We sat down with Elias Marendra, Rendra for short, as he talked us through his journey from being a jobseeker to a Creative Director in Zeno Group Indonesia. We are intrigued on how he does it and little did we know, what was supposed to be a short interview turned into a motivational story for all to hear.
What is it like to work at Zeno Group Indonesia?
From the start, I see this amazing opportunity to work at Zeno not only to maximize myself but to advance the creative department in Zeno. One of the tasks and challenges is not only the new position itself but to set up and kick off the creative department there.
What advice would you give for creative jobseekers out there?
Make your portfolio as great as you can and as real as you can. That is the ticket to enter, survive, and be successful in the creative industry. Let your work speak louder than your voice. The road in the creative industry is long. So learn, from anywhere at anytime. When it comes to creative, it is intertwined with changes. One more piece of advice that I have always applied in my work life and personal life: creative is not only about passion, but it is also about patience.
“Make your portfolio as great as you can and as real as you can. That is the ticket to enter, survive, and be successful in the creative industry. Let your work speak louder than your voice.”
How did you start using Kalibrr?
What struck me is I never heard the name before. When I browse through, I saw that there are many creative careers options for me here. This is the first time that a job portal offers in-depth positions in the creative companies in Indonesia. As you would, I register as a jobseeker. I started to look around for other opportunities and at the end, I found myself applying to 3 other jobs. I am curious on how Kalibrr works and I tried it out!
Did you gain any new experiences through Kalibrr?
Recruiters invite you to jobs, the invitation system is different than any other job portals! This is probably my first time I got a job and a new office from using a job portal. It is definitely worth it to register and put yourself on Kalibrr!
We are remarkably honored to be able to speak with Rendra on his journey as a jobseeker to a Creative Director in Zeno Group Indonesia. To all the jobseekers out there, I hope Rendra’s kind words and stories inspired us all to land that dream of ours.
Thank you Rendra for trickling our passion once again and making our mid-working day livelier.