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LinkedIn creators weigh in on finding the next marketing gig

Your skills are in high demand right now.

Unfortunately, so are the skills of your competitors.

Level up: CNBC recently interviewed a few LinkedIn creators who shared career advice to young marketers.

Their recommendations include things like:

  • Sending cold messages. No, it’s not always pleasant but it can be effective. Sending a cold, yet genuine message to people from your marketing field can help you build rapport and potential opportunities.
  • Encouraging yourself. Sometimes it can feel like slamming your head on a brick wall, but be persistent in your search. If you need help, look for help. If things get tough, tell yourself—I can handle this.
  • Becoming a “combo” specialist. Specializing in more than one skill can increase your value. A social media manager that dabbles in design apps will be worth more. Just be careful you don’t turn into a “jack of all trades.”

Hey there, stranger: By the way, a recent LinkedIn study claims that if you want to secure a gig, you should connect with people you don’t know.

Apparently, sharing more than 10 mutual connections with someone on LinkedIn reduces that connection’s usefulness.

Why we care: You know what they say… your network is your net worth. In addition to learning skills, it’s always prudent to make new connections—especially when the economy is in flux.

And hey, we’re marketers too. We don’t want you to be stuck on the job hunt for long!