Getting a New Digital Marketing Job After Being Fired

Being fired from any role can be tough but it’s important to remember that you’re not the first nor will you be the last person that it happens to. In some of the more volatile industries it can even be seen as a rite of passage. In any event it is natural to feel upset and or angry about the situation. So the first step before looking at any digital marketing job is to take time and deal with these emotions. Heading straight into a job search and desperately applying for every job out there without renovating your cv or researching roles will generally not lead to productive applications. While networking is the golden ticket of recruitment, if you approach your contacts without a clear purpose (or worse in anger at your former employer), you are more likely to burn bridges than land a great reference or digital marketing recruitment lead.

So having taken the time to deal with your emotions, you now need to decide what you want to do with your future. This could be the opportunity, that you were previously too afraid to take, for a total change in career direction. So make some decisions about your course, then apply for jobs and sign up with a recruitment agency that is specific to the industry you are applying for. A tip for filling the gap of being unemployed in the digital sector is to take on some freelance work. This allows you to fill your cv with a legitimate activity after your departure from employment, softening the impact and making you look proactive.

So now you have landed an interview for your ideal digital marketing job, you need to plan what to say about the end of your former employment. In terms of language (both at this point and within your cv) try and avoid negative words such as sacked or fired. Try instead let go or simply left the company. Our advice is to keep the explanation short and factual, placing the emphasis on demonstrating that you have moved on. A great way to do this is to move the conversation from that point to what the role taught you and if possible relate this positive message into the role that you are applying for.

The final thoughts from the team at Digital State Recruitment are to retain both professionalism and dignity throughout the search for a new job. It might feel good to vent about your former employer, but it just makes you look petty. Also, be prepared for rejection. Every job search has its fair share and in the instance of being let go, it can be hard to remember to keep perspective.