A new job in Ireland’s creative industry can seem a little daunting.
In Ireland’s economy, a creative career is a necessity and not a luxury.
You need to be creative in your job and not just good at writing, drawing or producing.
For a start, you need to know how to work on your own.
For more, read our infographic on how to find a job as a creative.
Here are our tips on how the creative job market is shaping up.1.
Be a freelancerThe first thing you need is a solid creative track record.
You can work as a freelancers’ editor, illustrator, scriptwriter, writer, director or even a producer.
A good freelancer will also need a good background in film, music or theatre, as well as in a field like design.
In a recent study by the University of Exeter, freelancers are more likely to get paid more than creative workers.
This can be because freelancers don’t have to deal with the constraints of a traditional agency.
If you want to be a writer, for example, you can work for someone else.
You can also find work in the film industry as an actor or a music producer.
There are more opportunities for artists in the creative industries than in the media sector.
A successful artist can earn more than a freelance artist.2.
Be prepared for a bumpy rideIf you’re going to be working for a company, you’ll want to take care when moving to Ireland.
You’ll need to make sure you have enough time off, especially if you’re moving to a new job.
If your salary rises, your family needs to be put on a tighter leash.
For instance, if you want a job at a design agency, you may need to have a second job, or you may have to relocate your family.3.
Make sure you’re a good fitFor a freelancing job, you should aim for a position that suits you.
For example, if a job advert asks for an experienced graphic designer, you might want to consider that job.
The key is to be flexible, which is one of the reasons why a freelance job isn’t for everyone.
You should also be prepared to accept that you’ll need a little extra time to get used to a job.4.
Make a budget for yourselfWhen moving to the creative economy, there are plenty of opportunities to earn extra money.
For freelancers, that can mean getting a commission on your work, or taking part in a commission-based project.
This could be a project where you’re working on a book or a video, or perhaps a video production that includes music, sound effects and sound design.
If you do all this, you could be earning a good amount of money in the short-term.
However, you will have to be careful not to get overwhelmed by the money you can make.
This will mean you’re not being self-reliant.
If that’s the case, you won’t be earning enough to meet your living expenses.5.
Don’t be afraid to be an outlierIf you want work in Ireland, you have to prove that you can do it.
For creative people, this means being more ambitious than a typical creative job.
You have to have the experience to take on a new challenge.
For everyone else, it means that you have an excellent work ethic, and the ability to work well with colleagues.6.
Be flexibleYou need to keep up with your lifestyle and make a plan.
For some people, that means having a second career, working for someone from another country or doing a short stint as a model.
For others, that’s a chance to try something new.7.
Know your strengthsThe best way to be successful in the business of creative work is to have good skills and be flexible enough to adapt to any situation.
You may be better off as a writer or an artist, but you need a range of skills.
You might be able to create a short film that looks like a feature film, or produce a TV series with a budget of €200,000.
A lot depends on what you’re able to do and what you have in the bank.8.
Find a new teamTo be successful as a freelance, you must work with a team that’s diverse and capable of bringing you new ideas.
For artists, this might mean a team of five or more, or a team with a more professional outlook.
For film producers, you don’t necessarily need a team, as there are freelancers who work for studios.
For more, see the infographic on what jobs are in the works for the creative sector.