What job can I do in the civil service?
Daffodils23 · 05/03/2023 21:53
I am very early 50's ( but think I'm much younger but hey ho!). Have spent much of my career working in media sales and digital marketing. Have recently been made redundant. I'm doing a bit of freelance work but keen to get another actual job. Working for an advertising/marketing agency doesn't feel quite right - the last two I worked at I was the oldest in the company! It's a very young industry. I love working with all ages but don't want to always be the oldest!
Anyway, thinking about Civil Service but what kind of role could I do with my skills? I'm sure I've got a lot of transferable skills but not sure if CS will recognise that?
Skills/experience: consultative sales, account management, customer service, basic analytics, digital marketing, ecommerce industry knowledge. I've also got a post Grad in HR Management although I've never used it but I'm interested in HR/recruitment/people type stuff as well as digital marketing.
Anyone with civil service knowledge know of any types of roles that I might have a chance at with this career experience??
Brazilianadventure · 05/03/2023 23:14
You will find a job no problem as you have a lot of transferrable skills.
Navigating the application process is the difficult bit, once you are in you will find a wide range of jobs you could do.
The CS doesn’t discriminate on the basis of age, so you can go for graduate schemes, apprenticeships etc. as well as vacancies.
namejump · 06/03/2023 10:25
Loads OP. If I were you I would have a think about what grade you want to go in as (to work that out you might want to think about how much you want to earn, or on the flip side look up the grades online and see which you think you could most easily apply for) then I would look at all the available roles in that grade to see what peaks your interest. Sometimes it can be difficult looking for jobs if you're not seeking 1 specific profession because of the way they're grouped, so I prefer to look across the whole grade (this is the most thorough but admittedly not the quickest method!)
PacificallyRequested · 06/03/2023 12:45
Look at digital roles, specifically user researcher, business analyst, content designer.
Daffodils23 · 06/03/2023 19:19
Thanks for replies. That's encouraging. Need to get to grips with the application process now!
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