Over the past few months I’ve written a lot of posts on how to get into marketing and advertising, but I recently started thinking that advice is probably no good, if you can’t even make it past the interview round – a common problem for a lot of people out there. 99% of the time it’s not even your fault; competition’s high. So I’ve written a post on some of the top interview tips to help you ace that daunting interview.
Some tips and advice on how to get a job in marketing, whether a graduate or not, from industry experts in marketing. I spoke to them about work experience, candidate attitudes and what they look for in a CV. Take a look to see what they had to say.
This week I had the privilege of speaking to Rolls-Royce Press Officer, James Warren. This is my fifth interview, in my series of “getting a job in marketing”, where I have covered important topics about how marketing professionals made it into the industry and what advice they would offer to future marketing candidates, to help them get their first step on the career ladder.
For my next instalment of the “how to get into Marketing” series, I spoke to Marcus Davidson who works at Inside Sales and Marketing at IBM. A nice, detailed interview, Marcus gave me lots of tips and insight about how he started his career, what his biggest challenges were and what tips he would give to those looking to get their first step on the Marketing career ladder.
For the second post in my series of “how to get into Marketing“, I spoke to James Williams who is the Corporate Communications Manager for Procter & Gamble. Speaking to James, I found out not only how he got into the industry, but also what a company such as Procter & Gamble look for from today’s budding marketing talent and what they’re expecting.
Late last year I wrote a couple of posts focusing on gaining work experience and why work experience is important. Some of the feedback and comments I received on the posts was amazing, so it seemed the next logical step after work experience, was to offer some tips on how to get into marketing – or at least maximise your chances. I spoke to Caroline Knights from innocent to find out more.