Kickstart your Digital Career with Orchard


 

So you've made the decision to attend the Future Proof Summit, to meet industry people and hopefully learn a little more about progressing your career. And you're digitally savvy enough to understand how to use QR codes, or maybe you just typed in the url, either way it looks like you're on the right track.



As a specialist recruitment business in the digital, creative and marketing space, we help many experienced professionals take the next step in their careers. But every year we are inundated with enquiries and applications from new graduates looking for their first step on the career ladder, or from people trying to get a break into a particular sector. Some we are able to help (mainly digital candidates you may be glad to hear), but many we are not, mainly because of their lack of experience in industry, and this makes us feel bad. So we are keen to do all we can to try and help everyone in this position, whether that be directly or indirectly.
             

Whether you're a digital native, digital immigrant, or digital neanderthal, we know that preparing and positioning yourself to get that perfect job can be a daunting prospect. So we've compiled all our relevant blog posts to assist you in everything from preparing your CV / portfolio, touching on the best ways to raise your profile in your chosen market via social media and networking, through to how to, and not to, act when you get the opportunity to meet and interview with a potential new employer.

We will endeavour to keep it updated. Please poke, tweet, email or call to remind us if we don't.


CV & Portfolio Stuff

 - CV See Me - Our CV Tips

 - Our CV Template

 - Does a Creative's CV Need To Be Creative

 - Portfolio Presentations

 - Why Aren't Video CVs More Popular


Interview Stuff

  - Research: The Key To Interview Success

  - Different Types Of Interviews

 - Interview Questions: How To Avoid That Awkward Silence

 - What NOT To Do In An Interview

 - My Boss Is A W@*%$r!


Getting Noticed (In A Good Way) Stuff

 - Your CV & Social Media Profiles: Honesty really is the only policy as the search engines never forget
New To Networking
Amir Lodge's Guest Blog: 'I'm No Expert But I Do Enjoy The Odd Networking Event'



The Future Generation Series of events certainly provide an excellent platform to meet and start relationships with some great individuals from within the local fashion and eCommerce community. If you've enjoyed it, and have met some great people, every month there are opportunities with local, micro events happening across the North West and Yorkshire regions across the digital, creative and marketing sectors. Get along, and get involved: orchard.co.uk/events

Good luck in kickstarting your career in the digital, creative and marketing sectors, and we hope we can be of help again as your career progresses.



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Jobs we know about

Things we know are happening

  • McrFRED 42 - What Comes Next Is The Future Screening

    Happy to announce that for the next McrFRED we’ll be screening the exciting new documentary ...

    29/09/2016 | SpacePortX, 1st Floor, 24 Lever Street, M1 1DZ, Manchester

    Happy to announce that for the next McrFRED we’ll be screening the exciting new documentary “What Comes Next Is the Future”.

  • FrontEndNorth 2016

    FrontEndNorth is an event for front-end developers, designers and people who make things for ...

    30/09/2016 | Sheffield City Hall

    FrontEndNorth is an event for front-end developers, designers and people who make things for the web taking place on September 30th, 2016 at Sheffield City Hall.

  • The 9th Annual PHPNW conference

    The 9th Annual PHPNW conference will be held on Friday 30th September, Saturday 1st October ...

    30/09/2016 | Manchester Conference Centre.

    The 9th Annual PHPNW conference will be held on Friday 30th September, Saturday 1st October and Sunday 2nd October, at the Manchester Conference Centre.

  • Wordpress SEO Training – Manchester

    Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a practice of improving website both onpage and off page ...

    03/10/2016 | Rise Manchester, 231 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN

    Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a practice of improving website both onpage and off page to increase traffic. Optimising your wordpress site for search engines requires special skills as it demands so many elements to ...

look at all events Go to our calendarlink

Things we tweet about

  • orchardtweets - 41 minutes ago

    Opportunity for a Packaging Designer in #Manchester, up to £28k with our very own .@Orchard_Tommy #designjobs https://t.co/TRzKC9qL4D

  • orchardjobs - 45 minutes ago

    Account Manager - Creative Agency in #Manchester, up to £35k. - @Orchard_Chris #agencyjobs https://t.co/KbHgHtYrwa

  • orchard_andy - 1 hour ago

    #NUX5 is being held at the Royal Northern College of Music on the 7th October, we'll be there on the day.… https://t.co/2GUMhW5FeD

  • orchard_aj - 1 hour ago

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  • orchard_helen - 20 hours ago

    RT @Orchardjobs: Associate Creative Director in #Manchester, up to £45k. - @Orchard_Helen #creativejobs https://t.co/Rkz9viKtPz

  • orchard_rich - 22 hours ago

    Full Stack Developer req’d for progressive #Leeds agency expanding with success. £30-32k #digitaljobs… https://t.co/7GtCpGq1tT

  • orchard_davido - 22 hours ago

    RT @FutureIsNext: Manchester, UK, don't miss the screening of @futureisnext this Thursday @Mcr_FRED ! https://t.co/TYhDoGltnZ

  • orchard_rebecca - 2 days ago

    @emdubzlloyd https://t.co/F7unHu0snr I have a feeling this may be one repeat for you for a while now :)

  • orchard_chris - 2 days ago

    "Consumers in the 21st century make buying decisions around the perception of the brand, rather than the reality of the product." ~ Haig

  • orchard_davidh - 4 days ago

    Struggling for a Friday night movie? Plenty of advice in the latest Orchard Guide. https://t.co/5QvrK4QfnB https://t.co/1RtlImGmd5

  • orchard_mike - 5 days ago

    Need some Thursday evening film inspiration? Check out our guide here: https://t.co/WzQhp1MDUf https://t.co/BsS2VyaCUB

  • orchard_tommy - 5 days ago

    Here's the Orchard Guide to what you need to be streaming this week. https://t.co/GQNbT7c7Bm https://t.co/qopWMmyMyk

  • orchard_lucy - 19 days ago

    RT @Orchardtweets: Looking for a freelance #Umbraco #Developer for a #Manchester based #freelance opportunity - get in touch for details. #…