Job Seeker FAQs
Q: What services does Digital People provide?
A: We help you prepare for your next career move – whether it’s reviewing a portfolio or resume, providing feedback, or building an ongoing relationship with you to ensure our opportunities coincide with your interests, expertise, and career goals. We maintain a continuous source of open positions through our existing partnerships with established and promising companies. Our team of experienced industry professionals continually network and identify rewarding and challenging opportunities to help you reach your career goals.
Q: What types of job openings do you have available?
A: Digital People helps put your skills and experience to work with great companies offering creative, interactive and marketing opportunities. We provide long-term and short-term contract projects, contract-to-hire, and direct-hire positions to meet your career needs at every level: junior-level to management-level positions and part-time and full-time opportunities.
Q: What kinds of companies do you work with?
A: We partner with leading ad agencies and in-house creative departments to place professionals in just about every creative discipline you can name.
Q: Are there certain industries you specialize in?
A: Digital People is a professional staffing and recruiting firm specializing in creative, interactive and marketing careers.
Q: Does Digital People charge their employees a fee for finding them contract or full-time employment?
A: Digital People never charges job seekers a fee for our services.
Q: What is the benefit of working with a staffing agency?
A: Staffing agencies put you in control of your work life. We market your experience to top employers who are looking to fill their direct hire openings.
Staffing agencies also allow you to:
- Access companies that partner exclusively with staffing companies. It could open the door to your dream job.
- Get exposed to new challenges and improve your skills to keep work more interesting.
- Find consistent work. As you build a relationship, your recruiter gets to know your style and will find relevant assignments.
- Enhance your resume by adding skills and experience you could not have gained any other way.
- Enjoy better work/life balance and flexibility.
- Control your schedule with assignments that range from a few days to long-term.
- Check out a job and an employer before making a long-term commitment.
Q: What sets Digital People apart from other staffing agencies?
A: Digital People Recruiters understand that behind every resume is a bigger story, and because all that creative juice comes from a real live human, we actually want to meet you and get to know you. For over three decades we have partnered with businesses and contractors to strengthen creative, interactive, and marketing teams. As former marketers ourselves, our recruiters know the ropes. We will connect you to great jobs at companies in your area, and then take care of all the details while you concentrate on doing what you do best.
Q: I am interested in working for Digital People. How do I search for jobs and apply?
Q: What can I expect after I apply for work with Digital People?
A: After we have reviewed your resume, a Digital People recruiter will contact you to discuss your career goals, our current openings, and how we can assist with your career search.
Q: After applying for work, how long before I get a position?
A: Our goal is to get you working as soon as possible. It’s important to note that job availability can change on a daily basis. You will be considered for work based on your preferences, qualifications, and our available openings. To get started, take a look at our current openings or contact your local office.
Q: How will I find out about opportunities that match my experience and skills?
A: Many of our opportunities will be posted on our careers website. Also, as positions become available that match your preferences, qualifications and work experience, our recruiters may contact you to discuss these opportunities.
Q: What if you offer me a position I’m not interested in? Can I turn it down?
A: You can choose to accept or reject projects based on your needs, interests, or availability.
Q: About how much can I expect to get paid for the contract jobs I qualify for?
A: The pay rate for each contract assignment is different. It depends on several factors including the job description, your skill set, work history, and the skill level required for the position. The pay rates offered for each position are often set by our client.
Q: How long would a normal contract job last?
A: Contract assignments can last from a few hours to a few weeks, months, or even years. We will let you know the approximate length of the contract before you accept it to make sure it meets your expectations.
Q: What are the requirements to get a position with you?
A: Anyone is welcome to apply. Many of our clients have secondary requirements in order to be considered for a particular position. This can include things such as relevant experience or the ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen, background check, or other assessments. Digital People is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, color, creed, national origin or any other protected class.
Q: Can I get hired by the company you send me to for a contract assignment?
A: Certainly! Many companies will consider hiring their contract workforce to satisfy an internal staffing need before recruiting outside of their organization. We’re always pleased when one of our employees has made such an impact to be hired as an internal employee by our clients.
Q: What if I accept a contract position that does not meet my expectations?
A: Prior to the start of a contract assignment, you will be provided with as much information as possible about the company and job duties you will be performing. In the event that your expectations are not met, we ask that you contact your Digital People recruiter.
Q: How and when do I get paid?
A: You will be paid weekly for hours worked the previous week. Timecards are due by 10:00 a.m. on Mondays and paychecks are issued every Friday.
Q: What kinds of benefits are available?
A: In addition to negotiating competitive pay, we also provide benefits that are among the best you’ll find anywhere for contract workers (ask your recruiter how you can qualify), including: 401(k) plan, health insurance options, service bonus, referral bonus, and holiday pay.
Q: When you work for a client of Digital People, who is your employer?
A: Regardless of the client, Digital People is always your employer. Contact your Digital People recruiter for all contract assignment or employment questions.
Q: I have a question or concern regarding my paycheck, payroll and/or tax information. Who do I contact?
Q: How do I access my online wage statements?
A: Our Self Service website allows you to view pay stubs and create and update Direct Deposit information.