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Suzanne kavanagh skillset lbf10 syp how to get into publishing

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Suzanne kavanagh skillset lbf10 syp how to get into publishing

  1. 1. How to Get Into Publishing Nine tips for the skills employers look for
  2. 2. About Skillset <ul><li>Sector Skills Council for Creative Industries </li></ul><ul><li>Industry, education and training providers </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure people have right skills </li></ul><ul><li>Suzanne Kavanagh, Publishing Sector Manager </li></ul><ul><li>www.skillset.org/publishing </li></ul><ul><li>www.blog.skillset.org </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @sashers </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1. Attitude <ul><li>Diverse industry </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive </li></ul><ul><li>38,000 employed in books alone </li></ul><ul><li>2,500 companies </li></ul><ul><li>62% degree or equivalent </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2. Research & Study <ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Sector and market </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to prepare </li></ul>
  5. 5. 3. Technical & Digital <ul><li>General office IT </li></ul><ul><li>Social media </li></ul><ul><li>Code: HTML, XML, CMS </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics packages </li></ul>
  6. 6. 4. Communication Skills <ul><li>Answering the phone </li></ul><ul><li>Dealing with queries effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate language for emails </li></ul>
  7. 7. 5. Literacy & Numeracy Skills <ul><li>Sentence construction and punctuation </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar and spelling </li></ul><ul><li>Proofread and double check </li></ul><ul><li>Attention to detail </li></ul><ul><li>Sales forecasts </li></ul><ul><li>Working with budgets </li></ul><ul><li>Customer accounts </li></ul>
  8. 8. 6. Organisational skills <ul><li>Photocopying & faxing </li></ul><ul><li>Filing </li></ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul><ul><li>Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritise </li></ul>
  9. 9. 7. Project Management
  10. 10. 8. Problem-solving Skills
  11. 11. 9. Team working <ul><li>Across departments </li></ul><ul><li>Different kinds of people </li></ul><ul><li>International teams </li></ul>
  12. 12. How can Skillset help you? <ul><li>Information on publishing </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.skillset.org/publishing/ </li></ul><ul><li> www.blog.skillset.org </li></ul><ul><li>Get in touch: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@sashers </li></ul></ul>

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