Due to our economy, I am never concerned about seeing multiple jobs on a resume in a short amount of time. I usually like to deep dive into what you did while you were at those positions and how you leveraged one job to get to the next.
Especially for marketing I keep an eye out for any content or consulting background. Both are very useful.
At the end of the day- I want to know more about you and how you handle work related chaos. Especially with our economic environment, so many of us were dealt a bad hand or have worked for a company that didn't value it's employees.
It's what you have done, while in those scenarios, that shows who you are as a worker.
Confidence is key! Know that I want you to succeed. Most interviewers are looking to hire someone they like and works well with the rest of their team. Be strong in your responses and believe you are the best for the role.
Rebecca recommends the following next steps:
In addition, be authentic, exciting and enticing, creative and a skilled problem solver!
#1 Motivation: Display of interest and motivation for the role and the company in general.
#2 Information: Can depict the bigger picture, knows about market trends, career path, career plan, etc.
#3 Precision: Clear and concise answers, good narrative and story telling. To the point.
If a candidate has prepared the interview, he/she will have no problem with these 3 items.
Hope this helps,
- Knowledge of specific industry and current marketing landscape
- Effective communication skills
- Ability to answer different questions ranging in complexity
- Positive personality traits
- Team culture "fit" - will this person be able to contribute in a meaningful way given the current team culture
- Commitment level (work ethic, willingness to adapt, mobility, etc.)
- Progressive and aggressive career aspirations
- Sound emotional intelligence
- Proof of job history, track record, results, etc,
Mark recommends the following next steps:
After that during phone or F2F interview, I look candidate's communication approach, confidence level. I look for someone who is excited to join my team, have an aptitude to learn new skills/ technology, and finally show enthusiasm on knowing myself, team and company - this shows that the candidate is well prepared for interview.
Finally, I continuously try to see whether candidate is being authentic or just answering because he/she already knew what were the interview questions.
in previous answers.
If you are prepared for any interview that shows everyone what sort of job you will do.
Prepare a portfolio, marketing plan, as if you had already been assigned the work.
It should show that you are ready for the job.
Your preparation should also include what sort of pay and what sort of benefits
they offer. Never discuss or ask about such things until they show they are
interested in hiring you. It leaves the impression that you are most interested
in pay/benefits rather than doing the job.
Smile when you meet or are introduced every person. Amazing what an ice breaker
a smile can be.
As a student you are in a great position to ask anything at places you might work even
before looking for a job. Be curious, respect their time, and most important hand write them a thank you note
a couple days after you talk. They will be reminded of you/your name and likely remember
you, provide contact information (not a CV/resume, this is a thank you) and consider
requesting them contact you if they think of anything else that they wanted to tell you.
Lastly, always follow every interview with a thank you letter describing what
you enjoyed in the interview as well as your enthusiasm for the potential new job.
Someone who is willing to learn, willing to take criticism, responsible, ask questions if you don't understand, organised, willing to work hard