So the advertised position requires minimum of three years industry experience! Unfortunately, that means if you’re a graduate or you currently work in IT but dream of one day being a graphic designer – we can’t consider you for the position.
However. . .
Rather than scream “how can I gain experience if no one will give me a job?”, why not write an application as someone to be considered for the position you can fill.
Admit the obvious – you lack experience, all you have in your portfolio is assessment pieces. Instead, find a way to prove visually that you have potential and could be considered for a junior or graduate position, should the opportunity arise.
- Mentoring – Find a mentor and get involved with the design … resources for inspiration and mental support.
- Design is a business – It’s not about doing what ‘you want’, you’re not designing for yourself – you are designing for your client.
- You are your own brand – Own it! Sell it!
A couple more to inspire you
At Salt, it’s important for us to find the right designer to join our team. Equally important though is supporting the many keen, passionate creative minds yearning to work in this industry.
We certainly don’t claim to know it all – but we hope these posts help.
Keep in touch and let us know your ideas, feedback and when you score that dream job!