I would assume if you don't want to do a particular job and don't have the skills for it, you're going to be really shitty at it.
That said, comic and illustrator jobs really don't pay well. You'd have to be super amazing at it to make any big bucks. Even guys at Marvel or DC don't earn all that much unless they're Jim Lee or someone of a similar position.
The first question is whether the job you want is permanent or freelance. Freelance generally has more risks and less pay until you have a decent reputation.
Why not think of it this way; "I'll take this job now and learn what I can from it. It will look nice on my resume and while I work here I'm going to keep looking for a job that I love". The money you earn can also be a plus, you could use to fund your own projects.
Employers always prefer hiring people who are still/already working as opposed to being unemployed. You will be used to a work routine (getting up, being on time, deadlines etc.) instead of sitting home all day. Not too mention if you do well at your current job, you boss might you a nice reference which can be worth a lot.
A graphic job would be nice resume filler. I say take it, and if you're really passionate about illustration and comics, you can still search up jobs related to that field while still being employed in graphic design. I'm sure the income could help fund any pet projects you want to invest in
That's because you're thinking about it wrong. Regardless of what you feel about those jobs, if you can get in that easy you need to take it, and use that on your resume, that way you can get the job you actually do want in time much easier.
the longer your not working, the harder it is to get a job. Internship or not, if its not solid work its not often looked upon as a bonus by future employers :/
i've bounced from enough jobs lately (fucking economy... seems like alls well and i'm settling in, and then BAM.. they sell my job out from under me...) to have seen both sides of the market.. Its nice having a job, but its hard to get one. People with steady jobs seem to be completely ignorant of that.. and those that have never had one, have NO idea what they're in for when they get going.
My GF has a degree in IT, but since she's only ever held and internship, and never a job, with that field... no one will hire her for that style job. they want YEARS of experience. Instead she's stuck in wal mart... a truly expensive piece of paper, and its completely worthless aside from the debt collectors coming in for the tuition money...
IT in general is a hard field right now because of all the outsourcing. I sort of stumbled into my imminently hire-able field, geophysics, by accident. Oil, mining, environmental, you can basically take your pick as long as you find rocks at least somewhat interesting. And that's probably the kicker for most people.
Theres a ton of the jobs, but not bites. They seriously expect people with 5+ years experience to magically appear.. 2 cities and neither one with anyone willing to take new comers to the field. and since most places don't do apprenticeships outside of college students for free labor... Wal mart was the best she could get without having any other skill sets to fall back on besides Wendy's. and surprisingly... even at part time wal mart pays a LOT better than most fast food joints...
I am willing to bet that waiting tables pay a lot more than Walmart. I used to do that for 8 years... in bars, clubs and restaurants throughout my academic life. The tips helped a lot... and not to mention, the people you meet at work - they can REALLY help to open up some doors if they like you a lot. Of course, I'm not suggesting restaurants like Applebee's... not many corporate big wigs dine there.
But back to the topic - yeah. Fucking hate that "experience" requirement. I am job hunting too but it's not going to be too tough here, it seems - Unemployment rate is 1.9 as of 2012. But still, the jobs that I "really" want requires experience... but I'm not too hung up on it. At this rate, I'm willing to do just about anything related to marketing for a career.
If she weren't somewhat anti social and easy to set off.. i'd push the table waiting more. But trying to get her going isn't so hot since she's not used to having people encourage her much.. Hate to say it, but its why i pulled her away from her family and home city... to much negativity in that place...
going back. 2 things. 1. Don't believe those Unemployment stats to much, they're often doctored, and deliberately ignore the people not ON unemployment. I.E. they don't count people that aren't registered as gaining UI benefits as unemployed :/
2. Truth be told there are plenty of jobs, just no ones really hiring to keep. Due to a funky economy atm, most places only want temps or part timers. They just want cheap labor, and not to have to pay out benefits under the obamacare law, amidst other new worker protections. So many are just trying anything to keep their work forces shifting around. It also gives the false impression they're hiring, and that there are more jobs out there.
Lost my most recent job to that. When i started 2/3 of the night shift was all temps (only exceptions being the supervisors really) then they suddenly hired on a bunch of us on after the usual 90 days. But since the holiday season started winding down (mid December for this place) they started finding all sorts of bogus reasons to start firing us, reducing them to mostly temps again. One guy they accused of threatening people, another for harassment (to which the supervisors are the WORST offenders by a long shot) and for me they used a double edge in accusations of calling a new hire (puerto rican kid) some racial slur (i live in a 90% puerto rican neighborhood.. i'm not exactly sure that'd be smart for me to utter even in my own home. But i was raised better than that. no matter how much i hate a person, i hate the PERSON not their race/culture) and claims of "Horseplay".... I was the only person in my shop even capable of a laugh, but apparently that ranks as "horseplay"... given "Horseplay" by definition is "rough or excessive, possibly dangerous" that was easy to knix. Again, the supervisors are far worse off than i was in any sort of joking around. but the accusation of a racial slur only needed a claim, no proof, and they got their way. Sooo between jobs atm myself (starting a new one monday thankfully. New plant opened nearby, so it was a surprisingly quick jump)
All in all, just be watchful of your back, know the local labor laws, and don't let'em push you around.
Funny note though, As a veteran of the recent two conflict/wars (whatever they want to call them) and seeing as i was out of work for over 8 months prior to being hired by that place.. i was worth up to 96 grand in tax breaks.. shame i never told them that >: ) yeah.. i didn't like them either
That's what I tell my younger friends but they don't listen... They think that "passion" alone is enough. Pffff, real life requires money even if it's through jobs that might not be necessarily our first choice.
Thats true, the same thing happened to me. I wanted to be an animater, and/or game designer, but i realized how hard of a job that was and decided to learn how to be a programmer. I didn't think I would like it at first, but i got hooked! I guess the best thing to do is to try new things.
Thats true, the same thing happened to me. I wanted to be an animater, and/or game designer, but i realized how hard of a job that was *TO GET and decided to learn how to be a programmer. I didn't think I would like it at first, but i got hooked! I guess the best thing to do is to try new things.