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UoP careers service - creative sector

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This presentation was authored by the Careers and Recruitment service at the University of Portsmouth and is specifically tailored for the needs of creative sector students, in particular students of the MA Design for Digital Media.

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UoP careers service - creative sector

  1. 1. Creative careers….
  2. 2. What next after my degree? Careers and Recruitment Service Main features of the creative sector Approaches to job searching Further information [email_address] Jane Howe – Recruitment Consultant [email_address]
  3. 3. Careers and Recruitment Service <ul><li>www.port.ac.uk/careersandrecruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance interviews – throughout the year </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations – “Careers Essentials”, ”Careers in…” series </li></ul><ul><li>Visiting employers – “Create 10” </li></ul><ul><li>(Abacus e-Media, Wednesday 10 th March (10.00 am, Purple Door Centre) </li></ul><ul><li>CV Wednesday (11.00 – 4.00) </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation for interviews (also assessment centres etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Purple Door Recruitment – jobs, volunteering, work experience </li></ul><ul><li>Specific support for disabled students and graduates (disclosure, reasonable adjustments etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Drop-in times: Eldon Arts Café, Wiltshire buildings – throughout Autumn and Spring </li></ul><ul><li>2010 – Summer programme for graduates </li></ul>
  4. 4. Creative careers – what are the main features <ul><li>household names – very few </li></ul><ul><li>much larger number of small employers </li></ul><ul><li>wide range of sectors </li></ul><ul><li>free lance work </li></ul><ul><li>high level skills </li></ul><ul><li>need to keep skills up to date (mentor?) </li></ul><ul><li>portfolio working common </li></ul><ul><li>Building a career over time </li></ul>
  5. 5. Creative careers – finding the right opportunities <ul><li>jobs advertised in lot of places (lot of systematic, regular searching required) </li></ul><ul><li>speculative applications </li></ul><ul><li>networking – events </li></ul><ul><li>membership of associations www.scdf.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>agencies http://aswift.com </li></ul><ul><li>work experience – as much as possible!!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>creative approaches to applications (CV, websites etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>on-line communities (presentation, Purple Door (12/3) </li></ul><ul><li>www.digital-creatives.com </li></ul>
  6. 6. Good websites – more general ones <ul><li>www.prospects.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>http://graduatetalentpool.direct.gov.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.do-it.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.gradjobs.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.graduate-jobs.co.uk www.graduate-jobs.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.graduatejobsouth.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.grb.uk.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.jobsite.co.uk </li></ul>
  7. 7. Good websites and other resources– some of the more specific <ul><li>www.hiddenart.com www.a-n.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.creative-choices.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.acmjobs.com (also known as www.artsculturemediajobs.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>www.artsjobsonline.com www.artshub.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.artsindustry.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.jobs.culture.info www.artscampaign.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.artscouncil.org.uk www.culture.gov.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.artscouncil.org.uk www.ccentral.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.designweek.co.uk www.twistedcircle.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.creativepool.co.uk </li></ul>
  8. 8. Good applications <ul><li>curriculum vitae (CV) – still very popular, speculative </li></ul><ul><li>applications or advertised opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>application forms (some are on line) - larger employers </li></ul><ul><li>education, local government </li></ul><ul><li>assessment centres – possible but not common </li></ul><ul><li>interviews – always, necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Other – blogs, websites, portfolios…………………….. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The right approach <ul><li>proactive and reactive </li></ul><ul><li>determination </li></ul><ul><li>making the right impact </li></ul>
  10. 10. Inspiration? <ul><li>Wayne Hemingway (proactive and reactive) </li></ul><ul><li>James Dyson (determination) </li></ul><ul><li>‘ SMASH’ mashed potato advertisement (making an impact) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Thank you– any questions??

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