Your Questions About Internet Marketing Degree

Linda asks…

Is a business degree necessary in starting a career in marketing?

Or would a degree in social sciences be ok?

barry0912 answers:

No, you do not need a business degree to start a career in marketing. You don’t need any degree at all. There are countless opportunities in marketing. Its a huge field. For example, a good friend of mine started doing internet marketing while he was studying economics. He eventually got his economics degree, but he didn’t need it. He found what he loved to do: internet marketing. If you want to get into a huge corporation in one of their entry level marketing jobs, then you’re better off with a degree. There are plenty of alternatives though. There are plenty of ways to make a living with a marketing career without any degree at all. For example, here is a possible path:

1. Get an entry level job as an “Administrative Assistant.” Make sure the job has at least some advertising/marketing duties (such as stamping envelopes to send out advertising post cards).
2. Get a year of experience at this job.
3. Revise your resume, focusing on the marketing skills you learned.
4. Apply to a new job as a “Marketing Assistant.”
5. Repeat this process every year or two. This is how you “climb the corporate ladder.”

You can build a career like this. Feel free to skip steps if you can. There is no set path. No degree is necessary for this, but a degree helps get you interviews. Eventually you could become the CEO of a multi-billion dollar marketing agency.

Good luck.

Donna asks…

law degree and then a career as a business professional?

I want to do a law degree but don’t want a law career such as one as a solicitor or barrister. I would like to become a business professional instead but don’t know what area I could go into – any ideas?

barry0912 answers:

Please be aware of what you are proposing on getting yourself into. Please do more research first.

Reminder: We are in a World-wide Recession. Consider career paths that have available jobs.<<<< Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This is just not a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many reasons. Many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals – we have an absolute glut!! (“Legal Professionals” includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc)

Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with degrees from traditional colleges/universities. Those “certificates” you see advertised aren’t worth the paper they are printed on – they are generally scams. (I found this out the hard way.)

Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+.
Be prepared to take on a lot of debt.

Even if you finish law school, you won’t be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking, many new attorneys/lawyers are, themselves, having to work “down” as Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc, to simply try to keep some of their bills paid <that the job market/economy is just saturated with way too many Legal Professionals. Instead the schools will feed you a fairytale and will lie to you. The root of the problem is we have too many law schools. We are in a recession, and the schools are fighting for their own survival – they will tell students anything to get to the students’ money. (Which is why they won’t tell you the truth about the job market for the field of Law.) And these schools continue to recruit and churn out even more graduates………….

If you don’t believe me, then just do a search here on Yahoo Answers to see what other posters are saying about the current status of the field of Law. Call some local law firms – ask to speak to the Manager of Human Resources – ask them if they are hiring; ask them what they think about job availability in the field of Law………………

In the book “So You Want to be a Lawyer?” by Marianne Calabrese and Susanne Calabrese (ISBN 0-88391-136-1): “The United States has more lawyers than any other country in the world. About 38,000 students graduate >each year>>Healthcare or Information Technology! I spoke to a career counselor from Jobs and Family Services, and HE told me that these areas are where the jobs are, and future job availability! And scholarships!

Good luck.

(This is based on my current knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Please be careful and do your research.)

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Association

Chris asks…

What do you think about studying online with a University?

I have been to a traditional college for about 2 years and got my Associates in Business Administration there. I moved far away overseas and decided to study with a popular US University Online, because it offered me the flexibility and the luxury of holding a BA in Marketing in a bit longer than 2 years with transfered credits. Seriously, though, if you are an employer or student, professor – what is your opinion on this and why? The school says that it is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (ncahlc.org). Most of the business degrees are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. My classes are super duper expensive, I do learn a great deal of theory, but have nearly no experience in my desired field of study. They focus on writing weekly papers, simulations, and team work. Internet or online communication. I am currently seeking an internship. But, what is your opinion and why? I am also trying to figure out if I should complete a Master’s with this University as well.

barry0912 answers:

Why don’t you get a job in your field and then see whats on offer from work.You can do the on-line stuff anytime .

Helen asks…

Will this resume get me an entry level internship at an insurance agency?

The internship is for a marketing/advertising position. I am a high school junior. I’ve left out of the resume that I am in my 14th year of dance classes and training, should I add that in? Let me know about how the overall resume is! Thanks for your time. =] Oh, and the name of the company and all other information has been **** out.

OBJECTIVE
To obtain knowledge of the sales, marketing, and advertising fields through an internship that betters the **** Insurance team while at the same time enriches future endeavors.
EDUCATION
Completed two and a half years at **** High School and two semesters at **** Community College.
Graduation date: June 2010.
GPA 3.71.
EXPERIENCE
Newspaper Staff Member and Editor, **** Junior High School
•Aug 2004 – June 2006. Researched information for news articles using library and Web sources. Composed and edited informational articles, columns, editorials, and advertising copy.
Fundraising and Field Trip Organizer, **** High School
•August 2008 – present. Organized several fundraising projects for the National Honors Society, California Scholarship Federation, and Key Club, as well as participated extensively in said fundraisers.
•August 2008 – present. In charge of planning and scheduling field trips for the National Honors Society and California Scholarship Federation. Includes managing budgets, scheduling buses, arranging substitute teachers to take the place of teachers who are chaperoning on the trip, organizing permission slips, and obtaining permission through negotiating and writing letters to head officials at the school.

RELEVANT HIGH SCHOOL STUDIES
Advanced placement courses in English Language and American History with extensive research and writing assignments completed; video and music editing; teacher’s assistance work, including filing, photo copying, faxing, and answering phones; sociology; enrolled in public speaking; enrolled in second semester of high school Spanish.

HONORS, AWARDS, AND MEMBERSHIPS
•President of high school chapter of California Scholarship Federation
2008 – present.
•President of high school chapter of National Honor Society
2008 – present.
•Secretary of Animal Protection Club
Member, 2007 – present.
Secretary, 2008 – present.
•Member of Go Green Club
2008 – present.
•Member of Key Club International
2008 – present.
•Recipient of the Academic Excellence Award 2008
Recognizes students who have earned an outstanding grade point average and have had no disciplinary issues.
•Received outstanding score on Accuplacer test
Test judges reading and writing skills to place student in academic classes that agree with the student’s skills. Placed in an advanced college level reading and writing category with one of the highest scores possible.
•Altrusa Organization Volunteer
2008 – present.
•American Heart Association Volunteer
2008 – present.
•Relay for Life Walker
2004 – present.
OTHER SKILLS AND INFORMATION
Extensive Computer Knowledge – Skilled at most Microsoft Office tools, such as Word, Powerpoint, and Spreadsheet; basic HTML knowledge; fast typer from experience with writing reports, essays, and analyses of documents; advanced experience with Windows, Internet Explorer, email, anti-virus software, search engines, file-sharing software, Adobe Reader, and many other key components of use in the office setting.

barry0912 answers:

The only person who can tell you if you’ll definitely get a job with this resume is the person who sees it and hires you.

Personally, I think your resume is too wordy. Most HR people who have to read a bunch of resumes all the time are looking for *A Stand Out* (in the crowd) type of person. Put it on a quick diet and only put in the best, most pertinent information necessary. Good Luck!

Cheers!

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