusual”.

 

Here are 5 ways to virtually network successfully and potentially open new doors of possibility beyond the pandemic.


  1. Virtual Happy Hours

Ironically, virtual networking can sometimes foster strong ties even faster than face-to-face interactions. Virtual happy hours are a fantastic new way to network. This is where groups of people gather online through platforms like Zoom and Houseparty with a drink in hand to relax, chat, talk shop, share ideas and more. Access can be granted to anyone who may be interested in being part of the experience via a URL link or shared connection, making virtual happy hours a useful space to network and build connections in a relaxed setting.

 

  1. Virtual Conferences

With several global conferences being cancelled, virtual ones have become the new go-to. They allow remote participants from any part of the planet to access live onsite meetings and events from their computers and smartphones. Same topics of discussion, more comfortable setting! Consider emailing hosts and speakers after the event to ask questions or offer feedback. Ask if they would be willing to speak with you briefly to brainstorm new ideas in the space you are targeting. Take a risk and put yourself out there – the worst that can happen is that they will say no.

 

 

  1. LinkedIn

Over 660 million professionals use LinkedIn to cultivate their careers and new business networks. LinkedIn is all about building strategic relationships. It allows you to identify potential connections through existing ones, the industry in which you operate, and by joining groups. Once new connections have been made, opportunities fordirect messaging and conversation exist, which you can then decide to shift into the real-world if you feel comfortable.

As the platform is all about professionalism, users are particular about who they choose to add to their network. Ensure that your profile is well-established with pertinent information about who you are, your professional interests and endeavors, and upload a profile picture that coincides with the image of the types of people you’re hoping to connect with and who you hope will choose to connect with you. Consider using LinkedIn Publishing to start a blog where you share thoughts and ideas on a topic of interest. It will establish you as a thought leader and generate conversation with others through the comments, which is a fantastic forum for new relationship building.

 

  1. Rekindle Old Connections

Your email address book is probably full of connections that you aren’t utilizing to your advantage, such as classmates from college or old colleagues. Because these relationships have already been formed, send them emails to reconnect and you may discover opportunities to work together on new projects or that your skill set is needed by their company to support its expansion plans.

 

  1. Company Newsletters

Although these can feel like spam at times, company newsletters are where businesses share important information that may be of interest to you, such as dates for their next virtual open conference which you can be a part of. There are also opportunities to build relationships that result in joint digital conferences in the future, where you both can remotely serve as key-note speakers to hundreds of like-minded professionals, thus extending your network of connections. Sign up to a few company newsletters and you might be pleasantly surprised by the rewards you reap.

MSI Is Here To Help


Connecting virtually is great in times like these, but if individuals are comfortable, and you live in an area where cafes and restaurants are open, it is always good to ask if they would feel comfortable with an in-person meeting. Remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day. The same applies to digital connections. Take time to nurture these relationships and soon you will have built an entirely new network of contacts with which to grow yourself professionally.

We hope this article was able to shed some light on how to continue to grow your network in these difficult times. Visit our website or contact us with any questions you may have!

 

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