You know the area of work you want to get into, and have all the qualifications you need, but it’s still proving impossible to land that perfect job due to lack of experience.
You’re probably thinking ‘how do I gain experience if nobody is willing to give me the chance?’
The answer could be to take an internship.
Whether paid or unpaid, internships give you a foot in the door and allow you to get that all important, industry experience. After all, there’s no better way to learn than from the industry experts themselves!
- Marketing & Event Management
- Business Studies with Marketing
- Public Relations and Communication
- Email Marketer
- Marketing Assistant
- SEO Assistant
- Marketing Executive
- Press Officer
- Event Planner
- Digital Marketer
- Advertising Account Manager
- Marketing Manager/ Director (one day!)
The typical life of a Marketing Intern involves:
- Updating social media sites such as Twitter & Facebook
- Blog posting and article writing
- Email marketing
- Event planning
- Getting involved in search engine optimisation campaigns, and pay per click advertising
- Assisting the team with everyday tasks
- Networking and contact generation
- Gaining an insight into the way an organisation operates on a daily basis, the challenges they face and how these are overcome
How to apply:
- Search for ‘intern’ and ‘internship’ plus your desired job title or industry on job boards such as CV-Library.
- Make a list of companies you’re interested in working for and approach HR Managers offering your services as an intern.
- Applying for an intern position is usually the same process as applying for a full-time position, so make sure your CV is perfect and you check out our Top Interview Tips.
- Identify what it is that makes you stand out from other candidates, and use that as your selling point!
- You might want to consider location – if you won’t be earning money, look for places close to home, or those you can easily travel to.
Internships last from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, so you’re likely to be able to gauge whether this type of work is really for you.
Perhaps you’ll be offered a job at the company, or perhaps you’ll move on to do something new.
Ensure you’re making the most of your time by making thorough notes on what you learn, and keeping record of your achievements.
If you’re looking for a new opportunity, search and apply now for a variety of positions on CV-Library.co.uk.