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 Internet Marketing Company

Mary asks…

Help with SEO stragegy! Which keyword would produce the best results for my business?

My company does business development; everything from webdesign and marketing to research and consulting.
For example from the following 2 keywords (assume I can get the same rank on page 1 for either):
Internet marketing for small business – 8,100 global monthly searches
Marketing in new york – 49,500 global monthly searches

What concerns me is that with the higher searched keyword would a lot of the searches be people looking for marketing jobs in new york rather than to purchase marketing services? So essentially those people would leave the site and hurt my score right?

Any thoughts on this?

barry0912 answers:

I will do keyword research for you though. Generally you want to pick as specific of a keyword as possible. Before even receiving the results of the research I can tell that “Marketing in new york” will be a waste of your time. You are using broad monthly searches too. You should be using exact global monthly searches.

Organic Search Competition Results:

“internet marketing for small business”:
Exact Global Searches: 1600
CPC: $14.41
SEO Competition: 51/100
Average Domain Authority: 50.28
Average Backlinks: 3,632

“marketing in new york”:
Exact Global Searches: 36
CPC: $5.80
SEO Competition: 41/100
Average Domain Authority: 34.6
Average Backlinks: 348

I hope this helps! Feel free to contact me if you need anything else.

William asks…

ACN Is it a scam. How many people actually lose money by joining?

Its a marketing company that is endorsed by Donald Trump that sells phones and internet access along with unlimited opportunities for wealth. Most of the people i have talked to about it have horror stories about poor technology and bad service.

barry0912 answers:

I will be honest with you. I have been in it for about a year now and have done great! Sadly, not everyone has success. The problems I have seen with people who don’t do well aren’t coachable. This business is a cookie cutter business. You simply do whatever the successful people are doing. If people aren’t doing well they simply need to change their approach and they can succeed! I hope this helps!

If you have any questions you can email me at svp4life@hotmail.com

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Degree

William asks…

Internet marketing universities?

Can someone tell me atleast 1 internet marketing universities and where it’s located and if possible a little about it.
o yes please only tell universities ro colleges in Canada

barry0912 answers:

Thats one in US…

Http://www.seochat.com/c/a/Search-Engine-News/Full-Sail-Offers-Online-Internet-Marketing-Degrees/

Lisa asks…

what jobs can a marketing degree get you?

barry0912 answers:

Marketing is the best feild for the students mba

Today there are many jobs availabe in india

everyone will think marketing job is like a sales man going to everyhome and sell the products.But the trend has changed the people will come to you to know about the products what you want to tell.It all depends on the company you choose.if you choose reputed company people will come and ask you about the products

Another latest trend in marketing jobs is internet marketing where you can sell to the targeted customers just by sitting online.there are many companies in india offering internet jobs like flipkart,jabong etc.Thanks to the revolutionary trend of e-commerce comapnies in india.

Hope you can choose the best carrer after completing marketing

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Jobs

Paul asks…

Will marketing still be a lucrative field in the future?

I am planning on going into the field of marketing. I would like to know how going into marketing in this economy will pan out along with how the future of marketing looks as of now.

barry0912 answers:

Marketing jobs are tough to get. Typically you have to get lucky or have experience to land a good job. 2nd option is to start with a company at the bottom and try to work our way up. There are two types of marketing jobs either you work on the design side of things or the sales side of it. If you hate sales you better have good knowledge of computer/graphic design as it will get you much farther. If you like the sales side then you will probably score a job pretty easy. Alot of companies tie marketing into more hands on sales experience whether it be trade shows or presentations etc.. To answer your question great field, and will never go away. However, it is evolving much more into the internet than expected. I recommend solid background on design and other internet applicaitons.

Nancy asks…

What is a fun or interesting part time job that compliments a full time career?

My day job is stressful and intense. Its in an office environment. I’m looking for something “different” with flexible hours, fun, won’t burn me out and has NO inventory. Serving and bartending are obvious. I’m looking for something not so obvious. FYI I live in Toronto Canada.

barry0912 answers:

Bartending=very late hours in some cases, although private clubs are great. I was where you are a couple of years ago. Because I like the computer, internet marketing was the viable low cost answer for me.
I have some sites that generate passive income for me allowing my weekends to still be free!

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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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Nancy asks…

I am looking for legitimate work at home, not marketing, job. Using computer, no cost to start?

I am looking for an at home job doing data entry, computer work, customer service, etc. I am excellent with computers and learn programs really quickly. I want to work part time. serious about an at home job. do not want to pay price for job, want serious legitimate job. Should not have to pay for it. Also no marketing jobs or sales job. Where can I find honest business looking for me as an employee?

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barry0912 answers:

My wife and I work for ChaCha.com, you need a referral in order to get signed up.

It’s absolutely Free (but you will need to go through a series of tests to see if your English and Research skills are up to par).

It works like this, you need a PC with internet and Firefox. You get a popup letting you know someone texted in a question to Chacha on their phone. You research the answer and paste it in the website and it sends your text message back to them. If you are interested, you can message me and I’ll send you a
referral and the website. They pay .20 per text that you answer and it takes about 2-5 minutes of research to find an answer (it isn’t a fortune but a person can easily make $150 – $200 a month doing this).

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Ken asks…

How would you introduce yourself on a resume with following skills?

I have skills in e-commerce (with SEO and internet marketing in general, with any advertising and e-currency related things)

I have skills in negotiation across political personnels, dealing with economic development of a small country with various different facilities, in differing fields.

I have skills in research and development of engineering studies, such as development of software, mechanical components, electronics, and general management of R&D of science.

I’m not much of a well-spoken person nor a great writer. Can someone please write it so it looks like features/extensions of my what could be credentials/skills?

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barry0912 answers:

Your resume should be tailored to your targeted job. If you have varied skills, you don’t want to include all of them on one resume. That dilutes your expertise for what the job requires. You need to tailor your resume for every position you apply for. The only way to win an interview and to beat out your competition is to dovetail what you know and can do to the job’s responsibilities. In other words, paint yourself as the perfect candidate for the position. If you write a general resume in which you list all of your many and varied skills, you won’t get many responses. Hiring managers are looking for a perfect fit.

Darlene Zambruski
ResumeEdge.com, JobInterviewEdge.com Managing Editor
CPRW (Certified Professional Resume Writer)

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