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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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Latest Jobs

Senior Designer
20/02/2018 | £32 - 40k | Liverpool

A rapidly growing digital agency based in Liverpool are seeking a high profile Senior Creative to work within their highly skilled and acclaimed team. The agency are arguably one of the most successful in Merseyside, working ...

Social Media Manager
19/02/2018 | £25 - 28k | Cheshire

One of the top integrated communications agencies in the Northwest have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Social Media Manager to join their highly creative team based in Cheshire. The role will be a 5/6 month contract ...

Web Developer
19/02/2018 | £25-35k | Liverpool

Web Developer, Liverpool city centre, £25-35k.We are working with a leading creative and digital agency based in Liverpool city centre seeking a front-end web developer to join their team.Based within a vibrant creative ...

Freelance Artworker
19/02/2018 | £14-20 / hour | North West

We are currently looking for experienced and talented Creative artworkers to work in house for freelance bookings across the Northwest and Yorkshire Successful candidates will have at least 4 years industry experience, ...

Freelance Presentation Designer
19/02/2018 | £18-28 / hr | North West

We are always on the lookout for experienced Presentation designers with 3+ years industry experience for various freelance roles over the Northwest and Yorkshire If you meet the requirements below and are interested ...

Freelance Web Designer/ Front end Developer
19/02/2018 | £23 - 32.50 / hour | North West

We are currently on the lookout for experienced freelance front end developers with strong web design skills for both short and long term bookings with a variety of high profile clients across the Northwest and Yorkshire. The ...

Freelance UX Designer
19/02/2018 | £up to 300 / day | North West

We are currently on the lookout for talented Senior UX designers to work in house with a variety of exciting clients across the Northwest and Yorkshire Our clients pride themselves on the positive connections they make ...

Freelance HTML Email Builder/Designer
19/02/2018 | £18 - 25 / hour | North West

We are currently on the lookout for talented freelance HTML Email Builders/Designers with at least 4 years industry experience for a various bookings across the Northwest and Yorkshire. Successful candidates will have ...

Freelance Designer
19/02/2018 | £16 - 27 / hr | North West

We are currently on the lookout for fantastic freelance designers with at least 4 years industry experience to fill a variety of roles across the Northwest and Yorkshire. Successful candidates will be able to show a distinctive ...

Freelance Front End Developer
19/02/2018 | £24 - 30 / hr | North West

Are you a freelance Front End Developer on the lookout for your next role? We are currently on the lookout for talented Front End Developers for various freelance roles across the Northwest and Yorkshire. Successful candidates ...

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Latest Jobs

Senior Designer
20/02/2018 | £32 - 40k | Liverpool

A rapidly growing digital agency based in Liverpool are seeking a high profile Senior Creative to work within their highly skilled and acclaimed team. The agency are arguably one of the most successful in Merseyside, working ...

Social Media Manager
19/02/2018 | £25 - 28k | Cheshire

One of the top integrated communications agencies in the Northwest have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Social Media Manager to join their highly creative team based in Cheshire. The role will be a 5/6 month contract ...

Web Developer
19/02/2018 | £25-35k | Liverpool

Web Developer, Liverpool city centre, £25-35k.We are working with a leading creative and digital agency based in Liverpool city centre seeking a front-end web developer to join their team.Based within a vibrant creative ...

Freelance Artworker
19/02/2018 | £14-20 / hour | North West

We are currently looking for experienced and talented Creative artworkers to work in house for freelance bookings across the Northwest and Yorkshire Successful candidates will have at least 4 years industry experience, ...

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Results: 83

Latest Events

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Tech for Good Live - Healthcare
6:30pm - 9:30pm | Manchester

Tech for Good Live is back for 2018, this time discussing tech in healthcare!

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FEB

Creative Kitchen: No Burgers, No Bullshit
6:30pm | Liverpool

Creative Kitchen are back with their ‘No Burgers, No Bullshit’ event.

22
FEB

McrFred 57: Chris Mills
6:30pm - 9:00pm | Manchester

McrFRED 57 with Chris Mills will take a look at 'Doing things better: A more efficient, usable ...

22
FEB

CIA: The Mixtape
6:30pm - 8:00pm | Manchester

Chicks in Advertising are back for 2018 with The Mixtape - discussing all things radio.

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NUX: What Happens After We Die?
6:00pm - 8:00pm | Leeds

NUX are tackling the topic ‘What happens after you die?’ with user researcher Mark Branigan.

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Results: 9

Latest Blogs

How to get your first job in design

Recently, Orchard took a trip to the University of Salford, joining a panel of industry experts ...
13/02/2018

#WeLoveCreative... Win £100 Meal Voucher For Valentines Day

This Competition Has Now Finished!
09/02/2018

Orchard Salary Survey 2017

Our 2017 Salary Survey is now available to download below!
29/01/2018

The First 30 Days...

Congratulations, you’ve got a new job! You’ve nailed the interview stage and have been offered ...
25/01/2018

Creative Crunch #1: What's New?

Here are a few things going on in the creative world at the moment, and what we think of them…
22/01/2018

Our #OrchardShoots January Round Up!

As we are now mid-way through the season in the heat of the January transfer window, here ...
17/01/2018

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