10 tips from Renata Stonyte
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...
- 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.
- Be creative. Use the skills you have gained from university and work experience to aid your development.
- 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.
- Authenticity. Be unique whilst remaining professional and loyal to the beliefs of the company.
- This is not a nine to five job. To stand out you must be prepared to put the hours in. This includes weekends.
- 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.
- Challenge yourself. Analyse and be critical. What more can I do? Can I improve? Don't be afraid to take risks.
- 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.
- Cease the opportunity. Hard work is important but recognise when it’s your moment to make an impression.
- Questions, questions, questions. Always ask.