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:

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.

          Follow us on Twitter

          Like us on Facebook


          Connect with us on Linkedin


          Circle us on Google+


Jobs we know about

Things we know are happening

  • Mage Titans Mini

    An event for @Magento developers, designed & curated by #RealMagento developers. In addition ...

    05/05/2016 | UKFast Campus - 1 Archway Birley Fields, Manchester M15 5QJ

    An event for @Magento developers, designed & curated by #RealMagento developers. In addition to our annual conference we recently launched the Italian Edition and with great demand we bring you… the Mage Titans Mini!

  • Digital Revolution 2016

    With a focus on development and support of the digital industry across the North West, Digital ...

    06/05/2016 | Comedy Store

    With a focus on development and support of the digital industry across the North West, Digital Revolution offers a snapshot of the businesses that are thriving here.

  • Upfront Conference 2016

    27/05/2016 | Royal Northern College of Music

  • The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game is an exhibition by eight international contemporary artists who explore ...

    05/06/2016 | Manchester Art Gallery

    The Imitation Game is an exhibition by eight international contemporary artists who explore the theme of machines and the imitation of life. The exhibition will include work by artists Ed Atkins, James Capper, Paul Granjon, ...

look at all events Go to our calendarlink

Things we tweet about

  • orchard_chris - 3 hours ago

    Wow. Episode 2 is a cracker. #GameofThrones

  • orchardjobs - 10 hours ago

    Digital Designer in #West Yorkshire, up to £23k. - @Orchard_Rick #digitaljobs

  • orchard_helen - 11 hours ago

    RT @Orchardjobs: Creative Lead in #Liverpool, up to £35k. - @Orchard_Helen #creativejobs

  • orchard_aj - 19 hours ago

    RT @MarcelloMGD: Tim Bacon has left a legacy in Manchester on a scale that will never be seen again in our industry.

  • orchard_rick - 2 days ago

    RT @JessBowen: Yep.

  • orchardtweets - 2 days ago

    Interesting one - Twitter is now a 'news' app in the Apple store.

  • orchard_rebecca - 3 days ago

    Best of luck to @irishalan tonight at the #prolificnorthawards #PNA16

  • orchard_andy - 3 days ago

    Don't forget - the #OrchardChargeZone is on site for anyone at #PNA16 who's phone needs a pick-me-up.

  • orchard_mike - 4 days ago

    Custom LEGO Star Destroyer Is So Huge It Has A Three-Level Interior

  • orchard_davidh - 4 days ago

    Brand new role - Digital marketing manager - get in touch if you're interested! #Digital #Marketing #B2B

  • orchard_davido - 4 days ago

    Looking for a Unity 3D Developer available for freelance work for a Manchester based Agency to start ASAP! Contact Dave on 0161 455 0055

  • orchard_rich - 9 days ago

    RT @AlanBiggs1: If the authorities can't face up to & reply to injustice on that magnitude it is scandalous. #swfc #PGMOL…

  • orchard_daniel - 10 days ago

    'Brand personality is simply applying human characteristics to brands' #CIMNorthernConf

  • orchard_tommy - 11 days ago

    :: New Role :: Creative packaging #Designer in #Manchester city centre - £25k+ Please DM me your CV & work :) #job

  • orchard_lucy - 23 days ago

    Looking for a #Freelance #Magento developer for a project based in #Lancashire next week. Please get in touch for details