Where to go?

New / Mktg Dilg47
Aug 24 8 Comments

Im a woman that currently is working as an intern (unpaid even thouvh initially I was told I was going to get paid) for a design/tech/marketing company. Im having a hard time getting my foot in the door as a graphic designer/digital marketer even for any internships. This is my 5th internship (first in marketing, 3 others are social media/graphic design)

Any tips/resume tips/etc?

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  • PayPal / Eng Contrarian
    Develop a passion for something and do some of your own projects to build your portfolio. Take it seriously, like a job, and build your own website and fill it with your own original designs. That would impress me.
    Aug 24 4
    • New / Mktg Dilg47
      OP
      Example of what you mean by passion? Should I focus on the types of design (print, emails, etc) or a market for design (such as beauty products etc)
      Aug 24
    • New / Eng
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      Thought you were into UI/UX design @OP
      Aug 24
    • New / Mktg Dilg47
      OP
      Never did anything related to UI/UX design.
      Aug 24
    • New / Eng
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      Honestly if you’re a graphic designer, I don’t see why you shouldn’t go into UI/UX design. You’d get more opportunities. You just need to watch few tutorial on learning how to use UI/UX design software and you’re good to go. You’ve already got the eye for design
      Aug 24
  • AT&T MsdR32
    Unpaid though told you would be paid? Finish the internship and then report them to the Department of Labor (if in US).
    Aug 24 0
  • Uber / Eng fujgvceu5
    Stop doing unpaid work. It won't be valued
    Aug 25 0
  • Cox Communications zoink99
    Focus on CRM tools like SF, Pardot, Adobe, Marketo. I started in marketing but I was laser focused on a few select industries and was relentless. I took a decent paying job at a non related job in the industry I wanted to work in. To land my first job it took over 30 interviews. By the end I was so good at selling my talents I had two competing job offers. My first interviews ended in like 5 minutes. For your first gig you must convey passion and make the company feel that you want to work for them alone. And you really need to nail the personal connections and network. That first job was the hardest
    Sep 5 0

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