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Skills needed in the marketing sector

When you are working in the marketing sector, you will have to have some basic and essential skills first before you can think of developing new ones and strengthening the ones you already have. Working in marketing is not always easy, since this sector is so huge and there are so many different things you can do and there are so many things you can specialize yourself in.

In this article I want to analyse, really important, skills you have to develop before you think to start a career in the marketing sector.

First of all, the one skill which is, in my opinion, the most important skill you could develop is communication. Communication is the key for everything you do, in relationships, in school, in university or like in this example in your career.

Your communication skills level has to be great in order to talk to customers, to advertise your product and to convince people. If you are not able to communicate with people it will be hard for you to last in this field.

Communication is not just about talking, but there is so much more behind it than just saying the right words.

You have to learn how to listen to people, in order to react and interact with what they want and what they have told you. Further, you have to learn how to communicate with your body. Your body language tells more about who you are than the words you say. Your confidence shows how you present yourself in front of people as the way you talk. When you are able to control your body and your tongue you are able to control your whole life. Reading other people’s body language would be the next step to improve your communication skills.

Of course, there are many different ways you can use to communicate, being face to face with a person, on social media or by influencing your target group through advertisement. The next skill you should have when thinking of working in marketing, is being flexible.

The world changes every second and so new products are being released and new things are being discovered. Just as the world changes every second, so does the business world. There are always new ways to advertise a product, to sell a product, to improve your product and also to reach your target group in a better way, this is why you have to be able to adapt yourself to the new situation quickly.

In marketing the one expression, “the early bird catches the worm”, fits perfectly well. The one who is first, will always have the advantage compared to your competitors. So, if you want to be successful in what you are doing, you have to be able to work quickly and to find information as easily as possible. Also, if it doesn’t work out the first time, it is important to stay persistent and to find new ways to successfully accomplish your goal.

To summarize it all, I would say that the most important skill you have to have in marketing, should be communication, on each level. Be it listening, talking or selling a product, you have to be able to communicate with people of different levels (The CEO or the cleaning person) without any problems. Also, you should be able to be flexible and to adapt yourself to every situation. Research skills would come in really handy in order to find information. These are just a few skills mentioned in order to be as successful as possible in marketing.

In the next article we are going to talk about how we can develop those skills before even starting to work.

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