The Top Ways to Land a Job in Digital Marketing

When it comes to job vacancies, some industries outperform others.

There's a crisis in youth employment, no question, but for some graduates struggling to find work, some simple steps could help.

Some areas, including digital marketing, are seeking fresh talent. Here's how to stand out...

Be more digital

Familiarise yourself with the key sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

It may sound like basic advice, but using these sites helps identify prominent people, and helps you to build a network.

There is real reward in creating a visually appealing CV and promote it to followers in that network.

Attend events and conferences

Have a look at sites such as which list digital sector events, and when you do attend, don’t be shy.

Talk with the people around you so you can get an idea of the types of roles that people carry out, and the skils required to do them.

Take time to learn

You don’t necessarily need a degree in digital marketing to work in the industry; there are many examples where people have found work after doing a degree in history, geography or journalism.

Employers want to find people who have a passion for all things digital, as well as being keen to learn and embrace new skills. Good written English is also important as a large portion of marketing comes down to the written word, both in terms of customer communications and those with the client or agency.

Identify your transferable skills are and work on the areas in which you are weak. Digital marketing is a young industry where the rules have yet to be written, so it is possible to break in without formal training.

Connect with influencers

Finally, start to extend your network.

Tweet people who might be able to assist you with getting a placement or an interview, and learn the hashtags which will help find current vacancies.

If you don’t know where to start, research the well-regarded recruitment agencies in the field, and make contact.

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