Whether you want a role in the next award-winning campaign, or simply a fun job that gets you out and about and pays you to go to some of the calendar’s coolest events, then marketing and promotions could be for you. But what’s on your CV could play a big part in deciding exactly what it is you end up doing, explains Geoffrey Nathan sales executive Aaron Harper, as it’s an area where there is a decent sized pool of local talent. “However, if a candidate is able to show relevant experience and the correct attitude, they could find themselves in a position that provides long-term benefits for their career goals,” says Aaron. Travellers looking to enter the world of marketing at anything but the most junior level would need a degree in marketing or a business-related discipline, but that does not mean there aren’t opportunities out there for those without the correct formal qualifications. Aaron says “there are jobs, but these will be in the area of general promotions or support to any marketing or promotions teams. “The rates of pay for candidates with no prior experience is between $18-20 per hour. For marketing assistants or executive roles $22-24 and for more senior roles, $30 plus.” But if you’re still struggling to land the right job, then there’s only one place to go – the east coast. “The majority of the work is found on the east coast of Australia, particularly for promotions roles. If you have the correct skills and experience there is also work available in Perth.” Either way, the work is likely to be more lively than being stuck in a kitchen or behind a bar. “It is a fun and energetic environment,” continues Aaron. “The very nature of the roles provide a good balance of transferable skills to many business-related careers.” Like any job though, your interview and CV are all important. “A good CV is essential as it is how the candidate sells themselves to the agencies. A good CV will contain the most recent work experience, what those roles involved and what you achieved in those roles. “Present well and be confident in what you are talking about. Make sure your CV is 100 per cent up-to-date. Do some research before you go for the interview so that you know what they do.”