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Business Start-Up: How To Deal With Offers To Work For Free

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ARTSTHREAD - Business Start-Up: How To Deal With Offers To Work For Free

Understand how to deal with offers to work for free. illustrator, art-director and author of Champagne and Wax Crayons: Riding the Madness of the Creative Industries Ben Tallon explains why it is destructive to give away your time for nothing.

CAREERS: WRITING A CV / RESUMÉ

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ARTSTHREAD - CAREERS: WRITING A CV / RESUMÉ

ARTS THREAD’s simple guide to the CV – what should be in it and how to write it to maximise your chances of getting that dream job.

CAREERS: APPLYING FOR A JOB: THE COVERING LETTER

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ARTSTHREAD - CAREERS: APPLYING FOR A JOB: THE COVERING LETTER

ARTS THREAD’s simple guide to the covering letter – what is it and what should be in it to maximise your chances of getting that dream job.

Design Keywords: Empathy

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ARTSTHREAD - Design Keywords: Empathy

Right now you may be taking a break from brushing up on your perspective drawing or resolving a pesky CAD model. It’s easy to show off your knack for form development but other talents are more difficult to demonstrate. One of these is your ability to develop empathy with users. This article by Aysar Ghassan focuses on this mysterious keyword Empathy.

CAREERS: INTERNSHIPS & WORK EXPERIENCE

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ARTSTHREAD - CAREERS: INTERNSHIPS & WORK EXPERIENCE

Design education expert Joyce Thornton explains the importance of internships and work experience, how to secure the placement you really want, how to make the most of your placement from day one and industry commnets on what makes a fantastic intern.