The hiring process can be daunting. What should you put in your application? What are we even looking for in an applicant? The simple answer: we want to learn about your unique character. We are looking for kind, gentle hearts who love the arts, and display a willingness to help in a team effort.
1. Maximize the information you can share with us
There is limited space to display all your talents and we can only read through so many applicants, so keep in mind what you wish to share with us. Be concise but still add all the relevant information to showcase your passions and skills. We really want to get to know you, so be passionate when you write.
Focus on being yourself and giving us real, genuine answers. HOOLIGAN is a family and we are looking for staff members that really want to be themselves here.
2. Read the directions carefully
Make sure you are applying to the right department, filling out every relevant section, and submitting your supplemental documents on time. The easier you make HR’s job in reviewing your application, the more enjoyable it will be for us. We don’t want to penalize you for logistical issues, so email email@example.com any relevant questions.
Also, prepare yourself by looking over your application as well as the department information packet. You should familiarize yourself with the departments that you are applying for, it will help a lot!
3. Take advantage of the interview
As a theater company, we are looking for unique personalities. This means that you don’t have to be outspoken or extremely eloquent in speech, but rather, show off your own individual character. We are looking for kind, hard working people above all else.
Have your resume handy (or at least a list of past professional experiences) because you might be asked about your past experiences! Be on time to your interview--or, even better, be a few minutes early. It will make a good impression not only with us, but also with future employers.
Don’t be nervous! The interviewers are students too and we are here to give you a comfortable experience in applying to staff.
4. Other Tips
Write your application responses in a separate document before putting it in the Google Form. That way you can do it in more than one sitting and have the ability to revise your answers.
Be open to other departments that you may have not initially considered. HOOLIGAN has many departments, and based on your skills and personality, we might see you as a better fit for another department.
If you do not get hired, do not be discouraged! Many of our staff members applied multiple times before they were hired because we want to put everyone where they can most succeed.