How to get your first job in web design

When I was about eight years old I wanted to be a vet. Then I wanted to be a superstar or a princess. While I flitted from one fantasy job to another, my mum always reminded me to have proper plans in place. At the time, I didn't pay much attention, but her advice started to make more sense when I tried to get my first job after graduating with a HND.

Anyone starting out in the industry should be able to relate, and will know one thing - it's harder to get a job than you first thought! There's only so much an education can give you. Often, it doesn't provide you with the right skills to enter the workplace. Entering the 'real world' can be difficult - not knowing where to start and being in an oversaturated industry like ours, it’s almost impossible to stand out from the crowd. It's important to remember, though, that you won’t just 'make it'. As clichéd as it may sound, to succeed takes more hard work and dedication than you could ever imagine.

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