Having done a reasonable amount of recruiting for a broad range of marketing roles in my time, I’m used to defining what kind of candidate I’m looking for when briefing HR or a Recruitment Consultant.
I’m keen to turn the question around and understand what qualities the marketing talent of today are looking for in a manager when deciding to move on.
For me, it’s a blend of the following:
- Personal chemistry: Can I see myself enjoying working with this person?
- Commitment to personal development: Are they prepared to invest time, energy and money in developing me as a person?
- Can I learn something from them?: Learning is a lifelong process. Does your potential new manager have a skill or expertise that you can learn from?
If you work in marketing, I want to understand what are the most important qualities that you look for? Please take my poll and let me know…