Continuing with our series of jobs in information technology that don’t require a degree, today we take a look at graphic designing and social media marketing.
As graphic designer’s main role is to create visual concepts for all kinds of media. Although the job doesn’t require a qualification or formal training, it requires that you to have an affinity for form, design and colours. Besides that you must love to work online and you need to understand programmes such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
Although it takes some time to really know the tricks and acquire the skills for these programmes, you can start off small. Find part time work in this field, or just start on your own. If you are really dedicated, you will definitely be able to become a successful graphic designer. And equipped with right skills, soon enough you’ll start creating your own business cards, billboards and advertisements.
Just let the world love your creations!
Social media marketer
Social media marketing is a new phenomenon in the digital sphere. But without realising it, many people are already performing social media marketing skills on their personal social media accounts. If you understand the digital realm and have a detailed knowledge of social media networks such as Facebook, Who’s Who SA, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter, you might do well in this profession.
Your main role will be to market and monitor company social media pages, post updates and articles and interact with potential customers using relevant content.
The opportunities to work in an environment you’re not qualified in are out there, it’s up to you to find and pursue them.
Remember; where there is a will, there is a way.
Written by Joris van Zoggel, International Marketing Intern at Who’s Who.