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What to include in an Internet Marketing CV?

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  1. elavmunretea

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    I know that there are some big players here in the BHW community and I was wondering if there is anyone here who has ever hired people for Digital Marketing-based jobs?

    If so, what sorts of things do you love to see in a CV and, similarly, what do you hate to see? I'm currently preparing a short pitch for an Apprenticeship role, here in England, and I want to really blow the reader away.

    So far I've opened with a concise summary/ statement about myself, talked about my various roles/ websites and what skills I have learnt from this, as well as why they're useful for the role. I then finished it off with a summary of my skills and education.

    Really appreciate the help and guidance as always :)
     
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    I already have one, but shall I include it in the actual CV or mention that I have references if they require?
     
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    Send backing letters with the cv it self.
     
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    Send THEM with it; not one.

    You want 3.
     
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    Ideally from previous clients or employers too, not just people who know.
     
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    The thing is that I've never really had a "job". I mainly work on personal projects and freelance work.

    But on the other hand, the other 16-19ish year-olds won't have either.
     
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    I'm a previous client and I own LLCs that could produce a reference letter. I'm sure some of your other clients have actual business names/companies and could offer the same.
     
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    God you make me feel old now.....

    Go to the companies you have done freelance work for and get a reference from them. BUT these must be legit businesses, letter headed paper , registered for tax etc, not just cash in hand back street enterprises.

    If worst case scenario your old head master / college principal could be approached too.
     
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    How i blown away my former boss: researched what he was doing, why he needed a guy like me, why the last guy was fired.Went there, told him straight: I can do a,b,c for you and your company will get x,y and z and as bonus i thought about how we could implement the MNOP strategy. He hired me right away, he needed no papers or references.
    Won't give you a tl;dr post about my job, just this advice: find their pain, give them solution.Plain simple.
    LE: HR's hate to see same CV's over and over again.For them all candidates are equal, be sure they have other people CV's that look just like yours.You have to stand out.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I'll have a look at how many of the sites I've worked with have registered businesses attached to them.

    That reminds me a bit of the wolf of wall street;) but yeah, solid advice. I have three companies in mind that I would actually want to work with currently. I'll draft up a little thing like you did :)
     
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    I may be mistaken here, but I think @BassTrackerBoats was offering to write you a reference letter.
     
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    I remember my first CV ... oh boy .. I was 16 or 17 wanted to work at Gameloft Bulgaria and I listed absolutely every software I'm good with + "professional skills in counter strike 1.6 map making". I will never forget this, never... and I actually got the job LOL.:D
     
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    That's awesome haha

    Right out of college I didn't have a ton of relevant work experience off the bat. I had customer service experience out the ass, a Bachelor's in a business field from a non-gimmicky state four-year college, a good GPA, and was well-rounded. But no relevant work experience outside a six-month internship at a casino. I had been screwing around with IM for a few years at that point, though. I thought, why not capitalize on all I had learned?

    I built a "business" that was basically a holding and research company for web development and affiliate marketing, bought and fashioned together a dot-com, called myself the VP of Online Marketing and Digital Branding, and added a few years of that in there. I called upon an old WickedFire forum buddy I had worked together with on several projects as my reference, and he provided a glowing recommendation.

    Went in for my first real-world-job interview on my 23rd birthday. I was immediately asked about the marketing work. I pulled out my list of achievements, as well as some screenshots and charts showing basically that I had progressed astronomically over the past several years of work, and that all of it had been collectively considered work under that "firm".

    Got the job. Great birthday present. It wasn't even marketing haha. It was a financial analyst spot. Had a great year there, then they consolidated my department and our large data team snatched me up and told me that my new job was to organize their 20+ person department and make sure it was a well oiled machine. Two years later and I'm still doing exactly that, with Tableau report development and Scrum methodologies tied in, and have built my ORM business into a one-man wrecking ball for the SERPs.

    Don't be afraid to push that resume over the edge. If anyone wants some tips, tricks or pointers, or wants me to give their CV/resume a run through and make some suggestions, feel free to PM me, no cost. I've done so for quite a few members here.
     
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