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5 Tips to Separate Yourself From the Pack

Did you recently graduate? This time in your life can be exciting as it can be scary. Are you wondering "What do I want to do for the rest of my life?"  How will I know if this career path is right for me? Digital Marketing is an exciting and fast moving field and iProspect is at the forefront of the digital revolution. 

Check out these top 5 tips for getting noticed in a new and crowded field.

Stand out

The million dollar question: "How do I stand out among my competition?" There is no perfect formula but the best place to start is LinkedIn. Make sure your profile is up to date with all of your current work or internship history. Ask for recommendations from former employers, coworkers, or clients. Essentially you will have multiple recommendation letters singing your praises for the whole world to see! Utilize this tool to its full functionality and you will be sure to get noticed. 

Go the extra mile

Typical application processes are straightforward; apply online then wait to be contacted. Instead of sitting at home crossing your fingers for a call back, take matters into your own hands. Reach out to a leader in the organization and ask for an informational interview over coffee. This opens the door for opportunity. The opportunity allows you to network with industry insiders, gives you a chance to sell yourself and helps you understand what that company may be looking for in an employee.  

Use your network

How many times have you been told to work your network? What are you waiting for? Start reaching out to all of your contacts. NOW! We spend big bucks rewarding our employees for referrals. If you are interested in us, do some LinkedIn research to see if you know anyone who works here. If you do, ask them to pass your resume along to their recruiting team.

You could also look for industry meetup groups in your area; they are a great way to make connections. 

Do your research

One of the easiest ways to impress an interview panel is to be prepared. It is also the easiest way to kill your chances of receiving an offer. Don’t be that guy. Preparation is key. It seems elementary but you should have a solid understanding of what the business does when going in to meet the team. Start by reviewing the website, read some company blog posts and look for any white papers you can read. You are sure to score bonus points if you can mention what you’ve learned during your interview. The more you know the more confidence you will have in the interview. 

Show your enthusiasm

First impressions are everything, you better bring your A game! Make sure you dress for success, give a firm handshake and make eye contact during your interview.  Sell yourself, tell us why you are a fit for that specific role as well as make your passion for the digital industry shine through. We want to sense an overwhelming desire from you that you WANT to be a part of our team. Be sure you know why you want to work and grow a career at iProspect; odds are this interview question will come up!

Check out this short video from one of our amazing Paid Search Directors, Jake Hughes on what types of people would fit in at iProspect. 

Video previously posted on The Muse.