Careers advice for New Marketers

Find career advice on various topics, from personal branding to continuous professional development. Take a look at our four top tips for new marketers and get inspired!


1. Develop your personal brand

Throughout your career as a Marketer, it's important to develop your personal brand. This can be done in a variety of ways, from regularly updating your CV, connecting with other professionals and posting on LinkedIn. Developing your personal brand can boost your career as it can showcase your skills and creditability to potential businesses and clients.

Not sure where to start? Listen to tutor, Neil Wilkins' webinar, 'Marketing Your Personal Brand'.


2. Create a personal development plan

Creating a personal development plan is a great way to keep track of your specific career milestones. An easy way to do this is by making a checklist which includes your desired targets and adding deadlines next to them. A personal development plan can be as long as you want to make it, from six months to six years.

To discover more about creating a personal development plan you can watch the Cambridge Marketing College webinar 'What next after an apprenticeship'.


3. Upskill

Marketing is an ever-evolving industry; new trends and tools are always waiting for you to explore. Upskilling is a great way to ensure your skills are up to date to help you grow in your career. There are a range of courses and qualifications that are commonly taken by marketers who are looking to move on to more senior roles:

  1. CIM qualification 
  2. CIPR qualification
  3. Apprenticeships

Are you interested in upskilling but unsure what course or qualification would be most beneficial? Explore courses and qualifications today.


4. Seek career advice from expert Marketers

When starting a career in Marketing, it can feel daunting and overwhelming. One way to navigate this is to reach out and follow Marketing experts on social media for career advice. They can often give you top tips that they wish they knew when starting in Marketing. Here are some of our recommendations on experts to follow and helpful resources:

  1. Cambridge Marketing Podcast
  2. The Marketing Meetup's previous talks and webinars
  3. LinkedIn - How to connect with the right people