How Vulnerability Has Impacted My 2020 Job Search

Moving from anecdotes to data points

Overall Marketing Job Search

Here is how the data shakes out for overall marketing applications:

  • Companies Where I’ve Interviewed — 31
  • Companies Where I’ve Moved to Final Round — 9
  • Times Ghosted After Interviewing (any stage) — 15
  • Times Received No Response to Application — 213
  • Times Referred for Role — 32
  • Times Referral Led to Interview—8
  • Times Referral Led to Final Round — 0
  • Times Recruited Led to Final Round — 0
  • 4% were recruited for
  • 19% were referrals
  • 3% were recruited for
  • 8% were referrals
  • 4% were recruited for
  • 8% were referrals
  • 20% were recruited for
  • 4% were referrals

3-Year Product Marketing Job Search

As a marketer I have worn many, many hats in organizations. I don’t do just one part of marketing. To help those who might not be familiar with how most marking organizations are structured, there is typically a brand team, acquisition team, retention & engagement team, a content team, an analytics & operations team, and a social team.

  • Companies Where I’ve Interviewed — 17
  • Times Ghosted After Interviewing (any stage) — 11
  • Times Received No Response to Application — 76
  • Referred for Roles — 9
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DTC Product Marketer. D&I Researcher. Dog Mom.

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