10 TikTok accounts for creative advice, interview tips and opportunities round-ups
Having been the most popular app on the planet for nearly half a decade, it’s no surprise that creatives of all disciplines have utilised TikTok as a way to showcase their work and lives to a wider audience. Some creatives have gone one step further, using the platform to offer valuable industry insight to their following. Here, we’ve highlighted a host of creative career-focused accounts, ranging from filmmaking tips and creative inspiration, all the way to opportunities roundups and job interview advice.
1. Shola West
Good for: Media industry workers and those seeking creative opportunities
Currently working at agency OMD and coming from an apprenticeship, Shola uses her platform to guide and empower Gen Z creatives. Through her TikTok, she shares her journey going from retail worker to apprentice and subsequently junior creative, as well as showcases eye-catching CV templates and websites to help you find your next big opportunity.
See more of Shola West’s TikToks here
Good for: Creative opportunities and industry news
Every week, queer-owned magazine and studio Bricks shine a light on the best creative industry opportunities – not just in London or the UK, but all around the world. They also spotlight art and fashion industry must-read news so you can keep up-to-date while scrolling through your feed.
3. The Ideas Foundation
Good for: Careers advice for all creatives and design inspiration
The Ideas Foundation uses their TikTok presence to platform a wide range of resources for emerging creatives – from showcasing the best websites for design portfolio inspiration, to revealing the best four months to apply for creative opportunities.
4. Zayanne B
Good for: Creative opportunities, industry trends and observations
Describing herself as “the plug for creatives”, Zayanne’s TikTok highlights a range of observations and advice about the creative industry. From unpaid internships to what you should include in your portfolio, Zayanne has it covered. She also regularly spotlights weekly roundups of creative opportunities, highlighting jobs and internships with the likes of Vogue, Google and Spotify.
5. Rebekah B
Good for: Film-based opportunities and careers advice
Rebekah B balances music video directing for names such as Britney Spears and Becky Hill with being a mum. She’s a candid presence on TikTok, revealing nuggets of wisdom for emerging creatives, such as seven things she wished she knew when starting her career, as well as where to find unique references and filmmaking opportunities that don’t require previous experience.
6. Mia Sakai
Good for: General creative industry advice, call-outs and opportunities
Also known as Mimi on TikTok, Mia is a photographer and creative director based in London. Her TikTok is a treasure trove of creative callouts in the UK – and sometimes globally – to apply for. Mia also answers questions from her audience on starting out in the industry and covers topics such as prioritising creative pursuits whilst working a 9–5 job.
Good for: Film-based inspiration and advice for regional creatives
Roisino is a director with a TikTok account that features a wealth of inspiration and advice for emerging creatives, posting day-in-the-life videos as well as bits of guidance, including how to make it as a creative living outside of a big city and tricks to elevate creative photoshoots.
8. Sho Dewan
Good for: General job search and interview advice
Sho runs Workhap, an online job search consultancy matching people to jobs. A former recruiter and HR consultant, he shares his wisdom on TikTok about universal experiences in the job search, including getting past recruitment stages in job applications, plus tips and trick on how to nail interviews and ways to approach tough questions with your employer or clients.
9. The Eric App’s TikTok account
Good for: Advice on which careers you could pursue and creative call-outs
The team at creative careers app Eric post candid videos on their TikTok reflecting on each of their career journeys, all alongside gems such as tips on turning your creative skills into side hustles, creative internships you can apply to and how to avoid job search burnout.
10. Erin McGoff
Good for: Job search and interview advice
Declaring herself “your career and life advice bestie”, Erin posts universal and relatable tips on interview questions, and also shares her experiences collected over her career. She shares valuable advice including red flags to watch out for from potential employers and ways you can go about asking your employer for a raise.
This list is non-exhaustive – so please get in touch at [email protected] if you know of any other great creative career-focused TikTok accounts!
Written by Creative Lives in Progress