Following the establishment of the free design community, there has been some valuable q&A from the group that I thought valuable to share more broadly.
Following the establishment of the free design community, there has been some valuable questions that has been asked by the group that I thought valuable to share more broadly. Feel free to join the group if you are a digital designer or student looking to meet like-minded people to support and learn together!
This article will be grown over time with additional question & answers as the community develops, so check back for any updates :)
Graduate positions at Deloitte are generally assessed based on academic performance. There is then a number of interviews and IQ/aptitude tests. In addition with design roles we often look for a folio with examples of your design thinking, process and approach. These can be either real projects or Uni/Theory projects (if the candidate is straight out of university). There are 2 ways that come to mind to stand out.
Firstly create a folio of outstanding work which showcases your thinking and your ability to execute outstanding work. The 2nd is to research and understand how Deloitte operates. How the team's are structured and what is expected from the consultants in the positions similar to that you are applying for. This will give you the framework to anchor how you position your value into the team.
The approach/style for your folio comes down to: who you are trying target, what you are trying to convey, and the reasons for your folio. The purpose of my site is a place for me to experiment, play, and build a personal creative brand. Hence why I chose to create such a strong Visual Identity
I appreciate that if you were using your personal site to apply for a specific type role in a more corporate UX role this approach may not be appropriate and you would probably want your work, process and brands you have worked for to shine through.