Work Experience

17 Oct

ok ok ok, I never thought I would be looking for work experience again after the whole ‘Year 9. 2 weeks work experience to decide what you want to do with your life’ unfortunately I am, and that 2 weeks in year 9 has definitely not been useful.

So I thought I would share or rather rant a few of my problems so that if any of you out there can help me . . . please do.

Companies always seem to want experience, but you see theres a problem with that as that is the reason you are contacting them in the first place, to get experience. So how do you get around that?? I have countless pieces of work on my here and other sites, even sites to help get freelance work. No one seems to be interested unless you have experience…. help!!!

Internships, why is it that all internships seem to be on the other side of the country?? I know it is probably the industry I want to go into, but there has to be design companies closer to me than London?? I mean why don’t you get apprenticeships for design courses? Why can’t established companies offer to train you up to their standards, that way you would get experience along with a qualification. It would make it a lot easier than 25 of the students in my class all emailing the same companies to get work experience.

So yes anyone out there who can shed some light on this or maybe suggest companies to write to who can help me, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for listening to this rant 😀 and I’ll get back to posting design stuff

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One Response to “Work Experience”

  1. terrazasmichael October 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    I have ask myself the same question. I’ve applied to several jobs in both non and web/graphic design and get the same bull. They are always looking for people with more experience even with entry level positions. How can you get experience if they don’t want to give you a chance? The only advice i can give you is keep trying or see if any of the university or community college are looking for people with your skills. Good Luck!!:)

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