5 pain points in the industry that designers face

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Many may underestimate the obstacles faced by both beginner and senior designers. In this blog, we’ll delve into 3 most common pain points that designers face.

Limited Opportunities for Beginners

One stark reality is that many employers tend to favor senior designers. On the one hand, this does not give young designers the opportunity to develop their skills and gain experience, and on the other hand, it becomes the reason for the decrease in motivation and professional aspirations. In fact, employers often fail to take into account that budding talents have a large base of new ideas, different approaches, which will allow them to create more unique designs.

Portfolio and Job Application Skills

A portfolio serves as the primary tool for making a first impression in the professional world. It’s not merely a showcase of completed work but a reflection of skills, hidden enthusiasm, talent, and interest. Unfortunately, many aspiring designers either submit incomplete portfolios or fail to recognize their importance. Effective job application skills are crucial in today’s competitive job market. Therefore, it’s essential to review, refine, and conduct thorough research on the job market and its criteria before applying for any position.

Masking of Skills and Experience

In a job market that often prioritizes experience over potential, aspiring designers are often forced to disguise experience and skills in an attempt to fit their portfolios to key criteria. However, this can lead to detrimental outcomes for both parties involved. It’s imperative to acknowledge that every professional has the potential for success by navigating the job market armed with knowledge and enthusiasm. By addressing these common pain points head-on and continually refining one’s skills and strategies, designers can overcome obstacles and carve out a fulfilling career path.

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