Do marketing graduates need a personal social media presence?



I think in this day and age it is probably more important than ever.


Even with COVID, I think there's so much to be said about using social media and the free tools that are at your disposal to get yourself under the nose of other people.


I'm super aware, it's probably the hardest graduate job market we've ever faced right now. If you can think of a way to get yourself in front of a company that you want to work at, this may be a little bit less traditional. It isn't a CV, it isn't a cover letter, then that's the best way to do it.


I think something that I was really proud of, I suppose in getting my job for Rise at Seven is that it wasn't a very traditional interview process...


I knew that I wanted to work for them, so my thought process was, okay, I need to shove what I'm doing and the good work that I'm doing under the eyes of Rise At Seven, so they can't ignore it.


And that's what I tried to do on social media.


When it came to actually getting a job at Rise, half the battle was won, because I'd already shown a lot of what I could do. I didn't have to try and prove that through an interview process.


Answered by: Alex Hickson


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