Do any Mefites work in nonprofit marketing? Can you tell me a little about what it's like and how to get started in it?
In my last question
I was chastised a bit for failing to take social media seriously. It makes me wonder what else I'm missing.
About me: I'm an older career-changer. I have an English degree and have interned for months at a time at small nonprofits, writing their newsletters. I still seem to be unable to snag an interview for what appear to be entry-level marketing jobs, however, and am wondering what I can do to make myself more appealing for these sorts of jobs.
Some of my general questions, which you can pick or choose from--I don't expect to have them all answered:
Is there any trick for breaking into this field? Do older workers or career changers have a difficult go of it?
Is it a good field to work in? Are the jobs relatively plentiful? As I'm unable to find work in my current field this is of particular concern for me.
Does it have much in common with marketing for businesses? I specifically want to focus on nonprofits because, in my limited experience, they seem to be more "my people," though perhaps that is bigoted of me. And there is the knowledge that my job would be helping others, which I like.
I have read that sometimes you can start out as a nonprofit admin assistant and work your way up, but I believe I would look overqualified for that sort of job, along with having no experience in admin assisting. So any way I could spin myself in that direction would also be helpful.
Any other suggestions for getting my foot in the door?