As part of our #LifeHacks project, NME and the University of Salford are asking prominent figures from the creative industries to give an insight into their career journeys.
Each ’30 Seconds To Greatness’ video features a bitesize piece of advice, or a lesson learned, from people who have made it to the top in music, fashion, film, tech, and other creative industries.
This time, our words of wisdom come from Lyndon Saunders, a lecturer in TV and Radio Production at University of Salford. He has over 15 years of experience working in the broadcast industries, and his CV includes stints on Dragons’ Den and Strictly Come Dancing. He also won a top radio industry award for his Radio 1 documentary about Badly Drawn Boy.
His advice emphasises the importance of self-promotion when you’re starting out in the creative industries: by posting online about the projects you’re working on, you can essentially give yourself a “living, breathing CV”.