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Tom Ross

Posted on: March 1 2019

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Tom Ross

CEO, Design Cuts

What’s Happening in March with Tom Ross, CEO Design Cuts

What attracted you to joining your company?

I’m the founder, so been there since day 1

What gives you the most satisfaction in your job?

Disrupting an industry in the most positive way

What advice can you give to individuals looking for jobs right now?

Go deep and specific. Don’t spam your generic CV out to 5000 places. Come up with your top 3 dream places to work, and do a customised, bespoke application for the number 1 place. If that doesn’t work, do the same for number 2, and so on. Think shock and awe, make your application so unique and amazing the recipient and surrounding team will want to gather around and look at it. Get creative, have fun with it. Make it so good/thoughtful they can’t not invite you in for a chat.

What are you most looking forward to most this year?

Expanding everything we’re doing!

What’s your favourite brand?

Tough to pick a favourite. I like our video hosting company Wistia a lot, they align with our brand values in a lot of ways.

What music makes you feel most creative at work?

House, although I’ve been having a weird Enya phase, which has helped productivity!

What quote inspires you the most?

Live a few years of your life like most people won’t, to live the rest of your life like most people can’t.