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Basic Salary by job role* Senior Clerical/Admin Graduate/Supervisor Junior Manager Middle Manager Senior Manager Head of function Director *CIM Croner Rewards Survey, 2011 £20,000 £24,000 £28,500 £35,129 £43,817 £57,000 £72,100 £72,100 Av. Salary of a Marketing director* www.getin2marketing.com Marketing functions and sectors Functions Sectors Advertising Public relations Direct Marketing Product management Market Research Events Campaign management Digital marketing Sales promotion Branding Customer service Arts and Drama Not for profit Charities Consumer goods Publishing Industrial Recruitment and search Property Professional services Fashion Restaurant marketing And many more… www.getin2marketing.com What sort of company might you work for? 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Often specialises e.g. Public Relations Meeting clients Establishing project requirements Writing marketing plans Recommending activities Updating clients Briefing creative team Assisting on business pitches Ensuring deadlines are met Organising promotions/advertising Managing budgets £16-22K Next job: Account Manager £22-36k Getting Into marketing www.getin2marketing.com What employers want Qualifications Relevant Experience Aptitude www.getin2marketing.com Get qualified Work hard to get a good 1st or 2nd degree! Identify the areas of your degree relevant to a marketing role Think about a CIM professional qualification such as the Professional Certificate or Professional Diploma once working. Can be studied part time Ask at 2nd stage interview if your employer offers sponsorship for qualifications and additional training www.getin2marketing.com Build experience You often won’t know if it’s really for you until you have tried it! 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Try to keep to around four lines, which say what you are (e.g. marketer), what experience you have and what you have to offer the company. EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS List your qualifications, starting with the most recent and stating the results obtained. If the qualification is relevant to the job make sure you include further details, as topics covered. If it is not directly linked ensure that you highlight the relevant transferable skills you developed. COMPANY NAME JAN 2001 – PRESENT Brief description of company, turnover, and what the company specialises in. POSITION HELD AND WHO YOU REPORT TO Describe your role, including level of responsibility and accountability within the organisation. • Areas of accountability that you hold and what skills they display. • How your role impacts/impacted on business performance. • What initiatives you have developed/implemented. • Tasks that show core skills such as teamwork and communication. • If the job requires certain skills, ensure that you include details that prove you have this capability, e.g. sales – increased company sales for xxx by implementing xxx. www.getin2marketing.com CV Advice KEY ACHIEVEMENTS • Any further achievements. Areas where you have made a particuarlar difference to an organisation. If possible try to quantify this with real examples SKILLS • Languages • IT packages and computing skills • Keyboard skills • Driving ability INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES • Membership of clubs and societies • Positions of responsibility • Travel • Hobbies and other leisure activities REFEREES • If necessary you can simply put ‘References available upon request’, if you do not wish to name them prior to interview. Alternatively the standard is to include the names and contact details of two referees. www.getin2marketing.com Advice for Interviews Research – – – – – Become familiar with the organisation Culture and Values Turnover Competitors History Mental preparation Try to put yourself in the position of the interviewer – if you were interviewing individuals for this role what would you ask? Prepare responses to the following questions, and any others you think of: – Why do you want the job? – Why are you the most suitable applicant? – What have you gained from your employment/qualifications/extra-curricular activities? – What prompted you to make the career decisions you have made? – What was your worst or best decision? – What did you learn about yourself when…? – What would you identify as your main strengths/weaknesses? First Impressions – – – Dress – appropriateness Building rapport Eye Contact Be Prepared • • Unpredictable Questions – Why are Manhole covers round? – How many tennis balls could you fit in a 747 jumbo jet? – If you were a type of food, what type of food would you be? 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