Thoroughly research careers in your chosen area and be realistic about what you can expect. For example, don’t expect to clock off at 5pm if you want to design graphic content or photograph fashion shoots.

The Creative sector is notorious for long, unsociable hours, skipped lunch breaks and early starts. Be realistic and prepared to travel or work late to deadlines if that’s what your profession demands.

Mark Barlow from Applearn who are based at The Sharp Project comments “70% of our clients are based in Japan, it’s not unheard of for us to conduct conference calls at 4am, it’s what the business demands”