Digital Photography CVs and Creative Job Hunting. Mona Vadher Employability Services. Agenda. Overview of the Employability Services The Alumni Mentoring Scheme Programmes Creative CV’s Creative Job Hunting Preparing yourself for finding a placement
We offer a variety of services that give you the best possible opportunity to secure your dream job.
Whether you want to find the ideal graduate role, set up your own business, gain work experience through volunteering or placements, work for LSBU or simply want some help with your CV, we offer something for everyone.
Opening hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday – Drop In Service
Workshops in the Career Gym:
AHS Career Fair
Film, Games, Sonic Media etc.
Thursday 3rd April 2014
11am – 3pm
Is LSBU’s first online Mentoring Scheme,connecting mentors to students.
Provides an opportunity to gain employability advicefrom industry professionals.
Offers real-life insight into today’s working world.
How will you benefit from the scheme?
As a mentee, you will receive first-hand knowledge, employment advice and encouragement from someone who has valuable industry experience, for 6 months.
Who are the mentors?
Former LSBU Graduates who are now industry professionals, have signed up to support you with career direction, support and guidance.
Attend one of our Mentee Training Days
Receive Employability Support for 6 months
February Training Sessions:
To book a place contact:
Rudaba Osmani: firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting a Business - 12thFebruary - London Road - 10am – 12pm
Delivered by Urban Balance
A session focussing on developing business and marketing plans; reviewing funding options; getting your first client; skills required for setting up a business, including self-management, solving problems, communication and commercial awareness.
3 day Freelancing Programme - 14th, 21st& 28th February - Borough Road – 10am – 4pm
Delivered by Parity
Creative Job Searching - 19thFebruary - Career Gym – 1.30pm – 3pm
A session created to explore different methods of job searching, thinking outside the box and accessing roles through routes other than those we commonly think about.
Business Etiquette - 20th February - London Road – 2pm – 5pm
Delivered by Black Bullion
Differentiate yourself from other candidates. Make a great impression pre, during and post an interview. Develop and project your personal brand: the elevator pitch, incorporate the tricks of your trade, build an online image. Create opportunities: cultivating relationships.
What is the purpose of a CV?
To Get an Interview
Imagine you are in a lift with an employer who could offer you your ideal job.
What would you say in 30 seconds to convince that person to employ you?
Incorrect Contact Details
Spelling grammar and usage mistakes
Wrong chronological order
Too much body text- too wordy
Poor formatting or overly complicated formatting on CV
Unprofessional email address /other unprofessional/ informal use of language
All soft skills, no tangible skills on the CV
Creative CV guide
Jan Cole & David Whistance
(University of the Creative Arts)
2 Copies in the Perry Library - 650.142 COL
1 reference copy in the Job Shop
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
Photography graduates enter technical, operational and creative areas, as well as taking on roles in support functions. Popular employers include:
Opportunities may be advertised via company websites, recruitment agencies and in magazines and newspapers. However, these are sectors in which you are very likely to find employment through work experience, which allows you to develop and demonstrate your skills, and through personal contacts
Question: What you think are the key skills and experiences…..
Studying Digital Photography develops a diverse range of skills including:
Notice the similarities: What does this tell you?
The transferable skills that employers are looking for in graduates are those that you already have.
A request for a job that you send to a company although the company has not advertised one
(Financial Times Lexicon: http://lexicon.ft.com/ )
STEP 1) INDUSTRY RESEARCH
STEP 2) SEARCH FOR SUITABLE ORGANISATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES
STEP 3) PUT TOGETHER A SPECULATIVE APPLICATION
STEP 4) FOLLOW UP FOR FEEDBACK
Research the company thoroughly beforehand and make sure you are clear about:
Ensure your covering letter includes:
I have included an example of a speculative approach below:
Be clear about what you want.
Have an understanding about what you want to gain from an internship, better yet write it down. What's most important to you:
Use your connections.
Once you have the marketing area that your interested in, you are ready to turn on the "wow" power and start contacting and reaching out to businesses.
The search may take patience, but don't lose heart and most of all keep your energy positive this will help in landing that desired position.
Work Placements we have currently are managing:
To apply for the above three, please send your CV and a covering letter to Chris Messenger via email@example.com by 9:00am on Monday 17th February 2014.
Please put “Name of Internship you are applying for” in the subject of your e-mail.
If interested, please submit a 1 - 2 page CV and a covering letter of 1 side A4to our Producer Alessandra@invisibledust.comwith ‘ID Internship’ as the subject heading. Please indicate your availability and any areas of special interest you have for the internship.