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Careers in Marketing and PR


Did you know that there are more than 30 different types of roles in Marketing and PR? Whatever your subject, discover the wide range of roles in the digital age and how to write CVs and applications.

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Discover your prospects!

Prospects is a useful website, where you can explore the different roles in a sector.

From Digital Copywriter to Marketing Executive and Public Relations Officer check out the Marketing, advertising and PR roles they have listed.

Find a job, get recruited

With up to 2,000 jobs advertised every week, JobsOnline is a great place to search for graduate jobs and schemes, part-time jobs, summer internships, and insight days. Go to the 'Jobs' tab and filter by job type, sector and location. Explore now.

How to ace a PR or Marketing CV and Application

Thinking of applying for a marketing or PR role? Maybe you’ve dusted off your old CV – the one you wrote a few years back for a part-time summer job – and you’re now wondering how to transform it into a professional level head turner?

Perhaps you’re concerned about an even tougher challenge – how to complete a job application in a way that shows you in the best light?

Here are our five top tips to address these challenges

Before you write a CV identify some jobs that you are interested in

Take a look at the specific skills they are looking for. What you write about on your CV should specifically address these skills.

Never stop gaining experience!

The more you get the more you can put on your CV and write about in your application forms. Remember, your department and the societies you are involved with are all involved in marketing, PR and event management. Could you volunteer to help out?

Everyone says “I have excellent communication skills!

Instead, bring your claims to life by giving examples of times that you have successfully communicated (e.g. a presentation). This goes for all skills – not just communication!

Have you ever seen an internship or graduate level application form?

If not, sign up to have a look at some, through some job adverts. It will throw some light on the kinds of questions you will be asked.

You don’t need to reach perfection, first time

Have a go at your first CV and/or application form, then, book appointment with the Careers & Employability Service and we will provide you with some feedback to help you improve it.

 

Resources

 

A look back to previous years...

Marketing Campaign Online Passport Challenge 2019

Students earned Passport Points by taking part in the online Marketing Campaign Passport Challenge.

Insight into alumni panels 2018

In 2018, we were joined on campus by Royal Holloway graduates working in marketing and PR.

 

Top tips for Careers in Marketing & PR

 

A student perspective

BA English graduate Ryan Seller attended and shared how he was inspired to consider a career in PR after attending an alumni panel in first year and how he went on to do a micro-placement in PR.