How to Leverage Marketing Recruiters for Better Careers

Marketing Recruiters 101

If you've never worked with marketing recruiters before, our role and purpose might not be clear. Even experienced professionals with decades in marketing or any other field may not really understand what we do.

Recruiters work with employers to find qualified candidates to fill work needs. When an employer needs to hire, they can contact a recruiter with the job details and ask them to find someone who can do the work. The recruiter direct sources qualified candidates through networking and within their own talent pipelines, then asks them if they're interested in working for the client. The recruiter presents these candidates to the client and they work together to decide who would be best for the job.

Careers in Marketing

Employers choose to work with marketing recruitment agencies for a variety of reasons, but mostly to get help with hard-to-fill or mission-critical roles. Sometimes they don't have the in-house human resources to efficiently do the hiring themselves. Other times they want to leverage the deep pools of talent and relationships that recruiters develop to ensure they get the best possible talent.

What We Can Do for You

Marketing recruiters can help you advance careers in marketing, finding jobs and companies that better suit your skills and work ethic. We can bring you new and exciting challenges, interesting projects to work on and opportunities to quickly increase your progress your career and improve your compensation level.

Try New Things

Contracting through marketing staffing agencies is a great way for you to "test-drive" different industries, jobs, and organizations. If you're hesitant to commit to any careers in marketing now, we offer opportunities in a wide variety of fields for both the long and short term. You can sample many different kinds of work until you find something you like.

Advance Careers in Marketing Quickly

If you're a top-performing marketer that consistently delivers great results, there's no reason for you to be indefinitely stuck in your current position waiting for a promotion or career opportunity to come along. We can help you move your career along by leaps and bounds, rather than hops and waddles.

Provide Career and Hiring Process Advice

We don't succeed if you don't succeed, so we make it a priority to ensure that you're prepared for any jobs we recommend you for. From an honest comparison of your skills and experience against others in the field to advice on sharpening up that resume or preparing for an interview, we'll help you get ready for the next step in your career.

The Qualities of the Top Marketing Recruiters

There are many recruiting agencies out there of all types and sizes. If you work with the right marketing recruiter, you can open doors to great job opportunities at amazing companies. But it can be difficult to identify which have your interests at heart and can offer you the best-fitting positions.

One of our candidates became the 39 year old CMO of a Fortune 500 company thanks to help from marketing recruiters. Here are the two qualities she looked for when deciding who to work with:

  1. A specialization in marketing. Though many recruiters attempt to place talent in marketing roles, very few actually have a dedicated focus on marketing jobs and candidates. You want to work with someone who has experience in the marketing industry, who understands your work and speaks your language. Only specialized marketing recruiters can thoroughly understand a client's marketing needs and know when you're a good fit.
  2. Retainer-based searches. The best kind of marketing recruiter for your interests is one that can take the time to ensure you're a good fit and only gets paid when a successful hiring process is completed. When you work with a retained search agency, you can be confident that the client has a vested interest in finding a good fit for the job. You won't be rushed through the hiring process just so an agency can collect their contingency fee before someone else gets to it first.

Get Started with Better Careers in Marketing!

Whether you're an aspiring young creative getting your career off the ground or an established veteran looking to take the next big step, we want to work with you to fulfill your potential and match you with a company that fits your abilities. Check our job listings now and see if you're interested in any of them, and come back frequently—we post new jobs every week. Or complete a general application that lets us know what careers in marketing interest you most. We'll get in touch with you when an opportunity comes up that would be a good fit for you.

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