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5 Tips To Successfully Find Work In Marketing

Posted 3 months ago by Matt Cooper
graduate searching for marketing role

If you’ve recently graduated then you’ll all be familiar with that dreaded feeling of your time at university coming to a close with the reality of employment looming large. For some, it may excite you as you cannot wait to relish the chance to finally start earning and to put the skills you learnt in higher education into practice. However, for others it may be something that worries you at just the thought of a first stage interview. It can be quite a difficult task to cut through the noise and be a standout candidate as I found out whilst completing a Masters degree. I was applying for jobs in both Manchester and Birmingham as I was at university up north and even between two cities, the opportunities were often scarce. Luckily, Pitch offered me a role in marketing and I've not looked back since so I thought I'd put together my top tips to make yourself successful in finding work within the marketing sector. 


1.Experience

As you may be familiar with already, some employers may not see a degree (or equivalent) qualification as enough of a basis to hire you on. That’s why, as more and more people are completing university that you go out and get some experience within the marketing sector. There will be plenty of opportunities, especially if you’re located close to a city to intern with somebody in a marketing role. The role, more often than not won’t be a paid one but the experience you’ll gain will be invaluable and it could make you stand out more as a candidate in comparison to those with just a degree. It’ll also help you when it comes to nailing down your first full-time role as you’ll already have working experience of the marketing mix.


2. Networking

Near enough everybody is on some form of social media in this digital age but if you’re looking to be successful in landing a job within marketing then LinkedIn is the platform you should be performing most prolific on. Whichever sector you wish to work in, it’s important that as a candidate you have a presence on LinkedIn - and even more important that you come across in a professional manner. Using LinkedIn is a great tool to network with potential employers and to really get your name out there. Engage with people and you never know what could arise. Most, if not all recruitment agencies use LinkedIn to scope potential candidates so if you’re not on there then you could be missing out on employment opportunities.


3. Don’t apply for *every* single job

You’ve come out of university and the frantic panic of unemployment has set in. You may think that applying for every job under the sun is the best way of getting your foot in the door. Don’t. Only apply for jobs you have a genuine interest in taking and you feel that you could excel in. There are different levels of seniority in the marketing sector, from digital marketing executives all the way through to directors. Unless you have an incredible wealth of experience behind you, it’s wise to apply for the jobs that seem more suited for graduates. It’s also important not to apply for every marketing role in your location as there’s nothing worse than picking up the phone from a potential employer regarding an interview for you to reply with: “Which job is this again?” It’s unprofessional and it already puts you on the back-foot.


4. Interview experience

Baring point three in mind, if you do get the offer of an interview then we’d advise to go along and give it your best shot. Gaining interview experience is vital as no two interviewers are the same. If you’re being interviewed by a big corporate company then the atmosphere may be very hostile where if you’re being interviewed by an agency, it may seem a lot more relaxed and friendly. Experiencing different interview environments will only hold you in better stead for the future. When applying for jobs in the marketing sector, it’s common that potential employers will get you to complete a relevant task. This could be anything from writing a blog post to creating a small content plan for a social media campaign. Why not practice something similar at home? It’ll only take 30 minutes out of your day and could be the difference between getting the job.


5. Do your homework

Impress your potential employers. From the first stage of contact, it’s impressive if you have prior knowledge of the company who could be paying your wages. This doesn’t have to be encyclopaedic knowledge but basic knowledge, specifically in the role you’ve applied for goes a long way. Employers will want somebody who lives and breathes their company so if you show signs of that from the off, it will improve your chances of employment. It’s even better if you can provide examples of where you think the company is going wrong and where you think you could help them. For example, scour through their social network pages and suggest what content could work better. Remember, they’re hiring YOU for YOUR expertise.


Job searching can become frustrating quite quickly but hang on in there, it will all become worth it. Pitch specialise in recruitment for the marketing sector so if you haven't already, get in contact with us!


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Talking about your feelings at work shouldn't be mental.

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#FreelanceLife | Chapter 15 | Dan

Welcome back to #FreelanceLife! It's brilliant to have you here again. It's an August double-header, as this is the second episode of the month. Da...

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#FreelanceLife | Chapter 14 | Oliver

It's time for that one extra special Wednesday in your month - of course, it's our next instalment of #FreelanceLife. This month Oliver gives his a...

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HR & Hiring Managers take note! How to get the best out of your recruitment partner.

Here at Pitch, we pride ourselves on the quality of the service we provide to our clients with every single one of our consultants going the extra ...

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How has the internet changed job searching?

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Best tips on landing a role in-house

Being an in-house consultant here at Pitch, it only seemed right for me to share my knowledge of the market of how best to secure a client-side rol...

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Get The Best Out Of Remote Working

We're now seeing more and more opportunities for remote working in freelance contracts. For some people, they love the opportunity to work from hom...

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Talking about your feelings at work shouldn't be mental.

Thankfully, mental health is something that is at the forefront of everybody's attention. It doesn't feel too long ago that the issue was taboo. Th...

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How to dress for an interview

Interviews can be a daunting process as it is, but I know a lot of us always have that little panic when it comes to deciding what to wear. Your in...

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Channel 4 and Manchester - A match made in broadcast heaven

The destination of the new home for Channel 4 still remains a mystery. What we do know is that it will be heading for Birmingham, Manchester or Lee...

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Placed By Pitch | Rebecca

It's always fantastic to catch up with candidates that Pitch have successfully managed to place. This instalment of Placed By Pitch is the first po...

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Placed By Pitch | Rebecca

It's always fantastic to catch up with candidates that Pitch have successfully managed to place. This instalment of Placed By Pitch is the first po...

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HR & Hiring Managers take note! How to get the best out of your recruitment partner.

Here at Pitch, we pride ourselves on the quality of the service we provide to our clients with every single one of our consultants going the extra ...

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2017: A Year at Pitch

What a great year it has been at Pitch. As we sail towards office closures and start preparing to welcome in 2018, we decided to look back at every...

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Reflecting back on 10 Years of Pitch

A whole decade in business sounds a long time but it doesn’t seem that long ago since it was just two of us in a spare room. And what a fun time th...

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Prolific North Awards 2017 Video Interviews

During the Prolific North Awards, we were fortunate enough to get to speak to representatives from three different companies up for an award. Josh ...

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Prolific North Awards 2017

Last week, on an unusually warm Thursday evening in Manchester, the fifth Prolific North Awards took place. It’s always the most hotly anticipated ...

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Prolific North Awards 2017: Why They Matter

There is only one week until the Prolific North Awards 2017 and at Pitch, we could not be more excited. This year will mark the 5th time the awards...

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New Home for Pitch North

This new financial year marks an exciting time at Pitch as we hit some major milestones. This month Pitch celebrates ten years as a specialist mark...

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Prolific North Awards 2017: Why They Matter

There is only one week until the Prolific North Awards 2017 and at Pitch, we could not be more excited. This year will mark the 5th time the awards...

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Best tips on landing a role in-house

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Get The Best Out Of Remote Working

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How should I prepare for an interview task?

So you’ve managed to get past the first hurdle and secure yourself an interview, and then you’re thrown into the deep end and you've been set a tas...

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Talking about your feelings at work shouldn't be mental.

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Channel 4 and Birmingham: Fits Together Like a Pint of Lager and Packet of Pork Scratchings

With the increased strength of feeling that too much of British public life happens in the capital, earlier this year Channel 4 announced their int...

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How to dress for an interview

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HR & Hiring Managers take note! How to get the best out of your recruitment partner.

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2017: A Year at Pitch

What a great year it has been at Pitch. As we sail towards office closures and start preparing to welcome in 2018, we decided to look back at every...

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Reflecting back on 10 Years of Pitch

A whole decade in business sounds a long time but it doesn’t seem that long ago since it was just two of us in a spare room. And what a fun time th...

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Pitch MD Rob Markwell wins HR & Recruitment Award at Birmingham Young Professional of the Year

We're delighted to announce that Rob Markwell, Managing Director here at Pitch, has won the HR, Recruitment and Training category at the Birmingham...

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B-Hive 2017: Rewarding Future Talent

1 brief, 4 categories, 26 judges and 40 finalists: B-Hive 2017 was buzzing with activity. If you’ve not come across the scheme before, we set it up...

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Brand New B-Hive Website

​We talk about B-Hive quite a bit on our site but, in case you aren’t aware, we run a non-for-profit scheme for current university students and rec...

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B-Hive 2017: Rewarding Future Talent

1 brief, 4 categories, 26 judges and 40 finalists: B-Hive 2017 was buzzing with activity. If you’ve not come across the scheme before, we set it up...

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How has the internet changed job searching?

It’s hard to believe there was once a time before the digital age where the only way to find out about new job openings was by newspaper, word of m...

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Can I quit my Job without a back up plan?

There are multiple different avenues you can go down when leaving your job and it all depends on what your next step is going to be. Finding a new ...

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Why Applying For Every Job Isn't In Your Best Interest

Here at Pitch, we take a very consultative approach when talking to clients and candidates. Finding out the reason for a new hire or a job change i...

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Career planning – it’s time to take stock

As the year draws to a close, it’s only natural to sit back and take stock, reflecting on life’s changes. Spending more time at work than we do any...

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