Posted on 14/08/2017 by Kate Maunder
Many people think that summer is a bad time to be job hunting, people assume that departments stop working as everyone heads out of the office to enjoy the sunshine, eat ice cream or go on their holidays. However, this assumption is not reality. At TPP we have noticed an uplift in the number of MarComms & Digital jobs and clients are still arranging interviews over August. We have put together our top tips on helping you find your dream MarComms & Digital job this summer.
Make sure your profile is up to date
Before applying for jobs, you need to make sure your profile is up to date. The MarComms industry is competitive so you want to stand out and for the right reasons, so make sure your CV is a true reflection of you and your work and doesn’t contain any of the most common CV mistakes such as bad typos.
You should also ensure your online profile is up to date and accurately reflecting your CV. If you work in a creative digital role, ensure any of your work is displayed on LinkedIn. In our experience, more digital candidates are viewed online than other areas within the not for profit sector.
Start applying for roles
Research specialist recruiters in your sector to find who is best to represent you. Speak to colleagues to see who they would recommend and search online. Who have the most jobs on relevant to you in your sector? Have they won awards? Are they REC audited?
Register with a recruitment consultancy who can manage your job search for you and ensure you meet them face to face. This gives you the opportunity to sell yourself, your personality and attitude, something that you can’t easily get across applying online. You can read further advantages on why do I need to meet a consultant here.
At TPP all our Consultants are sector specialists, enabling us to offer you expert advice on making your next career move.
Getting an interview
With the help of a recruitment consultancy, it hopefully won’t be long before you get an interview. Regardless of the type of interview, face to face or telephone, research is essential. If you haven’t interviewed in a long time and are feeling nervous, we have put together our top tips on combating interview nerves.
You may also find it useful to put together an interview cheat sheet, so you have something to refer to during the interview. If you have any samples of work, ensure you take these with you and most importantly, have stats and figures on anything you have worked on. Most interviews are based on competency based questions and organisations want to know how successful your campaigns have been, so ensure you have done your research beforehand.
Hopefully, it won’t be long before you land your dream job, and although we wouldn’t recommend any of these ways to resign, we have put together five unusual ways to resign!