Getting work in the creative industries

Creating a way…

University of Manchester Careers Blog

Large_format_camera_lensThe creative & cultural industries are pretty diverse including: Theatre, publishing, art, music, gaming and creative IT roles, film & TV, journalism, social and cultural enterprises.

They all work in slightly different ways depending on funding, private or public sector, not for profit and of course self employment and this can govern to some extent how you will find work.

There are some common themes:

  1. It’s a small world –  be nice to people, tomorrow you could be asking them for a job.
  2. Unpaid internships and working for free to get experience are all too common.
  3. Starting your own business or freelancing is likely to be part of your life at some point.
  4. You are unlikely to have a job for life, portfolio careers are the way forward.

In the creative industries, especially when you are starting out it’s not that easy to find the perfect paid job. You may not…

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