Why visit this job site? What does “marketing jobs” include? Why use a marketing recruiter instead of applying through one of the dozens of general job sites on the Internet? What does this service cost me? These are some of the questions that you may have. Answers are provided below. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact any of the Executive Search Firms listed in our directory.
What is Marketing Recruiters Network?
What is the purpose of www.MarketingRecruitersNetwork.com?
What are the advantages of going through a recruiter?
What are the costs of the service to me?
I’m not currently actively seeking a new career . . . why should I visit your site?
What types of positions do you have listed at this site?
What types of companies and industries do you represent as your clients?
Why don’t you allow me to post my resume to your web site?
Will my information be handled confidentially?
What if I prefer to work with one individual recruiter in your group?
Can you be of assistance to a new graduate from an MBA or other post-graduate program?
Can you be of assistance to someone who wants to enter the marketing or sales profession for the first time?
How can a recruiter become a member of your organization?
What if I have additional questions beyond the information covered here?
Q: What is Marketing Recruiters Network?
A: We are a nationwide network of executive search firms with a significant focus in marketing jobs. Our clients include primarily consumer packaged goods and other consumer products companies, as well as top marketing agencies. These marketing recruiters can assist you with your job search, and provide you with access to marketing jobs nationwide. The jobs that we work with include product management, marketing research, consumer promotions, product development, category management, and all other kinds of marketing management. At the request of those clients, you will also find some management jobs in sales and other MBA-related disciplines.
Q: What is the purpose of www.MarketingRecruitersNetwork.com?
A: This is a niche website providing you with access to marketing jobs in consumer products companies nationwide. It provides our candidates the ability to easily review these positions, and to connect to top marketing recruiters. It provides our clients with access to the best marketing professionals working through those recruiters.
Q: What are the advantages of going through a recruiter?
A: Because of the access and the credibility that we have with our clients. Each client works with us because they trust us. Your resume goes into our clients via that pre-existing relationship instead of being sent by email to a room of clerks reviewing hundreds of non-qualified resumes from multiple mega-sites. You are entering the client company from a position of strength, instead of depending on a roll of the dice as to whether your resume even sees the light of day.
Q: What are the costs of the service to me?
A: This service is free. All it takes is a few minutes a day (or less frequently if you so choose) to review our listings and to respond to those where you believe there is a mutual fit.
Q: I’m not currently actively seeking a new career . . . why should I visit your site?
A: To answer when opportunity knocks, you have to first know that they are knocking. Some of the best career changes have been with candidates who were not actively looking, but who were introduced to a new opportunity through us – an opportunity they weren’t even looking for. It only takes a few minutes a day, and you never know when that perfect next career move will knock at this door.
Q: What types of positions do you have listed at this site?
A: Only the best. In all seriousness, we work at all levels within marketing from associate product managers to executive vice-presidents. The disciplines in which we work include:
• Marketing Management
• Regional, Trade, Customer Marketing
• Global and International Marketing
• Consumer, Trade, Sales Promotion
• Marketing Research
• Advertising and Marketing Communications
• Category Management
• Sales Management
• Business Development Manager
• E-Commerce, Internet B2B and other New Technology Marketing
• Creative Disciplines (Visual Merchandising. Packaging, Graphics, etc)
• Licensing (both Inbound and Outbound)
Q: What types of companies and industries do you represent as your clients?
A: We work with all sizes of consumer companies, ranging from some of the top brands in the world to smaller entrepreneurial firms. We also work with clients on a coast-to-coast basis, plus internationally. We really have no geographic boundaries at all.
A substantial portion of our business is focused in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG). This includes companies such as food, beverage, wine/spirits, HBC, OTC, and nutraceuticals. Other industries served are RX drug, Consulting, D-I-Y/Home Décor, small appliances and consumer durables, social expressions, SHOPA (school, home and office products), consumer electronics, toys and other children’s products, etc.
Q: Why don’t you allow me to post my resume to your web site?
A: Maybe a better question is “Why do other web sites ask me to post a resume, and with what results?” The answer is that, in posting a resume, any number of other people can see it – for example your boss… We believe in you being the master of your own destiny – and that means you sending your resume to a recruiter for one or more positions where you have a specific interest – positions where you already can see that the location, title, responsibilities, and opportunity appear to be a good fit for you.
Q: Will my information be handled confidentially?
A: That is another reason why we don’t encourage the posting of resumes for others to review. Candidate confidentiality is one of our priorities. We do not want to provide even the possibility of one of your associates, or your present employer, learning that you are looking for a new job. Instead, this site provides the ability for you to send your resume directly to us – and we, in turn, will handle that resume in a most confidential manner. Your resume will never be sent to a client company without your prior approval.
Q: What if I prefer to work with one individual recruiter in your group?
A: Then feel free to do so. This is a network precisely because it permits our candidates and our clients to work through a single preferred contact if they so wish, all while being linked to the vast resources of all of our members. Feel free to visit our affiliate list. Each of us is a top professional – each of us works on a national scope, so geographic location is unimportant – and each of us focuses a major part of our resources in the areas of consumer marketing and sales management.
Q: Can you be of assistance to a new graduate from an MBA or other post-graduate program?
A: Most of the time, it is very difficult for us to be of any meaningful assistance to a new graduate. The reason is because our clients are enlisting our help to find that unique candidate with a pre-existing base of experience in those areas where they need the most help. However, there are exceptions. If you are an individual who already had solid marketing or sales experience before going back for your MBA, it is very possible that we can help you with your next career step.
Q: Can you be of assistance to someone who wants to enter the marketing or sales profession for the first time?
A: Almost never. We don’t like that answer any more than you do, but as you review our positions you will find that they all call for a certain number of minimum years of experience. Our clients have engaged our services to identify pre-existing skills and talent that they need to bring into their organization. We virtually never work at an entry level. However, feel free to visit us in the future after you have established that initial experience.
Q: How can a recruiter become a member of your organization?
A: This is an interesting question. Not just everyone can join. In fact, in every single year following our initial formation, we have turned down more prospective members than we have accepted. One reason for this is that we are not an organization that exists for the purpose of building membership dues. We are an organization that exists to provide a top level of service to both candidates and clients – and, as a result, our membership is very select. If you are a top performing executive search firm, and you are interested in exploring membership in our organization, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact one of the members in our affiliate list.
Q: What if I have additional questions beyond the information covered here?
A: As indicated earlier, please feel free to contact any of the affiliate members listed in our directory. They will be happy to answer your questions.