What is the recipe for a modern Chief Marketing Officer? What skills does it take to reach the C-suite as a marketer? These are some of the questions Robert Steers, Head of Digital and CRM at Step Change, set out to answer during his recent paternity leave. Steers examined the LinkedIn profiles of hundreds of Chief […]
So you’ve won a great new marketing job at an amazing business. Congratulations! Now it’s time to break the news to your current place of employment. This is a process that seems simple, but we see as a marketing search firm that it is often far more complicated than originally anticipated. Though it’s a normal […]
Automation is one of the most in-demand skills in marketing and all of business heading in 2017. That has big career implications for professionals who have acquired and honed relevant skills in recent months and years. More and more businesses are realizing the potential value in a streamlined, well-automated marketing operation. Demand for this talent […]
Facebook has just released a new tool to help connect employers and job seekers. And like everything else the social media juggernaut does, the move has major implications for both marketing professionals and social media marketing recruiters. It may also impact how businesses approach the challenge of “how to hire great marketing talent.” What #marketers need to know […]
There’s no doubt that business is becoming an increasingly global activity. Companies now have ready access to supply chains, consumers, and innovative ideas from around the world. As marketing professional recruiters for 20+ years, we’ve watched businesses become increasingly international entities. And we’ve seen how important it is for their marketing departments and agencies to […]
One of the easiest ways for a marketer to throw away a pile of hard-earned cash is to hand it to an “expert” resume writer rather than making one yourself. From freelance writers to specialized companies, there are innumerable resources out there offering resume creation services. From design to creativity to content to professionalism, they […]
If you’ve ever been even remotely active on LinkedIn, then you know the sure signs of someone whose job future is uncertain. I see it all the time working at an agency with some of the best marketing recruiters around. After weeks or months of relative inactivity, a flattering new profile picture is uploaded. Their […]
Technology and the nature of modern business are rapidly expanding the traditional workplace far beyond cubicles and office buildings. Remote marketing staffing and team members that contribute their productivity and expertise away from a centralized location are already becoming commonplace. If you’re a marketing executive, could your job also be done remotely? The virtual #CMO: […]
Update: Make sure you survive the interview process with these new great tips for success. As marketing job recruiters with more than a hundred years of experience between us, we’ve seen thousands of candidates come and go through the hiring processes of innumerable clients. Over the years we’ve placed marketing professionals in positions of all levels, […]
Update: We gathered new information to provide you with tips on how to prepare for your interview, standout from competition, and impress employees after the interview process. Update: How to Set Yourself Above the Competition in Interviews for a Senior Marketing Role Once we’ve got them scheduled for an interview with one of our clients, […]
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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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