How did you land the job?
When I was a trainee at TPF, I had been vocal about my growing interest in social media and design to the head of Foundation. This came about after completing my client brief with Innocent Drinks (below). I really enjoyed it and started to think about how I could do something similar after graduating from the traineeship.
During the gap between leaving TPF as a trainee and looking for other work, I managed to develop my skills in my free time and through freelancing as graphic designer and content creator at east London charity, Leaders in Community. The skills I developed along my journey definitely helped when applying and interviewing for a full-time intern and assistant role at TPF.
The role I applied for allowed me to assist and take on responsibilities in different areas such as education, workshops, events, comms and social media. I ended up becoming interested in the social media management and content creation side of things. Out of this, we decided to create a role focused on this area to support our online and digital growth – and here I am now!
If you know what you want to do or have a particular interest in a certain skill or role, make it known to the people and networks around you. That really helps put you at the forefront of their mind for when an opportunity opens up.
Don’t hold back when speaking about your aspirations or reaching out to people. Someone along the line will reach out an open hand and support you in getting there.