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How to Land the Perfect Marketing Job

Jul 10, 2008
There are distinctive levels of interviews, from the preliminary one to the final selection. Each stage will offer different levels of intricacy and require different preparation, but with this basic bag of facts, you are ready to face any interviewer. Two important interview tips to remember are to answer truthfully and not to act haughty. Take the enough time to answer each one of the questions. An important facet is never to imagine that you have gotten the position, because employers can pick up on this. This could very well play against your odds during the hiring stage. Follow through the entire interview until the very end.

1. Research about the company where you have a scheduled interview. Study company facts; use the internet to explore more about the company. It may have an internet website so there's no excuse for you not to be aware about what is going on in the company.

Get a piece of paper or index card, write down tricks on how to answer several questions you might have difficulty in answering. It may be about contenders, profits, their products, if they were in the news (good or bad press), maybe even an annual report. Create an organizational chart too, so that it will be clear to you the company's management structure.

2. When they said, you got to dress to impress, they were not kidding. Surely make an impression on your first meeting, the interview. This is the important part of the hiring process, so if you want some consideration, put on outfits to show you are serious about getting this position.

Find the perfect business attire, shoes and accessories. It should look like you mean business here and yet you are comfortable wearing it. Hair should be cleans and styled, same goes for the nails. It should be clean but if you should wear a nail polish its advisable not to apply outland-ish or trendy colors.

3. Having some kind of work experience is a "plus points" when they see that in your resume. A company who has two applicants, one with experience and then the other without any, they will most consider the one with experience. Companies will hire applicants who they will not invest too much for trainings. They want employees that will need not too much of the sort and bring the company forward. That is why some companies would require work experience.

4. Speaking of experience, you must have some written output or presentations still remaining in your file cabinets or laptops? Bring them to your interviews, show your works to them. These will serve as proof you can do tasks this job. Compile them and put them into a portfolio. Review them first, and then choose your best works. (Inscription samples, business strategies, collateral equipments, research projects, and the like.) Again, this will be a "plus points" to consider. This might look like real work experience since there will be hard copies to present. It never hurts to be prepared

5. On a separate sheet of paper, place there your professional preferences. Other information and data, old or new, may still come in handy so it is an option to bring them along. Make sure former addresses and phone numbers can be found there. As well as address and contact details of former employers, your driver's license, accountable like your past salaries, grade point average (GPA), your university or college address, contact details and personal references. This information is usually found on resumes already, but some just forget them or they are incomplete. You may never know when your interviewer or employer asks for them.
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Jon Caldwell is a professional content manager. Much of his articles can be found at http://marketingjobinterviewtips.com
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