Hi all! I made a career switch in the last year to web design.
I have a lot of transferable skills, having worked in the nonprofit realm, for-profit sector, and co-founded a startup. The pandemic made it challenging to continue the startup, so, I fell back on skills I learned in creating the business - brand identity and web design work. I took an intensive bootcamp for visual design in the fall while freelancing on the side.
I really love this line of work and I'm excited to continue digging in and growing as a designer. The trouble is, I don't see a lot of entry-level roles out there! There are so many companies looking for senior-level hires. I've been job hunting for nearly 4 months, applied to close to 300 jobs, had a few interviews, and have had no success yet...which isn't entirely suprising given I'm mostly applying to senior-level roles! I'm sure that eventually, there will be someone willing to take a chance on me. But in the meantime...
My questions are two-fold:
1. In other industries, are you seeing mostly senior-level roles? Is there a general shortage of entry-level roles?
2. Does anyone know of any companies specifically looking for entry-level designers? I'm open to internshipins and apprenticeships but I don't fall into the category of college grad.
Thanks for any feedback you can provide! :)