(Female, Age 25) from New York, NY
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Marketing Manager|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Location||New York, NY|
|Years Experience||1 month|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for Teen Vogue magazine on the publishing side. There are about 40 employees.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I market the magazine through presentations and proposals to clients who advertise or are interested in advertising in the magazine.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Health and dental insurance
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I work with the people who actually sell the magazine on a daily basis. I also work with different aspects of marketing in order to include a full and integrated marketing proposal for our clients.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I work in an office. The space is very open and I like having the privacy of working in an office but no walls makes it feel more fun and alive.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 1
Level of Responsibility: 3
The Actual Work: 4
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||Waking up and communting to work while checking e-mail en route.|
|8am to 9am||Getting to the office and catching up with coworkers about their weekends or nights. Usually the department will have a status about upcoming projects. Work on some proposals and meet about new proposals coming through.|
|9am to 10am||Work on some proposals and answer e-mails.|
|10am to 11am||Review with my boss about a proposal I am submitting.|
|11am to 12pm||Meet with sales rep about upcoming meetings.|
|12pm to 1pm||Lunch|
|1pm to 2pm||Work on some proposals and answer e-mails. Address follow up questions regarding specific client meetings.|
|2pm to 3pm||Meet with the art department about the design of a custom presentation.|
|3pm to 4pm||Big marketing meeting about a sell sheet for a big marketing program. Tasks are divided up.|
|4pm to 5pm||Sales and marketing general meetings about how the magazine is doing money wise and what the goals are for next month.|
|5pm to 6pm||Send off finished proposals. Proof read in the works projects from Art.|
|6pm to 7pm||Leave work while still checking e-mail.|
|7pm to 8pm||Dinner and drinks with friends.|
|8pm to 9pm||Dinner and drinks with friends.|
|9pm to 10pm||Dinner and drinks with friends.|
|10pm to 11pm||TV catch up.|
|11pm to 12am||Bed time.|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
I was reccomended
What was the application process?
I sent my resume to the HR person who contacted me
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes I had multiple interviews with different levels of management
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
They were detailed questions about my job at the time and why I wanted to leave and what would my ideal job be
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
I have the freedom to manage my own work
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Previous job experience
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
I feel my education gave me a passion for marketing but not specific skill sets
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
I did not intern in this field.
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
If they are coming straight from college I strongly recommend getting an internship in the sales or marketing departments. Magazines are always looking for interns. If they are already in the industry then they should go through a head hunter or other networking.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
You need to have a creative mind set, be organized, detail orientated and enjoy marketing. Being social is important but more so for the sales aspect.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
No but a desire to learn marketing is important
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Talk to different people, read the trade publications (Ad Age, MediaWeek, WWD) to see who is winning business and HIRING. Talk to head hunters and dont be afraid to just contact HR departments. Internships are very important, most interns get hired.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
It is part of the bigger plan. I wanted some fun marketing experience in new york city.
What are your current career goals?
I want to go to business school in a year and deepen my career in marketing in order to go into consumer marketing and be a marketing manager for a product like Pepsi.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Marketing Manager||2 weeks||68000||Marketing the magazine to advertisers|
|Prior Job 2||Marketing Manager||1 year||57000||Marketing the magazine to advertisers|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:
|3.2||University of Maryland||Marketing|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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