For Talent Acquisition teams

Your next 100 team members don’t know you exist.

What's your plan?

If you need to hire a lot of people, fast, we’ll create content about your team and culture to help you market your job opportunities.

If we work together, it might look something like this.

Miki (on computer) delivers a presentation to the sales team at WebEx/Cisco.
Jackson (behind the camera) gets caught in a SillyString war at DoorDash.
Mary and Myles adjust camera settings between takes at Google.
Miki (left) snags a conversation with our liaison at WebEx/Cisco.
Jackson snags a selfie while photographing the CEO of flytedesk.
Peter (far right) takes pictures of a meeting at Creativebug (our 3rd client ever!)

The premise

Hiring is hard.
Unanswered emails. Applications at a trickle.
"What do you do again?" everybody asks.

The best talent is moving to companies that
play by new rules. Companies that lead with
impact, not role. Culture, not comp.

So we’re going to use your story
—your mission, your vision, your culture—
as tools to attract job candidates you’ll click with.

We've worked with teams at these fine companies.

Start here

1-Day Employer Branding Workshop

Candidates don’t know you exist, and you can’t get them to reply to your emails. In a single day, we'll provide a foundation in employer branding plus a personalized one-year strategic roadmap.
How it works

Employer Brand Audit

How do candidates perceive you today? We’ll find out by conducting UX-style interviews with engineers, sales people, and others, and deliver a list of short– and long–term action items.
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See some work

Did we mention we run a publication for job seekers? Also, nobody on earth has frowned watching this video we made :D
Meet Nick Biddle, team member at Medallia.

The impact we're targeting

We equip teams to make all these things happen.

Increase candidate response rates

When they include a link to our stories, our clients have reported 30% – 150% increased response rates to cold outreach emails and Linkedin messages.

Increase number of referrals

We’ll help your team members optimize their social accounts, and train them to effectively reach out to their networks using the content we create.

Increase ad click-through rates

In lieu of running ads against job reqs, clients who have run campaigns with our stories have seen their click-through rates jump up to 200%.

Reduce screening call time

When candidates read the content we create before screening calls, you can either, 1) pitch less and finish faster, or 2) drop the script, be humans together, and work to confirm their affinity. Your choice.  

Gain trust with candidates

We're going to show candidates what you're like. This includes insight into the challenges you're facing—seriously—because our research shows candidates will trust you more once you share it.

Increase hiring team satisfaction

Interviews are more likely to be successful—and hiring teams happy—because candidates will show up informed and excited—or if they're a poor fit they'll self-select out in the beginning.

What we do and how it helps

Employer Value Propositions + Strategic Roadmap

We’ll build a foundation for your employer brand: employer value propositions and a 1-year strategic roadmap, designed to enable a lasting recruiting advantage.

Solves for: Your employer branding efforts have been ad hoc and you want to unite stakeholders behind a single strategy.
Best for:
Mid-stage startups
Late-stage startups
Mature companies
Timeline:
2–3 months
Budget:
$35–50K
$50–75K
Core Team:

Employer Brand Kickstart

We'll do a whole lot of everything: we'll create and launch a new careers page, supercharge your outbound efforts, rally your team to drive referrals, and more.

Solves for: Candidates have no idea who you are and you have no easy way to tell them.
Best for:
Mid-stage startups
Late-stage startups
Timeline:
1–2 months
Budget:
$50–75K
Core Team:

Your First Real Careers Page

We’ll craft an awesome careers page that will live on your domain, that you will own, and that your team can edit without dev time.

Solves for: Your website implies you don't care about hiring.
Best for:
Early-stage startups
Mid-stage startups
Timeline:
1–2 months
Budget:
$10–20K
$20–35K
Core Team:

Human-Centered Video

We'll joyously abandon the typical recruiting video script and bring your team and culture to life with a video (or video campaign) befitting you, and only you.

Learn more about our approach here.
Check out our video portfolio here.
Best for:
Late-stage startups
Mature companies
Timeline:
2–3 months
3–6 months
Budget:
$50–75K
$75K+
Core Team:

Careers Page Refresh

We’ll completely overhaul your dated careers page with a host of resources for candidates, including information about multiple teams and leaders at your company.

Solves for: Your careers page was built before Y2K.
Best for:
Late-stage startups
Mature companies
Timeline:
2–3 months
3–6 months
Budget:
$50–75K
$75K+
Core Team:

Content for Outbound Recruiting

We'll create content—blog posts, not-stock photos, short videos, and social posts—to help you start and nurture relationships with discerning job candidates.

Solves for: You're getting awful response rates to outbound emails and need to grow the top of your funnel.
Best for:
Any company
Timeline:
1–2 months
2–3 months
Monthly
Budget:
$20–35K
$35–50K
$50–75K
$5–10K per month
Core Team:

Next steps

Hey! I'm Nate. If our approach resonates, I'd love to learn more about your hiring goals and explore whether my team can be helpful.

Please email me at: nate@jobportraits.com.

Meet your team

Miki Johnson

Cofounder
"...That’s an important part of culture for me — that everyone feels comfortable voicing contrarian or unpopular views, and that disagreeing with someone is never a reason to disrespect them."
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Sandra Barry

Senior Writer & Editor
"You know that old meme, lawyer dog? That’s me. He’s a damn good attorney. He passed the bar! But he’s still a silly little corgi."
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Jonaki Mehta

Creative Lead
"I remember very clearly the first time I questioned my dad’s judgement, and he responded surprisingly well. It was a small moment, but it taught me the power of respectfully challenging people."
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Natasha Sunderland

BizOps & Project Manager
"Three friends and I took a month-long road trip through southern Africa and they told me the tiny Volkswagen Rabbit we were driving would be fine..."
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Olivia Haas

Creative Lead & Video Producer
"I can nab decent-to-excellent parking almost anywhere, anytime. Something just happens; I have this faith that a spot will materialize, and about 85 percent of the time, it does."
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