as once again i’ve been knocked back from a job application i have started a blog called ‘The Whodio?’ I’m going to document all of my actions from graduation till hopefully landing a position. Maybe it’ll help some people in my position next year not go through the same mistakes as I have? I’ve only just started it so I only have two posts but i’ll type the other ones up this week and get them posted.
An interesting blog, I remember trying to get my first job â€“ not easy. Take the rest of what I say with a pinch of salt, anyone can give advice on Core and it is only personal opinion.
Be careful not to criticize any design agency, you donâ€™t want to bite the hand that feeds. Iâ€™m not saying you have yet or will, but the old saying, â€˜never close a doorâ€™ still applies, so bear it in mind no matter how bad the interview/rejection.
Itâ€™s a good CV/portfolio â€“ nice projects generally well executed, but thereâ€™s loads more you can do with your CV/sending out package. The CV is very short â€“ even for a graduate and doesnâ€™t really tell the employer a lot about you. Yes it has to be concise, butâ€¦ A while ago this was discussed on Core â€“ go here if you havenâ€™t already.
You could make a lot more of your key skills â€“ whatâ€™s your model making like, sketching ability, giving presentations etc
This is personal taste again, but the sketches behind the CV donâ€™t do you justice, they would benefit from their own page and/or make them more interesting, small, larger, over lap them, cram them in etc. Believe me employers really scrutinize this sort of thing. It looks like youâ€™ve shown a little bit of everything, but not enough of anything.
I think the granny carry concept is your weakest piece of work, not because itâ€™s a bad project, itâ€™s a very worthy field of investigation; but it does have an A-level look about it compared to the other two projects, which look much more professional. As itâ€™s the first project an employer comes to in the teaser, this is worth thinking about/considering â€“ there is always a better way to tell a story and you want to look as professional as possible.
Your CV took a lot of time and effort, youâ€™ve got this far, had a rest, sent it to a few people, But there is nothing- even by the best designers, that cannot be improved upon. 100 meter sprinters donâ€™t say to themselves, â€˜now Iâ€™ve run 10 seconds I can stop. Iâ€™m not going to worry about shaving that extra 100th of a second offâ€™ etc â€“ neither should any designer.