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Posted January 06, 2015 by

10 Tips to Land a Job in Marketing

Young businesswoman explaining graph to business team

Young businesswoman explaining graph to business team. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Marketing jobs are very competitive. At times, completing an internship or having a private contact opens the door for you in marketing and hence an upper hand when you go for an interview.

You should note that, securing your dream job in this competitive market will be more complex than having a good contact. You will not only need to attend conferences for networking but you should also use social media- LinkedIn/Facebook/Twitter to enhance your knowledge in marketing and corporate sponsorship.

Here are the tips that will help you break into marketing: (more…)

Posted July 18, 2012 by

Getting a Marketing Job After College

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, CEO of KAS Placement

A career in marketing can be very rewarding and can pay a lot, however getting your 1st job in the field can prove to be highly difficult.  Though, simply possessing the knowledge as to why this is should not deter you, rather you can best use this knowledge to alter your job search if you’re not getting the traction you want.

Here are just a few of the reasons why any marketing jobs are difficult to come by: (more…)

Posted January 14, 2007 by

Applying for Entry Level Jobs in Marketing

I’ve found that the job market is full of a wide variety of entry level marketing jobs. I personally did not major in marketing and didn’t realize that I wanted to go into marketing until after more than a year out of college and after having worked in business during that time.
I ran into the problem of trying to find a marketing job with no previous experience when all the job ads for entry level marketing jobs wanted someone with at least a year in marketing. So, how do you go about getting experience in marketing when you’re looking for an entry level position?
I ended up gaining experience through part-time marketing internships and paid marketing assistant jobs—which is just another name for “administrative assistant in the marketing department.” It isn’t the perfect long-term way to live, but in the meantime, it seems to be working in my favor. I’ve gained a lot of great experience along the way and it’s good to know I can send my resume out with that solid marketing experience.
Another suggestion that I have for anyone else who hasn’t majored in marketing and is an entry level job applicant searching for a way to qualify for and land a marketing job—take a night class or two while you’ve got the free time to do so. It’s always great to be able to update your resume with that “Relevant Coursework” section. And if you’re serious there, you might even consider getting a certificate in marketing to show your commitment and prove to future employers that you know what you’re doing.