What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Vice President (VP), Sales & Marketing in Columbus:
"I was not going to be able to hire the right type of talent."
Negotiate your package deal, make sure you cover commissions and bonuses upfront, find out your ability to hire talent and what the budget is for that and when they will allow you to hire, under what circumstances.
Vice President (VP), Sales & Marketing in Brea:
"Evaluate your choices."
Know the parameters of your position. Are you treated like your title outside and INSIDE of the building?
Find out if you're responsible for the mistakes of your predecessor.
Vice President (VP), Sales & Marketing in Phoenix:
It is always about the customer- stay focused and in front of your customers. Do not get trapped in a office- you need to be in the field and out in the market place. Only by being in the marketplace can you learn what is going on in your industry.
Vice President (VP), Sales & Marketing in Atlanta:
I wish in my current position I would have had a greater idea of growth potential outside of the employment I currently have.