- Posted by Alisa Evans
- On April 18, 2019
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Are you passionate about digital marketing? Do you want to find the perfect job that will have you jumping out of bed in the morning with excitement?! Outlined below are our top tips on how to land the digital marketing job of your dreams.
Personality fit – are you the one?
Creative, adaptive, eager to learn – do any of these words describe you? If they don’t right now – don’t worry! Keep reading and find out how to change that.
Digital Marketing is by its very nature ever-evolving. Working in digital marketing means that you will always be learning. Start to love learning and you will find working in digital marketing exciting and invigorating!
Which digital skills do I need?
Having skills in more than one area of digital marketing will benefit you greatly. Many digital agencies mention that they are looking for “digital unicorns” – someone who can do well at various forms of digital.
For example, to understand how to write a digital strategy, you would need to understand various digital disciplines well. Generally, the more digital knowledge you have, the more you will excel at your role.
Must I have digital agency experience?
Digital Agency experience is beneficial when looking to work in a digital agency, but not always essential when looking for the digital marketing job of your dreams!
Certain job roles won’t require previous digital agency experience. If you have experience in a more traditional marketing role running social media campaigns, for example, this might be enough experience you need for a particular digital marketing role.
How to get digital skills fast – free online courses
There are many free courses and qualifications available online that will help you get the digital skills you need for your dream marketing job!
Some top free online courses:
- Deeply Digital’s Writers Academy is a great way to kick start your digital marketing career. Learn how to write copy that is optimised for search engines. Gain industry knowledge and perspective from those in the industry first hand. Join our Writers Academy now!
- Learn Google AdWords: check out Google Academy for Ads
- Learn design: Canva
- Hubspot also has some great courses, from the Agency On-boarding Process to Inbound Marketing. These courses can give some excellent advice on the essential skills needed for a role in a digital agency
Stand out from the competition: have something to show
You need to show companies how good you are. A great way to get digital experience is to simply start. Why not set up a blog for yourself or a friend, set up social media profiles for a friend’s business or offer your services as a freelancer.
You should try to get 1 or 2 private clients. While this might sound intimidating, and you might be thinking this is way too difficult – keep on reading!
Studying and reading about digital marketing is fantastic, but nothing beats experience. Doing is the best teacher. There are many small businesses who need one or two digital marketing tasks done and need someone who can execute tasks quickly.
Reach out to your network and offer you digital marketing services. You can go online and check out many platforms where you can list your services as a freelancer.
How do I apply for my dream digital marketing job?
So, where are the best places to apply online for your digital marketing dream job?
Job listings on websites like LinkedIn, BizCommunity, Careers24, and Career Junction are great for job searching.
Word of Mouth:
Ask your friends and reach out to your connections on social media! Use your personal network to find out which companies are hiring.
Look at companies’ websites:
If you have a few dream companies you are eager to work at, go to their websites and see if they are advertising any new roles. Most companies will keep the ‘careers’ tab on their websites updated. For example, check out the various marketing positions available at Deeply Digital.
So, go out there and get your dream digital job! Become a person who is creative and passionate about ongoing learning. Decide which areas of digital you want to specialize in. Start improving your skills with various free online digital courses. Read digital blogs and talk to your network about any digital opportunities they might know of.
If you are looking to work in an open culture with friendly people and a really good work-life balance, then working at Deeply Digital could be your dream marketing job! View our various roles available.