Here are some tips to those of you who are hitting the pavement this spring
in search of employment in the world of graphic arts and design. If you come prepared
with the answers to these questions, I cannot guarantee a position, but I believe
more doors will be open to your quest.
Tips for Graduates
- Show me your very best THREE visual projects
- ... do not inundate me with work. If the first three don't get me, don't bother.
- Why did you select them?
- ... let me see through your eyes what you thought was good about them
- What are your weaknesses?
- ... I'll be able to see them in your work. If you can see them, then it's good.
- What do you like most about this field? Least?
- ... I'll see if your desires match the work you'll encounter here
- What do you know about our organization?
- ... have you done your homework? If you don't fit, don't bother.
- What do you look for in a job?
- ... if I can't meet your expectations, it won't be a happy relation
- Where do you expect to be in five years?
- ... almost all prospective employers will ask this. Rehearse carefully.
- Why should we hire you?
- ... remember: I have real needs. Will your answer be better than the others?
Now read our other article for seeking a design position:
"Standing out is better than standing
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