Design Careers: Industry Advice & Job Search Tips

HOW wants to help you succeed and achieve your career goals along the way. Find expert career advice and tips from HOW’s official career partner, The Creative Group, to help guide your career path, whether you are working at a firm, as an in-house designer or as a freelance designer. Get practical advice and take control of your career path in design. Steer it in the direction you want to take it. Plus, learn how to leverage your current position for greater satisfaction. Learn more about increasing your salary and improving your overall marketability from The Creative Group in this Design Tutorial – How to Make More Money as a Designer in 2013.

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11 Resume Designs with Slick Personal Branding

Here at HOW, our goal is to provide graphic designers of all skill levels with the resources to sharpen their talent. We also aim to assist our readers in perfecting their resume. In 2014, we assembled 10 Eye-Catching Graphic Designer Resumes as inspiration for those who are on the job hunt. While still a...

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5 Tips for Acing a Panel Interview

A normal job interview is stressful enough. Now imagine pitching yourself to several art directors, marketing managers and graphic designers in a panel interview setting. Nervous? According to a survey by The Creative Group, a majority of executives (86 percent) said one-on-one interviews are the most effective. But panel interviews ranked second – ahead...

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5 Steps for Managing Creative Feedback

Managing feedback is one of the most challenging part of a creative’s workload. The egos, the subjective “I just don’t like it” comments, the vague requests for something “different”—it can leave your head swimming and your relationship with your boss or client in a tenuous spot. How can you avoid this potentially toxic situation?