Could you describe one of your typical work days ?
I am a senior at Brennan High School. I am interested in going into the business field. #business #entrepreneur #business-management #marketing #management
As a individual Contributor in a large corporation a lot of your time during the day is spent on trying to balancing/prioritizing your workload. During everyday you have meetings either ones you setup or ones you need to attend. Additionally, you may have requests from your boss to provide them information on a project. You will need to be proficient using various software tools like Excel, Word, and Powerpoint as a start in order to perform your job. You get requests all the time from your management or from your internal clients so you need to balance your workload
- Meetings w/ clients
- Internal team meetings
- Making power points, looking at spreadsheets
I have a full time day job and a business. So while it may not be exactly what you're looking for, it does matter. I own my own digital marketing agency. If you're starting on your own, you have to wear many hats (unless you are a direct sales rep for a company).
There is no typical work day. But whatever you do, you need to be consistent. This could include:
- making new connections
- following up (fortune is in the follow up)
- creating funnels for leads and/or purchases
- creating content for your target market
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I have spent my entire career in management so I've been able to develop some good habits and eliminate or minimize some bad habits.
- My days are typically filled with speaking to multiple people, some face to face, but many others via one on one calls or conference calls.
- I dedicate some time to review my team's performance to see what, if any adjustments need to be made for that day and adjusting long term strategy as necessary.
- I set aside time for working on my own business or personal development by reading, speaking with peers and mentors and sometimes simply watching videos on subject matter that intrigues me and will add value to my career or my life.
Most importantly I ALMOST always find time to review what I've done for the day to see if I would have changed anything and what I accomplished with my team to see what I need to do next.
I hope I'll be able to give you a new perspective, as someone who recently graduated high school in 2018. I'm in business school in college now perusing my bachelor's degree. I also work a full time job and own a business, so I'm a good point of reference for all you can achieve while you're still young.
My day starts at 7:30 AM when I shower and eat breakfast before starting the workday at 8:00 AM. I'm fortunate enough to work at home, so I log in to my work computer at 8 sharp and by 8:15 I'm in my first meeting. My official title is "Brainforce Real-Time Analyst" but I'll dumb down what I do a little. I work for a call center company where my job is to analyze numbers. I'll send reports daily, attend meetings, and watch in real time as our call center agents take calls. I keep an eye out for long wait times and make recommendations to management about how to improve them. I also approve and deny people's time off requests and build and send reports in Excel. If you like numbers and spreadsheets, this may just be a job for you!
I get off work between 5:00 and 6:00. After work, I attend college classes and attend to my business.
Regardless of the industry you are in, or hope to be in, I think the most successful people in the business world are those than handle change while adapting to change quickly. We live in a very fast paced world, adapting to change is a lynch-pin to ones success, in my opinion. For example, I not only deal with customers, but I deal with Sales Consultants, accounting, operations and a personal life. Everyday you wake up, have your day planned, often the plan has to change due to issues that pop up. Adapting to the ever changing environment is critical, while this will also help personally and professionally.
For me, my typical day is looking at current volume and revenue numbers, looking to see if we're on pace, if not, then changing the path with my team, starting that day. My days also consists of meeting that are centered around developing plans for the future and reviewing prior sales results. The most important thing I do everyday, regardless of what is thrown at me (that wasn't expected) is checking in with my people! My people are critical the my success, the success of the company and are my family! I cant accomplish a single goal/task without my people!