As I attend school, I’m open to interviewing for part time, freelance graphic or web design work. Based on my experience, I’ve put together some tips on what to bring to a Web Designer job interview:
- A Printed Copy of Your Resume -Some designers go all out with a custom designed resume. You can too. Just remember to include keywords and tailor your resume for the position you are applying for.
Note: Most times a computer, not human will scan your resume first, before any interviewing takes place. You may want to have a plain version of your resume for the computer and a fancy version to hand to the interviewer.
- 3 References – preferably on a separate page from your resume. List each reference’s name, contact information and relationship to you.
- Portfolio and/or links to live websites that you’ve created.
- Note Taking Device – Pen and paper or digital app. Many times the interviewer will ask for additional information. Be ready to jot down notes.
- Social Media Links – You may want to provide links where you can be found online, like LinkedIn, Pinterest, or any other site that you have a good reputation on.
Many companies require software tests and a separate tech interview to access your coding skills. Be prepared. Good luck and may the odds be in your favor.
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