Thursday, May 24, 2012

the interviews

It's that time of the year again where everyone is scrambling to get an internship for the summer, or the next semester. What are some questions employers ask during the interview process? I've had some really difficult ones, and some surprising ones too. But I recall going into a phone interview with a list of prepared interview questions (I think she was trying to get rid of me) and having the interviewer not ask me a single one I was prepared for.

so, here's a list of THINGS THEY MAY ASK..
1. What are your skills?
2. Where do you see yourself in a few years?
   a. What do you see yourself doing/ what kind of work?
3. What kind/type of design do you like to do?
4. What is your favourite part of the design process?
5. Do you follow any blogs? If so, which/what?
6. What was your role in your previous job/design internship?
7. Can you speak any other languages?
8. How do you design? (maybe provide a scenario)
9. What do you do on your spare time?
10. Do you have any hobbies, if so what are they?
11. Tell me about yourself (I hate this question)
12. What are your weaknesses?
13. What was the most challenging part of your last semester/ previous projects?
14. How did you find us?

...Anyone else have anything to add?

In general, they just want to know you as a person and see how you react to things as well as what you know about your field and the company you are applying to.

Best of luck!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Cork Competition! - Call for Entries

Boisbuchet has an open call for entries for new applications for cork products or the improvement of existing products with cork.

Submission: 4 page pdf (details on website)
Deadline: June 30

Winners will be selected to attend a workshop to create prototypes, and a final winner will be selected with an award of 10,000 €. All the rights remain with the designer.

Have fun!