What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Marketing Communications Coordinator in Raleigh:
"Palpable lack of appreciation for required skills!"
Do your job under advisement. When there is no advisement, do your job!
There is little appreciation for the amount of thought and creativity required to produce communications, graphic design, and advertising in small companies.
The level of personal stress this creates can be overwhelming. Keep up with the analytics that represent the impact of your work. Most times it's the only gratification you will find.