Job Seeker News

Guest Blog: Questions to Ask Yourself and Your Client When Designing a Survey

September 16, 2014 |

We are happy to introduce you to guest blogger, Melissa, another McKinley consultant. Melissa is experienced in all facets of market research from survey design, methodology selection, implementation, and data analysis. Continue reading

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How to Explain Your Employment
Gap in an Interview

June 09, 2014 |

We have identified interview tips to help best explain an employment gap to a potential employer. Continue reading


Attention Job Seekers!

December 16, 2013 |

Have you been struggling trying to find a new marketing job? Maybe you should consider looking for a marketing consultant position – if you haven’t thought about that already. Continue reading


How to Prepare for a Skype Interview

May 28, 2013 |

To help you through to a successful Skype interview, we have gathered a list of advice to help candidates prepare. Continue reading


Which Certification is Best for You?

May 14, 2013 |

There are a number of ways to find certification programs – your local community college, a membership organization or through Web-based training. I have compiled a list of resources to help you find a program that fits your needs and interests. Continue reading


Embrace Online Application Forms

November 13, 2012 |

While browsing Twitter, I came across a tweet promoting a webinar, ‘Why Online Applications are Killing your Job Search.’  I was immediately intrigued and discovered that the author cited a report that claims ‘only 5 of every 1,000 online applications make it to the hiring manager’s desk.’  Could this really […] Continue reading


Demand for Market Research Experience to Increase in the Future

October 02, 2012 |

As a marketing professional and a provider of marketing professionals to a variety of industries, I was glad to see that ‘Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists’ ranked #8 out of ten jobs listed. Continue reading

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Advice for the above or approaching 50 job seeker

September 05, 2012 |

At McKinley, we work with marketing consultants that have, on average, 12-15 years of experience.  With extensive marketing backgrounds, some of them are over 50 years of age or approaching that threshold.  We have found that hiring managers should look harder at job seekers in this age bracket; they often […] Continue reading

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Are traditional resumes
becoming a thing of the past?

February 23, 2012 |

As this article from the Wall Street Journal explores, some companies are beginning to move away from traditional resumes in the application and recruiting process. Continue reading


A Positive Outlook for Marketing Professionals

October 05, 2011 |

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the 2010 to 2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook giving advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers a positive job outlook with a projected 13 percent increase through 2018. The job growth is measured by the growing number of goods and services that will need […] Continue reading