I've just seen a role advertised for a senior graphic designer on LinkedIn...

Now, I’ll be honest, I am not looking for a job. But when a job role comes up it’s nice to have a nosey, take a look at the salary expectation and wonder what benefits might be included in this job. However, something that has really struck me is the level of expectation that has dramatically changed during this global pandemic. We could all do with a bargain or two, and getting more for your money seems like a win win, but is this taking the biscuit?

Are you ready for its list of requirements? Here goes…

  • Extensive experience in designing for retail
  • Interior signage
  • POS
  • Interior graphics
  • Way finding
  • Exterior fascia
  • Corporate literature
  • Design
  • Artwork
  • Print production
  • Brand identity
  • Marketing
  • Communications materials
  • Website design
  • Storyboarding
  • Application design
  • Bespoke illustrations
  • Outstanding copywriting skills
  • Uniforms design
  • Packaging
  • Photography direction
  • Management skills
  • Expert Mac and MS Office user
  • 2:1 degree
  • References from agencies in London…

"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."

— Norman Vincent Peale

In times of such uncertainty for so many, is it really necessary to expect this much from candidates? Is it just me or are some people expecting a bit too much?

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