That's a great question but a little hard to answer. I'm in marketing communications in a very specific industry and channel -- high tech, network security. But, I didn't start out thinking that's what I would do. I ended up here through a long journey. Having started my career as a copywriter and graphic designer for a large pharmaceutical company in market research, that led me to being an account executive in advertising in which I was still able to use my graphic design skills to develop multi-faceted ad campaign materials (e.g., corporate logo design, brochures, pamphlets, business cards, etc. mostly print-based). That led me to becoming a multimedia designer for a university which led to developing computer-based training for a large tech company. That led me to digital marketing where I am today. I didn't plan it all that way. But, through the years, I took many
For you, I would suggest deciding where your passion is and what your skill strengths are and build upon those two things. You could start with a couple of things I highly recommend. See my suggested next steps below.
Good luck to you!
Judy recommends the following next steps:
- Take the GALLUP StrengthsFinder test and read the book. It's amazing what you'll discover about yourself https://www.gallup.com/press/176429/strengthsfinder.aspx
- Watch this YouTube video from Stephen Covey on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and take his course if you can: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaJt6LTTcwY