Looking for your next marketing job? Or perhaps you’re just starting out in marketing? The good news is that however competitive it is, there’s a wealth of information available which can give you the edge. Some you’ll find as part of your membership and some is courtesy of national careers resources.
Our Career Hub
Careers information for members can be found on our Career Hub .
Interview preparation help
When you’re preparing for a job interview, do you look closely at the company, do you know how they make their money, and have you looked at any recent press?
The company website of larger companies will have a lot of this type of information but why not also look at services you have via the CIM website? You can search both journals and newspapers to find more on all sizes of company and also investigate the sector they are working in. Researchers can also assist in finding any market research that may have been carried out on the market in question. Alternatively if you have identified a company you would like to work for you can set up a regular alert that will tell you when they are mentioned in the press or in other published items.
Don’t forget! Our Information and Library Service can help you understand a company better before you get asked those searching questions.
www.cim.co.uk/elibrary or e-mail email@example.com or phone 01628 427333
As well as our marketing-specific careers help, there are other useful careers bodies. National careers advice has been pulled together over the past few years – many of the quangos merging to create new bodies. Here are a few key players that you may not have come across.
This is the publicly funded careers service for adults and young people (aged over 13) whose website aims to:
- Help you with careers decisions and planning.
- Support you in reviewing your skills and abilities and develop new goals.
- Motivate you to implement your plan of action.
- Enable you to make the best use of high quality career related tools.
Have you been made redundant and are unsure of your next move? Are you returning to work from time out? Then they can help.
Perhaps you have just finished college or university and are considering your next move. You might be unhappy in your current job and ready for a change, but not sure what. You might have been out of work for a while and looking for job hunting tips.
Whatever your situation, whatever your barriers, they’re there to help you overcome them and reach your potential.
National Centre for Universities and Business
The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) was created to enhance university-business collaboration across talent, skills, innovation and brokerage, informed by a leadership council of senior figures drawn from universities and business, with policy experts across a range of key areas which affect business and universities.
Their work focuses on two broad themes:
- Finding ways to improve the entrepreneurial and employability skills and opportunities of students in all stages of higher education in the UK.
- Maximising the value of the UK’s strength in innovative research and development.
A few others worth a mention:
Education and Employers Taskforce
Inspiring the Future (operated by the above)
National Apprenticeship Service (NAS)