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Old 01-16-2012, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Hey guys

Ive been looking for a job ever since Ive arrived here a couple of months ago. Just graduated with a Marketing degree (B.S) with experience during that time but it looks like Dallas isnt quite the marketing advertising market like NYC.
Someone told me about headhunters. Do you have any experience using that? Any suggestions and advice?
Thanks
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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Try Linkdin. Network, network, network! Join organizations where you can meet people. Go!
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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Hey guys

Ive been looking for a job ever since Ive arrived here a couple of months ago. Just graduated with a Marketing degree (B.S) with experience during that time but it looks like Dallas isnt quite the marketing advertising market like NYC.
Someone told me about headhunters. Do you have any experience using that? Any suggestions and advice?
Thanks
Here in Dallas, alot of the best marketing jobs are going to require an MBA - BUT, don't let that stop you (it didn't stop me). I would strongly recommend you to join the DFW chapter of the American Marketing Association. You can meet alot of marketing professionals, and they also have SIGs (special interest groups) so that you can network according to your specific marketing interests. At one point they had a mentoring program (I was in the Pilot class), but not sure if they are still doing it.

I would also recommend you join CareerConnection. They have weekly meetings on Tuesday mornings at Preston Presby Church (not a Presby organization though). I joined when I was laid off from my previous job a couple of years ago and enjoyed it alot. Great people, all willing to help each other.

Utilizing these types of groups, and getting out there talking to people (along with prayer!) helped me get the position I'm in now - a marketing position with a top consumer packaged goods company here in town, where I've been working for the past 2 years. You're right, we're not a NYC, but there are positions to be had, you just have to work it, if that's what you want. Hope this helps. Good luck!
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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and anyone looking to find work here in any field right out of college should take note--
you need to start mining for job prospects BEFORE you come here--
start your last year of school to create connections and refind your objective

the points mentioned by reginasmu are exactly what job seekers need to know--
find the ways that people in your field make connections with their peers and integrate into those venues...
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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I'd get a sales job first. Then get into marketing that way.

No one is looking for someone for marketing who does not have real sales experience FIRST.

I'd start out in retail. I know several people who started out in retail, ie big box stores or apparel and are now district managers.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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I'd get a sales job first. Then get into marketing that way.

No one is looking for someone for marketing who does not have real sales experience FIRST.

I'd start out in retail. I know several people who started out in retail, ie big box stores or apparel and are now district managers.
I was in Marketing for over 40 years and didn't have any sales experience until I was laid off and couldn't find a job in Marketing. The only job I could get was commission sales because they didn't have to risk a salary.

Don't get into sales. There is a major misconception that sales=marketing and marketing=sales. Marketing is totally different than sales. Look at it this way. The marketer gets stuff ready for the salesman. The marketer is worried about the 4 P's-- Product, Price, Promotion, Placement. The salesman takes it from there.

If I were you (and a lot younger) I'd walk into the Richards Group on Central and make my case.
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