Working in advertising requires high creativity. Advertising is basically the business of creativity. You will be rewarded for creativity you have. Degree is going to help you to get the position. Graduate from famous university or a credible ad school provides a big advantage. An advertising agency that has a small number of human resources can be optimally utilize the Internet, to search for materials about the advertising that currently available online. For fresh graduate who has no work experience, and want to have the opportunity to join an advertising agency, the internship is important to try. Internships provide an opportunity to seek the experience and get basic training before have a real work. It is Very wise if fresh graduate want to start from entry level positions because of the experience gained will be more complete. Many successful people who started work from the bottom position. It will provide an opportunity to work outside the area of routine work and very helpful in learning the intricacies of business. Then, having the thought of finding a new job, working experiences in many areas and levels will be well considered.
Begin to develop networking with the people around you who has the network and business relationships that you can use as a reference when seeking employment. Through the networking you’ll get information about the seminars, educational workshops, associations from which you’ll get information about jobs as you wish. Or volunteer in charitable activities or special events where you’ll meet more people, which could be one of them will become your boss.
No less important and should be well prepared is a resume or portfolio about who you are and why you deserve to be employed. Resume should reflect your creativity, especially when you want to join in an advertising agency. Which are created in your resume should be unique and not easily forgotten, though still to be professional. Do not hesitate to call or send correspondence if you have to wait for a response from your job application. Many large advertising agencies are very busy with ads projects that should be created, making them not so aware with your resume, for that you are expected to be more proactive in finding out that they will pay attention to your business.
If there are no calls from advertising agencies, you could start by working part time as a freelance in a small advertising agency. In that way you do not waste your time and your creativity can still be sharpened. Many are choose to work part time or freelance as a graphic designers and copywriters. Though They can work from home but the benefit may be greater than working in an advertising agency, because they will have the opportunity to work with many ad agencies, not tied in one place. Or it could be by creating an ad that is a private version of the specification of an existing ad. With a little touch and personal approach will sometimes produce better ads than actual. In fact, this could be your opportunity to establish your own advertising agency.
Or offer to write an ad for a grocery store or a wholesaler or a small restaurant around you to promote them. Or try applying for work at local television stations or local radio station to become a copywriter, because the job is quite simple, and for them employing a beginner will reduce costs when it should have to pay a professional for the job.
The most important thing in advertising agencies is to never turn off your creativity. Refine and develop your creativity. Because of the high regard is the result of creativity not an individual. Are you ready to enter the world of crazy creativity in advertising?