Why not model your Marketing CV Résumé on the 7Ps of Marketing to outmanoeuvre competition?
With a job offer often attracting hundreds of resumes, competition is fierce. Marketing is what you do, what you are good at! So, when writing your CV Résumé it pays to follow YOUR industry's tried and trusted 7P Marketing Strategy.
Step 1: Product - Your Value proposition
Make a compelling value proposition? Your target market needs to know the benefits you take to the table match their needs. Research their market, learn what they need, and weave into your resume just enough information to entice the reader to want to learn more about you at interview.
· Name the products and brands you have promoted
· Make clear the ROI generated from marketing campaigns.
· Outperformed competitors - captured 6 of the 10 'Top £mm' industry accounts
Step 2: Price - Have Realistic Salary Expectations
Are your salary expectations realistic and in tune with the current market? Sometimes, it's worth being prepared to review and renegotiate your remuneration package to be competitive and survive in a competitive market.
Step 3 - Promotion - Your resume is your marketing tool
Write and design a Resume to reflect your professional skills. Your marketing material - in this case - is your Resume! A well written Resume - pitched perfectly at the right executive-level - is essential.
Tell your story - and differentiate yourself by showcasing the quantifiable 'wins' you've accrued - linked directly to the skills valued by your target audience.
Step 4 - Place - Market analysis
Blasting your resume out to all and sundry can be like talking to the air as there are millions and most get discarded. For best results research the jobs market and focus efforts towards a specific job, company, market, industry.
Step 5 - Packaging - Visual Presentation is Key
A great Resume must be pleasing to the eye to stimulate interest. Most marketing jobs require someone with a proven ability to create and adapt on- and offline marketing materials. It follows that as your marketing collateral your Resume illustrates your capability in this area and must be outstandingly professional with a unique design and attractive presentation.
Don't bury the 'gems' of your success! Guide and engage the reader with brief, eye-catching headings - clear signposts to each section of your top quality, easy to grasp content.
Step 6 Position - Target your job market
Research the job market to learn what employers are looking for in a Marketing professional. Read on- and off-line advertisements for 'in' terminology. Research LinkedIn's job pages! Draw up a short list of, and tailor your Resume towards what the industry is seeking in a Marketing Executive.
Step 7 - People - First impressions are important
Success comes to those who build a market presence! Generate attention by growing your network within your industry. Use social media - LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter - to keep up to date and build relationships with your colleagues, friends, and other contacts. They can be a rich source of information on the jobs market.
Become a 'subject matter expert' on LinkedIn - a valuable information resource to others - encouraging reciprocity.
About the Author
Helga Ann Edge MBA CPRW - is a sought-after CV Resume and LinkedIn Profile writer and Interview Coach. Since 1990, she has helped many thousands of clients find not just a job but a rewarding career. Helga can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org.