The Candidate experience
Katy Hughes recently left her job as Marketing Manager at a
financial service organisation to make a change in career as an
affiliate recruitment manager in a city centre agency. Changes like
this happen every day and it's great to keep your options open with
digital marketing allowing for so many transferable skills to be
applied. Katy kindly put a few words together for us to let you
know about her experience.
There comes a time in your career where you think 'where am I
going?', 'Is this me set for life', sound familiar? That's exactly
what I experienced in my old marketing role; how was I going to
progress further? What am I missing out on?
4 years of client side marketing and I made the ultimate
decision to start looking for other marketing roles. My role being
so vast and widespread I didn't necessarily have a niche skill
which I believed would pop out of my CV. Originally I was worried
thinking I wouldn't be able to get an agency role because I had
mediocre experience in various marketing areas whereas there could
be hundreds/thousands of potential candidates with far more
advanced skills than me in a certain area. What to do?
To overcome initial worries, the best advice from my experience
would be to contact a recruitment specialist, such as The
Candidate; talk through your CV and skills. With a recruitment
specialist on board, help is provided for you to improve on your CV
and interview techniques.
Also it is a case with the marketing industry being so fast
paced, in particular digital marketing, you may not necessarily
feel up to speed with everything going on. But then again everyone
else is probably in the same boat as you. Take time out for
yourself and figure out which area you enjoy the most and would
preferably like to focus on, talking about it with an industry
professional can help drive you in the right direction.
If you want a change in the industry that you've come to
love, just come and chat to us. Development and change are key
essentials of life to keep things interesting and we've become
experts helping people across the UK make that move. Thanks Katy
and good luck!
Thank you to The Candidate, particularly Natasha, who helped me
to quickly find the role I was looking for. Natasha was very prompt
in finding out exactly what sector interested me and finding my key
strengths which would suit the roles I was applying for. Natasha
helped me throughout the whole process, from my application, to
interview tips and even a good luck call on the day of my
interviews. From start to finish applying and securing the perfect
role was made so much easier thanks to Natasha and the rest of the
team at The Candidate. I've now started at a top agency as an
Organic Performance Executive and I'm thoroughly enjoying my role
and love the team I'm now a part of.
Alex, Organic Performance Executive, March 2014