Following the suspension of the Print Media Program at Algonquin College last year where I was a partial load professor in my field of Graphic Design, I find myself ramping up to increase my client base and/or seek freelance opportunities. Having posted my resume online, and having built this simplified website to support this effort, I find myself thoroughly immersed in the world of online job seeking. And a perplexing world it is!
Many (if not all) positions posted list required skills that would make a seasoned veteran of the biz (myself included) wince. Said skills are then juxtaposed against an experience level requirement (2-3 years on average) clearly designed to discourage the same skilled professionals from applying, the implications thereof being...very low pay expectation.
A word to employment services out there: Dare to reach for the top! Experience tells, and only experience builds the skill sets outlined in these advertised posts.