Three ways to prepare for a digital media interview to make sure that the job is yours!

When it comes to applying for jobs, you’d be forgiven for thinking that digital media recruitment is the same as any other IT recruitment. Systems exist, you know how to work them; so now all you need to do is turn up and convince your prospective employer that you’re a good fit for the company. Right?

Wrong!

An interview as part of a digital media recruitment campaign is quite different to other digital roles and here are our three top tips to make sure that you give yourself the highest chances of success in landing a job.

1. Be active online

There’s no doubt that your interview begins before you step foot in the room and your interview panel will have done their research on you prior to meeting you. Make sure that all your social media profiles are up to date with a recent (professional) profile photo and a relevant bio. If you have accounts that you set up years ago but don’t use, delete them. Similarly; this is the perfect time to remove all those incriminating photos from boozy nights out.

When you apply for a digital media role, your own online presence is your personal sales page and trust us when we say that people will go searching for you.

2. Be familiar with the company’s digital presence

The beauty of digital media recruitment is that, unless the company is a brand-new start-up, examples of the previous employer’s work is readily available for you to view.  If you refer to this in your interview, not only will you look well prepared but this also provides a good opportunity for you to advise how you would do something better than your predecessor which will showcase your skills and experience further.

3. Don’t be afraid to tell them what you don’t know

While an interview is the ideal time and place to highlight the systems that you’re comfortable with; in a digital media interview, there is no need to pretend that you know it all. Digital media is an extremely fast-paced industry and it’s likely that you’ll have to hit the ground running once you’re recruited, so being upfront and open about the channels that you lack experience in will make for a much smoother transition.

If you’re looking for a role in digital media, or looking to attract new digital media talent to your team, contact our search specialists today.