My work allows me to combine the foundation of LEARNING AND BEING CHALLENGED and the interests of ENTREPRENEURSHIP and TECHNOLOGY.
DAY IN AND DAY OUT
Wake up, make a shake for breakfast, review digital advertising stats, create landing pages with relevant offers, communicate with clients, adjust keywords and digital ads, integrate new technology into client websites.
SKILLS, TRAINING, OR EXPERIENCE NEEDED
Digital advertising, direct response copywriting techniques, photo editing, basic HTML and CSS, design and layout, marketing strategy.
Undergraduate - Marylhurst University, Communication, General
Graduate - Marylhurst University, Business Administration and Management, General
SOME HELPFUL FIRST STEPS FOR SOMEONE IN TRANSITION TO A NEW CAREER
Read 50 marketing and copywriting books. Ask marketing pros what their #1 favorite marketing or copywriting book is, write down the answers. Create a list. Read them all and take notes. Synthesize. Use what you've learned for 1-2 friends. Do it for free or low cost. Charge a lot. You'll need to learn how to do that. Make a few cold calls. You'll need to learn how to do that too.
You have to be an advocate for yourself. It's completely ok to say: "I disagree."
You're not a natural salesperson: "I disagree"
You're shy: "I disagree. Sometimes I am, sometimes I'm not."
You're not strategic enough: "I'm not sure I agree with you. Do you have concrete examples?"
Math isn't your strong suit: "I disagree."
STRUGGLES I OVERCAME: MILITARY TRANSITION
I thought I would get out and find a job right away. What really happened was a winding road of education, mistakes, internships, multiple jobs and hardship. I learned to never give up. With a little more confidence, I would have shortened the path.
Service Background and Insight
What branch of the military did you serve in?
When did you complete active military service (ETS)? Please specify the year (YYYY).
What is the highest rank you reached while in the service?
What are some tips you would recommend for someone transitioning into civilian life?
As many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war. Have you experienced PTSD, combat stress, or TBI as a result of your service?