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Creative Circle Overview

Los Angeles, CA
201 to 500 employees
2002
Company - Public
Staffing & Outsourcing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Creative Circle is a creative staffing agency that connects advertising, marketing, digital, and interactive professionals with companies looking for full-time or freelance talent.

Mission: Creative is what we do, who we represent, and how we live - that’s why it’s in our name. We work directly with you to understand your strengths and match you with clients who not only need your talents, but understand your skillset. Make your creative career ... Read more

Company Updates

  • After reviewing over 10,000 portfolios, creative recruiter Bryan Young has some essential advice for creative talent. Be sure your portfolio follows these guidelines to make you as marketable as possible:

    —30+ days ago
    Planning Your Portfolio: How to Maximize Your Work - Our Notebook - Creative Circle

    As a creative professional, you're at one of two phases in your creative career. Either you've been in the industry for years (some more than others) or you're fresh out of school / an immersive course. No matter what your current occupational status is, though, one thing should be constant: you should put your best foot, or work, forward.

  • Include these four details in your interview responses to provide what an employer is REALLY looking for: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQHhq.

    —17 days ago
    Be a S.T.A.R. in Your Next Interview - Our Notebook - Creative Circle

    You're preparing for an interview. You've poured over the job description identifying all the ways you're PERFECT for this job. You've researched the company, the hiring manager and others you'll be interviewing with. All good stuff. But what have you done to prepare for the interview itself?

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Creative Circle – Why Work For Us?


Creative Circle is the largest creative staffing agency in the business - run by creatives, for creatives. We are past freelance designers, marketing managers, and copywriters, with the point of view that only comes from having been in the trenches.

In an industry where you depend on a recruiter to find opportunities that fit, excite, and challenge your skills, you can trust we understand what you have to offer from a firsthand experience. Find us in 35+ markets across the U.S. and Canada. Contact us here.

WHAT WE DO

We offer the benefits of a full-time job with a freelance lifestyle. Companies come to us with projects that need to get done, and we come to you with the ones that align with your talents and interests. Sometimes, that’s one or two small gigs, and sometimes, it’s five full-time roles all in one week. We don’t guarantee jobs, but we do guarantee an extra pair of eyes in your job search so you can focus on doing the work instead of finding it.

Check out our Benefits tab for more information on what it means to work together.

HOW IT WORKS

Register with us, and you’ll go through a review and interview process (just like in any job). If you’re paired with a creative recruiter, you’ll work together to find the opportunities that excite you, and you can get to work.

If you’re not connected with a recruiter, don’t worry! Check out our Resources tab for tons of different ways to make you the most compelling candidate you can be. Make sure to share any new work or changes you make with us.

Ready to get started? Sign up on our Talent page.

OUR NOTEBOOK, THE BLOG FOR CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS

Whether you're looking for job search tips, tips on how to hire creative talent, freelance advice, or articles to help you advance in the workplace, we hope you'll find something in Our Notebook that'll help you get to the next stage in your creative career.

RESOURCE GUIDES

      

Want to double-check your application?

Download our resume, portfolio and interview guides.

We have 100+ pages of job search insight straight from our recruiting, management, and senior creative teams available for you. Make sure your profile is up-to-date when you’re registering so you can be the strongest possible version of yourself.

LIVE CREATIVE TWITTER CHAT

Live creative and receive tips and tricks during our monthly Twitter Chats on the third Wednesday of every month: 12pm-1pm PT on Twitter at @Creative_Circle. Click here to learn more.

JOB SEARCH ROADMAP

If you’re looking for a new way to navigate your job search from networking to next-steps, check out our interactive Airtable base.

One employer, one timecard, one person to email. When you partner with Creative Circle, you get the freelance lifestyle with full-time benefits. As a W-2 employee, you’re on our payroll, which means a uniform timecard, a weekly paycheck, and a farewell to 1099 forms and freelance taxes. You’re a creative, not an accountant. Let us deal with the paperwork so you don’t have to.

An extra set of eyes, ears, and hands in your job search. Make your solo project a collaboration and add the 250+ members of the Creative Circle staff to your team. Instead of digging for resources and job openings, you’ll have your local Creative Circle office to help you polish your portfolio, introduce you to clients, and negotiate the best offer.

Benefits, baby. Depending on the hours you work with us, you’re looking at:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Term Life Insurance
  • 401k Plan
  • Paid Holidays

Learn more at www.creativecircle.com/talent.

Want to learn more? Hear it straight from other Glassdoor reviewers.

“I have been freelancing for 9 months and have relationships with 4 creative talent agencies in Orange County, California. In all this time, Creative Circle has been there time and time again. Just when I think to myself, “where is my next job coming from?”, I get a call from CC. Thank you.”
Art Director/Graphic Designer in Orange, CA

“The recruiters are to the point and great to deal with. They put personality and humor into it, while delivering all the details about a role. I've been working with them for many months.”
Anonymous Reviewer

“Creative Circle helps me find a lot of great opportunities. I am so impressed by how hard they work. My agent helped me out while I was in Kansas and helped me relocate to California. I would definitely recommend this company.”
Senior Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA

“I was working in quality assurance and completed some classes in graphic design. However, I was having trouble getting my foot in the door, even with a solid portfolio. After over a year, I had a bit of cross-functional experience with the art team at my previous job, but still no hopes of being moved permanently to that team. Then someone from Creative Circle saw my work on Behance. From there, I interviewed in-person, and in about a month, I had a start date in a temp-to-hire creative position with a national brand, where I am now full-time.”
Anonymous Reviewer

“Prime assignments at a professional level - nothing menial - and really value your time and work.”
Corporate Trainer/Content Marketing Developer in Boston, MA

“I can't say enough great things about them. The recruiters are sincere, hard-working, and diligent about helping you find your job. They really work for you, not just the company.”
Anonymous Reviewer

Learn more at www.creativecircle.com/talent.

TALENT

If you want to work with Creative Circle, complete our Applicant Information form. If you’re a good fit, we’ll schedule phone and in-person interviews with a recruiter. After that, you’ll receive emails and phone calls about positions that best fit your background. You can also review some of our current openings here.

CLIENTS

If you’re looking for top talent, complete a Talent Request form or call the CC office nearest you. Whether you need help on a project today or a month from now, we’ve got offices in major cities across the U.S. and Canada, and we’ll always be there to help out.

INTERNAL

If you’re interested in an internal position with Creative Circle, review our available jobs here.

WHERE WE'RE LOCATED

Creative Circle serves 35+ markets across North America, and we’re always expanding! Find the location nearest you.

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    Pros

    You get some work, and minor benifits

    Cons

    low pay, lack of transparency on how much you contact is worth

    Advice to Management

    be more transparent

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Creative Circle Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Creative Circle (Houston, TX) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Creative Circle is basically a staffing agency, so interviews are used to ascertain professionalism and also how best to market your skills to their clients. The interviewer was personable and friendly, and asked about the experience listed on my resume and then we moved on to desired wage, location, etc.

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Creative Circle Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms, Forbes, 2017
  • Top 25 Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies, LinkedIn, 2017
  • Largest Marketing/Creative Staffing Firms in the U.S., Staffing Industry Analysts, 2017
  • Largest Marketing/Creative Staffing Firms in the U.S., Staffing Industry Analysts, 2016
  • Top 25 Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies, LinkedIn, 2016
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