Landing a media sales job is one thing, but trying to do the same in an economy that has taken a turn for the worse is something entirely different. Today’s economy leaves little to be desired, although there is certainly promise in unexpected corners. The media industry has not suffered as much as many others, and media sales jobs are available for those who have the skills and experience to offer. But what if you are a media sales job hunter without skills and without experience? You need to back yourself up in other departments to ensure you get an interview for the media sales job you want.
Landing a media sales job interview can be a complete job in itself, and deserves as much attention and preparation as the job itself. Organise yourself and assemble all the appropriate documentation for your media sales job application to the point where you are over-prepared and more than ready to accept any obstacle that is presented to you.
Be selective about the media sales jobs you apply for so that you are equipped with the appropriate answers if anyone should call you back. On this note, be prepared to answer any questions that a media sales job administrator might throw at you, whether they seem personal or not. The basics that you will more than likely have to answer are:
- What studies have you completed that are appropriate to the media sales job you are applying for? And where did you study?
- What work experience do you have to back up your application to the media sales job position?
- What generic skills do you possess that would be a positive attribute to the media sales job?
- What can you offer the company that will benefit them if they hire you for the media sales job?
You should be able to answer these questions easily and extensively. The last question is probably the most difficult point to answer, and could well mean the difference between landing an interview for your media sales job or not.
Upon submitting your application, ensure that your completed resume has encompassed all the valid information that pertains to the media sales job you are applying for. All your skills and qualifications should be clearly listed as that will be the first thing that any media sales job employer will look out for.
If you do get a call back from a media sales job application, you must realise that it is because the employers think that you have the necessary skills to be able to fill the position. If there was any remote possibility that they thought you weren’t capable to carry out the media sales job in question, then you would never have received the call. In this instance you are already one step closer to landing your desired media sales job, and must remember to present yourself (even if it is just telephonically) confidently, professionally and in a self-assured manner so as to instill a positive impression for your future media sales job employers.