Monday, November 5, 2012

Show & Tell: Careers/Your "Job"

Another Link Up covering up a major piece of my life, something I've put a lot of time, effort and hard work into over the past 8 1/2 years.

Next Weeks Questions: Careers/Your "Job"
1. Tell us what you studied in college. Is your job now related to what you studied?
In college I studied Travel & Tourism major and minored in Marketing/Management. My job is actually very much related, BUT I definitely never thought this is where I would end up....but I LOVE it.

2. Tell us what your everyday job looks like.
I'm the Vice President of Marketing for a major casino company. My job is CRAZY. I absolutely love it and I'm fortunate to be doing what I'm doing, but it is a ton of work. In the old days I was able to commit many, many hours of every day to my job and it's what I believe helped me get to where I am today. Last year my life changed tremendously when we had our first child and while I still put 100% into my career, my priorities have shifted and I now have had to learn how to shove those many hours of work into fewer hours of work so I can get done at a reasonable time each day to spend time with our little guy. This girl misses many lunch hours in exchange for shoveling something quick into my mouth while working through.

3. Do you have a picture of you at work? Show us.
Work party years ago at my boss' house.
4. In 10 years, what do you see yourself doing? Same thing? More? Tell us.
To be honest, I was surprised to be able to move up within our company in this market to where I am today, but I have a feeling to climb the ladder any more we would need to relocate. It's tough now because at times I would absolutely move for the right opportunity, but the hard part is we have such a great thing here with a job I love, close to all of our family and friends. It would be hard to relocate. Ideally I will continue in the marketing segment, preferably customer service focused.

5. Tell us what you have learned, and what {if any} recommendations you may have for those looking to go into the field you are in.
This career has definitely helped mold me into the person I am today and I love my job and everything most things that go with it. I can tell you that when I'm interviewing candidates for positions in our department, I look for people who aren't afraid to put in the hours and hard work to accomplish their goals. People need to understand that you have to make certain sacrifices to achieve your ultimate goals and while things may seem hard at the time, you can't always be perfect in your role and you will make mistakes. The important thing is how you rebound from them.

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