Marketing career, post-graduation, is scarier than expected. With my graduation ceremony finally behind me, I have begun to look into potential jobs that would best suit me. Although my internship with L.A.M.P. Media Productions has focused heavily on production, something I enjoy, I want to pursue a career in Marketing. This has been a passion of mine for years. However, following graduation, it has become evident that finding a job is harder than I initially thought.
Many companies positions know to how to, well, market themselves. They often post a marketing position, or a “Brand Manager”, in reality it is a salesperson on the floor of a COSTCO. This is not in any way to serve as a jab at people who are in sales. But, for the companies that want you to sell products, and work type advertised. These posts can be very misleading. I have studied for years and have clear career goals. Sales, in terms of face-to-face interaction and up-selling a product, is not what I pursued.
Do Your Research
This serves as a cautious reminder to all of the post-undergrad students out there entering the job market. Do thorough research on a company that contacts you. Before confirming an interview, or before going in for an interview- research. It is important to understand a company’s values, do they align with yours? What is the position? Is it actually what you expect?
Written by Cristian Saldivar, 2017-2019 Intern. (Now fully employed in a Marketing Position in Corpus Christie).
NOTE: Cristian Saldivar is now a working professional. You can find samples of his work on his self-created website www.cristiansaldivar.com. We are proud of the hardest-working intern and cannot wait to see what you do next! - Megin Boyles, LAMP Media Productions
Edited by LAMP Media Productions