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

  • NUX Liverpool - Social Empathy

    The next NUX Liverpool event is taking place on Monday 4th July at the LJMU suite, Ground ...

    04/07/2016 | LJMU Suite, Ground Floor, Liverpool Science Park, 131 Mount Pleasant Street, Liverpool, L3 5TF

    The next NUX Liverpool event is taking place on Monday 4th July at the LJMU suite, Ground floor, Liverpool Science Park, 131 Mount Pleasant Street, Liverpool, L3 5TF.

  • Digital Marketing Planning Fast Track 1-day Training

    This training best for many busy marketing professionals and company directors. This Digital ...

    06/07/2016 | Rise, 231 Deansgate, M3 4EN

    This training best for many busy marketing professionals and company directors. This Digital Marketing workshop gives you the roadmap for your business digital strategies prioritising your digital activities for immediate ...

  • Search Leeds 2016

    Leeds is home to some of the biggest brands, agencies, and more than 2,000 people who work ...

    07/07/2016 | Royal Armouries Conference Centre

    Leeds is home to some of the biggest brands, agencies, and more than 2,000 people who work in search engine optimisation. SearchLeeds was created to bring together our collective experiences and perspectives for one day. ...

  • GeekUp Manchester

    GeekUp Manchester is on the first Thursday of every odd month.

    07/07/2016 | English Lounge, 64 High Street, Manchester, M4 1EA

    GeekUp Manchester is on the first Thursday of every odd month.

look at all events Go to our calendarlink

Things we tweet about

  • orchardjobs - 5 hours ago

    Digital Designer in #Leeds, up to £28k. - @Orchard_Rick #digitaljobs https://t.co/xOFBneH6Oj

  • orchard_helen - 6 hours ago

    ...are there any politicians that have a face you don't want to slap?

  • orchardtweets - 9 hours ago

    Great look at how footwear brand Toms engaged with 3.5 million people using tribe power. https://t.co/MHBxssu1mx https://t.co/ORLmrtqcFN

  • orchard_chris - 11 hours ago

    Love the #techforgood trend... https://t.co/OPQxJMikMH

  • orchard_rebecca - 14 hours ago

    RT @CityLifeManc: Mysterious paper angels have reappeared in Manchester and you won't believe why this time https://t.co/Pgohladt5D

  • orchard_aj - 1 day ago

    Digital Designer role in Manchester. £30,000 - £40,000. High profile agency with significant investment in digital.. https://t.co/fZCdhS8zm1

  • orchard_rick - 1 day ago

    @Orchard_Helen The same thing is happening in America though. :(

  • orchard_mike - 7 days ago

    Wow 2 awards for @Space48ers congrats. Where are you @Jon_Woodall ? #BigChipAwards

  • orchard_davidh - 7 days ago

    Brand new role based in #Liverpool - #marketing & #events for a forward thinking agency - https://t.co/gZDn5pHdSt https://t.co/TSJpzfIlW6

  • orchard_tommy - 13 days ago

    NEW JOB :: Great new 3D Visualiser role, please get in touch if you're interested DM or Email - tom@orchard.co.uk :D https://t.co/36HetYN7Ko

  • orchard_davido - 15 days ago

    Never before have I been so proud to sit next to a man while he ate! https://t.co/DKne2F0oHS

  • orchard_lucy - 15 days ago

    RT @Orchard_Helen: *Please Retweet* I have a few non-creative artworker roles on in #manchester city ctr - £20-25k please get in touch #hir…

  • orchard_andy - 20 days ago

    RT @Orchardtweets: ***FREELANCE OPPORTUNITY*** Retoucher wanted for 1/2 weeks work based in Merseyside. Contact Lucy or Dave on 0161 455 00…

  • orchard_rich - 22 days ago

    RT @footyawayday: The beautiful game.... https://t.co/RYxPxK7WEI