Sales & marketing careers
2:40 PM EST, November 6, 2013
When I started looking for new career opportunities after leaving the restaurant industry, I was pretty nervous. After all, what could work in the food industry have to do with any other kind of job? I worried about the transferability of my job skills, until I realized that sales skills are not only transferable, they are also an inherent part of just about every kind of job.
11:15 AM EDT, October 28, 2013
Though a picture of your Caesar salad with a filter added may not be art to everybody, photo-editing on smart phones and social media sites has led to an explosion of interest in photography and sharing pictures. But if your job is to professionally photograph people, places and events, are you left to compete with every smart phone-wielding amateur out there?
10:40 AM EDT, September 23, 2013
It’s pretty clear that the Internet has changed the dynamic of almost everything under the sun.
11:40 AM EDT, September 17, 2013
More than 15 million people work in retail, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a recent CareerBuilder survey found that 33 percent of retail employers are likely to hire seasonal help this summer. Considering the high employment numbers, along with varying education requirements, on-the-job training and transferable skills, a job in retail can be the start of, or next step in, a strong career path.
11:10 AM EDT, September 16, 2013
How long has it been since you called a company on the phone for customer service? A week? A few months? Now think about the last time you went online to pay a bill or searched for an answer online. It was probably a lot more recently, right?
August 17, 2013
I talk to a lot of job seekers. Most of them are looking for digital marketing jobs. And why not? It’s a fun and fast-growing industry. It’s also a big field with lots of specialties: social media, search optimization, content marketing, analytics and others.
July 16, 2013
The sixth season of the TV drama “Mad Men” just ended, and it seems America is still enthralled by the scandalous lives of the Madison Avenue ad men and the inner-workings of their agency, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Aside from all the drinking and philandering, much of the show’s appeal comes from watching these creative professionals tackle new accounts, dreaming up the commercials and print ads that will represent brands like Heinz, Kodak and Lucky Strike to the world.
1:01 PM EST, February 12, 2013
Selling out? Not as long as new products and services are out there. Sales workers have the advantage of a career with unlimited opportunities. No matter what's being invented or reinvented, somebody is needed to sell it.
2:31 PM EDT, July 23, 2013
Although the seasonal hiring forecast for 2011 wasn't as favorable as some may have expected, it may not be dire, either.
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