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

  • Manchester Tech Nights #16

    ?Manchester Tech Nights is a meetup aimed at Manchester's technology community.

    28/02/2017 | SpacePortX, 24/26 Lever Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester.

    ?Manchester Tech Nights is a meetup aimed at Manchester's technology community.

  • Game Dev 101

    Want to make your own video games, but have no idea where to start?

    04/03/2017 | MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN

    Want to make your own video games, but have no idea where to start?

  • Google Analytics Training

    With our Google Analytics training, expect to reduce your customer acquisition costs and spend ...

    09/03/2017 | Rise Manchester, 231 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN

    With our Google Analytics training, expect to reduce your customer acquisition costs and spend wisely on your best-performing channels.

  • Hands On Hacking

    ?It’s time to put on your finest roller blades, grab a cold jolt cola, then come and learn ...

    09/03/2017 | MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN

    ?It’s time to put on your finest roller blades, grab a cold jolt cola, then come and learn some practical skills to hack the planet.

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Things we tweet about

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  • orchard_davido - 30 minutes ago

    @techforgoodlive - "what about digital inclusion?" #techforgood

  • orchardjobs - 39 minutes ago

    Senior Digital Project Manager - Top Agency in #Manchester, up to £40k. - @Orchard_Chris #agencyjobs https://t.co/mcXco9TNxn

  • orchard_aj - 2 hours ago

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  • orchardtweets - 2 hours ago

    Tomorrow night is the latest @Mcr_Fred and we're going to be supplying the drinks for everyone in attendance. https://t.co/8ZhmuYKaPj

  • orchard_helen - 5 hours ago

    RT @eskins: Thank you to the kind people @Orchardtweets for my 'prize' 👍 https://t.co/xqeBxTBq9d

  • orchard_andy - 20 hours ago

    #Day 35, rekindling the #speedcheckathon after a major relapse of late. Superfast he says. @richardbranson… https://t.co/BpVL4vbojX

  • orchard_davidh - 1 day ago

    New role - based close to Salford Quays #Manchester #DigitalMarketing https://t.co/RW8u1podKB Get in touch if you… https://t.co/hVoQNs9wIe

  • orchard_rich - 2 days ago

    Are you a Jnr C Artworker with 6 months + comm exp? Gr8 opportunity in central W #yorkshire £16-18k. #artworkjobs… https://t.co/l7Eo7OLuMt

  • orchard_mike - 4 days ago

    One hour wait in the freezing cold despite pre booking a ticket, no Guy fawkes and no room of mirrors @YorkDungeon very disappointing. 👎🏻

  • orchard_lucy - 20 days ago

    The information regarding our brand new team of Freelance Content Specialists can be found here:… https://t.co/EgfwLOYXIG

  • orchard_tommy - 21 days ago

    Good afternoon! New #Photography role - #Liverpool / National Brand / £20-22k. If you've got 2+ years exp. please g… https://t.co/BegQQEtC8r