I’ve always had an interest in technology, but until now, I never really knew where I wanted to go with it. I’m a big social media lover, I always have been, when MySpace was popular I was teaching myself HTML to have the coolest page.
Since starting my blog, I have fallen in love with everything that associates to it. The marketing, the design, the writing, it’s being creative that drives me. I knew I had to have a career doing something like this, but without a degree of some sort, I had no idea how.
Googling different job roles, I’d decided I wanted to go into Digital Marketing. I read marketing articles, signed up for courses on Alison. All I had was my blog to prove I knew what I was doing, and I didn’t know if that would be enough. I tailored my CV to fit the role I wanted, combining experience from my current IT role with my blog. I created my CV from scratch, the template, everything. I wanted it to be different, something nobody else had. I searched Reed, LinkedIn and all the other job sites and came across a vacancy for a Digital Marketing Assistant. The job spec was everything I wanted and more. I used the EasyApply feature on LinkedIn, crossing my fingers that I’d at least get an interview.
I began researching the company like crazy, teaching myself their values, checking out all their social media accounts. I’d never wanted an interview so bad. After reading ‘The Secret’ I decided I’d pretend I’d already got the interview. I started prepping for it making notes and within a day of doing this I received an email inviting me to an interview. I was amazed, I felt so grateful I’d get a chance to prove myself.
I stayed up late so many nights prepping for the Interview. Using my notebook, I wrote down a list of interview questions and answers. I wrote tons of information down from their website, memorising company facts, their values, who they support.. As The Secret worked the first time, I thought I’d try it again, so I pretended I’d already got the job (just to point out this was not in an arrogant way in the slightest, more like a fantasy). I pictured myself in my head already working there, like it had already happened…
The interview was hand on heart the best interview I’ve had in my life. The ladies who interviewed me were so nice, we instantly clicked. I walked out feeling amazing, and I’ve never felt like that walking out of an interview before. I spent the next few days staring at my phone. Tapping it, unlocking the screen ensuring I had signal. When the Marketing Manager phoned me to tell me I’d got the job I was speechless. I couldn’t believe it at first, out of all the other candidates how did I manage this!
The best advice I could give anyone is to prepare. I used my bullet journal to quickly jot down notes if I didn’t have my notebook with me, and used it to schedule the interview date with a countdown. Even though I was nervous, I felt ‘ready’ as I’d practised so much. It really does help to teach yourself about the company you are applying for, as it helps you understand how to tailor your questions, and the interviewers can see that you care about being a part of the company.
Be yourself, I know in any interview you will be nervous but it’s so important for you to be yourself as interviewers are always looking for someone who can not only do the job but who will fit into the team. Last but not least, go for your dream, it’s good to have education behind you, but if you don’ t, don’t let it stop you either. 🙂
What are your interview experiences? Have you scored your dream job?
Marble Notebook Click Here
Bullet Journal Click Here
Rosegold Pen Click Here
Stabilo Felt Tip Pens Click Here
Apple Macbook Air Click Here
Keep up to date by following me on