How to Score an Agency Job: Inside Tips from Agency Within

Agency Within is a full-service digital marketing agency. Their experience ranges from retail to travel to financial services, and they have a special knack for aligning and meeting their clients’ marketing, engagement, and audience development goals. Get real-time tips on how to score an agency job. Tune into the Facebook Live stream of our interview with Agency Within’s HR Director, Noelle McIsaac: bit.ly/2xTAJkh.

Think or want to make sure you have what it takes to score a job at a marketing agency?

We asked our employer partner, startup and digital innovator, Agency Within, to give us the lo-down on exactly what it takes to stand out and land a job in the competitive and fast-paced agency world.

Here’s what they told us:

What can applicants do to stand out when applying for a position at Agency Within?

We look for people who have a strong and demonstrated drive to work in digital marketing. Staying current with new products and digital marketing news? Networking with digital marketers in your area? Great! Talk about it, tell us why you chose digital marketing. We want to see the passion in your work and your ambition for more. We’re not just looking to hire you for the work but we’re also looking to develop your skills as a digital marketer and world-class business leader. We want to see your hunger to work and grow.

What is your best piece of advice for an applicant?

Be confident in your work and what you bring to the table. Tell us about you and be clear as to why your experiences relate to our role. We are sure you are amazing so don’t be afraid to be different or weird.

Agency Within networking with our ambitious, diverse community at Hustle Summit.

What’s one thing applicants should know about your company before applying?

We’re a fast-paced startup so be prepared to work. There are immense opportunities for growth here and each team members’ development is a top priority for us (and should be for you too). In a short amount of time, you’ll have high-level responsibilities and work closely with our team and clients to strategize ways to improve the company and your performance.

We’re also constantly thinking of ways to improve our clients’ performance so we can succeed together.

What’s the most memorable thing an applicant has done to stand out?

Weird, funny, or enlightening experiences shared with us are always memorable. Bringing new ideas to the table also stands out. Show us your creativity and curiosity.

The team takes time to unwind at a group Yoga class.

What makes a candidate stand out to you when you meet them at an event?

Taking initiative to talk to us is noteworthy. Knowing what you want or what are looking for in your job search is also important to us. Researching and knowing about Agency Within prior to talking to us is very impressive. If you do not know much about Agency Within, don’t fret – be curious and ask questions, however, do not ask questions just to ask questions.

 

How should a candidate prep to interview at your company?

Be prepared for an open office space interview. Leave your nerves at home (as difficult as this may sound) and be transparent during your conversation(s) with team members. Do not be afraid to ask questions or share your most unique experiences – that’s what we want to hear! Because we are a data-driven company, brush up on your Excel skills as well since we will definitely review this during your interview.

Office perks include free, in-house hair cuts. 

What’s the worst thing a candidate could do when applying to or interviewing at your company?

Show laziness or seem uninterested in the work. Be aware of your body language and demeanor. Additionally, being too reserved is a great way to make sure we do not get to know you. You don’t need to be an extrovert, but be open.

The team enjoying a rooftop barbeque. 

Eager to land a sick gig in a creative industry? Meet and network with pros from top companies at our fun, epic networking event, Hustle Summit. Some of the employers we’ve worked with include HBO, BuzzFeed Refinery29, KBS, Eileen Fisher, FCB, L’Oreal, Bustle & more. Find out when our epic networking night will be coming to you!

Agency Within is a full-service digital marketing agency. Their experience ranges from retail to travel to financial services, and they have a special knack for aligning and meeting their clients’ marketing, engagement, and audience development goals. Get real-time tips on how to score an agency job. Tune into the Facebook Live stream of our interview with Agency Within’s HR Director, Noelle McIsaac: bit.ly/2xTAJkh

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