It is rather difficult for a designer without work experience to find a vacant place on the staff of a good company. The path to achieving the intended goal is laid out with enduring patience, hard work and perseverance.
The first step is to build on the missing experience. After all, in order to get into a large company, you need to have the baggage of practice behind your back. One way to get the experience you need is to work as a freelancer. To do this, you should register on one of the freelance sites (free-lance.ru, odesk.com) and find a customer who will help you get your hands on, practice design and create a high-quality portfolio for yourself.
In addition to working on the Internet, you can go the other way, offering your services to the company you are interested in as an intern, that is, for free or for a small fee. Start small and perhaps your efforts will be appreciated. Also, consider enrolling in professional development courses.
Today, more than 80% of designers have virtual portfolios, which can be easily created on portfolios.ru, portfoliobox.net, etc. Also, prepare your work in PDF format and save it to a USB flash drive so that in case of an interview, the work you performed will be with you. And remember: never email your work. In the field of designers, this is considered a sign of unprofessionalism.
Don't expect to be invited to work. Take your first steps yourself. Search for employers on the Internet, telephone directories, or send out a resume. Before calling, read the firm's main profile so you know what to talk about.
An interview is the most important and important event that can decide your further position. Have with you: a folder with works, a printed resume, a notebook and a pen, your own business cards - this will show your serious attitude towards your chosen profession. At the end of the interview, when you hear the phrase “Your questions?”, Be sure to ask them.
Ask what programs you will need to work with, how many designers are on the staff, but in no case start talking about salaries, advances first. You will be informed about this anyway. At the end of the interview, ask for a business card and upon returning home, send a letter of thanks to your prospective employer.