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In this article, we will be exploring how to get a job in digital marketing during the global pandemic.
I think it is fair to say that we have all been adjusting to this so-called ‘new normal’, and it is taking some getting used to, that’s for sure. Nevertheless, some people are already heading back into the office, others are still working from home, and sadly many more are out of work, struggling to get back in the job market.
Now, as mentioned in the first episode, the job market is super competitive at the moment, jobs are scarce and the number of people applying for the same positions is extremely high – but, as recruiters, we have first-hand knowledge of how you can help yourself get an edge over the competition and work towards securing a precious interview. COVID19 has certainly complicated life but there are things you can do to work towards setting yourself up for future success.
Let’s explore this.
It’s super important to stay connected with those you have worked with in the past or those that you are missing from the office – and LinkedIn is a great platform for this – life changes and new opportunities can spring upkeep conversations going and let people know that you are on the lookout for work, you will be surprised at just how much people are willing to help on LinkedIn if you just ask. Make it a daily habit.
Now, it’s completely up to you whether you want to learn something new or not… I am not judging. That said we know that employers really value candidates that have shown a willingness to explore and learn new skills, and as a digital marketer – this trait should be part of your toolbox – even if you jump on a quick YouTube tutorial for say, 5 minutes, but you gain something from it, it all counts – learning new skills keeps you fresh, relevant and ultimately, more employable. Make this a daily habit and it will push you in the right direction towards getting a job in digital marketing during the Global Pandemic.
Quickly, you can check out our recent blog called ‘8 Ways To Improve Your Marketing Skills & Increase Your Employability In 2020‘ – written by Nick Trpzis a very promising candidate working with us via our Career Accelerator program, but more on that later.
Keep Showing Off
If you’re a budding digital marketer there is no doubt that you will have a number skills, talents and abilities and as we’ve just mentioned above, it’s very probable that you will be honing these skills and learning new ones along the way – it’s this point that we recommend that you show off your skills via LinkedIn and your other social media channels – create explainer posts detailing what you have learned and created – try and highlight areas where or how these skills can be transferable in the world of work. If you have your own blog post, great! Create blog posts about your skills, add complimentary social media posts to work with it and you could also use relevant hashtags to highlight and target potential hiring managers and new followers.
As was mentioned in the first episode, work experience is not a dirty phrase. In fact, more than anything, it’s the one piece of tactical advice that will really motor your chances of getting a job in digital marketing during the Global Pandemic – businesses really value candidates that go above and beyond with work experience. It shows supreme dedication, a real hunger to want to do the job – businesses get all tingly and warm when they get You might be wondering how you can get work experience in digital marketing…. well, funnily enough, we have a program called the Career Accelerator and when you join the Career Accelerator (which is totally free and easy) we work to place you in a work experience position (more often than not it’s remote/work from home) with a business that needs help with digital marketing.