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Having recently taken up his new role as Head of Paid Media at digital marketing agency Marketing Signals, Sam Oldfield tells us all about securing this position, the challenges and highlights of the job, and gives some great tips on succeeding in the industry.

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What are the challenges of your role?
Remote working can be a challenge. Whether that be transitioning from office to remote working or joining a new company remotely, I felt that I wasn’t as exposed to as many people or parts of the business as you would be in an office environment. I enjoy the social side of going into the office, but adapting to a new way of working has been a learning curve but this has now become the new norm.

What added value did you get from job hunting with a recruitment agency such as us here at The Candidate?
The Candidate was a massive help during my job hunt! After a crazy year of furlough and then redundancy, The Candidate supported me throughout the whole process, creating a seamless experience and helping me secure the perfect role for me that not only matches my experience but also my career ambitions.

I would 100% recommend The Candidate.

Any top tips for securing a job in marketing?
Networking - Reach out to like-minded professionals in your industry. Be this on LinkedIn, networking events, or people your friends and family might know. The more people you know the more doors for new opportunities you open.

Learning - Digital marketing is now a key component of almost every business's strategy. But, the industry is always changing. Stay ahead and make sure you are investing in your education. This includes completing free or paid courses, listening to industry podcasts, attending networking events, or watching YouTube tutorials. There are so many free resources available that there is no excuse not to learn something new.

Be Curious - Don’t be afraid to ask questions. With a constantly changing industry, nobody can know the answer to every question.

Thanks so much Sam, and congratulations on your new job! 

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