That Job-Searching Life
Ah it's that horrible time of year where all third year students [or people that have been lucky enough to have a gap year] are starting to frantically look for jobs. I remember it well, scarily like it was yesterday.
It is obviously a very stressful time, I am currently watching my younger brother doing exactly this: applying, applying and applying for jobs. Unfortunately this stress never really ends, but I thought I would give you some of my top tips for getting a job* after uni;
Experience, experience, experience
We have all heard it so many times but it is so true. A lot of the time you will be told you 'haven't got enough experience' so it seems that you need experience to get experience... hmmm. So how do you jump this hurdle? It is a tricky one, but work experience is the answer. Take that month's work experience, they probably wont pay you, but it will be worth it in the long run.
Get out there
Another important tip from me is to just get out there. Go to an relevant event, get networking and then find them on LinkedIn. It may sound a bit stalker like but going to these events can be the key to finding out about jobs as well as meeting like minded people. For marketing, The CIM run some great events [which are also often free!]
Go the extra mile
Yep, go that extra mile. This could be in the form of a short course or qualification or even start your own blog? Just an idea?! I have been asked so many times about my personal blog - its a great talking point! In terms of courses, The IDM have a massive range of courses and you can also apply for their Digital Marketing Summer School [which is immense!].
The right one will come along
This is my last piece of advice. Waiting is horrific but honestly, the right job or opportunity will come along! Promise.
*I studied Marketing at uni so I am sure this changes subject to what degree you studied! Also, if you want any help with applying for the IDM Summer School, feel free to drop me a message.