We love a bit of data at Armstrong Lloyd, after all, recruiting for marketers we should!

So, when we noticed a significant drop off in the number of marketers applying for a new job in May (43% on the prior month**) we just had to take a look.

It’s not the case that the jobs aren’t there – marketers are in high demand; we saw the highest level for jobs in May this year, but with applicant numbers reduced to the like not seen since just after the Brexit vote.

A recent report from B2B Marketing suggested that 54% of client side marketers were considering a new job* this year, with salary at the forefront of reasons for considering a move.

With demand for skilled marketers with a wide variety of skills from acquisition strategy to brand development across all channels, it may just be your time to take the next step in your career.  So, what can help you make the process easier?

Think carefully about what you want out of your next role:

  • What is driving your decision to move?
  • How important is an increase in salary to you?
  • Do you want more investment in your personal development?
  • Do you want more flexibility or a better work life balance?

Are there other industries you want to consider? 
Be realistic here.  You would not expect to move into a regulated financial services company at management or senior level when you come from a manufacturing background.  Think about where the synergies might lie.

Get your CV up to date:
Ensure any CV databases as well as agencies have the updated version.  There are the obvious ones such as Reed or CV Library, but think about the specialist marketing job sites too.

Make sure you can be found:
Complete your LinkedIn profile and even get active in the LinkedIn marketing groups or on Twitter! We always keep an eye out for people with something to say.

Touch base:
With specialist agencies you trust, with whom you have an established relationship  – let them know you are considering a move and they’ll keep you in mind for future roles, especially as marketers are in high demand just now.

A good consultant can make the process so much easier, a specialist particularly understands the challenges associated with finding the right marketing role.  If you are looking to take the next step in your career, do give us a call. We’d be delighted to discuss how we can help.
01737 457 330 8.30am – 6.00pm GMT or email hello@armstronglloyd.co.uk.

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**based on Armstrong Lloyd application data, May 2017

Updated June 20, 2017