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Lawrence WhiteCommunity Specialist
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Hi @Mustapha boughzroune , all of our job leads and listings are with employers hiring within the USA at this time. Please feel free to stay connected to this community and collaborate with other members for job search strategies and career development news. Best of Luck to you moving forward and throughout all your future career endeavors!

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John Atamanec
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over 6 months ago

I have a degree in Graphic Design/Visual Communications but I haven't had full time work in the industry since 2009. I am trying to learn digital design/email marketing on the fly so I can get a job doing that work. I'm trying to update my portfolio and update my website as well. I keep getting passed up on every graphic design position because I lack the experience.

How do I get an employer to consider me for a position (or at least discuss it with me) when I have the skills but just lack the experience? I'm getting very frustrated with this and really want a job in this industry instead of just taking a job I won't love just to have a job.

#advice #graphicdesign #design #digitaldesign #marketing

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Lenin PinaCommunity Specialist
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Outstanding Question @John Atamanec ! Thank you so much for sharing this important concern with this community as others facing similar challenges will benefit from the feedback, advice and suggestions.

You actually DO have industry work experience, it's just not current. You experience concern sounds more like a 'employment gap' concern rather than a 'no experience' one. This is actually good news because you have more strategies at your disposal to help you address an employment gap!

What are you currently doing to build your digital design/email marketing skills? Are you taking any online courses or networking with industry resources for virtual training opportunities? Career training platforms like Coursera and EdX offer free and/or affordable online training options for in a variety of digital design and email marketing areas. These courses allow you to train and develop skills at your won pace so there's scheduled time commitment requirement as you continue to explore immediate hiring opportunities.

You can address your unemployment gap with a different resume type (functional resumes work well) and resume optimization techniques to highlight your skill strengths and personal traits. @Ashley Wilson offers some excellent employment gap solutions in her post, Gaps in your resume? Here is what to do!. Check out her suggestions when you have an opportunity and connect with us if you have any questions.

Also, a lot of top employers today are placing more focus on special skills, unique talents and a potential candidates ability to fit into the 'company culture'. Company culture is a BIG component taken into the final decision. Place more emphasis on your personal traits (soft skills are great), capacity to embrace new challenges and ability to fit into the team. A cover letter is a good tool you can use to minimize your lack of recent work experience and highlight more focus on your strengths.

Are employers responding to your online applications? Are you finding your biggest challenges during interviews? How do you know more employers are not considering you due to your lack of recent work experience?

Can you share your top 3 work preferences? Stay encouraged @John Atamanec , sharing your concern with this community already shows you are trending in the right direction. The right employment opportunity will present itself if you continue to take action and pursue your career goals with optimism, Persistence and Hope. You Got This!

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John Atamanec

I was taking some web design and digital marketing classes on stackedskills.com that I bought at an incredible discount. However, I'm having a difficult time in the web design classes so I won't be able to figure out how to re-code my site on my own without using a WordPress template or someone else's template (I consider that cheating). The digital marketing classes are more about Google Ads & analytics instead of digital design so I may have to look into one of the sites you suggested.

I had my resume and cover letter reworked through a program done by Emily Hawkins. She really emphasized my soft skills and re-structured it in a way I never would have. I highly recommend her.

Even after taking some classes and re-doing my resume, I'm still not even being contacted by employers after I apply. I apply for the job and then nothing. I know it's because my portfolio doesn't have any of the new stuff I've mocked up. But I've been trying to figure out how to recode my site so that it's responsive and I can't figure it out. I even cheated and tried using a responsive template but I made the mistake of editing parts that I didn't need and I'm stuck again. It's not like you can meet face to face with someone during a pandemic and I don't know that I would be able to get help through a zoom session.

So yeah I'm in a real depression state of mind and I'm starting to think that maybe I should just settle for an Accounts Payable position (I have an interview for an AP job next week) just to have a job and forget about a design job. I really want to use my creativity in a design job but when nobody will even talk with you and possibly give you a chance, what are you supposed to do?

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Kevin Haggerty
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over 6 months ago

Web developer / graphic designer with over 20 years experience.

I'm well-versed in the Adobe Creative Suite, as well as WordPress.

I also have experience with:

  • Video editing
  • Video production
  • CSS and HTML
  • Logo design
  • Print design
  • Social media
  • Digital marketing
  • Copywriting

I'm highly motivated, a great self-starter, and I believe I'd be a great asset to any company or organization.

Let's talk!

#workfromhome #jobsearch #webdesign #graphicdesign

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Sahin Miah
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over 6 months ago
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Berk Uraler
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over 6 months ago

Hi,

I have experience about 18 years. I worked in advertising agencies for long years and for 10 years i have my own agency in Istanbul. We are available for freelance projects too.

Projects that we design:

  • Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • 3d Modeling
  • Photography
  • Re-Touch
  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • Web Design
  • Fair and Launch Technologies

King Regards,

Dream Wave Design Office Berk Uraler (Director) +90 532 351 00 94 berk@dream-wave.org www.dream-wave.org

www.facebook.com/dream.wave.org #workfromhome #jobsearch #coronavirus #freelance #design #graphicdesign #artdirector

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Berk Uraler
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over 6 months ago

Hi,

I have experience about 18 years. I worked in advertising agencies for long years and for 10 years i have my own agency in Istanbul. We are available for freelance projects too.

Projects that we design:

  • Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • 3d Modeling
  • Photography
  • Re-Touch
  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • Web Design
  • Fair and Launch Technologies

King Regards,

Dream Wave Design Office Berk Uraler (Director) +90 532 351 00 94 berk@dream-wave.org www.dream-wave.org

www.facebook.com/dream.wave.org #workfromhome #jobsearch #coronavirus #freelance #design #graphicdesign #artdirector

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Summer Horton
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over 6 months ago

Hello guys I am a current Graphic Design student at College of The Mainland here in Texas City, Tx. I currently live with my grandmother and I’m also paying for school out of pocket. Life is getting a little rough, I currently work at Sonic in Texas City, tx only getting paid $5.15 and hour and I leave with about $8-$15 dollars in tips. The business has been slow there due to them getting rid of half price shakes from 8-11pm. I’m currently working the night shift, I am almost 23 years old with nothing in my name. I don’t even have my own car yet. I need a better job or something that can help me get on my feet and not live from check to check. I can’t depend on my grandmother all my life. Please help me find a better local job this month. I’ve been looking and applying as well, some extra help would be nice. Thanks I’m advance.

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Jackie Moliner
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over 6 months ago

So ready for today's interview! I have another interview next week for the remote graphic design position but I have to work on a design test for that one. In the meanwhile, I've prepped for this interview.

Wish me good luck!

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darrin rigotti
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over 6 months ago

I need help I need advice. I have stage 4 C.O.P.D and I am on oxygen. I had a job I loved but due to health I had to go on disability. I didn't want to stay on disability so I chose a career that I could stay at home and work. I went to Rasmussen for Graphic Design. I was very excited. Well they decided to stop the program leaving me only with an associates degree. In this field you need a bachelors degree. So I tried to continue my education elsewhere but come to find out Rasmussen's Graphic Design program was not at all what it should be. To start at another school I would have to take 8 classes that Rasmussen didn't have before I even start the Bachelors degree. By the time it was all said and done my student loans would come to almost 95 thousand dollars. I couldn't justify that for a job that pays about 45 thousand a year. I have applied for non labor jobs but they all pay less than I get on disability. What can I do to make a decent living while on oxygen?

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Veronica Jefferson
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over 6 months ago

Now Hiring Information:

WHO: The UPS Store - Rancho Cordova/Sacramento, CA

REQUIREMENTS: • Customer Service experience; • Retail experience; • Graphic Design experience; • Computer experience; • Flexible Monday-Saturday; • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

APPLY IN-STORE: Visit this location to inquire within: 10824 Olson Dr., Ste C. Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 Email: store4240@theupsstore.com

APPLY ONLINE: https://www.theupsstore.com/about/careers to express interest in other locations.

Best of luck!

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