Your Questions About Internet Marketing Degree

Chris asks…

i’ve looked for a job all over the internet, but i have a bachelors and all the jobs are useless, now what?

hi, i’ve been to monster, careerbuilder, hotjobs, and craigslist and no luck pertaining to me having a bachelors, specifically a bachelors in business, specializing in marketing IMC. i’ve been looking about two to three times a week and none of the jobs are good — they’re all implicitly shady, i just feel it. what can i do to find a job without looking at these sites? thank you 🙂
sorry for my brief and unclear explanation of my experience. by shady, i mean, just about all of the company profiles seem to primarily utilize cold calling, door to door, or dirty sales techniques to exist. i got a degree so i don’t have to do that. i have 2 years experience in customer service, but that’s all. i’m 23 and just graduated a month ago. thanks all 🙂

barry0912 answers:

Get off the internet.

Most people do not find jobs through the job web sites like monster etc.

I work as an adjuster. I have marketing reps with vendors (restoration companies, rental companies etc) that we use visit me often. There job is to try to get me to use them – instead of the other guy.

Sure, they post ads on the internet and in industry publications.

But they get my business, because they come into my office an meet me. They bring managment to my office to meet me. So that if I have a problem – I know the manager and can call them to get the problem solved. They get my business, not because of the internet ads, but because of the interpersonal relationship they take the time to develop with me.

All job hunting is …..is marketing. But instead of selling a service you are selling yourself.

So, if you are selling yourself… Why would you hang everything on the internet – moster.com, careerbuilder.com. I don’t have marketing degree….but I doubt a sucessful marketing strategy relies only on 1 soure.

So, keep searching the internet and the sunday paper. Also search state and federal goverment web sites. Many communities have their own career finder website for local companies- search those.

Go meet and register with every employment agency you can. You can get some temp work – so the money will help. And many companies do not post job openings– but use temp agencies to screen potential employees.

Join the local Jaycees. Get to know people. Let them know you are looking for a job. Many people find jobs b/c they knew someone at the company. Develop a network.

Get involved in volunteer work. You may meet someone at that volunteer fundraiser that is a potential job connection. And, since you are not working – you have the time and it helps to build your resume. Pick something you are interested in and get involved. The only thing it will cost you is time– and you have that.

Let every friend and family member know you are looking for a job and are open to anything.

Don’t restrict yourself. There are way more marketing majors than marketing jobs. So, be willing to look at any job you qualify for. You may find that you end up in an industry that you never thought you would be in – but love.

Start sending out resumes and cover letters. Make sure there are no mistakes in either. They must be perfect or they get tossed.

Make sure to have a resume that applies to the job you are looking for. Don’t send a resume to an insurance company to apply for an adjusters position with an objective that says you are looking for a job in the marketing field.

Be sure that your resume stresses the experience/education that applies to that job.
An insurance company will want to see a 4 year college degree and good customer service skills, time management, organization. So, make sure your resume reflects those values. But this may not be what a marketing position wants — they may be more interested in your education.

If you don’t have experience in a specific field, you usually need a contact in the company. So really “network”. If the company has an opening, the fact that an employee recommended you will greatly increase your chance of getting an interview. It won’t get you the job (you still have to do that in the interview) but it will go a long way to getting you the interview.

I have a history degree. When I got out of college, I went to work as an assistant manager in a retail store. I had a family connection. I did that for a year and got some good customer service experince and a good dose of “grow up”. I then got on with a major insurance company. (Again, I had another family member that worked with that company in a different state). I was hired to work as an insurance adjuster.

I have been working as an adjuster for 12 years now. I’m in a profession where I can take care of myself and support a family. When I was in college – could I have told you this would be the profession I’d be in? No.

So, be open to any opportunity that presents itself and start developing and working your network. A company is not going to just show up at your door begging you to work for them…..you have to work hard and find that job.

Good Luck.

Mark asks…

Positions In Marketing?

Okay I’m currently working on my AA Degree in Business. But what I really want to get into is Marketing/Advertising. So far all I know about positions in Marketing is a Marketing Executive. Can anyone please tell me what are the positions in Marketing/Advertising starting from the bottom all the way to the top!!

barry0912 answers:

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers
http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos020.htm

Advertising managers. Advertising managers direct a firm’s or group’s advertising and promotional campaign. They can be found in advertising agencies that put together advertising campaigns for clients, in media firms that sell advertising space or time, and in companies that advertise heavily. They work with sales staff and others to generate ideas for the campaign, oversee a creative staff that develops the advertising, and work with the finance department to prepare a budget and cost estimates for the campaign.

Marketing managers. Marketing managers work with advertising and promotion managers to promote the firm’s or organization’s products and services. With the help of lower level managers, including product development managers and market research managers, marketing managers estimate the demand for products and services offered by the firm and its competitors and identify potential markets for the firm’s products. .

Promotions managers. Promotions managers direct promotions programs that combine advertising with purchasing incentives to increase sales. Often, the programs are executed through the use of direct mail, inserts in newspapers, Internet advertisements, in-store displays, product endorsements, or other special events.

Public relations managers. Public relations managers plan and direct public relations programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image for the employer or client. For example, they might write press releases or sponsor corporate events to help maintain and improve the image and identity of the company or client.

In large organizations, public relations managers may supervise a staff of public relations specialists. (See the Handbook statement on public relations specialists.) They also work with advertising and marketing staffs to make sure that the advertising campaigns are compatible with the image the company or client is trying to portray. In addition, public relations managers may handle internal company communications, such as company newsletters, and may help financial managers produce company reports. They may assist company executives in drafting speeches, arranging interviews, and maintaining other forms of public contact; oversee company archives; and respond to requests for information. Some of these managers handle special events as well, such as the sponsorship of races, parties introducing new products, or other activities that the firm supports in order to gain public attention through the press without advertising directly.

Sales managers. Sales managers direct the distribution of the product or service to the customer. They assign sales territories, set sales goals, and establish training programs for the organization’s sales representatives. (See the Handbook statement on sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing).

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Your Questions About Low Cost Dental Insurance

John asks…

Is there a low cost medical/dental Insurance company anywhere in Michigan or worldwide?

I haven’t had insurance Since I was 18. im 27 now. It really sucks. Im a stay at home Step mother ( well.. step girlfriend ).. and I have no income. My boyfriend has a really good job and he supports me. but we arent married so I cant be on his insurance.

Anyone have any info for me?

barry0912 answers:

I have a discount medical benefits plan, it helps me save on my doctor’s visits, lab work, and good savings on my dental work. It is not insurance, but the savings are good. The website should have more info for you….. Http://www.wehavebenefits.com

Donna asks…

What is the best, low cost health/dental insurance for a college student?

barry0912 answers:

Low cost won’t be the best it seems, but check yourself

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Your Questions About Title Insurance

Mandy asks…

What value does a real estate lawyer add on top of title insurance?

If title insurance already protects against:
– survey errors
– legal description errors
– negligence
– forgery
– liens

and negates the need for:
– zoning compliance certificate
– tax certificate
– hydro/water/gas certificates
– law society levy

what value does a real estate lawyer add on top?

Is it just for wading through the legalese in the Offer and the Agreement?

barry0912 answers:

Depends on the transaction, if it’s a refinance, I would tend to agree with you even though I don’t understand what you mean by stating title insurance negates the need for tax and water certificate. I’d also be cautious of the legal description errors. I had a situation in NY, purchase, where the deed to the property did not contain a legal description at all. The previous title company would not give us a letter of indemity for our title and then come to find out our title underwriter would not accept it, the original deed had to be found and re-recorded, no exception, so I guess it depends on what you mean by “errors” On a purchase transaction, they usually add more value due to the purchase contracts and drafting of deeds, etc. To be bluntly honest, most attorneys usually dont even touch the file unless there is a major problem, their paralegals handle the day to day operations

Lisa asks…

Who is responsible for selling a bad title insurance policy?

I had property line dispute with my neighbor and my title insurance policy(First American Title Insurance Company) does not want to pay my $7k attorney fees for preparing the claim . They did not cover my out of pocket legal fees. I was sold a crappy policy 10 years ago when I purchased my residence. Who is in charge of choosing the title insurance company? Escrow company or the agent?

barry0912 answers:

Normally the real estate agent or the escrow officer select a title company they are accustom to working with. This is prevalent throughout the mortgage and real estate industry.

What the real estate agent or escrow loan or loan officer fail to tell their clients is that they may select the services of their choice.

Even if your title was not in excess of 10 year the title company only guarantee that liens against the property after your purchase would be paid and you would be getting a clean title to the property. You did not get a crappy title insurance policy.

I have used First American Title Insurance and have found them to be a competent title company over the years.

In most states and counties a property has been assigned a lot and parcel number with the dimension recorded at the county court where the property is located. If there is a dispute about the property as to where it ends and how much is yours, then you would have to hire a survey company to complete a survey to determine property lines.

I hope this has been of some benefit to you, good luck.

“FIGHT ON”

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Your Questions About Title Insurance

Thomas asks…

How can I get a job in the Title insurance business?

I have experience conducting title searches all the way back to the 1800s but not for a title insurance company. I rarely see listings for this type of job but I know that plenty of people do this. Where can I start looking?

barry0912 answers:

I work for a title insurance company. I went through a temporary agency who was handling their staffing at the time. You could always submit resumes to First American Title Insurance Company, Stewart Title, LandAmerica Financial Group. But with the mortgage industry suffering, we have been slow. Good luck!

Sharon asks…

Are all title insurance policies required to check for liens?

We are buying a foreclosed property that offers a free title insurance policy if we use the seller’s choice for settlement. Because it is a foreclosure, the property does not come guaranteed free of liens. If I use the seller’s company, am I in danger of them not doing a full title investigation?

barry0912 answers:

A Title Insurance Policy guarantee’s a title free from liens They will do a title search to avoid a lawsuit.

This depends on whether its an OWNERS POLICY or a MORTGAGE Insurance Policy. IAre you talking about a MIP (Mortgage Insurance Policy}. You need to purchase the Owners Title Policy.

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Your Questions About Low Cost Pet Vaccinations


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Richard asks…

what are the best pet insurance plans for routine vet care? i need one to get vaccinations for low costs.?

i spend a lot at the vet on vaccines and such so does any1 know of any plan that would give you good discouts for a good price?

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barry0912 answers:

Pet insurance is a new concept that is just now gaining steam. Places like Progressive will give you free pet accident insurance with purchase of car insurance. However, routine care is still very rare. Even if you find an insurance company, few vets are currently contracted and therefore the insurance will do you no good unless you drive to the nearest contracted provider. The best thing is to call a few vets and see if they accept any insurance plans. If they say yes, ask for the top 3. Then contact the insurance companies and enroll your pet(s).

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William asks…

Where can I get low cost puppy vaccinations and wormer?

I am able to do the vaccinations myself, I have done them before.
I have looked around at pet stores and haven’t found any yet.
I have seen a couple of online sites, but they charge a lot for shipping.
Also, she needs to be wormed as well. I have heard that you can buy it in a gel or liquid and it is easy to give on your own.
Is there a website that offers good quality vaccinations and wormer and a reasonable price?

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barry0912 answers:

Www.jeffersequine.com is a site that has products for dogs, livestock, horses and just other riding material and such. I get all my stuff there and there excellent and are not to high in shipping, check it out and goodluck!

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Your Questions About Title Insurance


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Jenny asks…

If you buy a home without an agent or with a discount agent, how do you shop for title insurance?

Even if you work with full-commission (3%) agents, they just work with their favorite title insurance companies. They don’t comparison shop the best deal for you.

How do you find out the quality of service of a title insurance company? How do you find out all the fees that the title insurance will cost you?

Title insurance is to ensure that your home has a free and clear title and no one has a lien or a claim on it. It’s critical and requires professional expertise. You don’t want to do it yourself, and cannot afford to be self-insured. You don’t want to find out by surprise that your home isn’t yours after you’ve paid your down payment and all the closing costs. Title insurance ensures that this never happens, assuming that the insurance company does its job.
Is anyone familiar with the California laws? Is it always the seller’s agent who chooses the title insurance company? Do the laws require that all title insurance companies do pretty much the same things to check the title?

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barry0912 answers:

Title insurance is cut and dry so to speak,

im going thru a large claim on mine right now,
they are really terrible to deal with.
They all have to provide the same coverage, and service as required by the state,
the fees they charge are usually state regulated also, they all charge the state regulated amount, ( like Gap insurance for a car ) its always the same for everyone.
A trip to the register of deeds will save you the money, ( I wish I would have )
if its not on the record the title insurance wont cover it anyway.

I had an easement the title insurance didnt find, and now the easement holder came in and is doing as he wishes all over our property, tearing down trees, removing a building,

It was on record at the court house, and the title insurance still dosen’t want to pay.

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Charles asks…

Do attorneys issue and sell title insurance or simply buy it on behalf of their clients?

I understand that attorneys perform title searches and make a title judgment/title assessment. I also know that they would have to hold an insurance license in the state they are located, be backed by an insurance company(i.e. be an insurance broker/rep), or have an actual insurance company,but all of these are possible to do. What is the normal situation with real estate attorneys and title insurance?

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barry0912 answers:

The attorney has to be approved to do title opinions for title insurance companies. There are required classes and seminars and insurance the attorney must have before they are cleared to do the title check and opinion for the title insurance company. Then the title company issues the policy.

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