Hahhahaha ive been shortlisted for thw position and ive been given a brief to complete guys i think this might be it
wait… Are they asking you to do work, but haven’t definitely given you the job? That’s a major red flag if they are.
If you’ve signed a contract for the brief it’s fine, but a lot of companies get photographers/illustrators etc to do work without paying them by telling them they need to do work to apply for the job and just use the work they submit without hiring.
This happened to me once by the way, applied for a job as a waitress, they told me I needed to come for a training/test day, the training lasted 15 minutes and they had me cleaning dishes the rest of the day (Along with 3 others people also going for this job) never paid, never hired. I should have left as soon as they told me to start cleaning but I didn’t, cause I really needed a job.
To all illustrators: Always be wary when asked to do work before being given a job. Sign a contract, have a written agreement, or just investigate the company.
it’s always so tempting, especially when it’s so hard to find any kind of job, to just say yes to whatever is asked of you in the hopes that it means you can get into your chosen career path. Remember that if they ask you to do work before being hired, you’re not necessarily increasing Your chances of getting hired, but more likely the chances of nobody getting hired.
Btw, not saying don’t do it, saying be careful.