reed.co.uk Explains the Best Way to Get a Digital Marketing Job
Looking for a job in the digital marketing sector? reed.co.uk is
offering some top tips on how to land that all-important first role.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 12/11/12 -- Digital
marketing is a consistently growing business sector. As organisations
continue to discover its potential, larger budgets are afforded for
creative and talented individuals to devise excellent online
campaigns. As a result, reed.co.uk believes that there are more and
more digital marketing jobs available for capable candidates.
But what is the best way to get a job in the industry? One belief is
that it is fundamental for everyone to gain some solid marketing
experience. Certainly a degree in Marketing, Communications or
Business Studies will be extremely useful, but employers are looking
for candidates who may be familiar with the demands of the role.
Perhaps the best way to gain some initial experience in a digital
marketing role is to work for a company as an intern. Whilst this may
sometimes mean working for free, which may not seem that appealing,
it is certainly the best way to gain some valuable contacts. It may
even lead to a full-time job if you perform well.
But before you start working for an agency, it may be an idea to
learn and understand some of the key digital marketing jargon. This
will help you to analyse and understand digital marketing campaigns,
and it will also help to impress during interviews.
Although mastering marketing terminology will take some time and
practice, you can get enough basic understanding by attending a
marketing course or simply looking at some online articles.
It is also important to remember that digital marketers need to be
very aware of current trends and news. This means that potential
applicants need to be on top of consumer behaviour, and understand
the value of both social and mobile platforms.
Perhaps the best way to keep up to date is to subscribe to industry
blogs and newsletters that will keep you in the loop. Some
recommended publications include Ad Age, ClickZ, and AdWeek.
Finally, reed.co.uk recommends gaining a basic understanding of one
or two programming languages. Although digital marking jobs won't
require advanced coding, there may be some work with web developers
While it is not essential, a simple comprehension of HTML, PHP,
opportunities and limitations of digital marketing. It will also help
you stand out from the other candidates.
To view a full range of jobs, including security jobs, graduate jobs,
and IT jobs, please visit www.reed.co.uk.
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