Although finding an entry level digital marketing job might seem like a daunting challenge, it is actually not that hard. There are now a lot of vacancies available and more and more are opening every day with the development of digital media. It is estimated that by 2020, there will be 150,000 digital jobs and not enough professionals to fill them. So it is your time to start educating yourself to fill one of these highly-demanded jobs. So here are the steps you can take to start building a good CV for digital marketing and getting an entry level digital marketing job.
Get confident in your digital marketing skills
Don’t compare yourself with others. You are the way you are, you have come a long way to be there, it was your way not your siblings’ or friends’. You should be confident in your skills and yourself. A lot of hiring managers want to know if you are a good person and if you can do the job. Show them both. Don’t leave any doubts. Moreover, don’t stop if you got rejected, keep building on your portfolio and personality and apply, apply, apply, there is no limit on that.
Choose your digital marketing career path
Find out what you are interested in and good at before starting the application process. You definitely can’t be too picky with the jobs at the beginning but at least you can estimate which jobs will excite you the most and divide your time wisely; maybe later you can only focus on the ones you like and enjoy. You’d usually start as a Digital Marketing Specialist, but there are a lot of options out there. Boost your marketing skills and then everything is possible.
So you now know what you want to do in the world of digital marketing so it is time to start learning. There are a lot of online courses on platforms like Coursera, Udemy and LinkedIn Learning to help you. There are Google learning platforms like Google Academy for Ads and Google Analytics Academy that teach you about Google marketing and offer free certification. Some other great resources are Bing Ads Accreditation, HubSpot Inbound Marketing, Facebook Blueprint, Hootsuite Academy, and many others.
Start digital marketing as a freelancer
Prepare yourself for actual work while working as a freelancer. This will help you get prepared for the interview process, help you build your portfolio and CV but will also boost your skills. There are a lot of Freelancer platforms like Upwork, FlexJobs, or Fiverr to help you find a job. Don’t focus on money but rather on experience.
Prepare for your first digital marketing job
As you have built your portfolio you now can apply for actual jobs that pay real money. First, you need to apply so make your resume look perfect and tell everything about you. Your next step is to have a successful interview and prove that you are a good person and a skilled worker. Do your homework and prepare to answer all the tricky questions and be ready to negotiate your future work conditions. Start your job then and have fun.