RESOURCES AND JOB SEARCHING LINKS
Below are a few of my favorite sites to search out job leads, check out salary ranges, keep in contact with like-mined professionals and follow industry trends within the creative field.
Below are a few links to help calculate industry salaries by category, title and region.
- AIGA | Aquent: Survey of Design Salaries
- Digital Creative Jobs: Salary Guide
- Simply Hired: Graphic Design Salaries
- TCG (The Creative Group): Salary Center
JOB SEARCH SITES:
Below are links for great places to locate work, network and be seen.
Create a professional Linkedin.com profile. This is a MUST. 97% of employers use LinkedIn to research potential candidates. However its so much more then that, it can be used for jobs /hiring, profile searches, building new relationships/networking, service recommendations, Linkedin groups, strengthening old relationships, etc.
Search for job openings and internship opportunities in countries around the world. Listings are updated daily! Going Global features constantly-updated career and employment resources—CONNECT THROUGH THE ALUMNI SITE
AIGA Design Jobs
The AIGA’s reputation speaks for itself and its design jobs section is a great place to find some amazing job opportunities.
Coroflot hosts over 80,000 graphic design portfolios and currently has over 700 job listings. Jobs are organized into a variety of design related categories.
On Indeed try using “keywords” like Photoshop, InDesign, Layout, HTML, Flash, etc. You will generate more leads within your industry rather then just professional title searches
Creative Hot List
I love this site – You can search by location and on the far right it also shows level’s (senior/JR/mid-level)
Authentic Jobs lists hot new graphic design jobs every week, both full-time and part-time.
I’ve seen some hidden gems hiding in their graphic design job board.
Creative Agency Job Boards
Offices in New York, Connecticut and Texas
Offices in New York, California, Ohio, Washington, Australia, London and Singapore
Offices worldwide. Summer internships in Chicago
Y&R Offices in New York, Miami and Indonesia
CP&B Offices in Miami, California, Colorado, Sweden, and London
Locate ad agencies in your area and search their job boards
Utilize the “agency search tab” near the top of the page to find ad agencies in your area
Under Directories, click on “look up contacts”. Type in just the state to get better search results
Aquent is the global staffing agency for freelance/contract and temp-to-perm placement for marketing and design professionals.
The Creative Group
Staffing Agency for freelance/contract and temp-to-perm placement for creative and marketing jobs.
Additional Job Searching Sites
Art Directors Club
ADC is one of the most concentrated groups of creative talent in the world, and is a gathering place for leaders in visual communication.
You can search by title and location. Dice is a career website for technology and engineering professionals.
design:related showcases many great listings, including design management jobs, interactive jobs and many other design jobs requiring varying experience.
Filter Digital is a great site to search contract work and freelance. They are also a staffing agency.
Freelance Job Search
You can search by location and industry on Freelance Job Search—Very cool!
The Freelance Switch website has a variety of design, development and flash jobs.
Fresh Web Jobs
Fresh Web Jobs tends to lean more towards web design related jobs, but there are jobs for graphic designers on this site and you don’t want to miss any listings!
Krop is one of the largest and most well known websites to find graphic design jobs. It has been around for a long time and new jobs are listed often by top agencies and design studios.
Motion Grapher Jobs
Motionographer Jobs is a free job board for opportunities in: Broadcast design, Motion graphics, 3D animation, Interactive design, Live action production, Graphic design, Visual effects and Producing
Post and Search Jobs Free
This site is so easy to use and you can find so many local jobs within your industry. Most of these jobs are not even posted on the standard job site. Try you luck, I’m sure you’ll love it.
Smashing Magazine a large design related blog, also has a job board with design and development jobs. The listings are organized into full-time and freelance positions for easier navigation.
Looking to work with quality clients? Styleapple works with small businesses and entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses. This includes providing design services from web design to illustration and everything in between.
The Boss Group
The Boss Group is the global staffing agency for freelance/contract and temp-to-perm placement for marketing and design professionals.
The Wunderland Group is the staffing agency for freelance/contract and temp-to-perm placement for digital design, marketing, mobile, creative writing, online Marketing Creative, Print Media, etc….