Hi, I would like to remain anonymous. I have completed matric and have a computer clerk Diploma (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Reception, Switchboard, and Telephone Techniques) but have no experience in the working world for this field. I have also studied Corel Draw X3, Adobe Photoshop & Macromedia Dream weaver and went into the field of Graphic Designing and have the experience for the past 10years.
I have relocated to Johannesburg Last year and I have applied for numerous vacancies (Reception, Girl Friday, and Graphic Designers post) but sad to say apparently I don't have the experience the companies require. I am now applying for temp positions and studying Indesign and Illustrator on a part time basis (weekends only).
I know lots of people who apply for vacancies and receive the same results as I do but if all companies require people of experience then there is no hope for people like us because no one or company is willing to give us a chance.
I personally think companies that advertise for post available have too many expectations, COME ON GUYS, GIVE US A BREAK AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVE THAT WE ARE QUITE CAPABLE OF ACHIEVING OUR GOALS.
Hoping to get a vacancy soon…..