10 tips from Renata Stonyte - Seventy7
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The creative industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK and opens its doors to hundreds of graduates each year. It also attracts people from other fields who often just fancy a change.

Our photographic production studio manager provides her 10 top tips for anyone considering a career in creative.

Renata, take it away…

  1. Gain as much experience as you can. This doesn’t mean that you have to work for free all the time. Understand your worth and stay true to it.
  2. Be creative. Use the skills you have gained from university and work experience to aid your development.
  3. Be passionate and honest. Take great pride in what you do, expand your knowledge as often as you can and support it with honest opinion.
  4. Authenticity. Be unique whilst remaining professional and loyal to the beliefs of the company.
  5. This is not a nine to five job. To stand out you must be prepared to put the hours in. This includes weekends.
  6. Strive to be an expert in your field. This is hard, especially in my current role, because there is a lot to do. If you decide to focus on one particular area of the industry, know everything.
  7. Challenge yourself. Analyse and be critical. What more can I do? Can I improve? Don’t be afraid to take risks.
  8. Prepare for the demands of the industry. If you love what you do it shouldn’t be a problem. Deadlines, organisation and scheduling can be stressful. 
  9. Cease the opportunity. Hard work is important but recognise when it’s your moment to make an impression.
  10. Questions, questions, questions. Always ask.