How to get that first junior designer job

So you've just graduated and you're out looking for that first design job; how do you shift the odds in your favour? There are more graduates out there than vacancies, so a killer design portfolio isn't always enough. You need to do everything you can to make prospective employers take notice of you and, more importantly, want to have you around. 

Follow these tips for getting that all-important foot in the door, then read on for advice on how you can start charting a course to that creative director role.

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Anne Wollenberg is an award-winning freelance journalist who specialises in writing about the creative industry.