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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Things we know are happening

  • MadLab’s Coding Roadshow

    MadLab’s Coding Roadshow returns this half-term to bring beginners coding to children in Rochdale!

    17/02/2016 |

    MadLab’s Coding Roadshow returns this half-term to bring beginners coding to children in Rochdale!

  • Creative Kitchen - Developer Breakfast

    Creative Kitchen arrives in Manchester with the ever popular “Developer Breakfast” in partnership ...

    17/02/2016 | Foundation Coffee House

    Creative Kitchen arrives in Manchester with the ever popular “Developer Breakfast” in partnership with Manchester Digital.

  • Intermediate WordPress

    Take your WordPress site to the next level! Over the course of two days you’ll dig deep into ...

    18/02/2016 |

    Take your WordPress site to the next level! Over the course of two days you’ll dig deep into theme customisation, learn how to make your site work perfectly on mobile devices, and begin to unleash the full potential of ...

  • Get the Bug for Coding with CodeBug

    MadLab is running a FREE beginners coding session for children in Ramsbottom on Friday 19th ...

    19/02/2016 | Ramsbottom Library & Adult Learning Centre

    MadLab is running a FREE beginners coding session for children in Ramsbottom on Friday 19th February!

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Things we tweet about

  • orchardjobs - 16 minutes ago

    Account Executive in #Leeds, up to £18k. - @Orchard_Rick #marketingjobs https://t.co/ervR6C802p

  • orchard_chris - 1 hour ago

    If you haven't tried Blind Pig yet, I highly recommend! Taking you back to the Roaring 20's with a modern twist. https://t.co/odNaRhOD3P

  • orchard_helen - 16 hours ago

    RT @designtaxi: Key things that you should research on before designing a logo https://t.co/Psqfit6gD3 https://t.co/DHEVOgFVcu

  • orchard_davidh - 22 hours ago

    Current roles I'm recruiting for. Get in touch if you're interested :-) david@orchard.co.uk #Marketing #Manchester https://t.co/G7nIv067k1

  • orchard_mike - 23 hours ago

    @Orchard_chris @Orchard_DavidH @orchard_AJ @MauriceKilbride @BespokeDave shit! (Logs into FF immediately!

  • orchardtweets - 1 day ago

    @Orchard_Andy took a look at what Apu from The Simpsons can teach us about relationships. https://t.co/VuxUkmIIUr https://t.co/WnkSMinUoB

  • orchard_davido - 1 day ago

    RT @bryanrobson: Great to be involved in @manutd's 7million celebrations. Retweet for the chance to win this shirt! #MUFC7 https://t.co/5Pi…

  • orchard_rick - 1 day ago

    So women are considered better coders than men. BUT only if they hide their gender. How incredibly depressing. https://t.co/IHt6CHF1Kn

  • orchard_laura - 2 days ago

    RT @CityLifeManc: A Spice Girls club night is heading to Manchester https://t.co/gh3GPyJwit https://t.co/svEZlX2hBN

  • orchard_luke - 2 days ago

    Looking for a Digital Designer for a new role in Leeds Centre up to 35K. The right person can work from home!!

  • orchard_daniel - 2 days ago

    Interesting point of view on the new VW advert, be interested to hear what peoples thoughts are on this.... https://t.co/BcWhDFgzUS

  • orchard_andy - 2 days ago

    Facebook has become awash with linkbait and ads. Where's the party now, are marketers in the wrong place? great read https://t.co/RAOnS24S2W

  • orchard_rich - 2 days ago

    RT @Orchard_Rick: Please RT! Any North or East Yorkshire based Graphic Designers around for a 2 week freelance booking starting next week?…

  • orchard_aj - 2 days ago

    Tony Pulis will be the next PL manager to leave his post, despite spending a fortune in the club shop #bbcfacup #bbcfootball

  • orchard_tommy - 4 days ago

    The Orchard Blog has taken a look at the Premier League's new rebrand for next season. https://t.co/x0dvXXrlOj https://t.co/w907eBjUCz

  • orchard_lucy - 7 days ago

    RT @Orchardtweets: Great evening last night which @Orchard_Andy has recapped. @Texturemcr @chrisgaffey @lordwhitney @claudiaklat @uncoatedm…

  • orchard_sarahc - 17 days ago

    RT @alexcannon247: Just spent at least 2 minutes trying to find an emoji to best describe Stephanie. These were the contenders... 👎🏼😷🐀🐖🐶🐍🚲🔫…

  • orchard_charley - 57 days ago

    RT @Orchard_Laura: Orchard girlies! Xmas do! @Orchard_Helen @Orchard_Lucy @orchard_sarahc @Orchard_Charley https://t.co/fsQ40r2tQl