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Wired Sussex - getting a career in digital, media and tech

Presentation to students/grads & jobseekers
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Caroline Morris

on 31 January 2014

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Transcript of Wired Sussex - getting a career in digital, media and tech

Any questions?
The Digital, Media and Technology sector in Sussex

When it comes to looking for your first job there are lots of websites you can go to and people you can speak with:
You don’t have to be creative to work in the creative and digital industries.


You don’t have to work in the creative and digital industries to be creative.
...but I'm not creative
Community Groups
– WiredSussex.com lists relevant meet ups and events in Brighton and across Sussex eg


-
Build Brighton
- Brighton's hackerspace - a collective of like minded people who love to experiment and build stuff with electronics.


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BANG
- Brighton Animators Networking Group
an opportunity for animators to meet both online and offline and discuss all things animation.
Ways to get involved with digital
No clear cut route but there are things to get involved with to get ahead of the game...
HOW TO GET STARTED IN DIGITAL
Search our directory for more examples of exciting companies in Sussex
www.wiredsussex.com
Lots more
Digital Media covers a whole load of things.

Such as...?
WHAT IS DIGITAL MEDIA?
Wired Sussex is a Brighton-based membership organisation for 2500+ companies and freelancers

-Creative, digital, media and technology sector

-Help our members to create, innovate and grow and provide advice and support.

-Jobs and Projects board to help people find work and employers

-Events to help connect people
Caroline Morris
Talent Acquisition and Engagement Manager

Go above and beyond what’s expected from a CV
– doing something very different can get you noticed
TOP TIPS ON FINDING A JOB
-Be proactive, don’t wait for the job to find you

-Build your own websites/blog following etc to showcase your talent

-Utilise Social Media (Twitter / LinkedIn especially)

-Go to networking events – (Wired Sussex events calendar)

-Follow trends

-Make a video

-Be creative
TOP TIPS ON FINDING A JOB
TOP TIPS ON FINDING A JOB
Work experience/Internships

When we ran our previous Sussex Internship programme 70% of interns gained a permanent job in their chosen field!

Our new Intern Placement Programme is about to launch!
...but I don't have experience
The FuseBox
Lighthouse
University / College events
Brighton Digital Festival
Some examples are:

Film/TV Music
Animation Graphic Design
Games Marketing (SEO)
Websites Infrastructure

WHAT IS DIGITAL MEDIA?
Web / social media

eg Some of Nixon McInnes's clients:
DIGITAL IN BRIGHTON
Games eg

Relentless / Mediatonic / Curse / Zoe Mode etc
DIGITAL IN BRIGHTON

-Wired Sussex Jobs Board
-Wired Sussex Intern Placement Programme
-Education Careers Centres
We're offering -

140 Internships

6-week placements working for cool companies

Paid! (the Living Wage)
The Wired Sussex
Intern Placement Programme
Register your interest now at


www.wiredsussex.com/internships
The Wired Sussex
Intern Placement Programme

Inspirational jobseeking at:
www.adampacitti.com
@SuperMorriso
There are some pretty cool digital products which are made in Brighton...
Local digital talent
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