- As a graphic designer, your resume is the first design your future employer will see. it should be properly designed.
- Do not overdo it in your resume design, and no need to decorate it with unnecessary elements. It should be informative. Fine typography and layout will highlight your advantages and cover for inexperience or other weaknesses if any.
- Every self-respecting graphic designer has a professional portfolio that presents their best works. Make sure the works reflects your design ability. Choose your best works. Designers tend to “fall in love” with their design works and upload all their designs to their portfolio since they feel the need to show as much experience as possible, the portfolio should be focused and show your most outstanding projects.
- Upload your works to sites like Behance, Dribbble – someone may enter your portfolio and offer you interesting works. Be an active member of designers’ Facebook groups and other social networks. In these groups, job vacancies for designers are published daily, and you might find great opportunities.
- Many designers from around the world find freelance work online.
Nowadays, you can find many web platforms you can make money off, like freelance design services platforms, design contest websites, and you can even sell pre-made logos online. You may find that this is actually a good solution for you to work from home while looking for a job, or even as your main occupation.
- Do not be afraid to tell others that you are in the process of finding a job. Maybe they can help you, or might know someone who can. When a person you know personally recommends and transfers your resume to a particular company the chances of being accepted are higher than sending a resume out of a job board. Activate all the ways and contexts that will advance you in finding a job.
- Arrive on time for an interview. Even a few minutes earlier. During the interview, politely answer questions, and if possible, direct the conversation to topics where you can reflect your benefits.
- Every workplace has different needs and goals. When you are considered for a particular job, it is better that you learn first about the company and its needs, and adapt the design to the goals. This way they will see that you also have a business understanding and it will give you an advantage.
- During the interview, try not to look too eager. To be in the inner ‘mood’ of one who examines the other and does not compromise. This will make the interviewer take you seriously and appreciate you, be a little hard to get. Do not be afraid to send resumes to places, – if you do not fit for the job – they will deny you. Do not deny yourself!.
- The job search is a job by itself. Take some daily time to submit a resume. Note that at this time you are focused on your goal: finding a job, without distractions. How many resumes to submit? As much as possible. This will increase the chances that they will get back to you and invite you for an interview
- Finding a job can be tedious and time-consuming. Keep in mind that this period is not easy and that you must be patient and persevere. Remember it is temporary. Stick to your goal and stay optimistic
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