You want to be a Copy Writer? You need to prove you can write first …
You want to apply for a Copy Writer position but don’t know how to showcase what you can do? Sometimes with jobs, it isn’t enough to have a great CV and good interview answers. In a lot of creative roles, you’ll need to prove your talent, this is also discussed in our blog – The importance of a relevant portfolio
Proving you can write is more difficult than proving you can take photo’s or draw. Taking photo’s and drawing are instant evidence, whereas an Employer must really take the time to read what you’ve written, so it needs to stand out.
We’ve put together a few hints and tips to ensure your writing won’t let you down when applying for that Copy Writer position:
Write a blog:
The best way to showcase your talent of writing is to keep a blog. However, it isn’t enough to just have a blog, you need to be consistent and you need to make sure you’re writing articles often! A blog with no content is pointless.
Keep a small portfolio:
Including things such as your expertise (Social Media etc), a couple of examples of your work and how an Employer can get in touch is a great way to showcase the evidence of your writing ability. It doesn’t need to be a huge portfolio, just something to show you are talented at writing and ideal for that Copy Writer role!
Get temp work:
It’s very easy to get yourself in the mindset that you can ONLY apply for permanent, full-time roles and this isn’t the case. A temporary role is great! It gives you the opportunity to develop your skill-set, you’ll gain experience and you’ll be able to provide more examples. So, if you aren’t getting interviews for permanent roles, why not apply for a temp role?
Why not volunteer? If you currently have a job, see if your workplace has a magazine, a newsletter, or a blog that you can help write. In my previous role I worked in a call centre, but I managed to get myself on the blog writing team which really helped me get the role I’m in now! The great thing about volunteering is it shows you are passionate about writing.
These are just a few examples of how you can prove you write to a potential Employer. If you’d like any more advice, or are looking to work in Copy Writing/ Marketing, then get in touch today – firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, if you did want to write a guest blog for us then let us know, we might be able to help 😊