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

  • Motion North Showcase 27

    A double header for the last Motion North of 2017!

    18/10/2017 | Federation House, Federation Street, Manchester, M4 2AH

    A double header for the last Motion North of 2017!

  • 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.

  • Design City Weekender - Design Manchester 2017

    Design Manchester presents the Design City Weekender: a celebration of creatives, makers and ...

    20/10/2017 | Upper Campfield Market Hall Barton St Manchester M3 4NN

    Design Manchester presents the Design City Weekender: a celebration of creatives, makers and print in collaboration with G . F Smith and The Manchester Print Fair.

  • Tech for Good: At the BBC

    The BBC have invited Tech for Good to their Media City office so we can see what sort of Tech ...

    25/10/2017 | Quay House, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 2QH

    The BBC have invited Tech for Good to their Media City office so we can see what sort of Tech for Good they're up to.

look at all events Go to our calendarlink

Things we tweet about

  • orchardtweets - 59 minutes ago

    Lots of exciting events coming up in #Manchester? Is yours on our calendar? https://t.co/qMJ2mOlp17 https://t.co/u1nzs80ABF

  • orchardjobs - 3 hours ago

    Business Development Manager in #NorthWest, up to £28k. - @Orchard_Deke #agencyjobs https://t.co/T41gQ1S42h

  • orchard_laura - 5 days ago

    Excited to be at the @designmcr conference 2017 ready to catch the afternoon talks! https://t.co/Rm5BCtL7d2

  • orchard_mike - 5 days ago

    White city @KFC_UKI what a complete disaster! 40 mins to get our food. A restaurant full of staff with one person making up meals. #fail

  • orchard_lucy - 5 days ago

    RT @orchard_mike: Next up at #designmcr is the BBC’s Head of UC @mewroh great line up today

  • orchard_tommy - 5 days ago

    Looking forward to @designmcr conference later today!! Awesome venue and awesome speakers! 👌🏼#designmcr

  • orchard_davido - 5 days ago

    @designmcr looking forward to the show! #designmcr

  • orchard_andy - 13 days ago

    RT @Orchardjobs: Digital Marketing Manager in #Leeds, up to £65k. - @Orchard_Andy #marketingjobs https://t.co/xadeHCG2mE

  • orchard_deke - 69 days ago

    https://t.co/DPzrv1myDY