511.112 Professional Development

Links to the other classes: Into to Typography, Intro to Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Professional Development

Intro to Typography
What tools do you need as a graphic design student to find your first job? This class is offered to help you get all the tools you need to find a job. We will talk about your resume, cover letter, website, portfolio, job search engines, freelance graphic design and anything else you want me to cover.
Links to professional development websites


*Cover Letters and Resumes*


Five Common ways Graphic Designers Screw up Their
Cover Letters

- This will be an important source for you when you start to write your cover letter.

An Info Graphic Explaining the Cover Letter
- Designers like info graphics, this will help you understand the different parts of the cover letter.

*Job Search Information*


How Magazine - Graphic Design Job Search Tips
- This website will give you a ton of information when you are searching for the job

*Search Engines for Graphic Design*

Coroflot
- This is an all creative search engine.

Careerbuilder

- This will have different graphic design jobs than all the other search engines. Keep an updated resume on this website.

Indeed
- I like this website because it searches obscure job search databases. One's that may not be on your search list. Make sure though that the job listing is new, it could possible search a job that is from four months ago.

Craigslist Cincinnati
- Craigslist is an ok site to search for design jobs. Be very careful though, there are some postings that are meant just to get our e-mail address. If it looks fishy, I wouldn't apply.

Monster
- Monster used to be the best website to search for graphic design jobs. It has gone down hill in the last few years. Sometimes though you will find a job on here, just make sure you aren't applying to the million Vista Print advertisements that are on there.

*Job Search Information*


How Magazine - Graphic Design Job Search Tips
- This website will give you a ton of information when you are searching for the job

*Networking*

Linked-in
- This is the new way to network. This will help you make contacts with people in the industry.