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DC Marketing Job Seekers, How Do You Deal with Disappointment?

Whether you’re an experienced marketing director who has worked in Washington DC for many years, or whether you are new to the Nation’s Capital area and are looking to find a communications job opening, you have no doubt experienced disappointment at one time or another.

One of the most challenging aspects of looking for a new marketing, communications or PR position—here in DC or anywhere for that matter—is dealing with rejection. You really wanted the job; it was not offered to you. It is almost always part of the process, but it never gets any easier,  whether you are just starting out or have several years of experience.

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Ready for a New Marketing Communications Job? You’ve Prepared—Now Master the Interview

You’re well under way in your search to find a new marketing and communications career for one of Washington, D.C.’s leading companies.

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What Surprises Top D.C. Hiring Managers’ New Year’s Resolution Lists? Political Neutrality.

TorchLight, one of the Washington, D.C. region’s No. 1 marketing recruiters, shares how to do it right.

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Looking for a New Marketing Job in DC? First, Master the Art of Networking

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The importance of networking when looking for your next role cannot be understated, whether you’re actively seeking a mid-to senior-level marketing or communications job in Washington, D.C. or just considering a new professional opportunity.

As many job seekers will find, especially here in the Capitol region, countless roles are not even publicly posted–and, if they are posted, it’s often simply a formality because a candidate has already been identified.

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Hoping to Land That New D.C. Marketing Communications Position? Prepare for Your Interview with These Important Tips

You’ve been actively seeking a challenging new role, your hard work has paid off, and you’ve landed an interview for a new marketing position within one of the Washington DC area’s leading companies. Great work! Now it’s time to get busy preparing.

Did you know that most of the work of succeeding in an interview is done before you even step foot into the room? Here are some of our best tips to help you prepare to nail your interview.

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Looking for a D.C. Marketing Job? First, You Need to Nail the Phone Interview

TorchLight’s experienced marketing and communications recruiters share their best tips for a successful first interview

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Top Questions Every Candidate Should Ask in an Interview

How a little extra preparation will help you land your next DC marketing and communications job opportunity

You heard about an exciting marketing or communications role with a great Washington, DC-area company,  you’ve submitted your resume and likely gone through a few rounds of initial screenings to land an interview. Leading up to the day of the interview you have fastidiously prepared by researching the company’s website, reading any recent news articles about the organization, looking up the interviewers on LinkedIn, and rehearsing for any and all questions you might get during the interview. Well done! But you are only halfway there…

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Connecting with Your Next D.C. PR Job Begins with a Simple Step

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During a period of transition, TorchLight can help you connect with elite companies looking to fill public relations jobs in D.C.

As fall ends and the winter season rapidly approaches, our environment is filled with signs of transition and renewal. As orange and brown turn to green and red, we are prompted to reflect on our own transitions and the decisions that drive them.

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DC Marketing Job Seekers Beware!

This Halloween, Don’t Be Frightened by These Top 2 Spooky Job Interview Questions

It’s Halloween in Washington, DC, and while the kids are all decked out as Elsas, Minions and Superheroes, perhaps you are one of the countless marketing and communications job seekers to don a “costume” of your own—suits, ties, pumps, brief cases—in preparation for that big job interview.

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TorchLight Candidate Spotlight: Q&A with Jeri

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TorchLight Candidate Jeri

TorchLight is proud to help Washington, D.C.-based companies find and hire the best and brightest marketing and communications talent for permanent positions as well as short-term assignments. Our clients increasingly turn to contractors to help fill temporary staffing gaps, cover medical leaves or staff up to complete important initiatives where specialized skills are needed.

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