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What is the state of the creative job market today? How can I find and land my dream job during the pandemic? Chris do and Petrula Vrontikis will discuss the creative job market during this time and how you can take action.
Petrula Vrontikis is a graphic designer and a full-time professor at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena California. She’s authored a number of online professional practice courses including freelancing and presentation skills. As an educator, her goal is to prepare young designers for what will be expected of them both creatively and professionally. Petrula is also an education and content contributor for The Futur.
In this episode, we’ll talk about:
– How employers are changing and what they are looking for
– Applying for a job, when is the best time?
– Tips on nailing the virtual interview
– The importance of virtual team collaboration
– Much more…
Everybody’s got some excuse for why they can’t move ahead.
“My work’s not good enough.”
“The timing just isn’t right.”
“I don’t have the courage.”
“I am never going to get there.”
Fear of the unknown can keep us stuck, both personally and professionally. But nothing is going to get you farther along than deeply understanding who you are, what an employer needs and the process to make that connection.
Sure, they may see your great work, but they’re unsure how long it took you to get there. They don’t know if you are a great team member, a generous collaborator, and ultimately, if you can do your very best under pressure.
You have to take the time to understand the process—otherwise, you’ll never know where you might have gone wrong in the past.
00:00 – Start
2:30 – What’s the biggest problem in the job market?
7:40 – I just graduated, I don’t know anyone, who do I reach out to?
10:00 – Chris tries Petrula’s demo
23:00 – How do you determine a “for good” project
33:00 – What should you do if you’re at a stand still while you’re a job seeker?**
38:00 – How have Art Center students have been impacted during Covid?
39:00 – What recruiters want to see from people they are hiring? Focus on the why and how of a project **
41:00 – Tie in your past experiences to provide more value*
49:00 – The 3 kinds of design**
51:00 – Questions you should be ready to answer when interviewing
52:00 – Can you still be hired for specialization during this time?
55:00 – Should I ditch the job I hate for something I love***
1:09:00 – When is the best time to apply for a job?**
1:20:00 – How do we nail the virtual interview?*
1:24:00 – Interview Roleplay**
1:32:00 – You don’t get to decide if you’ll be an asset to your interviewer’s team
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