What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Director of Sales and Marketing in Montréal:
"Success Is being Able To Rally The Team."
The key to success is to respect everyone's expertise. Make everyone part of the solution and share successes. Responsibility also needs to be shared with no room for blame.
Director of Sales and Marketing in Victoria:
"Learn To Sell."
Learn more about sales strategy and less about the product.
You can learn about any product it is the sales skills that will help you sell.
Director of Sales and Marketing in Toronto:
"Always Act In The Capacity of Where You Want To Be."
Take on new challenges outside your current role to continually develop and challenge yourself. Communicate that you enjoy these projects. Share insight through development on strategy suggestions for company moving forward. Pay attention to trends, the economy, new players to the marketplace and incorporate that knowledge in to your strategy of business development. Know your company niche and keep a strong communication about what the owners want for the company, where they see it going and what part of the puzzle would add to profitability for the company and then incorporate that into your strategy of building your position. Make it known about where you want to grow to in the company and ask for compensation to reflect as you move into promotional positions.