If you’re reading this, it’s because you want to get a job as a marketing specialist. Maybe you’re just starting in your career or maybe you’ve been out of college for a while now and want to change jobs.
Either way, the first thing I want to make clear is that there are lots of ways to become a marketing specialist.
What do I mean by “lots?” Well, before we dive into the specifics of how to land your dream job as a marketing specialist, let’s look at some statistics about how many people work in this industry:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were about 854,000 marketing specialists in the United States in 2017. That number is expected to grow by 12 percent through 2026 which means more opportunities for those who want them!
When marketing yourself to potential employers, you’ll want to consider the following:
Know your strengths and weaknesses. Be honest with yourself when it comes to what you’re good at, and what you should get help with.
Know your audience. Think about who is reading the job description, and tailor your resume accordingly.
If they’re looking for someone with a lot of experience in certain areas such as analytics or social media, mention that on your resume! You can even add [listing title here] if relevant (for example: [listing title here] with social media accounts).
Know your competition. Look at other candidates’ work history and see if they have similar skillsets as yours you might be able to beat them out by being more qualified than they are!
The key is showing that you’re an expert in this field by offering evidence from experience where applicable (such as ‘I worked on this project).
This will help show off all those fancy words about yourself instead of just saying how great you are without backing it up.”
Don’t Try To Be All Things To All People
“Be yourself” is a piece of cliche advice, but it’s one you should heed in your job search. You’re not going to impress anyone by pretending to be something or someone else just because that’s what the employer wants.
Instead, take a look at all the things you’ve done and all the skills you possess, and then find an employer who values those qualities!
Then sell yourself as the best version of yourself possible: detailed-oriented, creative, and dedicated to whatever traits fit best with your skill set and personality type.
It doesn’t matter if it’s not on their wish list; this is how you will stand out from other candidates who are trying too hard to fit into pre-defined boxes.
Let People Know You’re Looking For Your Dream Job
Asking for help isn’t easy, but it’s one of the best things you can do to find your dream job. So, let people know you’re looking.
Tell your friends and family. They might be able to put in a good word with someone they know who works at a company you are interested in. Share the link to this page with them so they know what kinds of jobs you’re looking for!
Tell your network: Anyone who knows about your professional interests should be considered part of your network, this includes former co-workers, classmates, managers, bosses from previous jobs and even clients or vendors who have worked with you before (and might have connections).
Let these people know what kind of work environment would make all aspects of life easier for you and why their advice would mean so much if given about which companies should be on your list!
Think Like An Employer
When you’re applying for a job, you might feel like you’re the one who needs to sell yourself to your potential employer. But this isn’t true: the company is investing in you and they want to know everything they can about who you are and how well you’ll fit into their team.
So think about what qualities, skills, experience, and personality traits would make someone ideal for your dream job.
You don’t have to have all these things now–in fact, it’s even better if some of them aren’t fully developed yet! You just need to be able to show that it’s part of who you are or where your passions lie.
Be Decisive And Own It
Now that you’ve decided what kind of marketing specialist you want to be, it’s time to start acting like one.
To do this, you’ll need to be decisive. This means knowing your boundaries and sticking within them otherwise, there’s no way for someone else to trust that what they’re doing is worthwhile or effective.
But being too decisive can result in the exact opposite effect: if everyone tries to keep their opinions secret from everyone else, then nothing gets done at all! To avoid this pitfall (and others), here are some tips:
Be polite when communicating with people about your project. It’s important not only for them but also for yourself in order not to burn bridges along the way by being too blunt or offensive about things such as deadlines or budgets;
These conversations will have consequences beyond just affecting how well things go today…
Before you send your resume, make sure that every piece of information is correct and up-to-date. Don’t leave anything to chance it’s never a good idea to include incorrect information on your resume or cover letter.
Double-check all the contact information for yourself and any references you list. Ensure that their names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses are correct so recruiters can easily get in touch with them if needed.
Be Clear And Concise
To land your dream job as a marketing specialist, you must be clear and concise. It’s not enough to know what you want; it’s also key that you can communicate those goals.
This means that the resume and cover letter should be well-written, while your communications with potential employers should be succinct.
You should be clear about why you want this particular career path and what makes you an ideal candidate for it (e.g., “I am looking for a position with an organization that values innovation,” or “I have extensive experience managing social media accounts”).
You can further reinforce this point by highlighting specific skills in your resume and cover letter and making sure these documents are easy for the reader to digest!
If there is any doubt about whether or not someone will get what they need from reading what’s on paper front-to-back then it may be necessary to elaborate further over email communication–just remember never write too much more than 100 words at once!
Tailor Your Resume, Cover Letter, And Information You Share With Hiring Managers
When you apply for a job, you have the opportunity to share who you are and why you’re a good fit for the position.
If this is your first time applying for an administrative assistant position, don’t spend all of your time talking about how well-versed in marketing strategy and data analytics you are.
Instead, use this opportunity to highlight other skills that might be useful in this role such as project management or writing.
Create a resume template that works best for each job position and customize it before sending out applications.
For example, if I am applying for an administrative assistant position at a nonprofit organization with 10 employees where I want to work part-time hours after finishing my master’s degree next year and using my experience as an intern at another nonprofit organization last summer would help me get hired then this information should be included on my resume!
Smooth Out The Rough Edges Of Your Appearance
To land your dream job, you’re going to need to look the part. Dress for the job you want, not the one you have right now but make sure it’s still appropriate given that it’s an interview and not a party. To do this, think of two words: “professional” and “you.”
Be yourself! Show who you are through what you wear by being neat and clean in appearance, and dressing appropriately according to industry standards (and sometimes even beyond those standards).
And make sure your clothes fit well so that they don’t distract from the way you appear when speaking with a potential employer.
Don’t go overboard with too many accessories or anything else that could be distracting or over-the-top; keep things simple by sticking with one necktie at most (if any) per outfit: no bow ties unless specifically requested ahead of time by someone before an interview takes place;
No pocket squares unless specifically requested ahead of time by someone before an interview takes place; no cravats unless specifically requested ahead of time by someone before an interview takes place…etcetera ad nauseam!
Make A Winning First Impression
It’s the first day of your new job and you’re sitting in a conference room with your new colleagues.
You’re feeling nervous, but as soon as they see you, they can tell that you’re going to be great at this job. How do they know? Well, based on how professional and confident you look!
When it comes to landing your dream marketing position, there are three things that both hiring managers and team members notice first: appearance (how professional or casual), body language (how relaxed or anxious), and facial expressions (smiling or frowning).
The best way to make a good impression is by dressing professionally (but not overdressed), speaking confidently about yourself and what interests/experiences/skills make up who YOU are as a person not someone else, and smiling often so others can feel comfortable around you.
Check The Details Of Your Application
As you start to get more serious about the job hunt, you’ll need to start checking over your applications. This is important because having a sloppy application means that you won’t get hired. Here are some things to check:
Check your spelling and grammar. If you misspell something (or use the wrong word), they won’t take you seriously.
Check your contact details. Make sure they are correct and up-to-date! You don’t want them calling someone else when they call for an interview.
Check your cover letter and resume carefully for any mistakes or typos! It’s a good idea to have another set of eyes look over it as well before submitting it anywhere.
This way if there are any mistakes in either document then hopefully they will be caught before sending out the application!
Follow Up Effectively By Email Or Phone
Once you have spoken with your contact, it’s important to follow up. You should do so even if they haven’t responded within the first 24 hours. This can be done via email or phone call.
Make sure that you keep the tone professional, polite, and persistent throughout each communication with your contact.
Don’t forget that they will be busy so don’t annoy them by contacting them too often or at a time when they are not expecting it (e.g., asking for an interview on Sunday night).
Landing A Marketing Specialist Job Takes Some Effort
Landing a marketing specialist job takes some effort. But when you’re in the right place at the right time, you will be rewarded with something great.
You need to be decisive, thorough, and professional. You’ll want to look smart as well as friendly; honesty goes without saying (but if someone asks how much money they can make per hour doing this kind of work, tell them “I don’t know”).
You can always use these tips to land your dream job as a marketing specialist. All you need to do is remember that to get a job, you need to be able to show them what they want and how they will benefit from hiring you.
If you have any questions about this article or just want some advice on how to get started with your career, feel free to ask us anything! We love helping people find their path in life.