There’s a job opening at this advertising agency but I do not have the relevant qualification as I've only had a few years of teaching experience.
Though I really have a HUGE passion to work in an ad firm, and even if there's no equivalent job post, I'm considering to give it a shot.
I know this may sound too desperate but I am indeed in a desperate situation as I couldn't find any jobs from the past 6 months. Now I just realized I had to do anything just to get in and then hopefully there'll be a spot for me as I'll make myself an insider, and that could make all the difference. One analysis of hiring in the current economy shows that “inside” hiring has dramatically increased — half of available jobs are filled by people already inside the company. And that doesn’t count employee referrals anyways.
Perhaps I should look for internship? But wouldn't it be odd to compete against fresh graduate as I'm already 26 years old?
Are there any good advice for me to ace this if I happen to land an interview?
Anyways here's the company's job description:
I have a job for the restless ones.
If you have a passion for insight, cool ideas, learning, common sense and culture - then read on.
X is renovating & uppgrading as an agency, looking fo the best talent to do truly strategy & creative led work. The opportunity is simple: join & influence the hottest agency, in one of it's most important functions.
Planning is a rare field - but we're offering a place where you can learn and develop in the most repsectful and encouraging agency environments. Coming to X means you not only have to bring your smarts, but you must have a truly collaborative spirit.
I'm looking for people that can lead but learn. Someone who loves to listen as much as they do tell stories. People with a POV, are fearless with sharing their ideas, and aren't afraid to ask stupid questions.
And here's what they seek:
Desired Skills & Experience
Planning experience is always desired, but the brain & attitude is more important and I'm willing to talk to anyone in related fields e.g.
Accounts or creative, digital, media & experiential marketing experience
Client side, FMCG or entertainment
Sociology, anthropology, linguistics, philosophy
Any job that requires curiosity, creativity, and a little business savvy
I don't have any 'practical' experience in design though I've always been fascinated in arts and design. I did create various nifty powerpoint and keynotes presentation as part of my lecture, along with various speech scripts to help my students to prepare for speech contests (yes, I know how odd this is but that's the culture where teachers have to personally write a speech for students for contests).
I'm thinking of offering to work for free though I am not sure if I should state how long I'll be able to (I can do that for two months) as I don't want to sound too desperate. I'm really desperate as my financial situation won't last me for the next three months and I just can't sit and wait for jobs any longer. Any advice and suggestion will be greatly appreciated as I have no one to count on in this foreign place.