How to find a designer without experience
The first step is to develop the missing experience. After all, in order to get into a large company, you need to have behind your back the baggage of practice. One way to get the experience you need is to work as a freelancer. To do this, register on one of the freelance sites (free-lance.ru, odesk.com) and find a customer who will help you to fill your hand, practice your design and create a quality portfolio.
In addition to working on the Internet, you can go the other way by offering your services to the company of interest to you as an intern, that is, for free or for a small payment. Start with the smallest and, perhaps, your efforts will be appreciated. In addition, think about enrolling in professional development courses.
To date, more than 80% of designers have virtual portfolios, which can easily be created on the websites portfolios.ru, portfoliobox.net, etc. Also prepare your work in PDF format and save it on a USB flash drive so that in the event of an interview, the work you have done was with you. And remember: never send your work by e-mail. In the field of designers, this is considered a sign of unprofessionalism.
Do not expect that you will be invited to work. Do yourself the first steps. Look for employers on the Internet, telephone directories or send summaries. Before the call, read the main profile of the company to know what to talk about.
Interview is the most important and important event that can decide your future situation. Have yourself: a folder with works, a printed resume, a notebook and a pen, your own business cards - by this you show your serious attitude to the profession you have chosen. At the end of the interview, when you hear the phrase "Your questions?", Be sure to ask them.
Ask what programs you need to work with, how many designers are in the state, but in no case do you start talking about wages and advances first. About this and so you will be informed. At the end of the interview, ask for a business card and after returning home, send a letter of thanks to your future employer.