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Because of AIGA » » I got hired.



This project was created by:
Bill Klingensmith
AIGA UPSTNY - Past President | Current Member

Jeff Barlow
AIGA Seattle - Past President | Current Member

I got hired.

I was making a move from Los Angeles to Minneapolis and didn’t really know where else to start job hunting. I pulled up the AIGA Minnesota website and started applying to relevant positions that were listed on the job boards. A week later, I flew out for three interviews and soon learned that I was hired for one of them. (Thanks, Dan.)

After settling into my new digs, I asked my employer about my competition in the hiring process. He said that he received about 70 or 80 resumes all from one posting on the AIGA site.

I asked him if he advertised the position anywhere else. His response was, “Of course not. Why would I be interested in hiring someone who’s not savvy enough to be connected to the design community through AIGA?”

Among a million other things, AIGA is a means of achieving differentiation among competition. Wether you list your membership on your resume, respond to an ad posted on the website, or meet a potential employer (or client) at a chapter event, AIGA provides a community of like-minded individuals that make networking — and differentiation — easy

Seth Johnson | Minnesota

One Response

  1. Mig Reyes Says:

    AIGA has also helped me to find work. In fact, my first job out of school was all thanks to connecting (and having drinks!) with my future employer at the AIGA National Conference 2007 in Denver.

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