What is your favorite part of your job?
I am currently deciding on whether to major in journalism, advertising, public relations, or media studies and would love to read some input on what your favorite and least favorite parts of your job is. Some of the more important aspects when searching for a career that best suits me is a stable salary, if I will be paid to travel, the amount of creativity allowed, and how much vacation time I would receive. I look forward to reading your responses! xoxo #journalism #communications #advertising #social-media #public-relations #youtube #blogging
Favorite - wake up genuinely excited to get to work (most days), and rarely two days are the same. Plus - maybe not right away but certainly after a couple moves up the chain - you might begin to take immense pride in not only your work/effort, but, more tangibly, your output.
Least favorite - schedule (figure for at least the first few years); grind. No such thing as a 'slow' day. And for most, depending on where you start, sure the salary could be challenging - but like most any job, the better you perform, the more rewarding the salary becomes. You're better off having asked now so you can be prepared! All the best of luck.
I like to set my own agenda as far as what I'm going to work on in a particular day. Manage my portfolio. Actively follow up on reports to better do my job. interacting with co-workers. I enjoy seeing a process from beginning to end. Following up on transactions.
Most people would say, "much money, easy to do."
But the real nature of the work, the full, the challenging, will be full of fun
Hi there! I was a Public Relations and Speech Communications double major in college, but almost immediately went into marketing. PR is a close sister to marketing. Some 10+ years after getting my undergrad I went back for my MBA to get more business background to make myself more marketable in marketing. It has worked out great and I really enjoy my job and the career growth I have been able to accomplish over the years.
Marketing is an exciting field and has lots of different areas you can develop a focus in, like direct mail, online, contact strategy, merchandising, promotions, events...the list goes on and on. Regarding you questions about vacation, stability and others, that would really depend on the company for which you go to work. If you are doing marketing at a local nonprofit you will have different compensation package than you would for a large corporation. Each have advantages and disadvantages depending on your desires.
You should be able to look at what different companies offer on their career webpages. That could be a place to start to research as you narrow down what you value.