AIGA: “Finding Work” Panel

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Tonight, AIGA hosted a small panel (that’s a part of a series) above the Royal Blue Grocery on Congress called “Finding Work.” It was a great networking opportunity, and I met some great people. Thanks to Eli Perez for the heads up about the event!

Some good advice that I heard tonight (some of which I have heard before):

– “Stalk” Junior Designers at places that have been hiring to see the kind of work they’re looking for
– Someone looking at your book would rather see 5 “blown out” campaigns, rather than many smaller projects
– Write your cover letter, then reduce it by half. Say more with less words.
– If you are unhappy at your current job, a good way of being gracious about it at an interview is turning it into a positive: “It’s been an adventure, and I’m ready for the next one.” (to paraphrase Scott McAfee)

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