Snapchat video views have tripled since May and now total 6 billion every day, according to a Financial Times story. The report only solidifies the notion that the messaging app is the hottest thing going on among marketers.
So if you want to land an ad agency gig, the language of “snaps” is really good to know at this juncture in digital-media history. What better way of communicating your Snapchat expertise to your prospective employer than via the mobile app itself?
1. There is no chance for a second impression. “This isn’t iMovie or a text resume that you can edit, perfecting each shot or word,” says Cutter. “Have a well-thought-out blueprint.”
2. Keep it visual. Make a Snapchat Story by taking pictures of the work you’re most proud of, to show employers what you can do. “If you have a project you worked on, a deck or a clip, use it,” says Cutter. “Show your best slide, your biggest win.”
3. Sweat the small stuff. Little details, like paying attention to the background of a video, are crucial, says Cutter. “Is the job part of a team? Have other people in there. Like to work in a coffee shop? Film it in there.”
4. Do your research. Cutter recommends that job seekers snoop around on an agency’s other social channels to get a feel for the place before sending a snap. “Those people already have what you want—a job,” he says. “Showcase yourself fitting in to the company, contributing to their success.”