More Magazine Quiz The Boss Issue 22nd April 2013

Caroline Dawe, 27, from London, is a marketing executive with Make-up Brand Barry M

WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU DO?
Marketing is an umbrella term for public relations and advertising. The job varies, depending on the firm. A big part of mine is using social media to let customers know about our launches.

WHAT IMPRESSES YOU ON A CV?
I look for people with interests outside work. Playing sport of music shows commitment. I look for active bloggers with a strong social-media profile, too. 

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE AT AN INTERVIEW?
Coming across as a know it all already. Everybody has to muck in and get on with the job here. Even the boss does tea runs. People have to be prepared to do it all. 

WHAT’S THE BEST CAREER ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
Stick to your guns. When I said I wanted to work in fashion, lot’s of people rolled their eyes. I was stubborn and stuck at low – paid jobs. You’ll be working for nearly 50 years of your life, so it’s worth finding the industry that’s for you.

DO YOU HAVE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WHERE TO LOOK FOR MARKETING JOBS?
I found my job on totaljobs.com. Fashion Monitor, Brand Republic and Retail Choice are also great. Getting in with a recruitment agency is a good idea – jobs aren’t always advertised and recruiters approach candidates directly Barry M is celebrating 30 Years of Colour. For more info, visit barrym.com

(Please Note: The information is from the More Magazine article ‘So you want to be a singer’ in Issue 22nd April 2013, I did not write this!)

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