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Discussion in 'General Business Forum:' started by Masonio, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. Masonio

    Masonio New Member

    Hi all, first post here, i'm new and liking what i have seen so far.

    I have a question that i hope some people who currently work as digital media designers or anyone who knows a little about flash could help me out with.

    I have been looking for a job for the past 3-4 month's, and i am an Interaction Designer who graduated last year, i managed to score an interview with an Integrated Design studio based in central London. Below is the job spec that they posted on the job website.


    This is the email i got back, and what i'm really wondering is what are your thoughts on what i could possibly be asked to do regarding Flash, i have used Flash loads of times but never done any actionscript work, only animations really.

    So what do you think the simple flash exercise could be?

    For anyone wondering my portfolio is Masonio Creative Design.

    Any help is appreciated,
    Masonio.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2009
  2. salvador

    salvador Member

    Hi Masonio

    You are worrying too much about it- relax ;)

    I can feel you so want the job, but do you want a job that you cannot handle?
    I am sure your answer is NO... So just be yourself and show what you can do as well as express interest in learning what you cannot do.

    Make it there on Tuesday with a big heart and stay calm and give it a smile.

    When I recruit for my business, I look for much more than computer geeks... I look for people I can actually work with day in day out. I look for people I'd enjoy having a laugh with at the end of a hectic day. After all, I look for people with common sense!

    Good luck!
     
  3. Masonio

    Masonio New Member

    Salvador, thanks for the quick reply and amazing advice, i'll definitely keep this in mind!
     
  4. overnight

    overnight Guest

    Don't worry about the test

    Don't worry about the test, just do your good work, and in case you are rejected don't be dissappointed keep trying, you will definitively get the job.

    So keep trying and don't ever lose hope.
     
  5. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Good luck and keep us posted with what happens.
     
  6. salvador

    salvador Member

    Masonio - how did it go?
     
  7. Masonio

    Masonio New Member

    Hi, i attended the interview yesterday, i had been revising lots of flash AS3 commands and techniques for the past couple of days so i made sure i would be prepared for anything.

    When i got there i sit down and spoke with the creative director, he says he doesn't need to see my portfolio, he already looked at it and liked what he saw, he said he's confident i could do the job, then he says he wants me to do a quick test and that if i can do what i say i can do it will be really simple.

    I follow him into the office and meet one of the designers and they sit me down at a PC with dreamweaver, they show me a simple website layout in Photoshop and they have already cut it up, and they want me to rebuild it in dreamweaver with CSS and XHTML, well i did my best, i didn't finish it in 20 minutes but i showed my CSS skills and can only hope that i did good enough.

    It was a big shock and i think i could of done better if i thought i would be doing HTML instead of AS3 lol, all of a sudden i had to forget all the AS3 shit in my head and start remembering all the CSS commands, i could barely remember the command to refer to a style sheet on the HTML page but eventually figured it out, but it ate a bit of my time which was annoying.

    Overall it was a good interview and good interview experience and i'll be sure to let you guys know if i get the job.
     

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