Time to Try Something New?

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As it starts to get closer to the end of the financial year for most companies, budgets and forecasted spend will be revisited. Where resource budgets have not been completely used, this might present opportunities for companies to buy in temporary support to progress specific projects or areas of work. This is great news for those of you looking to try out something new without committing to a new career. Departments in companies which can benefit from temporary support resource often include marketing. More staff may be required when big campaigns are being planned and implemented, so if you think you have the right skills for a career in marketing, then keep your eyes peeled for temporary jobs that might be being advertised with marketing recruitment agencies in Warwickshire. If you think you might enjoy a career in marketing, but you aren’t sure if you have the right skills, you can always pop into one of the many marketing recruitment agencies in Warwickshire for a quick chat about your suitability. Because marketing presents so many different aspects of work, you may be surprised to learn of the many and varied skills that can be of great value. Often people make the mistake of thinking that marketing is all about creatives, advertising and networking skills. However, there are many more practical aspects such as planning and project management which require a completely different set of skills yet are equally as important. There are also some very detailed roles such as market research, data analysis and brand management, which all require a great attention to detail. There are many areas where you might have appropriate skills. When making a career move, it can be difficult to fully anticipate what the new role will involve, so getting some experience in a temporary position is a great way to test it out. Other benefits of taking temporary jobs include the fact that you get to find out more about working for different employers, which will help you decide what type of company you want to work for when you are ready to apply for permanent positions. If you are very lucky and find a temporary job that you love and which suits you perfectly, there can sometimes be the possibility of moving from temporary to permanent. This is sometimes known at the outset of a temporary contract, so it’s worth checking with your recruitment agency when you are considering different roles. Temporary roles can often be part-time, which is a great way to help support yourself financially if you are studying to equip yourself for your career move. If you are taking a marketing course and you can get hands-on marketing experience at the same time in a temporary marketing job, your learning will start to make sense a lot quicker as you start to see the theory put into practice. While many permanent roles will ask for official marketing qualifications as part the selection criteria, experience can be just as important if not more so. If you have both, then you have given yourself a great chance against other candidates.