ANY JOB IS A REAL JOB: DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIST

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It’s been a while since I continued with my blogging series, any job is a real job, but that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten about it! This week, Poppy Mayy from http://poppymayy.co.uk/ is sharing what her job as a digital marketing strategist is like. It was really interesting to hear about another role in the media industry! The media industry seems to be expanding all the time, and there seems to be lots of opportunities to get into it, and I think it’s the sort of role that a lot of bloggers out there want. I hope you enjoy reading this post, and  I want to say a big thank you to Poppy Mayy for getting involved. You should definitely check out her blog, as she’s a great writer that I think a lot of you would enjoy. 

1. Explain your job title/role…

My official job title is digital marketing strategist at a creative web design and marketing agency. However, I am certainly not limited to just strategising. I take care of all the in-house digital marketing from email campaigns, social media channels, online advertising, content marketing and SEO (search engine optimisation). I am also responsible for various clients’ digital marketing.

2. How did you get into your job?

Funny story, the company I work for actually belongs to the husband of a guest lecturer at my university. So I got my job through a recommendation from her and one other lecturer. Obviously I still had to submit an application and interview for it though. But it turns out it does pay off being teacher’s pet 😉

3. What do you like about your job?

The variety. No day is ever the same as I’ll either be dealing with different clients or different marketing channels so I’m never bored.

4. What do you hate about your job?

The pay. As a recent-ish graduate though, I can’t be picky.

5. Where do you want to be in five years time?

Preferably I’d love to be a marketing freelancer or running my own digital agency. Having a lot of freedom in my career has always been something I’ve wanted.

Do any of you out there do something similar? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below, and as always, let me know if you want to get involved in this blogging series! 

 

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A New Idea

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As many of you know, I recently wrote a blog post called ‘Any job is a real job’ which you can read here. It was a post about the status of employment in the UK, and also about dealing with other people’s opinions about what your job is, particularly if you were working in a sector such as the retail or hospitality industry where employees do not gain the recognition that they deserve for their hard work. I was really pleased with how many people I’ve had message me about their thoughts on the subject, and it was then that I had an idea.

I would love to do a blog series on people’s jobs. I want to know what industry you work in, what you enjoy about your job, what people’s opinions of your job are etc, and I want to publish an interview on it. I want to try and raise a bit more awareness of the ins and outs of the working world in ALL sectors, whether you’re working in an office or a fast food restaurant. I’m not asking you guys to tell me exactly where you work, but just more of a general idea of what your job is.

As a student, I feel it could also be beneficial to other students to see how you got into that job industry, what qualifications you have, and what your future plans are.

If you’re interested in being interviewed then please leave me a message in the comments below, or if you feel more comfortable emailing me your thoughts, then my email address is BethJ143@hotmail.co.uk.

I’m really excited to hear your thoughts on this idea, and also looking forward to learning more about my readers.

Once again, thank you all for reading! 🙂

Love,

Beth x

Any job is a ‘real’ job

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One thing I hate more than anything is when people don’t refer to jobs in the retail and hospitality sector as ‘real jobs’. As I’ve said in my last few posts, I’ve recently started working part time at a clothing store. Since I’ve started working there, I’ve had quite a few people telling me that it’s not a ‘proper’ job. Now I understand that when they say that, they’re not intentionally being offensive. Maybe it’s because it’s not full time, or because it’s not a job that I’ve attained through my degree. But in my opinion, it IS offensive. Some of the people I work with are in their forties, their fifties, and to them their job is their ‘real’ job. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

A lot of the people who’ve said that my job is not a ‘proper’ job are people my own age. What they don’t seem to remember is that for their parents’ generation, getting a degree was not the norm. A lot of their parents work at places such as a clothing store, and they don’t get told that they don’t have ‘real’ jobs. So why do I? Even now, not everybody goes to university. I know lots of people who’ve gone through apprenticeship schemes, or have gone into a practical vocation, and sometimes I envy them. They’re the people with their own money, they’re buying their own houses, and they own their own car. Meanwhile, yes I’ve been studying at university, but I don’t have any of those things.

I guess the point that I’m trying to make is that any job is a ‘proper’ job. When I do have my degree, I probably will still be working at somewhere like a clothing store. The job market today is fierce, and I’m just grateful to have any job at all. Although I know personally that this job is not something I want to do for the rest of my life, I’m grateful for the income that it’s bringing to me, and that it’s enhancing my knowledge of what it is like in the working world. So try to keep in mind that any job is a job. And I’d rather be working hard then being the type of student who has to rely on their parent’s money. But that’s just my opinion. What’s yours?

Dear Future Self…

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Dear Future Beth,

Remember that you don’t need to be so shy. You don’t need to go red just because you feel like everyone’s eyes are on you. You don’t need to look at the floor when you’re talking or to mumble out all your words because you’re worried that your ideas aren’t good enough. Remember how confident you are with you friends and family and channel that. Crack a smile, maybe try out a joke, throw your hair back, and remember that you look fabulous. We both know you wouldn’t have left the house looking like a scruff.

On the other hand, remember that you don’t need to worry about what you look like. It’s okay to occasionally throw on a pair of leggings and a baggy t shirt, or to tie your hair up because you didn’t have time to do it properly. No one really cares that much anyway. Remember when you were really paranoid because you found holes in the front of all your tops? You were so paranoid for ages that they were caused by the washing machine, when really they were caused by that cheap belt that you bought from Primark three years ago.

Stop putting so much pressure on yourself too. You’ll get there when you get there. It doesn’t matter if it takes you a few months or a few years, so stop fretting about it so much. Run a hot bath, pour in some of that coconut scented bubble bath that you love so much and read your book. There’s nothing you can do but your best.

Lastly, don’t let anything hold you back. If you want to travel round the world then do it. If you want to be a career girl then do it. You only have one life, so why waste it? You’ll only regret what you didn’t do in the past.

Have you got all that? Good.

Love from,

Present Day Beth

xxx

Reverse Bucket List

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I wrote a post on my bucket list last week that you guys seemed to really enjoy. Therefore, I thought I’d try doing a reverse bucket list. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s basically a list of things I have achieved rather than things I haven’t achieved. I hope you guys enjoy this 🙂 

Swam in the ocean, passed college with at least three B’s, gone to university, moved out of my parent’s house, started to drink more water, learnt how to cook, started my first internship, got my first job, went on a plane for the first time, visited Italy, fell in love, stayed out all night, went through my first breakup, learnt how to stand on my own two feet, travelled alone, started driving lessons, went on a gondola ride in Venice, climbed right to the top of the Eiffel Tower, visited the castle where Harry Potter was filmed, visited Harry Potter studios, went to a musical, went to a ballet, volunteered with a non profit organisation, visited the National History museum, became a tourist in my own town, hosted a dinner party, sang in a taxi, watched a sunset abroad, went to two different festivals, saw Juliet’s balcony in Verona, started a blog, had a LOTR movie marathon, got a piercing, dyed my hair a completely different colour, worked at an airport, moved twice, read over 100 novels, conquered my fear and rode the tallest rollercoaster in the UK, donated to charity.