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How can I get a job in marketing?

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Chelcie-Maree’s Answer

First establishing what type of marketing you are interested in pursuing. Decide if business to business, project management, digital marketing, or any other forms of marketing is your area of interest.

Applying for an internal job role, or using an education in the college level, or exploring the various certification that are offered online.

I got into marketing by first starting off as a Web Advisor for a large hosting company. A few months later I applied for their marketing department, they trained me, and now I’m their department coach.

Decide what marketing you would like to do, get into the company, and work your way up.

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Divya’s Answer

Hi Aaron,

usually to get a job on marketing you need to start at the bottom, in sales roles to understand how the consumers in your industry make buying decisions and once you have learnt how the industry works you move to marketing roles in your team.

From education point of view, it’s good to take up communications , consumer behaviour, sociology etc courses in your high school and college to understand more about principles of marketing and sales.


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Corey’s Answer

Major in business or marketing in college. Network and join resource groups. Learn new skills and apply to the job in a specific field of interest. An internship doesn't hurt as well.

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Kim’s Answer

I don't know anything about marketing. However, having worked in job placement, I can tell you it will be essential for you to develop a portfolio of your work. And an on-line presence will be essential. You can have the portfolio as a link on a LinkedIn account, or use other platforms, possibly to include having your own website. When you are looking for a job , that is the biggest "marketing" assignment you will ever have!


I met way too many jobseekers who had no way to showcase their work. You have to get yourself 'out there."


Hope someone more knowledgeable provides more insights.


best of luck!

Kim


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Simeon’s Answer

Beyond getting a degree and networking, you'll want to develop a portfolio of your talents with different software. Keep an eye out for an internship and make to use the opportunity to network and connect with professionals. Make sure you attend any kind of socializing events/outings you're invited to during an internship.

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Rod’s Answer

There is always a lot of variety, change and opportunity in marketing and so it is good choice to think about.

There are many types of jobs in marketing and types of company to work for. So start by honing down the options.

Ask yourself what you enjoy doing and how much skill and experience you have in these areas.

Are you interesting in coding or the the technical side, social media, writing or graphics? Or are you more interested in business side?

Once you have deicide what you think you might like to do, go and explore on the internet the kinds of jobs, skills and experiences you will need.

If you are at the beginning of your career you will be faced with the problem that every one has: the job advert says I need experience but I need the job to get the experience! Frustrating but everyone has that problem.

I suggest that while you get your qualification you start volunteering to use your skills. That can be fun, builds you confidence and network and may be the thing that get you your first job.


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Kim’s Answer

Hi Aaron,

You have been given some excellent advice already. I have a couple of suggestions for your consideration. Since you are currently a student you may want to consider applying for internships in marketing to get a feel for certain aspects of the job. This gives you experience and exposure to a potential employer. Also you may want to evaluate the type of marketing role and industry that would be most interesting for you. Then look for mentors and professional organizations that can help you explore opportunities in this area. American Marketing Assoc is a great place to start. Best wishes to you.


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