This post is a little different today. Instead of offering advice, I need your help!
The premise is simple:
You’re learning how to be a designer.
But who’s teaching you how to take your design degree and actually get a job?
Like many of you, I went to school for design with the goal of getting hired once I graduated. After spending years in school, I was anxious to get going with my career and earn a decent living. Even though I was creative and very driven, I constantly questioned myself.
• Was my portfolio good enough?
• Did I have the right mix of work?
• Did my resume convey the right experience?
• Would I answer the interview questions right?
Landing your dream job takes much more than just having a compelling visual style. But, what else is there? What’s the strategy to make it happen? I asked myself that same thing. After landing a bunch of industry jobs and working at a half dozen studios before starting my own (where I am now on the side of interviewing), I have a pretty good idea of what it takes. And, if you’re interested in finding a job in the design industry, I want to share that knowledge with you.
Business strategist Ellen Fondiler has joined me to build a course that helps you land your dream job in the design industry. We have a content outline but I want to make sure we haven’t overlooked anything. After all, the goal of this whole project is to help people like YOU find a job.
To ensure that we’ve made the content as well-rounded and helpful as possible, I need your help.
Please copy, paste and answer the below questions into the comments section and include your email address. As a thank you, I’ll draw one person at random next Wednesday and you’ll win a prize pack loaded with Nubby Twiglet and Branch goodies, some of which are super rare!
Please answer the following:
1. What are you currently struggling with when it comes to finding work as a designer?
2. What is a product you’re pining for? What do you wish someone would create?
3. What are you sick of seeing and reading about?
4. Which of these course topics would be helpful to you? List the letters of any and all that apply:
A. How to build a compelling portfolio
B. How to write an attention-grabbing resume
C. How to ace your job interview
D. How to work your connections to find a great job
Thanks in advance! —Shauna
Photos: Made U Look.