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Round Table Chat: Digital Job Search - Shared screen with speaker view
Northern Lakes
20:01
Welcome to IDSA NL roundtable!
Chris Ference (RIT Student)
20:44
Dave! 👏👏
Dave Joseph
21:22
Chris!
Michael DiTullo
22:14
What’s up ID crew?
chevis watkinson
25:18
welcome veryone
Lauren Dern
26:38
Hi! Everyone! Thanks for tuning in!
Northern Lakes
28:09
Please get your thoughts in the chat here, we have six questions that we're starting with and then we'll be asking your questions.
Nicholas Baker
28:53
WOO! discord represent
Michael DiTullo
30:03
Another great one is the core77 forums! Forums.core77.com …. Huge searchable discussion forum with 10,000+ members
Northern Lakes
31:07
Tell us more about Discord, Nicholas!
Gema
31:54
this might be addressed at some point, but how do you make the most of the connections you make once you make first introductions?
Nicholas Baker
33:51
the minor details discord is from the minor details podcast (dutillo and dave have both been awesome guests on the podcast), link on @minordetailspod
Northern Lakes
34:17
NIce, thanks!
chevis watkinson
36:04
post your question for this topic if you have any
Michael DiTullo
36:56
Oops, typo’d the forums link. It is boards.core77.com
Amir Safari
37:39
Hi,
Michael DiTullo
37:45
Definitely check out the minor details discord as well. They say luck is being in the right place at the right time, so be in as many places as you can right now!
Lauren D’Souza
39:11
+1 for the MD* discord, it has helped me out in so many ways as a recent graduate/young designer : )
Lauren Dern
39:13
Question for all - Why are you here and/or what is your biggest fear?
Amir Safari
39:49
Hi I would like to ask the next question if it is ok
Hannah Fink
40:23
This is tangential to networking, but I recently watched DiTullo’s video on four skills every industrial designer should have. I’ve been tweaking my portfolio to communicate some of these skills, but I’m wondering if the panel has advice for how to relay these qualities in a cover letter. In general, what do you look for in a cover letter? What makes you roll your eyes? Have you ever received an application that particularly stood out to you?
Northern Lakes
40:29
Sure what's your question, Amir?
Amanda Evans
40:37
I'm here because I wanted a different perspective on the job market for industrial designers right now.
Milos
41:05
Like it if you really like it don't just do it to get what you need.
Amir Safari
41:51
I wanted to ask during the pandemic situation that we are experiencing right now. What is the best time start applying for job opportunities?
Gema
43:36
thanks for the responses, Michael and Dave!
chevis watkinson
44:24
It is never to early to apply, there may be a delayed response or hiring freeze, but companies are still looking.
Northern Lakes
44:55
I'll get you in the queue. Thanks!
chevis watkinson
47:00
that was x-spliter for use
Mary Friedl
47:16
This might be a topic coming up, but say someone has already had a couple interviews prior to the pandemic and now the situation is uncertain, how should one maintain that connection to possibly be hired once the company is available to hire? Continue over emails? How often?
Northern Lakes
57:17
Do we have any additional questions?
David Gabriel
01:00:48
Since a job interview is a two way experience. Employers have some clear "red flags" for the potential Hire. What are some "red flags" we should be on the look out for that may be more nuanced to this industry?
Martin Veldsman
01:01:46
Any thoughts on spec work? Should you do it, and if so, what’s the best way to approach something like that?
Gema
01:01:49
In response to Lauren and Dave's first job experience: how do you make a good impression when you're "cold applying" to a position that doesn't exist?
Lauren Dern
01:02:54
By develop relationships with professionals, they are hiring a person more than just your work.
Lena.Copoulos
01:04:13
Michael - Thank you for saying that! Many others have been in the same position, and it takes time to find the right opportunity! Glad others felt/feel the same way!
jamiemendoza
01:06:14
Pre-pandemic I was in the Experiential Design industry at a relative senior level but that industry has been hit pretty hard, so I will be forced to pivot. Having said that, /I am afraid I might seem that I am over qualified for some job opportunities out there - how can I navigate not appearing that way in my CV and interview ?
Martin Veldsman
01:08:31
Thank you for the feedback everyone. My video permissions have been disabled but I’m here and appreciate the responses
Schneur Werde
01:08:59
With regards to online portfolios, what would you consider to be showing too much work or too little work? How do you gauge that?
to the blind
01:10:01
Do you have any advice for displaying professional projects online? If there is a written agreement not to disclose design process, what would be another way to make a good impression with your work?
jamiemendoza
01:10:57
Sorry my mic is not working. Apologies again.
jamiemendoza
01:15:01
Thank you all very much for the advice!
Northern Lakes
01:15:38
You've got an ace panel here. :)
Michael DiTullo
01:19:31
I love this idea Todd! I wish I had done that when I was a student. Good balance to create something mutually beneficial.
Lauren D’Souza
01:28:40
i have to head out, but thank you to everyone involved in this panel discussion :) these were very important topics of discussion.
Dave Joseph
01:29:02
thanks for being here Lauren!
Northern Lakes
01:29:23
Thanks Lauren!
Gema
01:30:55
FYI: IDSA is doing a toaster design challenge this month. It looks like a really fun challenge and learning opportunity!
Lauren Dern
01:31:31
Can you share the link @Gema?
Gema
01:32:22
https://grabcad.com/challenges/boast-your-toast-reinvent-the-toaster
Nazma Khatun
01:32:43
Sometimes I avoid sending out my portfolio because I think my work is not good enough. What do you think is a way that I can over come this?
Amir Safari
01:34:00
How we can submit work on Core 77 and get feedbacks?
Gema
01:34:08
^^ 100% agree with you, Nazma
Gordon Russell
01:34:08
What kind of job experiences that might parallel the design world that you have found valuable in people you've hired?
Schneur Werde
01:34:12
Re: With regards to online portfolios, what would you consider to be showing too much work or too little work? How do you gauge that?
Northern Lakes
01:35:29
great questions, folks! keep 'em coming!
Michael DiTullo
01:36:32
@amir you need to apply to be a member of the discussion forums at boards.core77.com … once you submit a topic in the “introduction” forum you will have to wait a day before your account is approved by a moderator.
Jack O'Farrell
01:36:41
With a hike in digital design/contactless strategies with the current pandemic—will companies swap the majority of ID jobs for UI/UX or strategy positions with a change in need within a post-covid job market? WIs there a chance design consultancies may pivot their workforce to different disciplines?
Mike C.
01:36:58
I think you just need to make sure that every project has a point to it, like on this project I show x skillset
Amir Safari
01:37:05
@Micheal Thanks a lot for the reply.
chevis watkinson
01:37:58
and you should be able to tell as story for each project, why - what - how - and learnings
Milos
01:40:50
I'm self-tough ID living in Serbia working as freelancer but trying to find full-time job. I'm posting on LinkedIn and Instagram, contacting people. but nothing happends. Do you have any advice?
Nazma Khatun
01:41:56
Thank you all for your response! Much appreciated!
Reid Holbert
01:42:24
Thank you all for getting together this afternoon! I’ve loved listening and have learned a lot.
Dave Joseph
01:47:24
Thanks Reid!
Amir Safari
01:47:47
Thanks a lot for such great comments and tips. Really appreciate it
PaulHatch
01:48:18
Stay busy and stay safe everyone! #designLifers
Northern Lakes
01:48:27
we'll put the link on Linked In
Mary Friedl
01:48:28
Thank you all for doing this round table! It was super informative and a great alternative to other networking events outside of a pandemic environment 😄
Matt LeSac
01:48:29
Thank you so much for taking your time to share super pertinent knowledge! Very grateful and inspired!
Mike C.
01:48:31
hahaha I love that term!
IDSA HQ
01:48:32
great job NL
Gema
01:48:41
Thank you everyone! This was extremely helpful and a great opportunity!
Lauren Dern
01:48:43
And thanks to Chevis for setting this up!
Mike C.
01:48:47
Thank you again everyone for joining in on the conversation!
Gema
01:48:53
Happy birthday Chevis!!!
Michael DiTullo
01:48:54
Be kind to yourselves. In addition to doing all of the things we talked about, read a book, watch a movie, sleep in a little.
to the blind
01:48:59
Thank you for your time everyone, this was extremely helpful at a time when decisions can often feel difficult
Northern Lakes
01:49:02
What would you like to see in future panels?
juanrujana
01:49:07
Thank you! This was super helpful!
David Gabriel
01:49:09
Thank you all very much!
Thornton Lothrop
01:49:21
Thank you Lauren, Kent and Panelists for the great insights and rich stories!
Schneur Werde
01:49:37
Thanks all!
Nazma Khatun
01:49:48
Thank you to the entire pannel for your time
Gordon Russell
01:49:53
Thank you everyone for the wisdom!
Dave Joseph
01:49:55
thanks everyone!
Zach M
01:49:56
thanks all!