Supporting your employability
We understand that the time immediately following graduation can be daunting, and that, without the in-built support network of the college, finding your way into a successful career in the industry might seem impossible.
We want to support you as you make your first steps into your career. In fact we think that it is our responsibility to help!
This page is an online resource of CV advice, interview techniques and information designed to help you find your way in the industry. It is taken from the DMTA Professional Practice module but is equally relevant to graduates from the School of Performance.
We will add to this resource and include information about audition techniques, promoting yourself online, and CV advice for performers as well as information about special events, workshops and masterclasses specifically for you, our alumni. Do keep coming back to these pages as we will update them regularly.
These pages focus on your professional development and will help you to make the transition from study into work in your chosen field. As a professional practitioner you will need to make use of a range of networks and channels of communication, both formal and informal, to find work. You will need to be adept at managing the professional persona you present in written communications, on-line, and face-to-face. Throughout these pages, the emphasis is on you developing an understanding of both the employment environment, and how you can tailor your communication with potential employers and clients appropriately.
This site includes advice about drafting a CV, applying for work and how to land an interview for your dream job as well as how to succeed at that interview. It will also introduce you to some key aspects of working as a freelance professional, including the UK tax system, basic account keeping and invoicing clients.
Rose Bruford College is currently engaged in a wide-ranging research project in which both staff and students are looking at EMPLOYABILITY. The way in which we explore notions of employability and professionalism; the way that students engage with these notions and the way in which graduates use their learning in this area.
If you have any thoughts on this important topic, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org