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1 Your degree in Film and Television – What next? Chris Morris-Thornton and Cathy Piquemal Careers Service Floor E Llandinam Tel. 01970 622378. Find us on Facebook

2 Countdown...

3 Career Fitness? How career fit are you? Do you know what you should be doing to ensure you are in a graduate role soon after graduation? Are you doing it?

4 Your choices If you do not want to stay in the industry, remember that the bulk of graduate jobs do not specify a particular degree. for everything you need to know about graduate See also our vacancy

5 This session’s aims To ensure you know what you need to know, have and do as a job seeker To highlight sources of information, help and support To give information which should help you get that graduate job To nudge you into action

6 What did TFTS grads do? 9/10? 6 months after graduation TFTS Aber % Nationally % Work only Work and further study Further study only unemployed 64 5.6 9.9 13.0 68.5 6.0 9.0 11.2

7 What did they do? Business Development Consultant Cast Member Data Analyst Functionality Tester Graphic Reporter Teacher Marketing Manager Media Studies Instructor / Cover Supervisor Office Manager Production Crew Member Radio Producer Researcher for TV company Runner / Production Assistant Social Media Developer / Video Producer Theatre Designer/Technician Trainee Assistant Production Manager Operations Executive

8 Job seeker’s health check You must know How to write excellent CVs and applications How to develop an effective online profile How to perform well at interview Where to find guidance, support and information How and where to look for jobs All about GoWales opportunities – placements, tasters and training

9 Your CV – Heading page 1 Ian Brightman 21 Endless road, Boulder Way, Aberystwyth SYXX 999 Tel. 01010 777777 Email No need to write ‘Curriculum Vitae’ or headings such as address. Nor personal details eg date of birth, marital status

10 Profile page 1 Eg Enthusiastic final year undergraduate in Film and Television..., with wide experience of/ proven abilities/particular expertise in... and passionately interested in...,with a keen ambition to pursue a career in... Now seeking... Optional – but Useful especially for speculative approaches.

11 Professional (or Key) skills and abilities page 1 eg Skilled use of xyz film editing software Imaginative and technically competent camera operative Confident and experienced user of abc sound recording software Team leader on... and... Productions Highly organised... ie Don’t miss out transferable skills Emphasise the skills and experience developed on your course and at work relevant to the role. Match yourself to the role!

12 Production credits page 1 Name of production dateYour role/sDirector/ organisation/ university module Type of production Most recent first White out all lines on tables Achievements Awards, prizes, special mentions?

13 Education and Qualifications University name dates School name Date Other qualifications or further training degree title and class expected. Relevant modules and special achievements... Dissertation/degree project/ A levels – subjects and grades GCSEs 8 A – C including Maths and English ( plus anything else relevant) Note – your university education could be entitled Professional training

14 Relevant work experience Organisation dates Job title or Role Main duties/responsibilities Specify what you did.... Highlight expertise, skills, knowledge Identify achievements Include voluntary/unpaid work/ own business/freelance work

15 Other work experience Keep this brief, and summarise if necessary.

16 Other skills IT – be specific ( Office, internet, email, blogs, social media) Technical practical skills ( eg ability to drive, scuba dive) Languages Other? This should be a brief section – the most relevant skills should have been mentioned already !

17 Interests First person narrative. Keep it brief Make it interesting, lively and memorable

18 Referees Name, position, organisation, address, tel, email – ask permission Often two. One MUST be an academic One from the industry if possible Choose the best you can get

19 Build your online profile cvs-are-essential-in-your-job-search/ cvs-are-essential-in-your-job-search/ profiles.htm profiles.htm

20 Skillset CV advice Effective Film CVs – Skillset CVs for the creative media industriesCVs for the creative media industries

21 Covering Letter Set it out properly following the guidelines here

22 Email ‘covering letter’ Should be formal ‘Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms x ( no first names no ‘Hi’) Grammatically correct (don’t use little ‘i’) Finish with ‘Best wishes’ or similar ( not ‘cheers’) and your full name

23 Application forms Using the person specification/job description/ match yourself to the role. Write down each named criterion in turn, using their words and give evidence for how you fulfil their requirements. Be specific not general. Be succinct – less is more. How to improve your job application and interview skills#APPLICATIONHow to improve your job application and interview skills#APPLICATION

24 Interviews Secrets of Successful Interviews - Panopto Viewer video lectureSecrets of Successful Interviews - Panopto Viewer Coping with nerves e-learning module with audio relaxation podcastCoping with nerves Be My Interviewer - Job Interview Tips & Advice interactive video - great advice from prominent business peopleBe My Interviewer - Job Interview Tips & Advice

25 Interview readiness Interview outfit? Able to ‘pitch’ own skills and abilities confidently Preparedness (be sure to study the advice and guidance in previous links)

26 Job hunting websites BBC - Careers - The Production Talent Pool TV jobs | Guardian Jobs Film Crew Pro | Find and Post Film and TV JobsFilm Crew Pro | Find and Post Film and TV Jobs Film Careers

27 Macro links Skillset Recruitment links es/article_4178_1.asp es/article_4178_1.asp

28 Using social media to find a job Jobs By Twitter - Find a Job Using Twitter Twitter tips: how I used social media to find jobs | Guardian careers | tips: how I used social media to find jobs | Guardian careers | Careers Talk podcast: How to use Twitter to find a job | Guardian careers | Talk podcast: How to use Twitter to find a job | Guardian careers |

29 Freelancing Welcome to Workline UK. - Freelance AdvisorWelcome to Workline UK. - Freelance Advisor TV Freelancers: work hunt links

30 Cathy Stories from JCP and other stories

31 Cathy and GoWales Please visit

32 Freelancer Academy Work Tasters Work Placements Graduate Academy

33 Work Placements Placements last between 6 and 10 weeks and are normally full- time. Placements are paid £250 per week minimum. Gain a level 4 qualification - a Professional Development Award in the relevant sector. You can add some quality experience to your CV. In 70% of the cases placements lead to further work with the host company.

34 Work Placements Work Tasters Normally from 3 days up to 2 weeks in length. Unpaid. You observe and maybe take part in some selected tasks but you’re not an employee of the organisation while on a Work Taster. GO Wales acts on your behalf and as much as possible tailors to your needs and requirements.

35 Work Placements Work Tasters Graduate Academy Free training worth up to £2,500. Residential course in Lampeter, West Wales, plus practical work experience in your preferred location in Wales. Commercial focus – gain basic leadership and management skills and knowledge related to real working environments. Opportunity to increase your confidence and self-esteem and the skills needed to fully market yourself to employers. Professional, business-like training environment. Support from advisers and tutors with extensive experience in industry. Qualification awarded by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) – recognised by employers worldwide.

36 Work Placements Work Tasters Graduate Academy Freelancers Academy Free training course for graduates living in Wales – worth up to £2,000. You will receive an Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) qualification in ‘Starting your Enterprise’. Academy course tutors are experienced freelancers ready to help you learn from their experiences. Support and advice to create a winning business plan. The chance to see if you’ve got what it takes to successfully work as a freelancer.

37 General Work Experience CV checks Discuss GO Wales opportunities in short bookable interview slots Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons between 14.00 and 16.00 Bookable appointments to discuss Work Tasters Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings between 10.00 and 12.30 Aber Graduates can access specific interview and guidance slots on the Aber Opportunity Network Every Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday afternoons between 14.30 and 16.00 How we can help you:

38 Action planning What are you going to do within the next month to further your career chances? Write a prioritised list

39 How we can help Daily advice and guidance drop ins, Careers service – the Union. Longer bookable appointments 01970 622378. Ongoing careers support after graduation Go Wales tasters and placements, Aber opportunities network, freelancers academy, graduate academy

40 Careers service Advice and guidance drop ins 10.30 – 1.00 daily Part time/term time jobs Go Wales placements and Tasters Next door to Union shop

41 The Careers Service - Llandinam One to One guidance and support bookable 01970 622378 Careers information

42 Careers Service Llandinam and The Union 01970 622378 Note: You need to run this whole presentation as a slide show for the links to work!

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