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

  • Social Media Conference

    The Social Media Conference returns to thestudio Manchester on the 6th December 2016.

    06/12/2016 | Studio MANCHESTER

    The Social Media Conference returns to thestudio Manchester on the 6th December 2016.

  • Ecommerce Club Manchester

    To see or not to see, that is the question…

    06/12/2016 | Endless Gain HQ - Manchester

    To see or not to see, that is the question…

  • Accessibility and UX Design RealUX meetup

    The last talk of this year will look at the UX process behind designing and developing the ...

    07/12/2016 | SpacePortX, 24/26 Lever Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester.

    The last talk of this year will look at the UX process behind designing and developing the website of NADP UK (National Association of Disability Practitioners) who provide services for disabled students in the tertiary ...

  • Tech For Good: Live podcast recording and Christmas Party!

    Come and get involved, and then join our Christmas party!

    13/12/2016 | Night and Day Cafe, 26 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JN

    Come and get involved, and then join our Christmas party!

look at all events Go to our calendarlink

Things we tweet about

  • orchard_andy - 3 hours ago

    Day 29. And Richard takes his broadband to new depths... 0.55mb #speedcheckathon #virginmedia @virginmedia… https://t.co/YXSXX62qke

  • orchardjobs - 6 hours ago

    Account Director - Marketing & Creative in #Sheffield, up to £45k. - @Orchard_benwild #marketingjobs https://t.co/kKV0mDsXeo

  • orchard_chris - 7 hours ago

    RT @Forbes: Amazon Go could drastically change the entire retail industry https://t.co/p0ZcEKJ4QO https://t.co/UxbPMfd6bC

  • orchard_helen - 7 hours ago

    @FutureproofRec @JunkoJournal You going to this Ames? X

  • orchardtweets - 10 hours ago

    New event: Deliver Conference and Workshop https://t.co/dIIf9k9Ybv

  • orchard_mike - 3 days ago

    @NickDykins @NancyDykins I know big fella, it will be you guys next!

  • orchard_rich - 3 days ago

    RT @Orchardtweets: Orchard embarking on a new era with move to @MediaCityUK https://t.co/w7jukpSIh2 https://t.co/Qihvdm5NOp

  • orchard_davidh - 3 days ago

    RT @Orchardtweets: MediaCity UK move for Orchard. https://t.co/HCYSMg6FC7 https://t.co/eniyYYpfcQ

  • orchard_davido - 3 days ago

    RT @Orchardtweets: MediaCity UK move for Orchard. https://t.co/HCYSMg6FC7 https://t.co/eniyYYpfcQ

  • orchard_tommy - 3 days ago

    RT @Orchardtweets: MediaCity UK move for Orchard. https://t.co/HCYSMg6FC7 https://t.co/eniyYYpfcQ

  • orchard_lucy - 3 days ago

    RT @Orchardtweets: Orchard embarking on a new era with move to @MediaCityUK https://t.co/w7jukpSIh2 https://t.co/Qihvdm5NOp

  • orchard_aj - 3 days ago

    RT @Orchardtweets: MediaCity UK move for Orchard. https://t.co/HCYSMg6FC7 https://t.co/eniyYYpfcQ

  • orchard_rebecca - 40 days ago

    RT @cainwilkes: When you're trying to be happy about the #GBBOFinal being on tonight but feel empty inside because Selasi isn't going to be…