Professional Practice

A really short night tonight talking about invoicing and keeping transaction records. We also touched upon good magazines to keep up hip the the trends in the industry.

Last night thanks to a migraine, I came home from work around midday and stayed in bed until about 20:00. I did not miss much in class as we are currently working through Indesign Classroom in A Book.

In the real world, I noticed a microbiology manager job is up for grabs at another site my company runs. I’m making enquiries.

InDesign and Professonal Pracitce

Wednesday night we began to learn InDesign.  This is like Publisher, and a whole lot of other stuff.  To quote some podcasts we listed to, it’s ‘kinda cool’ in regards to what it can do.

Thursday night we began professional practice. Here we learn that there are about 250 advertising mobs in the country, 6000 jobs and 1700 graduates a year.  Makes me wonder how the Diploma I am doing gets a vocational help fee thing assigned to it.

Anyhow, we also learnt about freelancing, other forms of jobs, how much to charge and how the ‘free pitch’ is worth a stoning for those who do it.

I also added some extra info to my webpages.  The colours still suck, but I’ll fix them at some stage.