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Feedback given to those who applied for an entry level internet marketing job at Attacat to try to help the applicants find a job in the internet marketing world (before coming back to us all trained ...

Feedback given to those who applied for an entry level internet marketing job at Attacat to try to help the applicants find a job in the internet marketing world (before coming back to us all trained up in a few years time ;)

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How to get an Entry Level Job at Attacat How to get an Entry Level Job at Attacat Presentation Transcript

  • How to get a job with Attacat
    Entry Level Position
  • The Stats
    576 Viewed the job description
    79 Applicants
    30 Passed the “Quick Review”
    12 Invited to First Interview
    3 Invited to 2nd Interview
    1 Job offered & accepted
    14 savvy enough to pitch up tonight
  • The Application Form
    At the top to try to put the non-serious people off
    A very rough gauge of ability to use the web
  • The Application Form - cont
    Best answers gave reasons
    It’s brilliant
    It’s Crap
    I like X,Y & Z but I’d improve A,B & C (“tact”)
  • The Application Form - Cont
    Don’t under or oversell yourself
    Opened if completed all required fields & Attacat website comments good
    Opened if covering letter good
    Very optional but one or two good entries
  • The All Important Covering Letter
    Tailored
    Enthusiasm
    Proof of having read up about us
    Blah,blah,blah
    English
    Spell check
    If we’ve met before, say so!
    Willingness to relocate – worth noting if not already in Edinburgh
  • CV – Confirming Initial Impressions
    What Degree?
    First
    2:1
    Desmond
    Third
    No Degree
    Evidence of Maths?
    No Gaps
    Evidence of achievement (including beyond academia)
    Personal Statements
  • Worth noting
    E-mailing the application to get to the top of the pile (but not applying through the form as well)
    Tweeting about being gutted about dream job applications being closed
    Informed comment on the Attacat Brain
    4 page report submitted with application on “I knew nothing about PPC or SEO but here’s what I’ve found out”
    Inevitable inconsistencies in review process – “luck”
  • 1st Interview
    Nerves – try to be yourself. Get as much practice as you can (use recruitment consultants?)
    What we look for:
    Check that you have taken the time to learn a little about what we do e.g. “Explain difference between PPC and SEO”(the sort of things you should do before going to client meetings)
    Enthusiasm
    Ability to apply common sense to unfamiliar situations
    Record of consistent achievement
    “Fit” – Very difficult to put finger on. Again a good degree of “luck” involved in ticking this box as will depend on time of day, how good previous candidates were, kids etc
    Basic mental arithmetic & stats exercise
    Focus in your job applications
    Not as interested in your experience of internet marketing as you may expect
  • Presents?
  • 2nd Round
    Exercise that tests
    Ability to learn & research
    Gives an insight into what we do
    Communication abilities
    Interview about the Exercise
    References
    Minimum 3 – we decide who
    All done by phone where-ever possible
    Very much part of the recruitment process
  • Taking Proactive Steps
    Targeted door drops?
    Twitter?
    Blog?
    Comment on target companies blog
    Local events
    Edinburgh Coffee Morning
    New Media Breakfasts
    Internet Marketing Meet-Up
    Rename yourself to Jamie or Amanda
    It is a numbers game to an extent but don’t let the quality of your applications fall