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

  • Adobe Creative Cloud – What’s New and Good

    An inspiring Adobe seminar with interoperability specialist and author Tony Harmer, Senior ...

    28/04/2015 | Manchester - Manchester Conference Centre

    An inspiring Adobe seminar with interoperability specialist and author Tony Harmer, Senior Solutions Consultant for Digital media at Adobe UK.

  • McrFRED 25 - Andi Smith

    McrFRED is a meet-up for Front End Developers who are based in and around Manchester.

    30/04/2015 | Manchester - SpacePortX

    McrFRED is a meet-up for Front End Developers who are based in and around Manchester.

  • Dribbble Manchester - Creative Skills Swap

    A quarterly Graphic Design meetup, featuring a design competition.

    30/04/2015 | Manchester - Hello House

    A quarterly Graphic Design meetup, featuring a design competition.

  • Prolific North Awards 2015

    The Prolific North Awards celebrate excellence and recognise and reward outstanding campaigns ...

    30/04/2015 | Manchester - The Point

    The Prolific North Awards celebrate excellence and recognise and reward outstanding campaigns and exceptional talent in the creative and media industries across the North.

look at all events Go to our calendarlink

Things we tweet about

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  • orchard_april - 3 days ago

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  • orchard_mike - 3 days ago

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  • orchardjobs - 9 days ago

    Senior Developer in #Manchester, up to £40K. Contact @Orchard_AJ https://t.co/JKwu0LTrRF #devjobs

  • orchard_andy - 10 days ago

    @Orchard_Rick so that's what it takes to get you to come in early...