Brodel, on 21 June 2012 - 11:45, said:
When I look for junior jobs in the digital design industry, they seem to want someone who is an expert at indesign, photoshop, illustrator, flash and has a excellent knowledge of html and css. Is this realistic?
Does anyone here work in this industry and know if you are expected to work at a high level across so many different platforms as a junior?
My other half is in a similar position to yourself in looking for a junior job in the same industry. Again, she has found that her degree and limited experience are counting against her. She knows the tools, but no company wants to employ her despite having a good education because they want 5+ years experience. Getting a foothold on the ladder is extremely difficult when companies know they can advertise junior positions and those that have recently been made redundant and have experience will take the position knowing its either accept the pay-cut or risk having no job at all.