Hi MetaFilter, Putting it out for the group to help me weigh the pro's and con's of a career move. I am 44 years old, marketing professional with 10 years experience in health care marketing communication. I recently got my MBA last year and got recruited to go to another large Chicago health care system. The new job pays more and is OK but we are going through a reorg and merger and my position will change going forward. My current boss is leaving the organization and said that he is putting me forward for a better position with more responsibility going into the reorg but it is hard to trust that this will happen since that is all going to be in flux. About a month ago I applied for a federal marketing communication project manager position with the General Services Administration at the Federal Acquisition Service and this past Friday I was offered the job as a GS-13 Step One and they want my answer on Monday. [more inside]
I've got a very eclectic resume: 5-7 years of experience in several different fields at once, because I have had multiple simultaneous jobs. Now I'm looking for a new gig, and I think I have a lot to offer, but I'm not sure how to market the breadth of my skills. [more inside]
What are the best resources/avenues/contract agencies to get hooked up with regarding getting a marketing job (digital/online) within the Bay Area (California). [more inside]
Networking Etiquette. I am starting out on a new job search, and I was hoping to learn some pointers in networking etiquette. I have recently received a graduate degree in Public Relations/Communications. My main contacts are people in my program and professors. I am interested in what is the proper manner to introduce myself to people outside of my current circle with the ultimate aim of landing a job in this field. I appreciate any advise you may have. Thanks!
How do you market researchers do what you do? I’m curious about the profession and I’d like some information on how researchers actually spend time. Special projects at my design service firm often include an element of conjecture about potential audience. When we work on projects that might be legitimately useful or tool-like, I’d like to introduce some rigor into our process and know better when to think about hiring a contractor or outside vendor for research. [more inside]
What resources could I point my roommate towards to find strategic marketing/marketing research/marketing analyst jobs in the wine industry of New York City? [more inside]
[Asking for a colleague filter] Marketing people, how do I jump from academia into your world? [more inside]
What are the best online sites for job hunting - specifically technical sales and marketing (software sales, hardware, etc). I got blind sided by a layoff on Monday. I've spent the last two days working my network and now it's time to start hitting the job sites. What are the good ones? I haven't had to do this in about 6 years. My initial reaction is that the job sites aren't any better, and maybe are worse, than I remember.
I really hope people don't see this as me promoting myself; I really need shared experience and advice about how to market myself. I am on some business forums but they tend to promote just themselves as THE place to market yourself - there must be more... So, I run a proofreading/copyediting/copywriting/transcribing business. Doing OK as I launched while working full time at a day job. Now looking to transition out of the day job, a step at a time, so I can spend that time on the business. Eventual aim: work a 40 hour week just on the business, at home, for myself. But the day job might require me to drop 2.5 days a week rather than the 1 I can really cope with. So I need to up my marketing to drive some business my way. Any solutions you've used that really work? e.g. there is a consensus that Yellow Pages/Yell is not worth the fee. Also I work with US and UK clients, though UK based - any hints for reaching more US people? [more inside]
What blogs / sites make you say "I want to hire this guy!". What is it about those sites that makes you say this? If and when my next employment search comes up, I would like to have a web presence that gives prospective employers a window into my work, thoughts, outlook, etc. I am looking for blogs that do a great job at selling the author to potential employers. I am interested in content but also the sites presentation and functionality. I am more interested in business related blogs rather than designer / portfolio types sites, but will take all comers. Blogs that incorporate photos of the author would be a bonus. Help me find examples of great personal salesmanship on the web.
I got offered this internship that I really don't want. Would I be foolish to turn it down anyway? [more inside]
What starting salary can a recent graduate PhD in Mass Communication expect to make in the industry focusing on research (i.e., not teaching at a university)? [more inside]
What can I do to transition to a "green marketing" career? [more inside]
What are the legalities of utilizing a homeless person/vagrant/urban outdoorsman for marketing purposes? I've read up on "Bumvertising", but other than some negative feedback from homeless persons advocates (wikipedia) what happens when one of these "employees" happens to do something illegal? [more inside]
Work question. I recently transitioned from temp to perm, as a Mktg. Admin Assistant, and am confused as to what I should be doing, not so much duty-wise, but as a proactive employee. Long-winded details inside [more inside]
How can I get a job at Nike "Online" - I would love to work for one of Nike's websites. [more inside]
does anyone know what the term "interactive marketing" means? [more inside]