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 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, ...

  • NUX Manchester - How to ask about gender

    The next NUX Manchester event is taking place on Monday 6th June in our regular home at the ...

    06/06/2016 | Rentalcars.com, at 35 Fountain Street, just behind Primark in Manchester City Centre.

    The next NUX Manchester event is taking place on Monday 6th June in our regular home at the office of Rentalcars.com, at 35 Fountain Street, just behind Primark in Manchester City Centre.

  • Creative and Digital Manchester: 'A Collaboration Conundrum'

    One thing you can’t knock Manchester for is a lack of ambition. The famous Mancunian swagger ...

    08/06/2016 | HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN

    One thing you can’t knock Manchester for is a lack of ambition. The famous Mancunian swagger has never been more evident than its growing creative and digital scene.

  • Manchester School of Architecture Jobs Fair & Degree Show Industry Preview

    Manchester School of Architecture is delighted to invite you and your organisation to our ...

    09/06/2016 | Manchester Met Students’ Union 21, Higher Cambridge St, Manchester M15 6AD

    Manchester School of Architecture is delighted to invite you and your organisation to our Architecture Jobs Fair and Degree Show Industry Preview.

look at all events Go to our calendarlink

Things we tweet about

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  • orchard_aj - 35 minutes ago

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  • orchardjobs - 38 minutes ago

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  • orchard_andy - 1 day ago

    @kosamari smashing it on stage with a live iot build demo. Brilliant. "Take a genuine interest..." #upfrontconf

  • orchard_rich - 1 day ago

    RT @jermjackson5: This Sheff Wed love is no new thing : ) Here's me sporting the colors in '84 (courtesy @dshort9) #swfc #wawaw https://t.c…

  • orchardtweets - 1 day ago

    Been a great day at @UpFrontConf so far, if you need another charge of your phone or tablet then come and see us. https://t.co/rtFX6lLId9

  • orchard_mike - 1 day ago

    @front_end_code yep, good luck with that. Just give them the Twitter count for the precogs!

  • orchard_rebecca - 1 day ago

    RT @VioletaNedkova: Did you know this course on Creative Marketing is free? Get on it. https://t.co/KVvSynQXTG #smallbiz https://t.co/7DXzs…

  • orchard_davidh - 1 day ago

    I'm surprised #ManchesterUnited didn't give Mourinho a 6 year contract like they did with Moyes 😂😂

  • orchard_tommy - 1 day ago

    RT @Orchardtweets: Charge zone all set up and we've already had our first customer #orchardchargezone #upfrontconf https://t.co/xVW4Zqbmy7

  • orchard_rick - 2 days ago

    This just arrived in the post for me. I'm tempted to start doing the Timewarp... https://t.co/461UL6CyA6

  • orchard_lucy - 9 days ago

    @McHaleTomj @adeleweaver1 it has already been partly created so they need to continue in PowerPoint for this one.

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