What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Account Manager in Chicago:
Be able to learn on your feet and while you will make mistakes, it is imperative to become better from them.
Account Manager in La Jolla:
"With I had taken some graphic design courses."
Start early, and get your foot in the door with a company you can grow with. Especially in large cities, sales jobs are competitive and 99.9% of them require previous experience. Pay your dues, slowly move up the sales ladder, and appreciate the early-on 'grunt' work because hitting the pavement and cold calling skills really do come in handy down the line.
Account Manager in Redmond:
"If you except low pay you hurt us all..."
Women we're still in the dark ages; do not take less than a man would for this job. It's a lot of work and you are licensed professional. Except nothing less than equal pay for equal work.
Account Manager in Beaumont:
"Engineering is the way to make instant $"
My customers and my company need engineers, there simply are too few. They are paid top dollar and will always be in short supply.
Account Manager in Atlanta:
"Honesty Is The Best Policy, You Have To Be Honest With Yourself Too."
Make sure you get your salary agreement in writing, because it's been so hard trying to get what I was promised.