I’ve hired or helped hire marketers, designers, developers, PMs, and strategists at digital marketing agencies, and I now advise marketing agency owners on recruiting and other business operations.
I love helping people find the right job! My career advice here focuses on finding marketing jobs in Raleigh and the NC Research Triangle, but the lessons are universal.
ARTICLES: Free Marketing Job-Search Advice
From my experience as a job-seeker and hiring manager, I firmly believe that if you follow these tips, you’ll find a job in marketing faster than the average candidate:
- My favorite networking events and marketing groups in and near Raleigh, NC
- How to find a new job in marketing: 12 tips to get hired
- How to get more interviews: 14 tips from a marketing agency hiring manager
- Seth Godin marketing interview: 3 questions he’s never been asked before
- Professional Perspectives: Karl Sakas’ advice to AIGA Raleigh’s Student & Emerging Designers group
- Are you invisible to recruiters? Take a 5-minute quiz to find your LinkedIn Recruitability Score
- One-hour resume makeover: 10 ways to get more interviews in 60 minutes
- Marketing job search lessons: my top 11 tips as a job-seeker
- What to look for in smart entry-level job-seekers: 11 tips to find a job at a great marketing agency
- What not to say when you apply for a job at an interactive marketing agency
- Help your marketing career by joining the Triangle AMA trade association board
- Nice rejection letters: A job-search unicorn?
- The career ladder has turned into a career trapeze, says marketing cartoonist Tom Fishburne
- We need it great; we don’t need it “by Tuesday,” says AdAge‘s top small-agency head David Baldwin
- Hire people who take their work personally, says marketer Cord Silverstein
- Why you need to keep up with Justin Bieber, says creative director Gregory Ng
Why is this marketing job-search advice relevant to you?
I’ve been on both sides of the fence—as an optimizing job-seeker and as an optimizing hiring manager. In college, I was the guy who started visiting Career Services the September of my freshman year.
Ever since then, people have been asking me for career and job-searching advice. I subscribed to Workforce Management magazine for five years before I actually managed anyone.
In the past few years, I’ve hired or helped hire for 30+ jobs, and I’ve read at 1,000+ resumes and interviewed 100+ people. I’ve seen what works… and what doesn’t work.
I know it’s tough—best wishes in your search!