Friday, March 7, 2008

Hi, I'm Working Girl One and I'm a Marketing Assistant

I'm not quite a marketing assistant yet, but I'm going to be soon.

Recently, our current marketing assistant gave her two weeks notice and recommended me for the job. For some time, I'd been contemplating sales versus marketing. I think I was almost trying to convince myself to like sales because it's so lucrative, but marketing is just more fun (at least for me). I can plan events, create promotions and gift baskets, and I find that very enjoyable.

When Facebook Friend Boss left and I began doing her job, I started to look at what I was doing everyday more analytically. What I found out: my heart is not in sales. When the marketing assistant told me her news, I started jumping up and down (figuratively not literally). This told me something, told me that right now my heart is in marketing.

I spoke to the associate publisher of marketing, who I had interned for during the summer of '06, and she was thrilled that I was interested. I was basically told that if I want the job, it was mine.

It was hush hush for a while and I couldn't tell my current bosses (awkward!), but last week I was officially offered the job. This means I'm going to be an assistant for a little longer than I thought I'd be but the offered me some monetary incentive, the possibility of a promotion to coordinator after six months, and a sweet business trip to South Africa.

Chicken Soup Boss
thinks I'll end up in sales, she thinks I have the personality for it. I think she's wrong.


Anonymous said...

congrats on the promotion! money is great, but if you don't enjoy what you're doing, it's not worth it!

Yvonne said...

yeah! that is so exciting! you will do great!

Anonymous said...

seems like chicken soup for the client's soul will be paying off in the long run! congrats!

Kerry said...

YOU GO GIRL! Marketing definitely sounds like more fun :)

Anonymous said...

gosh that is so exciting! it seems like you made the right choice!!

Toomerdog said...

Congrats on making the big move into marketing....the field that "creates demand"!

You are in good company!