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Preparing to Interview for a Creative Role

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Overview

Learn how to prepare for a job interview for a creative role. Get tips to stand out from the competition and make a great impression.

To land your dream job in a creative role, there’s nothing more important than the interview. Job interviews showcase your talent and expertise—and your ability to think on your feet. So how do you make sure you’re prepared? In this course, you can learn how to ace an interview for a creative role, and get tips to stand out from the competition and make a great impression. The course is taught by Rich Harrington, a creative pro and hiring manager who has run his own visual communications agency for over 20 years. Rich explains how to build your network to land more interviews, create an attention-getting resume, build your portfolio, and arrive prepared and ready to answer any question. Each lesson contains essential information to help you land that first—or next—job.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • The challenge of getting, and not screwing up, job interviews
1. Getting the Interview through Networking
  • Real-world networking for job interviews
  • Virtual networking for job interviews
  • Using LinkedIn to find interviews
2. Preparing for an Interview
  • Understanding interview types
  • Effective résumé strategies
  • Crafting an effective cover letter
  • Social media cleanup
3. Gathering Work Samples
  • Your personal website
  • Building a creative portfolio
  • Building a demo reel
4. Strategies Before the Interview
  • Gather references and testimonials
  • Check your network
  • Research the company
  • Research the position
  • Physically visit the interview location
5. Preparing for an In-Person Interview
  • Holding mock interviews
  • A sample mock interview
  • Preparing physical materials
  • Backup your digital
  • A few words on intellectual property
Conclusion
  • Moving to interview day

Taught by

Richard Harrington

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