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Feb 27, 2014

Interview Questions: ‘Describe a situation…’

By On 07:37
Graphic design interview questions can be surprisingly similar to interview questions asked in other industries. This is because--as professions--in business there are few variables. We must all deal with deadlines, colleagues, clients, and stressful situations.

Here are a few that you should be prepared for:
  • Describe a situation when you needed to meet a tight deadline with a project.
  • Describe a situation when you worked under pressure. How did you handle that?
  • Describe a conflict you had with your boss, or with your colleague. What was the situation and how did you solve it?
Once you have decided on the best scenarios with which to answer these questions, practice your answer and try to get your response time down to 2 or 3 minutes.

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    Feb 11, 2014

    Round Up: Job Search Resources

    By On 12:44
    Every year or so I revisit this list—with good reason. SimplyHired, was once my favorite search resource to share. In addition to algorithm-selected postings the site now features header and sidebar advertisements (disguised to look like jobs) and an unending amount of Temporary Contract positions—posted by anyone from phishers, to grandmas, to some guy looking for website redesign.

    These resources have been effective for many jobseekers this year:

    Of course, if you’re interested in a particular industry, check out the professional organizations’ websites. The same goes for a particular company. Be sure to bookmark it and visit early and often!