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How to price your jewellery

 9 April 2014

In this video from Mastered, Judy Head, a jewellery industry expert with over 30 years' experience working in the trade, shares her expertise on how to price your work.


The role of a career coach is to help you figure out exactly what you want to do as a career.

Could a career coach help you?

 12 March 2014

Whether you’re pursuing a creative career, or just new to the job-seeking world and don't know where to start, you may want to consider getting a little outside help.


“Understand your target market and go for it.

Breaking into fashion

 10 February 2014

The fashion industry is a competitive environment, but with the right attitude and a good portfolio, it’s possible to make your mark. Three stylists shared their advice on how to break into fashion.


'The Excellent Audition Guide' is available from Nick Hern Books.

7 tips for drama auditions

 3 February 2014

Auditioning for drama school can be a nerve-wracking experience. Andy Johnson is an actor, a director, and the author of 'The Excellent Audition Guide'. He shared 7 tips for engaging an audition panel, and keeping yourself engaged too.


Look after your financial security while you're freelancing.

Keeping your career afloat

 27 January 2014

Running a business or working freelance can seem risky. What if something happens to threaten your financial stability? Shannon Norman, of 1st Contact Accounting, shared 5 pieces of advice for staying secure while freelancing.


The physical experience of reading your book is important to bear in mind if you are self-publishing. Image: User Design

10 tips for better book designs

 20 January 2014

There are many parts, processes and people involved in the production of a book. Successful and open-minded relationships between clients, designers and editors are essential. Book designer Thomas Bohm of User Design shared 10 tips for improving your book design.


You need to decide who exactly you want to buy your products.

5 tips before you start selling

 17 January 2014

What do you need to consider before selling your products? Cheryl Adamson, from designer-maker website Mastered, has five steps you should take before you start selling anything.


Learning how to sell your work is often as important as learning how to make it.  (Image: London Jewellery School)

Starting off in jewellery

 12 December 2013

How can you start your career in the jewellery trade? Jessica Rose, founder and Director of the London Jewellery School, sets out some ways you can work in the jewellery business.


Consider offers of free 'exposure' carefully before accepting, and decide whether the work will be enjoyable before agreeing.

When should you work for free?

 4 December 2013

When would you work for free? It's a topic of heated debate among freelancers and artists. Author and copywriter Chris Farnell discusses four scenarios where creatives decide to work for free.


Tailoring your CV for every job can seem like an arduous task, but Amy Edwards believes it increases your chances of being shortlisted.

Writing an effective CV

 28 November 2013

When jobs are limited but applications are plentiful, recruiters look for any reason to whittle down the candidates. Amy Edwards, from recruitment website Bubble Jobs, shared advice for keeping your CV out of the rejection pile.


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