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The Busy Creator Podcast is a discussion program where creative professionals from across the spectrum share tools, techniques, and habits they use in their practice. Listeners are introduced to strategies and pro tips to be their most creative, productive selves.

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Feb 16, 2015

The Busy Creator 45 w/guest Frank Truglio

Frank Truglio (@IamPeritus) is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of a new website, Peritus.nyc, which connects creative pros to companies and agencies seeking talent. Peritus is unique in their use of technology, creating a detailed information profile for candidates in their database, and indexing creatives based on their characteristics and experiences.

In this conversation, Frank discusses the founding of Peritus, how his team used off-the-shelf software to quickly build their first version, and how he keeps thing organized while developing in sprints and working double shifts.

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Show Notes & Links

  • Peritus.nyc
  • Peritus means “Skilled” in Latin
  • Peritus is an “invite-only platform”
  • Frank has spent the last few years working in ski & snowboarding retail
  • Peritus was created to solve the problem with seasonal and on-demand recruitment
  • “Partner with us when all your other options fail.” ← Click to Tweet
  • Most recruitment websites are “repackaged job boards”
  • “We’re a team of two, but we have the backing of 253″ ← Click to Tweet

Tools

Techniques

  • Use APIs to integrate point-of-sales technology with your CMS and software
  • Don’t get buried in KPIs; find a few important ones to monitor
  • Create a Google Sheet to track your metrics; update monthly
  • Avoid Vanity Metrics
  • Regarding features, ask “Do we need this now?”
  • Use Zapier to stitch together various web apps and services
  • Use Agile Methodology & Sprints to develop features
  • Find your passion; no energy will come without passion

Habits

  • Continually update content on your site, adjust your AdWords
  • Wake up at 6, check the calendar to plan the day
  • Check email, but don’t let it derail the day
  • Chunk the day; interviews from 10-3, client discussion after that, then more email
  • Avoid coffee to keep energy constant; avoid spikes

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