1 | On LinkedIn and traditional job boards, there’s a lot of dirt you have to dig through before you find the gold. Sometimes it’s better to search on design-specific job boards, or to look directly on the website of companies you’re interested in.
2 | Research companies not just jobs. It’s a great idea to find companies you’re excited about, even if they don’t have a job posted at that point in time. Often they’re open to hearing from talented people who would be a good fit anyway!
3 | Be realistic with where your abilities are at when reading a job description, but don’t be put off if don’t have the exact number of years experience they’re asking for.
4 | If you’re making a shift in role, focus on how your past work and experience are relevant to the new job you’re applying for. There will always be some cross-over of skills you can talk about!