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Hi welcome, Erika! The job hunt is tough! Have you tried looking into the specific companies you're interested in and trying to make connections with those that work there? I'd reach out to folks and ask if they'd be open to chatting about their experience with the company as opposed to "I'm looking for a job." Most people are really open to chat. Good luck and keep your eyes open in the job boards here. :) I've also added your post into the "job hunting" community. Hope that's okay!
ErikaCompeanGarcia's profile thumbnail
Thank you for this advice! I've always thought of this, and I never had the guts to do it, but I think I will go for it!
HannahBaldovino's profile thumbnail
I found it uncomfortable at first but with practice, it got so much easier :)
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Hey Erika! Welcome to Elpha!!In case you haven't already — I'd recommend you filling out the form "tell us about you" at the top of https://elpha.com/positions so our recruiter can keep an eye out for you on jobs that may suit you! (There are also many positions on that page as well!)
ErikaCompeanGarcia's profile thumbnail
I just filled out; I'm finding my groove with this group. I appreciate your comment!
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Welcome Erika! First off I want to say the fact that you're putting yourself out there and being proactive early in the sesrch is a great sign! To make sure I understand are you looking for an internship or actually for your first job? It is indeed hard to get your foot in the door especially with the current environment, companies may be less willing to "invest" in new talent (remote work makes it hard to build rapport) and they prefer to promote internally. That said DO NOT DESPAIR - there are tons of roles out there for you in the field. @teresaman and @HannahBaldovino gave you some pretty solid recommendations already. In addition to that I'd use this time to put myself out there. You say you've been passionate about the field for a few years now, so establish yourself in the industry: - speak at conferences (you don't need to be invited because we all have to start somewhere, I used to pitch myself to speak at events and that's how I got more experience and eventually was perceived as a thought leader in the space I was in, and I was not that advanced in my career or at least did not let anyone think so because you know credibility ;) )- post on social media LinkedIn, Twitter anything relevant to Digital marketing, how it's changing, write posts about it, give your .02 cents- engage with other personalities in the space, it's a long shot but everyone is public nowadays- create a course on Teachable, or post content using some fun channels (as a digital marketing expert you probably know best how you can leverage Instagram, TikTok and so forth to bring awareness to a field you love so much) TLDR: Create your brand and show the world you're legit and worthy of working with!
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At this point, I am looking for a position where I gain experience, so I am applying to both entry-level jobs and internships. I do adjust my resume to whichever one I'm applying to. And I am looking for other places to network. If you could direct me to other sites like Elpha, I'll appreciate it!
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Try do some of the things I recommended - trust me it pays dividends!