How To Prepare Yourself For A Career In Ecommerce

Step 1: Research 

You have to research the companies that you’re going to go for you have to research yourself. You have to research the industry, research the culture. This is your time to educate yourself, learn about what aspect of marketing you want to be into.  Do you want to specialize in sales? Do you want to specialize in digital, traditional print radio? Where do you want to work? What do you want to do? What skills do you bring to the table? In this very first phase research what you want? This is your time to decide. 

Take your time, look into all the different aspects of it.  Do you want to work for an agency? Do you want to work client side?  Ask yourself as many questions as you can think of then research them, write down pros and cons. What do I really want to accomplish in my life? What do I want to accomplish in my career?  And what do I want my career to look like? How to make money on shopify?  Once you’ve got these listed out now you can move on to the next step.

2. Research again  

Now that you have an idea of what you want to do and what you want your career to look like, it’s time you start looking into the companies that you want to work for. You’ve already decided  specifically where you want to focus and what niche you want to really be in. Now it’s time to decide what company does that look like: the agency or client? What do they do? What are they looking for? Who is their customer? What kind of talent and skills do they need?  This isn’t about you right now. You already researched what you want to do. Now you research the company, research what they are looking for. What would make you the most qualified applicant? What’s going to make you stand out to them? What sort of need do they have that you’ll be able to fill?  By looking into all of these things and understanding the company. This is going to help you with your next step. 

3. Research a third time  

Now that you’ve got an idea of what industry, you’re going to be in what your specialties are and what businesses you really want to work in. Now you dive really deep into what they need. What are their products? What are their services?  How can you learn from an outside perspective what they really do. Start to craft in your own mind what their marketing message should be. Start to craft what their branding should look like, start to think about what changes you would make to the website if you had that authority, what kind of changes would you make if they gave you an unlimited budget? How would you reach people?  What would you use to craft that message and speak to their consumers and their clientele? By looking into this and starting to picture yourself in the position in this company with their best dropshipping products. You can really start to get an idea of what you would do in that business and what you would do in that position. By understanding this and by taking these three steps of research you’re really able to start to prepare yourself for the interview and being prepared for the interview is key.

4. Prepare your resume and your application

Now, this is the time to really get specific. You don’t want to create just a boilerplate resume and a boilerplate application and just fire that out to a bunch of people. It’s not effective. Most businesses are going to be receiving tons of applications. And if you’re in an industry or an area that has a lot of competition. You need to find a way to make yourself stand out,  there’s a ton of resources out there that you can use to understand how to craft your resume and craft your application in a way that you know. People will understand and will really gravitate towards, so we don’t have to worry about that. But I really want you to think about what do you bring to the table? What is something that you offer that no one else can? What’s an experience that you’ve had that’s going to help this company in a way that no one else is going to be able to.  

By understanding what they need and how they are reaching their market and what void you can fill, what position you can fill, you’re able to tailor your message specifically to them. It does take more time. It does take more effort and more energy. Well, you’re out here looking for a job  So you really need to spend the time on your application and a time on your resume to make it very specific to their needs, the more specific you are the more likely it is that that HR person or the recruiter is going to see your application and respond to it. 

5. Follow up companies

If you’ve crafted your message effectively, that’s just step one. Now. You have to follow up with these people now. Sometimes you might have just filled out a portal online. You don’t really know who you have to reach out to now’s the time to go back to our first phase and research. Research who might be interviewing you, who might be hiring you, who’s the manager of that department; find them on LinkedIn?  Reach out, communicate with them, call the office. Send them an email just follow-up if you’re able to follow up and you follow up in a professional manner and you respect their time, but you communicate with them the squeaky wheel gets oiled first. You’re going to be their first call. You’re their first email and you’re the person whose name they think of when they’re ready to take that next step. Even if you’ve already had your interview. Follow up again continue to follow up if you get to a point where they say. We don’t want to talk to you anymore. Well, that’s okay. You can move on but until they’ve said that you know. It’s always a no until you’ve turned it into a yes.

Anzhela Sychyk
 

I`m a Market Researcher and Technical Writer at TheAppSolutions. I like to learn new things about modern technologies and share knowledge through value-added content, helping entrepreneurs build businesses in a more effective way.