Creative Industry Job Search
In order to search for a creative job you will need to be creative in your methods. This will help you stand out and access hard to reach and hidden jobs.
Top 5 Tips for a Creative Job Search
1. Speculative Applications: Create a list of companies you are interested in and apply to them speculatively for work experience, internships or specific roles. Creating job adverts can be expensive and time consuming for companies and many won’t go through to advert if they already have suitable candidates. Consider informing companies about our internship funding scheme, where they can get a contribution to the costs of your employment.
2. Social Media Searches: Follow companies of interest on Twitter and Linkedin and reach out for advice or engage in company career Q&A sessions. Linkedin can also be used to search for alumni, you may find you have connections at companies and in industries you didn’t know about! Make sure you clean up your social media presence first before using it to network – use our Am I Hired? app our blackboard to help you with this.
3. Think Beyond Employment: If you are able to volunteer or engage with creative competitions then this can be a great way to network, showcase your skills and get funding for projects.
4. Location, Location, Location: Research sector specific hot spots or the main graduate industries within your location. Don’t forget to consider creative roles in non-creative companies if you are searching in a location with a small creative industry.
5. Research Industry Specific Websites: Job searching can be daunting, especially if you are not looking in targeted places. See below to get our top website tips via different industry areas.
Spotlight on Sectors
We have collated useful resources for the sectors that are popular with our College of Arts graduates and asked our alumni for their top tips. Click the buttons below to find out more.
For additional creative sectors please see- https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors