It all seems very doom and gloom in the industry right now..you can’t help but notice all the redundancies being announced, the latest two being Twitter and Meta.
I’m really sorry to hear about anyone that’s recently happened too, it can be absolutely crushing to be let go.
But I’d like to point out some positives in our sector..
Graphic Designer roles in UK on Linkedin has 2,853 results
Digital Designer roles in the UK on Linkedin has 2,446 results
Motion Designer role in the UK on Linkedin has 833 results etc
That’s not even including other job boards out there. Such as The Dots, If You Could Jobs, Design Jobs Board and our own job board.
There’s still hiring happening, even though a lot of recruitment freezes seem to be happening until January.
Clients we’ve spoken to are still keen to grow in the New Year, but there just seems to be some slowing down for now, whilst they prioritise keeping their current teams jobs secure.
If you’re considering job offers right now, it isn’t about chasing high basic salaries, but going to companies who seem super stable with a steady pipe line of work and a supportive work culture.
It might even be worth asking what it was like to work at the company in 2020 during lock down, as that will give you a really good insight into how they will navigate the recession.
It wasn’t doom and gloom for everyone, some agencies actually perform better in down times.
Just look at the likes of Mother who in 2020 recorded it’s highest-ever revenues and had one of its best years of new-business wins.
I’d say look out for those types of companies and apply to them if you’ve just been let go.
It’s going to be a bumpy ride, but it’s not going to affect every company in the same way.
Good luck everyone with whatever stage you’re currently at in your career journey.