ANNA PENG

How do You Know You’re the Right Hire for Them?

To get the answer off the table real fast, you don’t. You don’t know whether or not the hiring manager will pick you amongst hundreds, if not thousands, of other applicants who are better than you at what you do. 

Then how will we get a job after graduation in May? 

I’m tired of hearing my talented friends and colleagues being unable to land dream jobs after graduation. 

It’s in a designer’s strength to deploy empathy to this kind of situation:

During the next few months, when will your favourite company be opening up positions? 

During the next few months, what are the loudest ways you could get yourself heard to the other side (to the hiring manager)? 

Of those methods, which one are you willing to choose to act upon? 

In a people-based hiring world, it doesn’t matter what kind of tools you use, the program know-how you have, or how many pieces you have in your portfolio. 

If the company doesn’t know you exist, how are you supposed to join them?

Akin to making friends, how do they know they want to be buddies with you if you don’t let them know you’re here? 

Allow yourself to be seen and heard. Let them know you’re here.



The Season for Gratitude

To my inspirations: Thank you for all the work that you do. 

To my friends: Thank you for always sharing a good laugh with me. 

To my family: Thank you for your relentless support in my upbringing and my growth.

To my teammates: Thank you for the amazing collaboration and hours we’ve relentlessly worked through. 

Being human comes with a ton of people to be thankful for. 

Thank them when you can.

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