Ask DN: How did you get your job?

over 7 years ago from Jeff Everest, Freelance Mobile Designer

  • Some DesignerSome Designer, over 7 years ago

    0th job : short term TA 0.1th job : by pure luck. again it was a short term. 1st job : the teacher I assisted arranged.

    2st job : 40+ interviews. recieved around 5 rejections. others didn't even bother to talk back.

    after getting 3th job I've redesigned my portfolio (still looks like shit. I have to re-redesign)

    3th job : around 15 interviews. recieved 6 rejections. 4th job : 0 interviews yet :)

    I have an incredible experience on print and web design but portfolio is much more important when it's about design. People started to care about my responses. The job seeking process gets shorter when you care about your portfolio. You're not a clerk or a suits guy. You create, you do not sign and staple papers. Your creations are much more important then your excel knowledge.

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