If you are a marketing professional and have a hard time ‘selling yourself’ to recruiters, don’t despair, you are not alone. Many marketers struggle coming up with a good CV despite the fact that they regularly work on creating impressive ads, eye-catching branding messages and advertising campaigns to lure their audience into buying products or services.
Even if you can’t see it, the job search has a lot to do with marketing, and the better you promote yourself through your CV, the greater the chances you have of landing a job. But since images speak louder than words, we have gathered a few marketing CV template examples that you can use to help you create a CV for positions in digital marketing.
Using a template is an excellent idea if you are just starting out and don’t want to start the work from scratch. But, if you want it to beat the applicant tracking systems and get it to the recruiters’ hands, you need to make sure that it’s tailored to the specific job by using keywords.
1. Entry Level – Marketing Assistant
If you are just starting out, you will need to use an entry level CV. This example CV shows that the candidate doesn’t have much experience in the field and focuses mainly on education. The career objective here has a vital role because it gives a brief summary of who this person is by stating key personality attributes and career goals. It could have been extended to two pages focusing on key skills and providing examples on how these have been met.
2. Inbound Marketing Intern
You can use this CV template if you are applying for an internship. It shows that you don’t need much information to create a CV as long as it includes what it is important to employers. It’s shorter and much more concise than the previous one but gives out important details about the candidate regarding work experience. It also invites employers to check out his work through his blog and other social media sites.
3. Content Production Specialist
If you want to work as a content writer, this one is for you. Technical skills are more important than education in this example because it’s important to show what the candidate can do in detail. It is an accomplishment-based CV, and every role is backed up with quantified results.
4. Social Media Manager
Social media manager is a relatively new addition. Nevertheless, there are many example CVs to take inspiration from. This one from CareerOne shows what kind of skills the candidate has and what online tools she can use to maximise the effectiveness of advertising campaigns or the promotion of a business. The career summary is short, unique and humorous -just what employers need to see on a CV.
5. SEO Specialist
Instead of a reference section it includes quotes directly from LinkedIn from other professionals who have previously worked with this candidate. The reference points work as excellent endorsements to the applicant’s skills and work performance despite the fact that they are positioned in sections where you least expect to see them. The CV example lists education and professional development last though it doesn’t matter because it expands on work experience, which in this case is more important.
6. Web Production Project Manager
Any managerial level CV needs to include key areas of expertise, professional experience and accomplishments. This example gives out sufficient information on each position, showing what this candidate has done in previous roles. It also makes use of numbers effectively and provides an overview of accomplishments. The professional profile at the top of the page fits perfectly here because it works as an excellent introduction.
7. Digital Marketing Manager
This CV template is perfect if you are applying for a digital marketing manager position. It focuses on key skills and experience and provides evidence. Here, the career summary says ‘results-focused’ and in the same section, it justifies that statement with examples of the candidates contribution. It, also, highlights the points that are important for employers to see in the career summary, job titles and statements/examples that show what this applicant can do in the role.
8. Marketing Communications Manager
Focusing on skills, achievements and awards, this template is effective because it shows what the candidate has done so far and gives employers a clear idea what he can do for them. You can also make your CV achievements-based, by coming up with a list of things you have done and feel most proud of, and present it in a way that shows how you overcame a problem, situation or challenge (Problem, Action and Result). Also, add some numbers on it to make it more convincing, use action words and be more specific when you talk about dates and job duties.
9. Email Marketing Manager
To stand out, the CV template gives priority to the professional summary, qualifications, skills and experience. If you are applying for this position, you need to talk about the skills you possess that can be directly applied to the job. As an email marketing manager, you will need to possess excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills to be able to check the accuracy of information provided in emails and leadership to oversee the process of email marketing campaigns. These skills should be on your CV backed up by relevant examples where necessary.
10. Market Research Analyst
Focusing on the key skills and competencies needed for the position of a market research analyst the example is short, but includes all the information employers expect to see. The personal summary clearly states the career objective while the work experience section includes a brief description of the role and job duties to give recruiters an idea of what the person can do.
These template examples can give you a few ideas on how to create a CV recruiters expect to receive from a marketing job candidate. If you are struggling to make a start, these should point you in the right direction!
Finally, don’t forget that job search success is not measured by how many CVs you send out, rather the quality of the CV and how relevant it is to the job at hand. Good luck!