/ Asked by Kristin
When beginning to interview, what is the most important type of experience to be able to discuss when interviewing for a marketing position?
Answered by Holly, Hiring Expert at Daikin Applied, on Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Thank you for reaching out!  When starting to interview it is important to discuss relevant experience.  In a perfect world, it would be an internship or career shadow experience.  A close second to discuss would be academic project experience gained in your Major courses.  Even if you had a job at Subway or the like, there are key qualities to discuss.  Major skills to focus on would be communication skills, project management experience, public speaking experience and organizations skills.   
Answered by Carrie, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Hi there - great question! I agree with Holly, any relevant experience you can provide for the question they ask is best, try to talk about an internship or co-op that is relatable to the job you are interviewing for. If you get asked a question that you can't relate back to an internship or co-op you can always use an example from a class such as a project or group activity. To prepare for the interview make sure you look up the company you are interviewing with, understand and can talk about everything on your resume, and think back on experiences throughout your college career that you can discuss during your interview.
Answered by Lina, Hiring Expert at ADP, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Hi there! Good question! As you start the interview process for marketing roles you’ll want to tailor your resume to the role. At an actual interview, you’ll want to highlight any relevant marketing jobs/internships you have completed. I also like recommending students talk about any relevant class projects they have worked on, especially if they don’t have too much relevant work experience. Finally, if you have any other leadership experience with student organizations or perhaps a part-time job in retail or food & beverage, talk about this too! I find that students sometimes completely dismiss experience like this because they think it doesn’t count, but that’s not true at all! You’re still developing and honing your soft skills and these skills can transfer to any job so it’s always worth talking about! Hope this helps!!
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