New directions

Landing your dream job requires a mix of skills: diligence, hard work, experience, enterprise, good fortune, networking and the ability to work as a team player. Landing a job with a top design agency requires all of the above, and sometimes much, much more.

Design is an increasingly competitive industry fuelled by a deluge of new graduates each year. According to recent Design Council figures, there were nearly 57,000 students in design education in 2003/2004. However, the good news is that while the top jobs are hard to come by they are within reach, thanks to a particularly vibrant sector where, according to Design Council figures, smaller young businesses now excel, thereby creating more great opportunities to land your dream job with one of the many up-and-coming studios. Although the specifics vary from company to company, successful studios share common needs and beliefs. Find out what design studios want from new employees and you're half way to achieving your goal.

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