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

  • Tech for Good 13 - Education for Good

    This month, Tech for Good are going to be taking a look at education and the great tech for ...

    28/06/2017 | THE ROOF! 24 - 26 Lever Street M1 1DW

    This month, Tech for Good are going to be taking a look at education and the great tech for good innovations in the sector.

  • McrFRED 51 | Mike Byrne

    This month Mike Byrne will be back at McrFRED to talk about Front-End philosophy, the relationship ...

    29/06/2017 | SpacePortX, 24/26 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1DZ

    This month Mike Byrne will be back at McrFRED to talk about Front-End philosophy, the relationship between design and engineering and A17’s code boilerplate.

  • #homelesshack

    #homelesshack is a 2-day event for anyone interested in helping tackle the problem of homelessness ...

    30/06/2017 | Valtech UK, Basil Chambers, 65 High Street, Manchester M4 1FS

    #homelesshack is a 2-day event for anyone interested in helping tackle the problem of homelessness in Manchester and support those currently facing it. This event builds on the London Homeless Hack but seeks to engage the ...

  • Motion North Showcase 26

    Motion North are Vera-Maria Glahn from FIELD. The amazing work they produce will ensure we ...

    12/07/2017 | Code Computerlove Sevendale House Dale St Manchester M1 1JB

    Motion North are Vera-Maria Glahn from FIELD. The amazing work they produce will ensure we get a look into something we've not seen at Motion North before.

look at all events Go to our calendarlink

Things we tweet about

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  • orchard_tommy - 7 days ago

    I'm looking for a Creative Artworker/Designer for a retail company in #Manchester paying up to £25k. #designjobs https://t.co/3AuIobsfDt

  • orchard_andy - 13 days ago

    SEM Manager £38-45k, Manchester, clientside, luxury home improvements sector, SEO, PPC, Paid Social #jobs Please RT… https://t.co/dWJQwfqA0A

  • orchard_davido - 20 days ago

    Are you exceptional Creative Artworker based in #Manchester? Apply to my latest role below! #designjobs https://t.co/23CvPS7j0O

  • orchard_lucy - 35 days ago

    Currently looking a #freelance Email designer/Builder for w/c 5th June to work with a Cheshire based client. Please get in touch for details