24 Jul 2007

So far in London...

So far, I have been here for almost 1 month, living place is no great problem, just rent is a little bit high. Flatmates are nice, all from Poland by coincidence and a chinese couple. And so have been busy finding jobs, finding people and finding life...I have sent CV to more than 30 design companies, big and small so far (have to send more and more). Some of them got me reply with liked "Thank you for your interest in our company, but we are not hiring people at this moment, best of luck for your job hunt...!!!" After all, I got 2 interview chances so far, one at Wolff Olins and one at Pentagram, both were good experiences, and for results? I have to wait...but anyway, I won't just sit and wait! I have to find others, something else...

For a few more days, i have been searching within the industry by any means...but found a bar job yesterday in the way which I thought this could be a part time work for evening or weekend and new experience for me as well. So I went to attend interview. I felt good during the interview, I just told her what I did before even I don't have knowledge on making drinks, I just know how to make juice at home instead...and the interviewer seemed appreciated me of what I did before! Well, finally but I didn't get that job! But that made me feel good too as I got another chance of interview practise on presenting myself! I thought I learned!

At the moment, I am thinking the portfolio that had been sent to companies so far. Is that not good enough? Is that boring? Since I know the market is so competitive and saturated, those employers may seen a lot already. So how can I make mine a bit unique? This is my question in mind these days!!! Ah, time of struggles!!!

2 comments:

Aggole said...

yeah like i say before on msn, send them some nicely designed piece of jpg that shows thumbnails of your work. u could create level of interest too, make those most interesting one largest, others are medium and the rest are small little squares.
have fun~

leolapian said...

Thank you for advice!