Getting the Most Out of an Agency Job

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My agency is offering training courses. Are they worth it?

Getting the Most Out of an Agency Job

If you're talented and eager to work, but lacking some tech skills on your resume, a graphic design agency may invest in training you to fill openings they have.

Some agencies offer online training, while others have courses that can be taken in their offices. This is a valuable opportunity to meet people and make an impression. Use it! Dress professionally, introduce yourself, and thank anyone who helps you. Don't force yourself on anyone, but it might be nice to bring along a couple of resumes and your portfolio just in case someone wants to see them.

Of course, you're there for training, so focus on learning while you're there too. It's a win-win situation -- the company gets a more marketable freelancer, and you get skills that will boost your income.

   

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