Experience, what does it exactly means. When you just got your bachelor in whatever you where studying, you wanna get a job right? And how many times did you heard “Sorry, we’re just looking for someone with a bit more experience.”
Probably a lot.. And that’s exactly what I think whats wrong with modern day society. What does experience actually means? is it the diploma you’ve earned or the projects you did in the past? Everybody is only looking at the papers they have, which in one way makes sense but in the other not at all.
Of course, if someone got a diploma in a certain sector, it means he/she has some sort of dedication in this sector by spending the last four (or even more) years on this. But does that means that this candidate is the best?
If someone has an amazing portfolio, has a lot of experience by doing personal projects. Then probably he/she a lot has much more potential to become really good. On paper a person could have a lot of experience but if it just isn’t showing off then that experience is worth less in my opinion.
It isn’t only the case in the creative sector but I think in almost all sectors, the creative sector probably has the benefit that portfolio material is already quite important. Agencies, businesses, whatever company you own…Look further then diploma’s look at abilities, personalities and skills.