As digital marketing recruitment specialists, we get asked by
candidates every day "what will improve my chances of finding a
new job?" Does this sound like you? Then keep reading. Other
than working with marketing recruitment experts, we advise
maintaining the below 5 tools as a minimum to all active
- CV- the first and most obvious. Make sure your
CV is up-to-date and contains relevant content to the job you are
applying for. It is often hard to get away with a shotgun
approach to a variety of jobs, so tailor your CV depending on role
requirements. Must haves:
- Tangibles. Show your performance and achievements, not just
role responsibilities. This will add to your USPs and make you
- Order chronologically, including education. If you graduated
12-24 months ago and have since gained 1 or 2 years' relevant
professional experience, put this ahead of your education.
- Justify any gaps in your professional experience.
- See our CV Tips section on
our website for more.
- LinkedIn Profile- ensure the continuity
matches that of your CV, but keep the content different and unique.
- Have a suitable photograph of yourself, in good lighting.
- Ask for references. Don't rely on Endorsements to show off your
skillset, these can be added to by anyone. A reference holds much
more value. Ask your colleagues or previous clients if they can
write one for you / 'OK' a draft one you've pre-written for
- Join relevant groups and don't be afraid to ask / answer
- Trending Industry Knowledge - keep an eye on
what's going on: what update is Google bringing out next, how will
this effect online presence; how are large companies performing,
what are they up to; what new technology is coming out; what are
influential people talking about on Twitter?
- Company Knowledge - be sure to research the
companies you're applying to. Even more important for when you have
an interview lined up. Companies spend a lot of time, effort and
money on their websites; impress them by knowing as much as you can
about them. Read their news section (if they have one), blog, about
us and so on.
PS. go the extra mile and research the interviewer(s) through
LinkedIn and Twitter.
- Proactivity- be seen to be as active as you
can in your desired field:
- Writers - maintain a blog and attempt some blogger outreach
(more info in our
previous guest blog by @lbeldreams).
- PPC - study and pay for your AdWords certification.
- Creative - keep a portfolio of all your best and relevant
- PR - keep evidence of your success in getting coverage
(regional and national).
- Social - keep an active Twitter account and other social
channels (Pinterest, Instagram, Vine etc.).
These are just a few tips to help get you in the room for
interview. For further advice, please call in on 0161 833 1044 and
speak to one of the team. You never know, we may have the right
marketing job for you.