My mom wants to get into property management and the job descriptions all include "market research"? What kind of market research would you do for apartment buildings? She was a property manager for 3 buildings for 27 years and she never did or even heard of such a thing. What kind of background do you have to have?
Currently I am a senior in college with a major in communication studies, emphasis in public relations, and I have a minor in international business. I've also taken 3 semesters of statistics courses and studied abroad in France. Is this a strong college background to start to work in market research? What are some entry-level jobs that I should look for in market research/marketing? Would a marketing internship help prepare me for a career in market research? Other suggestions please?
Not to be confused with "marketing research."
I'm interested in "market research," but I'm not sure what graduate program to consider.
Thanks for the help!
I'm researching jobs for my enrichment class project and I'm looking in the business field. What would the available jobs be with a degree in business marketing?
I am currently a marketing manager trying to figure out the next step in my career. I have had a lot of experience in marketing communications type activities: creating collateral, press releases, managing trade shows, and promotions. I am wondering what experience I may lack on the quantitative side: managing P&L, managing product lifecycle, product mix, etc. If I am more interested in the creative side of marketing, should I stay in MarCom? Or do Brand Managers deal with both? Is there less growth potential in MarCom - job ads make it seem like an entry level profession making only around $35K.
What would I be expected to do in this job? For a job that could be described as Marketing assistant.
Providing administration support to one Brand Manager
Dealing with agencies over the telephone
Preparation of presentations
Dealing with sell through analysis
Liaising with suppliers over the telephone
All general brand assistance to the Brand Manager.
Recently I learned of an opportunity to join a GREAT company as a Marketing Analyst in charge of print advertising. I know first hand (someone close to me works there, and formerly held this role) that most of the applicants are recent college grads with little to no "real-life" job experience but have the degree. I on the other hand am still working on my degree but have TONS of work experience. I have held a number of types of jobs ranging from Apartment Manager to Accountant to (most recently) Sales as I have been in the work force for the last 13 years.
In each of the roles I've held, there has been elements of marketing - i.e. desktop publishing, market research and studys, competitor comparisons, etc. and of course in sales I've developed a number of skills as well.
The person hiring (I've already talked with him) is asking me to tailor my resume to highlight my skills from a marketing perspective...and I'm stuck. Can anyone offer any advice?
I'm taking an introductory economics course as part of my studies in business administration, and I've really enjoyed the material on microeconomics.
What types of careers would someone specializing in microeconomics work in? Market research and procurement are a few that come to mind -- any others?
I am desperately seeking a new career and after completing a marketing certificate at The Wharton School, I would really like to pursue something in the marketing field. My experience has been in higher education administration, working with students, and planning events for both students and alumni. I'm looking for advice on how to best market my skills, abilities and enthusiasm to try and break into the marketing world.
Obviously most serious research jobs are out without more education, but I'd like more options. Teaching (elementary or high school) is the only one I could think of. Thanks.
I want to get my first assistant manager job at Radio Shack. I have worked at a Super Target for a year. They trained me in 13 different positions including everywhere from backroom, flow team, instocks, hairlines, softlines, market, signing, presentation, cashier, cart attendant (to clean up chemical spills), guest services, and also electronics. I know the bases of sale and I am very good at taking on a lot at one time. I know in a position like that I would definitely make more than I do now... but I just wanted to know if I would even be considered.. please help?
I have been unemployed for 8 months and I desperately applied for a Market Research role, conducting interviews.
I found my future employer on Google and within 48h, I had an interview.
I have seen what agencies pay, so at the interview I ask for 30?ore.
The manager would like me to start tomorrow until xmas.
Hours are flexible, friendly staff, clean and quiet environment.
He is quite open-minded and suggested a training tomorrow at 10am.(not sure whether I will be paid)
He also said that he might offer me a zero-hour contract and that the hourly rate can be negotiated depending on the target.
I felt sad when I came in because I know that anyone can do these unpleasant and hard jobs.
The company usually recruits via agencies and seems decent.
A project manager oversees the job from the bid to the recruitng.
I work for a small marketing research firm.
The policy with this company, like many, is that attendance is important. I very much agree with this companies "three strikes and you're out policy", where if you have three no-call no-shows, you're voluntarily resigned from your position.
My situation, I have had two no-call no shows (completely my fault, took full responsibility for them and lost production bonuses for weeks after they occurred).
This last Tuesday, 3/5, I call on a day I work to request a shift switch from that Tuesday to Saturday, 3/9. You can switch your shift anytime, as long as you make it up during the pay period that runs two weeks.
When I called for this change, I spoke with my manager. They got the switch taken care of, so my Tuesday shift was canceled and was to be made up on Saturday, the 9th. No problem.
I also, while on the phone, requested some extra day hours that were available only for this one week. I asked for a earlier day shift for extra hours on Friday, the 8th. They added that to my schedule.
I wrote all of this down, like I usually do when I call work or when I change schedules of any kind, not just for work, but to make sure nothing goes wrong and I am where I need to be. I got hard on myself to make corrections and notes after my other 2 no-call no shows.
So now my Tuesday, the 5th, was free. I was already scheduled off the Wednesday (6th) and Thursday (7th) after.
I come in to work early in the morning for my extra hour shift for Friday I added on the Tuesday call to my manager.
Two to three hours into my shift, a supervisor came over to my station and said I needed to sign a piece of paper for a missed shift from Thursday night. I was confused and said I wasn't scheduled last night (the 7th), and he proceeded to tell me that when I called on Tuesday to switch my shift to Saturday, that I also added a Thursday night shift.
I told him that I certainly had not said a thing about adding a shift Thursday, because of prior commitments on my calendar, which is why I did not schedule myself Thursday in the first place.
He said I could talk to my manager when they get in since that's who I talked to on the phone.
I didn't sign any "awareness sheet" (what the paper's called) with this supervisor.
Half an hour later, my manager comes in and comes to my station:
"You DID schedule a night shift Thursday, along with the make-up shift Saturday and your extra day hours for today (Friday). I would not have written it down and added it to your schedule if you had not told me that's what you wanted. You told me you wrote it all down when I was on the phone with you." I went into telling my manager I did write it all down, but I am definitely sure I made no mention of anything about Thursday, and in between the time when my supervisor first came around with the paper, and this point, I went on break and made a call to my roommate to check the calendar and my notes on the fridge to verify, and they said it was only for the switch to Saturday and Friday extra shift.
My manager then pointed to a sentence on this "awareness sheet" about voluntary resignation and termination on the third no-call no show. They muttered "well this is usually what happens", and I asked if we could go into the office and discuss, for I had no other proof than my word and my piece of paper and calendar at home detailing what I talked with them about on Tuesday.
My manager then gave me another paper to make up the no-call no show hours, and I got confused. If they were so sure I scheduled this Thursday night shift, skipped it and made no call, why am I not getting fired? Why am I being asked to make it up?
The policy is voluntary resignation from your position upon third no-call no show.
I signed both papers (may have been a stupid move, but it was after I initially stated to both supervisor and manager than I did not schedule a shift for Thursday and asking to go talk in the office instead of among coworkers that were on calls, my agitation was building.)
The paper I signed was for the actual switched shift from Tuesday night to Saturday, which would be null and void anyway if I had my third no-call no show, I had to sign to verify I switched that shift, which was accurate.
I KNOW IN MY WHOLE BEING I DID NOT MENTION THURSDAY anywhere in that conversation on Tuesday. I finished my shift and left with no answers.
Should I take it to corporate? It's a phone call away. I am so upset with this situation because it's so frustrating to be so sure of something, then to be told I'm lying.
All I know is that I am completely positive I did not mention adding a Thursday shift, because of a previous commitment that was the reason I didn't schedule myself Thursday, anyway.
I hate feeling like a liar, especially to my work associates and superiors.
I've updated and heavily shortened this question under same category, but question is:
Employer says I was a no-call no-show for a shift I am adamant I did not have scheduled. What should I do?
Very short, I promise you all! Thanks!
This is a Marketing Manager position at a very large company and I know there will be some competition for this spot. What things should I bring and know to help my chances of getting this job? This is the job I really want over any others I have applied for including my current job.
I need to write sample documents of this career and was wondering what type of documents marketing directors/managers have to write during their job? I'm in a college English class so any type of writing will do (Emails, Proposals, Etc). I am specifically looking for the types of writing done by marketing directors/managers in the nightlife and entertainment industry (nightclubs/restaurants in bigger cities)
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I have just received my bachelors degree and have so far only had small side jobs. When I'm looking online now, I don't even know where to start. I know that I would most likely be starting off low, but I am looking for an industry that would be cool to work in with increasing opportunities in the years to come. Does anyone have any advice for that?
I will be graduating from college with a degree in Marketing and Media Management come this fall and I would like to know what my options are as far as a (good paying/exciting) career.
I have a job offer in which I would be working 3 main functions, doing financial analysis, marketing database development and maintainence, and working on marketing and operations projects. I currently have an analyst title (marketing research analyst), and would rather have a title that indicates a promotion, as it is a pretty hefty salary increase. The company has indicated they are flexible with they title, which they have named Senior Business Analyst. (the senior part doesn't do it for me in terms of showing what I would like to) I don't know if they would go for an AVP title, but if they would, AVP of what? Marketing and Finance? They do not have an AVP in either role currently, though they have a number of AVP's in other areas. They might be more apt to choose something in between Sr. Analyst and AVP. But what would that be? The position reports to the EVP/CFO and is under the Finance area. This is the banking industry. Thanks in advance!
I'm going onto University soon (hopefully!) I have a passion for politics and was wondering what Jobs can one get if they have a political science degree? List of potential institutions and potential salary would be fantastic.
As always I will give 10 points to the best answer.
Thanks in advance :)