Top Five Things To Look For When Hiring A Marketing Manager

Author: Vantage Consulting, Inc. | | Categories: Business Development , Business Management , Consulting Services


When deciding to recruit a marketing manager, it’s important to find a way to properly assess candidates and avoid costly mid-hires. However, choosing a qualified employee can be time-consuming, from reviewing tons of resumes to conducting interviews. And in an industry that is continuously changing, not having the appropriate candidate might be the difference between a company meeting its growth objectives and falling behind.

As a result, it might be difficult to find people who are a good fit for your firm. Therefore you’ll need to devote a significant amount of time and attention to the interview process to guarantee that the possible candidate is aligned with your company’s culture and objectives.

To help you make an informed selection, here are the top five things to look for when hiring a marketing manager.

1. Student Mentality
Is the candidate an avid student? Are they keen on taking notes, asking questions, and learning from those that are doing well?

2. Great attitude
Ultimately a lot of what makes someone successful in any industry comes down to their attitude and approach when given a task or responsibility.

3. Emotional intelligence
An overlooked and undervalued trait. We are in the people business. Someone who can relate well with others and work with all types of people from many different backgrounds can set themselves apart from other candidates.

4. Grit
Are you able to confront challenges head-on? Are you able to maintain your attitude through adversity? These are questions I ask of any candidate during the hiring process.

5. Humility and ethics
No one achieves alone. We want to win but not at all cost. Any candidate we bring on needs to hold themselves to the highest standard of ethics possible in order to be considered for a position with our team.

If you’re looking for a direct sales and marketing company in Maryland, reach out to Vantage Consulting. We are a dedicated, goal-oriented team of marketing professionals and enthusiastic learners. We offer exciting entry-level job opportunities in the marketing field and ensure that as a recruit, you will be immersed in a work culture that will help hone your skills by providing you with the desired training.

We serve clients across Bel Air, Lanham, Aberdeen, Towson, Owings Mills, Baltimore, Glen Burnie, Columbia, Mount Airy, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Bethesda, Washington County, Bowie, Annapolis, and the surrounding areas.

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