Level 2 professional practice

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Level 2 professional practice

  1. 1. Professional practice 19 01 11 Textiles year 2 - Surface Design year 2
  2. 2. role What is your job? What do you do?
  3. 3. goals know what you want
  4. 4. Networks What systems/networks do you use now? Who do you know?
  5. 5. http://www.ning.com/
  6. 6. Connections Keep notes of meetings Personal database and mailing lists Use and build
  7. 7. Visibility Let people know that you exist Illustrate activity Advertise your activities past – present – future Share – give to get
  8. 8. The “elevator pitch” Compose a single sentence that sums up who you are and where you want to get.
  9. 9. The 30 second CV Just as you can develop a minimalist CV highlighting your key points to whet an employer's appetite or attract a funder, it is also useful to have a verbal version of this type of CV to communicate key points.
  10. 10. digital tools Blog Databases – appropriate? Online portfolios Social networks – appropriate? Website Forums – appropriate?
  11. 11. www.blogger.com
  12. 12. www.wordpress.com
  13. 13. www.ucreative.ac.uk
  14. 14. www.jotta.com
  15. 15. http://www.artsthread.com/
  16. 16. http://www.artindustri.com/
  17. 17. www.artshole.co.uk
  18. 18. www.textilearts.net
  19. 19. www.dedsignscouch.org
  20. 20. www.prospects.ac.uk
  21. 21. www.axisweb.org
  22. 22. www.a-n.co.uk
  23. 23. http://www.a-n.co.uk/jobs_and_opps/shortcut/article/92660
  24. 24. http://www.a-n.co.uk/jobs_and_opps/shortcut/article/345238
  25. 25. http://www.a-n.co.uk/jobs_and_opps/shortcut/article/168331
  26. 26. www.shop.ebay.co.uk
  27. 27. physical tools CV Business card Portfolio Images/statements
  28. 28. expectations of people Personal artistic skills Experience Creative expertise Enthusiasm Flexibility Initiative Commitment Communication skills Reliability
  29. 29. How to make yourself visible Know your audience Make contact Have clear marketing tools and be honest Project a positive image Provide strong references Show your initiative/independence Be aware of the competition
  30. 30. so role What is your job? What do you do? The “elevator pitch” Compose a single sentence that sums up who you are and where you want to get. Networks What systems/networks do you use now? Who do you know? One thing that you will do as a result of this session.
  31. 31. so role What is your job? What do you do? The “elevator pitch” Compose a single sentence that sums up who you are and where you want to get. Networks What systems/networks do you use now? Who do you know? One thing that you will do as a result of this session.
  32. 32. so role What is your job? What do you do? The “elevator pitch” Compose a single sentence that sums up who you are and where you want to get. Networks What systems/networks do you use now? Who do you know? One thing that you will do as a result of this session.
  33. 33. so role What is your job? What do you do? The “elevator pitch” Compose a single sentence that sums up who you are and where you want to get. Networks What systems/networks do you use now? Who do you know? One thing that you will do as a result of this session.
  34. 34. so role What is your job? What do you do? The “elevator pitch” Compose a single sentence that sums up who you are and where you want to get. Networks What systems/networks do you use now? Who do you know? One thing that you will do as a result of this session.

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