- Create a portfolio
- Make your Resume
- Create visiting cards
- Make a list of brands you would love to work for.
- Start researching on job search websites and update
- Create a LinkedIn profile
- Apply for the position
- Intern first
- Prepare for interview
- Stay organized at all times
Portfolio importance in any designing field is underrated. If you belong to a designing career always remember to keep your portfolio updated and you are confident about what you present. The portfolio should have mood boards, primary as well as secondary research and drafts of sketches before you reached the final result. The portfolio is not what you learn in a class portfolio has its own personality and that personality should belong to the designer. Your portfolio should speak about your skill before you explain it.
Resume: Understand why resumes are important no resume is perfect they are made to create less complication and more scope for growth of the employer and employee. Resume should start with your introduction, your personal statement, education and work experience if any or why you want to start with the company as you’re first. Resume will always be up-to-date and not lengthy paragraphs. Keep it simple and use bullet points for achievements
Visiting Cards: Once your resume and portfolio are in place and go hand in hand. Start by designing your visiting cards you can take help from a graphic designer or check out the sight called VistaPrint. Handover your card to potential hiring companies, carry your cards when attending exhibitions and when around at important occasions you may never know who you bump into. Basic information that your card should have is name, number and post along with one social media page details. Keep it simple to read, colours not too bright or too light and fond that’s easy to read along with a logo if you have any and try to keep it just one sided.
It’s always important that you know about your dream brand and brand that you admire and the brand that you aspire to work with. Brands like these give you goals to set for the future. You can now move on to geographical locations that you are ok to move to according to the brand you want to be with and also places you are comfortable moving too. Make a list of 10 brands find out their email ids and how to apply for careers and understand the requirement
Get into the habit of looking at all he job search websites and the criterias that your job or career requires make sure your skills are up-to-date and you look at these platforms not just for market research but also to update your resume, upload it and keep applying for the job profile you desire. If you choose 5 brands that you want to work with you must start applying for more than just those brands because in many cases it is possible better opportunities are missed out on if not take advantage of.
One must have their job profile, portfolio which is accessible to viewers. Social media page whether its instagram, facebook or linkedin has many advantages if used wisely. Start with filling in basic information, then your work, your views on designs and new trends let people know what you do and how well you do it in touch of a finger.
Once you finalize the brands you want to work for start looking for their email id on websites or even on indeed or monster.co write a personalized email attaching your portfolio, link of website or social media page and resume and hit that send button!
If anyone who gives you an internship opportunity whether paid or unpaid depending on the duration go for it and learn as much as you can because practical experience in a business setup will provide you with first-hand knowledge that will help you build your business.
Once you’re online and telephonic interviews are done you have to prep up for the final in person interview. Prepare a set of 10 basic questions that you think you will be asked or ask someone else to share their interview experience. Dress up well, be confident and have enough knowledge about the brand you are applying to and your expectations.
Stay organized and keep up with the new trends in your industry. Make contacts, talk to people and also be more receptive to what’s happening around you to make mental notes of what and where you want to see yourself in the coming years.