Oct '11 - Nov '11
Fall has arrived. Yet still there are many of us, may 2011 graduates, trying to land our first professional job. The current economic crises and a recession on the way make difficult for someone like me, to find the dream job but what to do in such times?
Ask anyone, and the advices are endless. Network and referral. Research companies that you want to work for and write a killer cover letter and a flawless resume. And make sure to have a striking portfolio. Competition is tough so make yourself standout.
The key is, use the opportunity to reinvent yourself. We all heard our true calling and have discovered our passion. So instead of seating around browsing job boards, keep on designing, and your ideas fresh. Everywhere you go, let people know what you do, you never know where opportunity is coming from. Always have an updated resume on your website and hand business cards to most people you know.
If you have contacts, keep them posted of your updates, persistence sometimes helps, it shows you’re really interested. You can also request informational interview with alumni from your school, and ask them what they are looking for when hiring a newly grad. If all else fails, it’s also a good opportunity to consider furthering your education.
Remember: “Life isn’t about finding yourself, is about creating yourself.”
Hello, My name is Tatiana, I am recent graduate in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of technology.This blog is about newly grads who are looking for opportunities to their first professional job. How we look at design, what we look for when looking for a new job, how we try to stand out and compete with more experienced people.