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« on: October 30, 2012, 09:43:21 AM »

I feel like I haven't posted here in  Ages. I have been busy living on my own at school and dealing with a few setbacks in life. I am working towards a degree in graphic design. I decided to set up a LinkedIn account in order to build connections in the skateboard industry. I've already made a connection with Brian. I am hoping to try and get a job in either graphic design. Any little bit of advice will help.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/edward-slamin/5a/b99/2a1
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 11:55:16 PM »

In your experience section you should re-write your descriptions.

If you can think of anything from those jobs that could relate to graphic design I would mention it. Otherwise use lots of verbs like "delivered" excellent customer service and "developed" effective interpersonal skills. "Consistently met personal sales goals," rather than "trying to meet" sound a lot more successful.

Even if you have to really stretch your imagination you can find relate-able skills from almost anything, and you need to look effective in all endeavors even if inexperienced in the area your looking for work in. I always feel stupid trying to make myself sound like the shit, but it works.

You probably also have services at your school for job applications/resumes/cover letters/interviews. Check out the website or talk to a counselor in your faculty and they'll tell you about it.

Hope any of this helps and good luck.
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