I’ve been busy for the past couple of weeks (since when was I not busy? haha) juggling school work and doing my portfolio because next term I’ll be doing my OJT. The portfolio website is starting to come out great, but I’m not going to “publish” it just yet. There’s a lot of stuff that needs to be added and when it’s out I want it to be packed. 😀
Most of the stuff I have there for now are the websites I worked on as requirements for my Web classes at school and a little bit (as in a small percentage of) freelance work, so little I can’t put them for portfolio display for some reason.. *cough*Would you like to be a part of my portfolio?*cough* I’ve received few web tasks to do here and there, and I’m still looking. My thoughts for now about looking for freelance jobs online are: BOY, NOBODY TOLD ME THIS IS NOT AN EASY THING TO DO!
For the most part, I’ve only tried to look for freelance jobs online.. but that’s only half of it. We also have to work for a company as part of it, and having insufficient knowledge when it comes to company jobs that puts me in n00b level. 😂
We’re supposed to attend this seminar at school before we can apply to any company during the start of the term and it’s supposed to cover the basic etiquette of it, I suppose corporate attire, behavior, what to say and not to say are covered. But you know, there are still things that you need to know from people who’ve been in that road..
So what I’m trying to say is: Any tips for lil ol’ me who’s going to face the real (design company/firm) world (industry) soon? Do’s and dont’s in job interviews, mannerisms, the outfit, etc etc.?
Oh yeah, have I mentioned that I don’t have any break at all this summer? My classes are still on-going and after this term, I’ll have summer classes (on a subject that I’ll be retaking for the 3rd time 😳 ), and then AFTER that my 4th year in college begins, the same year I’ll be taking my OJT. The only break I’ll have the is the time I have every time I get home from school during my summer classes from 8AM-12:40PM.. I hope I can squish some freelance work/company hunting in that time.
And dear god, please let me pass that f’n subject this time. I remember the entry I made at my tumblr about having a party if I pass the subject. I’m not counting on it but there will be a celebration if it does happen.
Video editing class is OK.. I’m (finally but) slowly learning how to use Adobe Premiere. But it’s been confusing for me this past week cause of the topic that was given to me to shoot. We were assigned sounds to incorporate to our narrative videos but I can’t think of a story that’s suitable for the one that I got. Ah well, I’ll work on something tomorrow.
Gotta go back to trying to add more stuff on my portfolio! Oh, oh, refer me to your buddies who are looking for a web designer/developer as well! I also do other stuff besides web, which I will showcase on the portfolio…. soon. 😉