The Candidate Experience

A marketer who was successfully placed by The Candidate talks about her experience

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!

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TESTIMONIALS

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