Best of the web - February

Some recent links with helpful advice and perspectives on careers and employability in the arts.

Helpful stuff from the Guardian on how to make all those internships, part-time jobs, years in the studio and so on look coherent on a CV – plus look out for advice from recent Fuel guest Rosalind Davis:
http://careers.guardian.co.uk/writing-an-arts-cv?CMP=

And, while we’re on the subject of Rosalind, check out her professional development course, DIY Educate, run by and for artists and including seminars on finance, organisation and how to deal with life after art school:
http://www.zeitgeistartsprojects.com/diy-main.html

Looking for a studio? Try this new and useful-looking tool, the Artist Studio Finder:
http://www.artiststudiofinder.org/ 

Don Lehman on why crowdfunding is going to revolutionise the way designers work – according to him, it’s the biggest thing to happen to design since outsourcing or 3D printing. Fighting talk! Read more: http://www.core77.com/blog/articles/an_introduction_to_the_crowdfunding_revolution_by_don_lehman__21554.as

Applying for jobs and a bit mystified by employer-speak like ‘people skills’? Career advice website Prospect has broken down many common job-ad terms into categories so you can work out which of your skills and experiences are relevant:
http://ww2.prospects.ac.uk/cms/ShowPage/Home_page/What_do_graduates_do__2007/Employability_and_myths_uncovered/p!ebfleki

Are you using or thinking of using online video to promote your work? Here’s an article on how you can use online video to its maximum potential:
http://wemakethemclick.com/2011/03/how-to-make-online-video-work-for-you/

Amazing advice at your fingertips from Design Survival, a series of regularly updated lists where professional designers give the advice they’ve acquired from years of working in the industry:
http://design-survival.com/

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