There’s hot competition for the best account executive jobs. Get ahead of the pack with a strategic approach.
Account executive jobs are highly sought after, and competition can be powerful. However, you can help your search by being strategic in your approach.
- Cultivate Relationships in the Real World:
Social media is great for introductions, but nothing beats face-to-face interaction. Attend relevant industry events, and present yourself professionally. Have something to offer and a CV on hand. Build up your contacts list, and look for opportunities to help other people.
Develop industry contacts that are senior, peer level and even more junior to you, and offer all of them value and a fantastic perception of who you are. You never know who you can help – or be helped by – in future.
- Get to Know the Recruiters:
Equally, build your relationships with recruiters who specialise in account executive jobs. Be proactive and polite, always return calls and demonstrate your most professional side. Once you get into a role, don’t suddenly drop your recruiter like a hot potato. Stay in touch and offer them reciprocal value where you can. Many professionals will use the same recruiters time and again, especially earlier in their careers, when they may be working up to account executive jobs and changing role regularly.
- Perfect Your CV:
Always have an excellent CV as a basic. Use a career coach to position it correctly, include all relevant industry keywords for scanning software and remove any superfluous information. Keep it concise, relevant and impactful.
Every job application should be personalised – never submit a generic letter and CV, even if you are applying for similar roles in rapid succession. Find out the recruiter’s name, make personal contact if you can and show that you are dedicated and proactive.
If your CV is short of relevant experience, then focus on getting it. Whether it’s a work placement, internship, agency temp job or even a relevant project or assignment in an aligned field, make sure you can demonstrate relevant industry experience alongside your academic credentials.
- Keep the Long Game in Mind:
It’s unusual to get directly into your desired job at the start of your search. Look for roles and opportunities that will give you experience to position you more strongly for a route to that role. Remember the value of volunteering and non-paid work too if it gives you that all important experience.
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