Portfolio, Resumes and You

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Portfolio, Resumes and You

  1. PORTFOLIOS, RESUMES & YOU AYNNE VALENCIA PRODUCT DESIGN DIRECTOR
  2. YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT ‣ Know the basic elements you need to land a job ‣ Understand the elements of an excellent portfolio ‣ Learn how to present your self in a face to face interview ‣ Hear some secrets about recruiting & the passive job market 2
  3. 3 YOU
  4. 4 PREP FOR JOB HUNT
  5. PREPARING TO LOOK FOR WORK ‣ Know the basic elements you need to land a job ‣ Understand the elements of an excellent portfolio 5
  6. THE JOB MARKET FOR ENTRY-LEVEL POSITIONS SCREENER/ RECRUITER CREDENTIALS JOB SKILLS, NAMES OF CLIENTS/ EMPLOYERS FOCUS: SPELLING TIME PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT WEEDING OUT BAD CANDIDATES PHONE SCREEN INTERVIEW JOB EXPERIENCES VALIDATION ABOUT WHAT WAS SAID ON RESUME FOCUS: COMMUNICATION SKILLS CULTURAL FIT BACKGROUND CHECK/ NEGOTIATION 6 OFFER
  7. MUST HAVES BEFORE BEGINNING A SEARCH + INTRO OR BIO Anna Weiss, from The Noun Project + RESUME PDF OR .DOC ONLINE PORTFOLIO 7
  8. INTRO/BIO name 8 usual title _______ is a ________ with __+ years of experience. S/he has worked/contracted/interned for ________, ________ and _________ where her/his responsibilities included be specific _________ and ___________. Clients include __________, ________, and _______. He/she is proficient in _____, _______ and ______. He/she is interested in _____________and ________. He/she is _____________, ________and _________. personality traits
  9. 9 NEVER EVER EVER LIE
  10. RESUME 10 Should be one page only ‣ Make sure your contact information is on it. ‣ Your portfolio URL must be on it. ‣ Objectives are not necessary but a clear statement about who you are and what your value would be should be stated. ‣
  11. ANATOMY OF GREAT ENTRY-LEVEL RESUME Experience self -branding 11 where, what, when, clients, Skills contact info relevant education specific recognition or projects
  12. THE PORTFOLIO SHOULD BE ABOUT THE WORK ‣ ‣ ‣ No personal info No photos or drawings unless they are relevant to the work Curated the work at least 1 case study about you call to action 12
  13. 13 TO CODE OR NOT TO CODE?
  14. WHILE YOU ARE SEARCHING CREATE A KILLER... IN-PERSON PRESENTATION Anna Weiss, from The Noun Project 14
  15. IN-PERSON INTERVIEW Have a presentation ready ‣ Make an intro slide about yourself ‣ Bring in prototypes (on ipad, etc..) ‣ Don’t assume you will have internet access ‣ Bring your own computer and own connectors ‣ Bring at least 2 printed copies of your resume ‣ Go ahead and use a whiteboard if there is one in the room ‣ Know the job description & be prepared to match your skills to the position you are interviewing for ‣ Be yourself ‣ Remember you are interviewing them too - ask questions: http://www.recruiter.com/i/7-questions-great-candidates-ask/ ‣ 15
  16. MOST IMPORTANTLY don’t waste time 16
  17. READ BETWEEN THE LINES 17 what you will actually be doing what the position says you’ll be doing
  18. SAMPLE IN-PERSON FRAMEWORK 18 SLIDE ABOUT YOU - BACKGROUND, PASSION, WHY YOU GOT INTO DESIGN... ETC... CASE STUDY... PROCESS CONCEPT> WIREFRAMES> FINISHED WORK TITLE SLIDE CASE STUDY... SHOW FINISHED WORK FIRST repeat DIFFERENT PROJECTS YOU WORKED ON THANK YOU LEAVE IT OPEN FOR Q&A
  19. 19 EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN TALE
  20. IN ANY CREATIVE FIELD 20 TALENT CONNECTIONS EDUCATION LOCATION THE JOB MARKET
  21. 21 You’ve Landed a job! Now what?
  22. STAND OUT / BE HAPPY 22
  23. THE RECIPE FOR JOB HAPPINESS dream job STUFF YOU’RE GOOD AT PEOPLE YOU LIKE BEING AROUND 23 STUFF YOU GET PAID TO DO
  24. FOCUS ON THE FUTURE 24 I WANT TO LEARN WHERE TO WHAT GENERIC = FOCUSED ON FACTS I CARE ABOUT INDIVIDUAL = FOCUSED ON IDEAS
  25. YOUR SOCIAL PRESENCE CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOU 25
  26. NOTHING IS PRIVATE
  27. 27 YOU’RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WORK
  28. THE PASSIVE JOB SEARCH MARKET LINKED-IN ACCOUNT Anna Weiss, from The Noun Project INDUSTRY PORTFOLIO SITES 28 ONLINE PORTFOLIO
  29. LINKED IN 29
  30. WORDS OF WISDOM 30 PEOPLE GET HIRED BECAUSE SOMEHOW THEY GET HIRED YOU KEEP WORK BECAUSE YOUR WORK IS GOOD YOU ARE EASY TO GET ALONG WITH YOU DELIVER WORK ON TIME -NEIL GAIMAN
  31. A LITTLE SECRET 31 hiring managers care about... ONLINE PORTFOLIO Albert Rojo, from The Noun Project IN-PERSON PRESENTATION REPUTATION
  32. IN ANY CREATIVE FIELD DOING THINKING TALKING PONTIFICATING 32
  33. YOU WILL BE SELLING YOUR WORK OVER AND OVER 33 AGAIN
  34. 34 THANK YOU www.avalen.com

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