What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Marketing Director in Jamestown:
"Things I have learned in 10 years."
Make friends with everyone. You cannot cooperate too much. Collaboration is key. Learn all you can about social media. Your reputation is the hardest thing to obtain but you will be rewarded many times over with new patients. Give everyone the best possible experience. Thank them for choosing you! Review your processes regularly. Take the time to understand if it could be better and then change those things understanding that change is not easy for most. Be patient.
What you put out is what you will get back so do your best work always.
Marketing Director in Branson:
"Integrating into a local community."
I would share my knowledge about the best way to integrate yourself into a new community and make an impression when opening a new business or starting a new creative marketing venture. Joining local business support organizations, arts councils, bank clubs and of course the area CVB keeps you at the front of the line and makes it easy to develop business partnerships.
Marketing Director in Los Angeles:
"I would do more IT than marketing."
If you company is too small to afford a true IT department, odds are, you are going to be responsible for it.
Marketing Director in Charlotte:
"Hard work, dedication and adding value only gets you so far."
Manage your career like it's your job. Hard work, dedication and adding value is table stakes. Don't expect that to get you past a certain point. At a point it switches to politics and picking the right house.
Marketing Director in San Francisco:
"Your Career is Your Own - So Own It!"
Build a strong network with leaders from different areas. Your boss is not always right so having a network that can provide opinions is integral to making career choices.