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Potestio Ponders: A Staffing/Recruitment Agency That Doesn’t Post Job Listings?

Written By Steve Potestio | May 17, 2018

Recently, a graphic designer mentioned that they visited my company’s website and didn’t see any job openings. They assumed we didn’t have any because we don’t post open jobs to our site, or anywhere else for that matter.

In fact, we currently have 99 open jobs across three geographical markets. Why don’t we post these jobs to our website so people can apply? Why don’t we make it easy for people?

Because doing so cheapens the process, the individual, the job opportunity. It removes the relationship, the nuance, and the fit.

That’s not how to find fit. It’s almost too easy that way. You end up matching resumes to job descriptions and sure, chances are some of these will be a fit. At M+P we’d rather match people to companies, people to opportunities, all while exploring personality and cultural fit. You can only do that if you sit down and get to know someone.

From time to time, we do post a job on the Internet, or tweet out that we are looking to fill a particular role. We do it when we’d like to reach a larger audience, and to keep our brand out there. But it’s the exception, not the rule, and we will never list our job openings on our website.

So yes, Mathys+Potestio has lots of job opportunities. We usually do. Send us your information and we will see if it makes sense to meet and learn more about each other. Then we can explore fit.

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  1. Cale Forrester

    Hey there!

    My name is Cale and I just moved to Portland about 6-7 weeks ago from Nashvilel, TN. In December of 2016 I received my B.S in Music Business from MTSU, where I participated in projects and courses including live entertainment, artist management, artist development, contracts/copyright law, digital marketing, publicity, etc. I have worked both in venue operations and as a concert/tour runner for Live Nation, as well as interned in the digital marketing department of an artist management firm and a separate internship with a promoter. I am fairly well rounded, and the areas of the music business I didn’t get to work in directly, my courses helped fill in the gaps. I’m noticing it’s a little more challenging to break into the music business here in Portland than say Nashville or LA. I’d be more than happy to send a resume, but I am actively searching for opportunities everyday. Do you guys have any suggestions?

    I think this is a GREAT idea for connecting creatives to specific opportunities and to the business in general. I hope to hear back from you guys!

    Thanks in advance for your time.

    Cale Forrester
    Middle Tennessee State University
    B.S. Music Business, Dec. 2016
    (864) 710-5189

  2. Cale Forrester

    Sorry in advance for the typos, I’m on my phone during my free time at my job. I’ll check back on my laptop when I get home to see if you guys have had a chance to get back to me.

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