Congratulation on your graphic design degree! Now what? Part 2

January 17, 2009

Click here to read part 1. When you are first reaching out to potential employers after graduation, it is important that you list all the software you know on your resume. Also, it is imperative that you list your skills and note how those skills will benefit your potential employer. You may be an outstanding leader, but an employer isn't looking for a leader for an entry-level position. You can call on this trait later in your career. instead, say something like, “self starter” or something else that means you don't have to be told what to do constantly. You may want to add "portfolio upon request" to the bottom of your resume. And last but not least: Put your resume and cover letter in PDF form, not JPG, to e-mail to potential employers. You are going to need a kick-ass cover letter as well. Don't be afraid to let them know that you are excited about the possibility of working for them, and always take the opportunity to tell them that you think you would be a good fit for the position. Make sure that your letter is formatted correctly (traditionally) and, of course, always, always, always spell check. If you need a good book on resumes and interviewing there is a great series titled "Knock'em Dead" by Martin Yate. The books aren't specific to our field, but there is a ton of good information including how to handle phone interviews. Good luck with everything. Finding your first graphic design job may be challenging, but it’s worth the effort. Please share your challenges and triumphs.

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