Jobs and Career Opportunities

Created by Emma Kaloupek on 6 June, 2018

Is a bachelor's degree an absolute necessity for employment as a product designer?

Does anybody know if a bachelors degree is needed to obtain a job as a product designer? I keep coming across too many job listings that require some form of a college degree. I'm self taught mainly because school is too expensive and technically worthless in comparison to what i learned online. How exactly can i break into this degree inflated market?

2 Answers

Bachelor´s degree = bureaucracy. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and i´m unemployed because the pandemic !. I´ve seen job offers like the example: bachelors degree or a combination of experience or knowledge related to the position, but the HR´s or CEO´s prefers the degree + thousands of years in experience (practical experience), (the worst combination in Mexico). A bachelors degree isn´t necessary. It helps, but the work related experience is the key to success. Take your first step from below the stairway, never in the middle.

Try in Linkedin too.

It's not, but it sure helps. Try putting upfront a portfolio instead.