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

  • The Digital Roundtable - August 2017

    The Digital Roundtable is a chance for Digital/Creative business owners to get together, crowdsource ...

    24/08/2017 | Cube 3, 85 High Street, Manchester, M4 1BD

    The Digital Roundtable is a chance for Digital/Creative business owners to get together, crowdsource solutions to challenges, look for collaboration opportunities, and to discuss what's new in the industry.

  • Creative Kitchen: Made Here

    Made Here is back, and this time we'll be at the amazing Avenue HQ on the Liverpool's famous ...

    07/09/2017 | Avenue HQ - Mann Island, Liverpool L31BP

    Made Here is back, and this time we'll be at the amazing Avenue HQ on the Liverpool's famous waterfront.

  • MPA Awards 2017

    The awards ceremony for MPA's much coveted 'Inspiration Awards' will once again take place ...

    19/10/2017 | The Midland Hotel, 16 Peter St, Manchester, M60 2DS

    The awards ceremony for MPA's much coveted 'Inspiration Awards' will once again take place at The Midland Hotel on 19th October 2017 and tables/tickets are now on sale.

look at all events Go to our calendarlink

Things we tweet about

  • orchardjobs - 23 minutes ago

    Graphic Designer in #Manchester, up to £30k. - @Orchard_AJ #designjobs https://t.co/rdFHskk10d

  • orchardtweets - 48 minutes ago

    Notch or Not, what's your view? At Orchard it's a resounding NO! https://t.co/tU9PFI1XfC https://t.co/U5vnf7hvGq

  • orchard_aj - 3 hours ago

    @G_Mellors I missed the trials because of best man duties in Rhodes! #nextyear

  • orchard_davido - 1 day ago

    RT @FootballVines: Ref cam should be in every game. https://t.co/VG1uVZ2YiZ

  • orchard_mike - 2 days ago

    Really interesting piece tonight on political persuasion using social. BBC Two - Secrets Of Silicon Valley https://t.co/2C8Xt00QN4

  • orchard_lucy - 5 days ago

    I'm looking for a #freelance #frontenddev with availability from next week to work with a #Cheshire based client. Contact me for details

  • orchard_deke - 6 days ago

    https://t.co/DPzrv1myDY

  • orchard_tommy - 20 days ago

    Great event and loving the new OGS venue! Some very thought provoking stuff on such immersive technology :)… https://t.co/cL8SGJzxES

  • orchard_andy - 26 days ago

    If FailArmy tackled logos. Distinctly remember the social media backlash against GAP's doomed redesign a few years… https://t.co/H3GXFHwpZU

  • orchard_laura - 33 days ago

    Fascinating talk from Jim Williams! https://t.co/d6RylAQqwn