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 - Assumption Mapping and Managing uncertainty

    The next NUX Manchester event is Monday 1st August at our home in the office of Rentalcars.com, ...

    01/08/2016 | Rentalcars.com, 35 Fountain Street, Manchester City Centre

    The next NUX Manchester event is Monday 1st August at our home in the office of Rentalcars.com, at 35 Fountain Street, just behind Primark in Manchester City Centre.

  • Action for Business Manchester

    Come and join us for early morning networking in Cloud 23 overlooking the City of Manchester.

    17/08/2016 | Cloud 23, Hilton Deansgate, Manchester, 303 Deansgate, M3 4LQ, Manchester

    Come and join us for early morning networking in Cloud 23 overlooking the City of Manchester.

  • UX Manchester

    Informative talk about the current state and ongoing community of UX.

    24/08/2016 | SpacePortX, 1st Floor, 24 Lever Street, M1 1DZ, Manchester

    Informative talk about the current state and ongoing community of UX.

  • Google Adwords Pay Per Click ( PPC) Workshop

    This jargon free Ad-words course shows you how to create successful search campaigns.

    05/09/2016 | Rise Manchester, 231 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN

    This jargon free Ad-words course shows you how to create successful search campaigns.

look at all events Go to our calendarlink

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