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Carneyman14

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Anybody able to find jobs out of college that isn't sales?

Seems like that's all that's out there. They say they are "outsourced marketing" companies. I've encountered people who sell, Quill, AT&T, Direct TV, Spark energy, etc.

Most companies are either a base pay + comp or 100% comp for about a year then they promote you to something called assistant manager or a leadership role. then they want you to open up your own business after 2 or so years.

Is this normal for entry level stuff?
 
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I think it is that way for all business majors. I graduated in 2008 and accepted a sales position and hated it, my major was economics. It is a tough market out there, I am looking for a teaching job that seems to be impossible for me. Just keep looking and stay positive something is bound to come around.
 

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I'm not a marketing major but I know some and only one of them was able to get a marketing job within a company.

What you would want to aim for is something within a manufacturing company & someone who makes large orders.

Aerospace industry is what comes to mind.
Look at Tulsa, OKC, & Witchita for those positions.

If you work in an industry which sells small items in mass amounts than you probably will be working directly with individual customer sales which can be hard.

Manufacturers usually have a sales dept. which is responsible for the sales and contracts with buyers and suppliers. Much more stable.

I really wish colleges would rename their marketing degrees to "sales" because that is honestly all it is.

Marketing is sales.

If you are wanting a stable job and have taken some accounting/finance courses. Look into some bookkeeping or accounting clerk positions. Get your foot in the door with a company and hopefully get into sales later on. Good luck
 
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I'm not a marketing major but I know some and only one of them was able to get a marketing job within a company.

What you would want to aim for is something within a manufacturing company & someone who makes large orders.

Aerospace industry is what comes to mind.
Look at Tulsa, OKC, & Witchita for those positions.

If you work in an industry which sells small items in mass amounts than you probably will be working directly with individual customer sales which can be hard.

Manufacturers usually have a sales dept. which is responsible for the sales and contracts with buyers and suppliers. Much more stable.

I really wish colleges would rename their marketing degrees to "sales" because that is honestly all it is.

Marketing is sales.

If you are wanting a stable job and have taken some accounting/finance courses. Look into some bookkeeping or accounting clerk positions. Get your foot in the door with a company and hopefully get into sales later on. Good luck
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Promotion, advertising, event coordination, B2B sales/Account Management,Branding, Market Research PR.

and because I suck at Math/Accounting/finance. And I can't write

Ah, makes sense. If you suck at writing though, you probably aren't going to have much of a career in advertising or PR.

Honestly, B2B sales is going to be your best bet with a marketing degree. You're going to make a lot more money and have a better shot of getting promoted to a management position if you go that route.

Sales is tough though, especially at first. I'm in my 3rd sales position since graduating and I've finally found a job that I like and will have a chance to be successful at. The other two sucked, but they got me the necessary experience I needed.
 

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Ah, makes sense. If you suck at writing though, you probably aren't going to have much of a career in advertising or PR.

Honestly, B2B sales is going to be your best bet with a marketing degree. You're going to make a lot more money and have a better shot of getting promoted to a management position if you go that route.

Sales is tough though, especially at first. I'm in my 3rd sales position since graduating and I've finally found a job that I like and will have a chance to be successful at. The other two sucked, but they got me the necessary experience I needed.
I can write alright I guess.... Didn't want to do it in college. Sports writing would be fun, but I came to the conclusion that I'm too much of a fan and want to have a beer at the games than work in sports.

I actualy got a interview with Enterprise rent a car Tuesday. People that know have always said they are good at promoting from within. I'm interviewing for their management trainee position. It's basically paid training for a year so its not much, but if I become a manager it would be a good salary and great opportunity for promotion/advancement. Corporate office is in STL :cheers:
 

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I can write alright I guess.... Didn't want to do it in college. Sports writing would be fun, but I came to the conclusion that I'm too much of a fan and want to have a beer at the games than work in sports.

I actualy got a interview with Enterprise rent a car Tuesday. People that know have always said they are good at promoting from within. I'm interviewing for their management trainee position. It's basically paid training for a year so its not much, but if I become a manager it would be a good salary and great opportunity for promotion/advancement. Corporate office is in STL :cheers:
Was this a phone interview or in person? I have a phone interview this same thing in Austin on Thursday.
 

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good luck on your interviews guys.

timothy, if you have a phone interview then why is it in Austin? lol