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The Top 5 ways our Career Development Advisors can help you find employment

Now that you’ve graduated, it’s time to starting working towards finding your dream job. The Career Development Advisors at F.I.R.S.T. Institute are here to help you follow a successful path throughout your job search. All you have to do is contact us!

5 Ways F.I.R.S.T. Institute Helps Graduate with Career Development

Here are five ways we can assist you with finding employment in your field of work:

The top 5 things to do once you have graduated from F.I.R.S.T. Institute

Congratulations! You’ve graduated from F.I.R.S.T. Institute and are on your way to a new, exciting digital arts career. You have the training you need to get a job in your field. Now, it’s time to get started on your job hunt. 

5 Steps to Finding a Job After Graduation

Ready to make the most of your education by finding a job in your industry? Then, follow these five steps below to help you prepare for the job-hunting process:

1. Register as an Alumni

Career Development Tips - Top 10 tools you need to succeed

As a graduate of F.I.R.S.T. Institute, you already have the education you need to land a new job in your industry. Whether you plan to work for a large corporation or small business or work as a freelancer, you’ll need certain tools to help you succeed in the digital arts world. 

10 Tools to Help You Develop a Successful Career

These are the top ten tools every F.I.R.S.T. Institute graduate should have or utilize as you work on building your career in digital arts:

5 steps to Seriously Improve Your Networking Skills

One of the fuels known to accelerate success is networking. It’s been known to help boost careers in every industry. When you improve your networking skills, you get the chance to learn directly from the professionals you meet. You’ll also benefit from growing your own authority within your industry, which can be both rewarding and empowering.

Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Create a Digital Media Resume That Stands Out from the Rest

So you’ve just graduated and now it’s time to find a job. You’re going to need a professional resume to get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers. You know how to create awesome media for the digital world. But for some reason, you’re struggling to create a digital media resume that will sell your services effectively, and get you hired. Don’t fret! F.I.R.S.T. Institute is here to help.

5 Tips to Create a Digital Media Resume That Sells You Effectively

The Top 20 Employment Websites for the Digital Media Industry

You’ve graduated with credentials in digital media. Congratulations! Now, it’s time to get out there and find a job in this competitive industry. From filmmaking to audio engineering, from motion graphics designing to video production and editing, you can find relevant jobs for employees and freelancers online. But which digital media employment websites have good jobs for graduates like you?

20 Digital Media Employment Websites to Help Launch Your Career

The Secrets to Becoming a Successful Freelancer in the Digital Media Industry

So, you’ve graduated with new digital media credentials and would like to try your luck in a freelance career? As long as you already have a target industry and a few addresses, phone numbers and emails of family, friends and colleagues, you already have a head start. Use these seven tips to get you started in becoming a successful freelancer. 

7 Tips to Becoming a Successful Freelancer After Finishing Digital Media School

The Good and Bad of Being an Entrepreneur: Pros and Cons Explained

Being an entrepreneur can be both rewarding and exhausting at the same time. There will be both ups and downs, good days and bad. The rewards can be huge, but so can the losses if you’re not prepared to do what it takes to succeed. If you’re ready to make sacrifices and put in the work, your small business can become an entrepreneurial dream. However, you need to be prepared to handle both the pros and cons of being an entrepreneur. 

The Good, Bad, Pros, and Cons of Being an Entrepreneur

Social Media Do’s & Don’ts: 10 Tips on Social Media Professionalism

Social media has brought so many friends, family, colleagues, and strangers together that the world actually seems a bit smaller. It’s now commonly used for both personal and business use. If you plan to use social networks to help you advance in business or your career, then social media professionalism is of utmost importance. 

Planning for Success: The Top 10 Things You Should Be Doing Now

There are basically two ways of getting paid in the business world: money and experience. You want to take on a career that will help bring you value in both. Planning for a successful career is something you should be doing as an ongoing task. There are some things you should be doing now for the career you hope to have someday. 

10 Things You Should Be Doing Now for Your Future Career Success

Here are 10 things you can be working on now, on an ongoing basis, to help you secure and grow a successful career for yourself: 

Our Top 10 Career Advice Tips for Graduates and Everyday Living

Getting top-notch career advice tips as a graduate will help you make wise career choices and decisions right from the beginning. This is very important because you don’t want to waste unnecessary time making major job search blunders and mistakes early on in your new career. So we’ve put together some tips to help you start building a successful career from day one.

10 Career Advice Tips to Help Graduates Build Successful Careers

How to Find Entry-Level Employment for College Grads

You’ve finally graduated! Your work is done, right? Wrong. Now you need to find entry-level employment so you can pay off those student loans and afford to live. That’s not always a simple task to accomplish right out of school. You’ll need to sell yourself effectively, and apply for jobs diligently. 

7 Tips to Help You Find Entry-Level Employment After Graduation

How to Create a Digital Media Portfolio, Step-by-Step and Stand Out in The Crowd

Are you a digital media graduate ready to find a job in the industry? Then you’re going to have to create a digital media portfolio in order to showcase your technical skills and knowledge. It can act as your online resume. You can use it to showcase your related work and projects to potential employers and clients online. This is an effective way to impress them quickly, with a long-lasting impact. Learn how to create a digital portfolio that stands out among other applicants.

Step-by-Step Instructions to Create a Digital Media Portfolio

Don’t blow it! 5 Ways to Take Control of Your Job Interview

After graduation, it’s time to start actively searching for a job. That means rigorously putting in job applications and preparing for interviews. Yes, you need to prepare for each individual one to be sure you’re prepared to woo and impress your interviewer. The best way to do this is to put yourself in the driver’s seat and take control of your job interview.

5 Tips to Take Control of Your Job Interview to Land the Job You Want

Bad Advice: The Truth Regarding the “Fake It Until You Make It” Concept

What does “fake it until you make it” actually mean? The idea is that if you don’t have the confidence you need to succeed at something, you can pretend you do until you have the skills, tools, or experience you need to no longer have to fake it. In other words, you act as if you’re something in particular so that you can someday actually become just that. But just how reliable is this age-old advice?

Why “Fake It Until You Make It” is Horrible Advice

A Quick Start Guide to Using LinkedIn to Network and Find Employment

LinkedIn has long been pegged as the social media network for professionals. It’s a very popular tool for helping professionals network with others within their industries, markets, and niches. But do you know that you can also use LinkedIn to find a job online? 

13 Tips to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

Use these 13 tips below to help you learn how to use LinkedIn networking tools to help you find a job:

1. Make Your LinkedIn Profile Unique

10 Job Search Mistakes Graduates Make Quite Often

Preparing yourself for starting your job search after graduation? Well, there are some common job search mistakes you can avoid simply by doing a little research and networking with other graduates. Then, you can learn about some of these blunders ahead of time, improving your chances of landing a good job.

10 Blunders Made During Job Searches After Graduation

Watch out for these top ten job search mistakes in order to help you get better results from your hunting efforts:

1. Appearing Unprofessional Online

10 Alternatives to Take If You Can’t Find a Job After Graduation

You’ve spent so much time in school preparing for your future. Now that you’ve graduated, the job hunt is in full effect. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to find a job in your industry that pays enough to stay afloat. But between your bills and those financial aid loans, you have got to figure it out… and fast. There has got to be something you can do if you can’t find a job after graduation. 

10 Tips to Keep Pushing When You Can’t Find a Job After Graduation

5 Reasons Unpaid Internships after Graduation Pay Off

Some people feel very strongly that internships are unfair simply because everyone should be paid for their work. However, internships create opportunities for you to gain work experience and exposure to industry leaders, add to your resume, and get new professional references. Some believe that these and other benefits of unpaid internships greatly outweigh the disadvantages. 

5 Benefits of Unpaid Internships That Make Them Worth It

10 Reasons Why Video Production Colleges Work
Video production is a very exciting digital medium for sharing information and artistic expression. This art, which is also referred to as film production, has truly evolved over the past decade. Producing videos has become much more affordable and accessible to aspiring filmmakers thanks to the digital age. Now, with the help of video editing software, digital video cameras and video production colleges, artistic dreamers can pursue a career in the film and video industry.
6 Common Camera Angles To Help You Film Like A Pro

Many times in filmmaking, finding the right angle for your shot will help you convey your story to the audience. The more you know about camera angles, the better equipped you’ll be to create a compelling story. Incorporating several different camera angles will also help to add dimension to seemingly stagnant scenes.

How To Become A Film Director: A Beginner's Guide

Wondering how to become a director, but not sure where to start? Well, you'll want to take the small steps that will make all the difference as you step out into a professional setting as a director. Here is a quick-and-dirty guide to getting started as director in the film making industry.

Discover Your Inspiration to Become a Film Director

Watching various types of video productions will help you learn what inspires you, such as:

What Do Music Producers Do? The Duties Of An Audio Producer.

Many famous music producers have musical backgrounds that cover more than just audio production. Some have composed several songs, played instruments, maybe even sang background on the albums of others. Eventually, they realized their niches and decided to start a music production career path as a producer. And, some go on to have very successful careers in the music production field.

The 6 Basic Framing Shots for Filmmaking

Framing your shot is an important aspect in how you, as a filmmaker, tell your story to the audience. Framing gives you the opportunity to manipulate shot composition, sizes, angles, and perception to enhance your storytelling ability. Once you become familiar with these common framing shots, you’ll be able to combine them with the different types of camera angles to greatly enhance your film.

Cinematography School: 5 Video Editing Tips to Improve Your Skills

When you’re ready to edit your movie or cinematography school projects, you need to keep video editing techniques in mind. Some video editing techniques and styles are so helpful that they make even novice film editors look good at the craft. But remember: not every editor uses every video editing technique! Knowing that you have choices does allow you to develop your own film editing style.

Careers In Film: 3 Steps on How to Become a Cameraman

Have you ever thought "I wonder how to make a movie"? Do you possess a true passion for making films? When you watch TV and movies, do you find yourself coming up with behind-the-scenes ideas for making them even better? If so, a movie production career as a cameraman might be for you! Here are three steps on how to become a cameraman in the film and video industry. 

Audio Engineering Jobs: Tips On How to Become a Music Producer
Have you had a passion for music ever since you can remember? How many times have you been listening to a song and fantasized about ways you could improve it with heavier beat or more strings? Are you great at making beats for others that actually get the crowd moving? Do you dream of having a career as a successful music producer? Then check out our best tips on how to be a music producer and turn your passion for the music production industry into a career!
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