As a Copywriter you can choose to work in an advertising agency, marketing departments of various large companies or work independently as Creative Consultants.
If it's your first job, then irrespective of your educational or other qualifications, you will have to go through a 'copy test'. Most agencies use this test to find out your abilities and interests once recruited. You'll have to work under tremendous pressure, often working for as much as 14 hours a day!
Another way to enter a good agency is to build a good portfolio, which will be a showcase of your creative abilities. You can also try reworking some ads that you have watched on TV or read in a newspaper. Just grab your portfolio, write a good resume and then approach agencies. It's as simple as that!
Do we really have to tell you about the prospects in this industry? You must have gauged it by just going through the number of ads appearing on television and newspapers. The need for trained people in the advertising industry is always on the rise. Don't take our word for it - just go through these facts: