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Whats something Unique from a business career that outstands other careers?

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Nailah’s Answer

The business world is always changing! Deals are happening everyday - companies buying each other, competing to be the best. To be in business, you must be ready for change and quick thinking. In addition, in business it's so important to build relationships. While it's important to have experience, a lot of opportunities are given based on who you know. Last, from my experience working in business can be a little more time consuming than some other careers. Although people in business are not saving lives, it is common to work long hours because you can have strict deadlines and quick turnarounds to ensure your customers and investors are happy. It's typically not your everyday 9-5 job. Sometimes it can even require you to work weekends. At the end of the day though, business is a broad term and there are so many areas to work within business (accounting, consulting, sales, operations, etc). Find a group and a company that has the best culture that fits your needs.
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Ashleigh’s Answer

I think this depends on your definition of business! If you're seeking a sales position, the biggest pro is that you can control the amount of money you make. If you take advantage of the maximizers for commission, the money will come flowing in! If by business you mean operations or marketing, those are stable career paths with opportunity to grow skills and work your way up the ladder. In any circumstance, you should find a business that you can get behind and believe in before choosing where to work.
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Heather’s Answer

Ana - you have a lot of great advice already.

I think that it's the ability to grow and move within the desired company. There are so many aspects to a 'business' career, regardless of what position you start at. I know that so many of our leaders didn't get hired in as leaders, they were hired in as sales associates in our retail stores, were in a call center supporting our client's needs by answering the phone, or were in a supervisory position over our technical network staff.

Sales, Finance, HR, Training, Operations, Marketing - the list goes on and on. An example could be to learn about sales, it would be helpful to get a role in Finance or Contracting to understand how sales impact the business. And with that understanding of how the business works through Finance, can provide insights on what you need to do to succeed in sales. The same aspect can apply with nearly any department - the more that you're able to learn in the different areas of the business can give you the ability to grow within the company and give you the skills that you wouldn't necessarily gain if you were in a much more siloed career path.

I also think that it can really leave you with open doors to go through. As you grow and excel within your position, you'll find a champion who will help you move within the business. If they are a true leader, they will help you expand your knowledge and make you better again, regardless of which area.
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Ariel’s Answer

Hi Ana C.! It would depend on how you would define "business". There is no profession or business that is greater than the others. It is a matter of making that business or profession a success with the right passion and determination. From my experience, what I love about business and entrepreneurship is being able to identify the needs of your target customers or your community, and being able to help by providing a product or a service that would match those needs. What makes businesses even more successful is by continuously innovating and providing superior product or service that would make their customers advocate for them. I hope this helps!
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Samantha’s Answer

Hi Ana! In my opinion, one of the more unique aspects of working in business is that you can combine business with your other interests. For example, people who work in consulting, finance, or accounting can specialize in industries that are most interesting to them, such as healthcare or technology. This allows people to apply their business skills in situations involving other industry areas of interest. There are also business related jobs at almost every company. For example, someone who is interested in fashion decision can likely work in business for a fashion designer, whereas someone more interested in restaurants can work in business for a restaurant group. Furthermore, entrepreneurs can combine their passions with business. Business skills truly are transferable to jobs in almost every industry. Ultimately, I think business allows you to have the greatest reach into multiple other different potential industries of interest, while still allowing you to maintain your identity as a business professional. Best of luck!
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Shaun’s Answer

All great answers above!

If you're going to 2-year or 4-year college and getting a degree in Business a lot of the classes and skills you will build can translate into different fields. I'd recommend that you develop a baseline understanding of the following business areas: Finance & Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, Sales, Communications, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Business Law, Real Estate, International Trade, Supply Chain and then you can build from the basics on any given area you study. Likely, you will find one or a few topics super interesting to you and you may end up more drawn to one of those areas of Business.

Good luck on your journey and have fun learning!
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Rebecca’s Answer

I am glad to hear that you are interested in Business. I would not say one career is outstands the other careers. However, I would say that almost all business that it may need people possessing business skills, e.g. corporate, banks, retail business, restaurants, etc. Also, even you run your own business, you need the business skill indeed. You have a wide spectrum of choices That is the uniqueness of studying business.
Business graduates possess knowledge and skills to run the business. At the same time, they may not possess the professional knowledge of the industry. E.g. if you work in technology company, you may not have in depth technology knowledge.
Therefore, regardless you work for or run your own business, I would recommend you to attend courses to acquire the professional knowledge of that industry. This can help you to perform your job and further develop your career.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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