yo wrote:Well, research and inspiration hold a lot of value. If you go you could document everything into a trend report, publish that on your portfolio site, and then send it to places you have applied as a followup.... hey, I applied a couple of months ago, thought you might like to see my CES trend report... yada yada
Really like that idea.
On a side note and (hopefully) not necessarily applicable to me, but curious: as a hiring manager, when someone comes back to you with something like this, whether a trend report or other document that shows interest and enthusiasm, but their portfolio hasn't changed since last time (assuming you may have passed on them previously), would this change your opinion of their work? I know it depends on the original quality of their portfolio, seniority etc, but wondering if it happens?
iab wrote:So are you saying if a company didn't offer you a full-time job but did offer you some freelance work you would refuse it?
Unfortunately in my case I need full-time employment for visa reasons.
But otherwise completely agree - if I could freelance, I'd be there in a heartbeat.
Cyberdemon wrote:Most trade shows have booths manned by marketing or product managers who are usually on very set schedules. There will be tons of designers walking around doing research, but you'd have to stumble upon them or hope to be at the right place at the right time.
Definitely what I'm wary of, especially in my case leaving it so late to organize anything with anyone.
And good point, I need to check up on my IDSA chapter!