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Get The Design Job You Want

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  •   01 You Are Ready to Invest in Your Future

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  •   03 Online & Offline: How to Interact

    30:55

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About The Class

develop your action plan.


Open doors you never knew existed. Get The Design Job You Want with Ram Castillo is your complete guide to finding, applying for, and landing your dream job.

A job search can be a real downer. It's hard to know what to say, who to say it to, or, worse yet, where to start. A clear action plan is the key to overcoming the paralysis that often accompanies the hunt for work.

In this class, Ram will help you through every aspect of your search for creative design jobs – from resume creation to email communications to interview savvy. 

You’ll learn how to:

  • Raise the profile of your online portfolio
  • Create a clear, relevant, and powerful resume
  • Know what to say when writing and talking to an employer
  • Present, market, and discuss your work

With guidance and insights from an instructor who works in the field, you’ll develop the skills you need to demonstrate your competence and tell your story, both online and off.

If you want to feel more confident and prepared for your next job search, Get The Design Job You Want with Ram Castillo will give you the boost you need.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    You Are Ready to Invest in Your Future

    15:01
  2. 02

    Building an Online Presence with LinkedIn

    22:28
  3. 03

    Online & Offline: How to Interact

    Expand your professional network and grow your online community of like-minded professionals.

    30:55
  4. 04

    Online Networking Success w/ Jacob Cass

    16:08
  5. 05

    Building the Perfect Resume

    26:04
  6. 06

    Planning the Structure of Your Resume

    21:41
  7. 07

    Crafting the Perfect Introduction Email

    06:37
  8. 08

    What Employers Look for in Resumes with JP Stallard

    12:55
  9. 09

    Preparing & Nailing Your Interview

    22:25
  10. 10

    Creating a Strong First Impression

    19:13
  11. 11

    Be Ready for Any Interview Question

    21:57
  12. 12

    Interview Role-Play with Students

    09:42
  13. 13

    What Happens After the Interview?

    30:09
  14. 14

    Questions About Negotiating w/ Ted Leonhardt

    29:37
  15. 15

    Key Points to Remember On the Job

    24:03

Meet Your Expert

Ram Castillo

Ram is an award winning Design Director, Blogger, top ranking Podcaster, Speaker and Author of the internationally acclaimed book 'How to get a job as a designer, guaranteed'. He's based in Sydney, Australia and in 2012, started the blog GiantThinkers.com which helps thousands of design students and graduates be employed. Ram has since been featured in Communication Arts, HOW magazine, Herman Miller, deFrost*, AIGA.org and Apple. ... read more

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  • pdf How to answer any interview question
  • pdf Key interaction tips to remember during interviews
  • pdf The anatomy of a perfect introduction email
  • pdf The most important step to getting the design job you want
  • pdf The number one tool that gets me jobs consistently
  • pdf Sample resume templates
  • pdf 14 quotes to empower you at any moment
  • pdf A checklist of morning rituals modelled from successful people

100% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • Creativelive Student

    January 2015

    Ram’s class was the focused, creative energy shot I needed to engage with design clients in this fast-paced, digital world. Back in my art student days, no one teacher or school gave such energy towards the ‘big picture’. This accomplished youngster generously shared plain-faced truths in the day-to-day world of successful design, complete with real-life examples, templates and suggestions. His A-game guest speakers and role-playing added further credibility. And then, things got even more real when he made mention of the physiological aspects of approaching life as a designer and working with clients: breathing, diet, (water!) personal energy, response and engagement styles. Ram, this ‘Zen designer’, sets the stage for his students to achieve success. Giving back as he does to the industry, speaks to his own integrity. He walks the walk and talks the talk. Thank you for your poignant Creative Live workshops Ram. I’m so looking forward to the onward journey!

  • Kasia K.

    Kasia K.

    January 2015

    Really great class! Encouraging, and inspiring. Ram covered all the most important issues in huge detail, giving a lot of helpful advice. Even being an experienced designer, I found so many great suggestions and tips for myself. Awesome job Ram! Thank you!

  • Creativelive Student

    May 2015

    So glad I purchased this course. Finding the job you really want can seem like a very daunting task. Luckily, Ram is here! It doesn't matter what your profession is, or career level, the knowledge you will gain applies to everyone. Not only will Ram teach you a lot of valuable info, but he also brings in brilliant guest speakers with great insights as well. So much of this course was extremely valuable to me, and I've been in the creative field for awhile. Thank you Ram and CreativeLive! If you are looking for ways to improve your career, you can't go wrong with this course.

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