The Secret Handshake is an online resource for student designers and young creatives (18 -25) looking for insider insight, honest answers and solid solutions to help you go pro.
Here is some good advice from their lovely site (and there is plenty more from where this came from) :
“Everyone is somewhat of an everythingist these days with their range of skills. Which is great. But when you are just breaking into the agency career world, try to highlight one strong skill/focus to get in the door, establish credibility once in, then start showing off your other skill-sets.” – Shaz Sedigh-Zadeh
“A resume isn’t a collection of accomplishments, but more a showcase for the person you hand it to that shows how you fit into their work culture. No resume acts the same from job to job, so consider it a living document.” – Dylan Lathrop
“Don’t wait for job postings to appear. Identify people you admire and studios you’re dying to work for and ask for an informational interview. Then bring your portfolio and a lot of good questions.” Stephanie Landes Burris
“If you want to be the designer that stands out of the rest, do something more than just designing. Make an interesting project like for charity, start an agency, hold an exhibition, start a design festival or build a site like Behance. Become interesting.” – Jennifer Cirpici
“Don’t overwhelm the interviewer with too much work. If you’re good, it’ll be evident in ten to fifteen pieces.” – Gail Anderson