Marketing Department Jobs – Tips on Performing Well In Marketing Jobs

There are various sectors and aspects of a company that has to be
thought about when a person steps into the employment structure of the
company. However, the basic idea of any company or business venture is
to generate maximum number of sales. This requires proper marketing
techniques to be applied to the company’s products or services so that
it gains maximum number of popularity and more and more people get to
know about these products. The criteria are that as many people know
about the products that many people can be converted into sales figures
or customer groups for the company.

This is why marketing
department jobs are very lucrative and the department has a large amount
of vacancies each year that has to be fulfilled by new people at all
levels. There are various kinds of professional degrees that are in the
education market nowadays that help the person to get more influential
when it comes to landing marketing department jobs. However, the whole
concept of the job is to put together more new techniques and concepts
that increase the sales of the product.

This is precisely why more
than educational qualification this kind of job applies more importance
to the experience that can be garnered over a maximum number of time
spent on this job. However marketing department jobs make very
conceivable entry level jobs. People get into this department at a very
early age because they can continue to gather information and education
while they are earning as well.

Marketing department opportunities
make sure that the unemployment of any particular locality is thwarted.
Many marketing department agencies outsource marketing jobs to
different professionals for different companies. The professionals are
initially paid on commission basis which is also beneficial in a way
that the actual salary of the professional completely depends upon the
person’s own performance in the field.

However, at higher
positions the salary package is included with the commission on the
sale. Marketing department internships are quite common for every
company because they let out these jobs so that they can get manpower at
very low costs while the personnel who join at these levels get a
platform to start out in the field. Internships provide the person with
an opportunity to learn the process and the technique of the job at very
hands on platform. This is the kind of training that makes them more
adept at their job and the ultimate procedure of the job becomes quite
easy for them at later stages.

This is why many companies prefer
to take on people who have already had internships with other companies
as it would require lesser training for these kinds of people. Marketing
departments of the companies are interlinked with various other
departments and therefore the marketing people can always divert into
other sectors in the later parts of their career. The fact that these
jobs in themselves are very lucrative and extremely high paying, make
sure that not many people opt for the diversion.

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The Benefit of Education and Job Training For At-Risk Youth

There are several advantages in educating and training at-risk youth for jobs in today’s environments. The benefits will not only improve and change the status of many troubled youth, but will pave the way for the next generation of entrepreneurs, environmental developers, maintenance workers and construction builders that will aid in making the future world a better place to live. This article will explain a company’s personal agenda regarding their own business endeavors in an attempt to circulate social skills and techniques that are necessary for troubled youth, as well as, reveal the accomplishments and the many creative ideas developed by a friend.

This article will offer some discussions and ideas as to how a particular company intends to improve and change the status of many disadvantaged youth through concepts of social skills that are sometimes elusive and difficult to assess. There will be an unveiling of ideas of special apprenticeship programs and a sharing of other organizational information designed to stop the critical plight of ignorance and devastation engaging many young people.

The CEO/President of an industrial, environmental cleaning and pro-construction company has developed a somewhat unoriginal but interesting take in assuring success of many at-risk youth. The awareness that many behaviors occur within a scope of environmental events proves to be evident. The company in question has inducted a small segment of its company to the training, education and awareness, advocating social skills groups geared towards many of the troubled youth in today’s society; this segment is geared towards troubled and disadvantaged youth, in a non-profit capacity, that offers an affiliate core-training piece to the company in question. They pride themselves on the many activities, as well as, great ideas under girded by a commitment to workforce training and entrepreneurial opportunities for disadvantaged youth.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, written in 2003, youths in the U.S. represent 26 % of the population and account for 50% of the victims of violent acts. Research shows that regular exposure to violence is associated with psychological difficulties, language and development skills associated with poor education and juvenile justice problems. According to (The U.S. Department of Education, 1997) and (Dodge, Pettit, Bates, 1997; Kendall-Tackett, Williams & Finkelhor, 1993) “exposure to community violence is twice more likely amongst African Americans than any other race.” Because of these statistics and known facts, the non-profit seeks funding and many other avenues in order to train and educate youth.

By providing life skills training before placing youths in jobs that are both contracted and affiliated with the proposed company in question., they are able to provide the tools needed for future success. The company aspires to help young people achieve self-esteem and confidence, while developing a sense of civic responsibility. Because many of the contracts require security background checks, most of the jobs geared for at-risk youth, are through small private owned businesses such as beauty salons, barbershops, carpet cleaning companies, auto shops, and small construction sites that are guided by apprenticeship programs.

One might ask what an apprentice is. In chapter 4 of the summary by T.H. Hawkins, under the caption, What apprentices are not, an apprentice is “a trade or occupation where formal training over a specified period is given and is allied to the provision of facilities for study leading to a City and Guilds, or qualification.”

According to Mr. Hawkins his summary entitled, What is an apprentice? ‘The term “apprenticeship” has lost the weight it had when it was originally conceived in the sixteenth century, and has now (…) become a blanket term. It covers: temporary and transient -assembly line work (…) and “genuine apprentices” – including craft/trade.’

The company’s goal in developing the company in question and its core-training piece,the non-profit, is to create and develop more of the exact jobs that Hawkins mentions, for at-risk youth that will offer the necessary, blue-collar jobs derived from yesterday’s hands-on skill set; these blue -collar jobs have vanished from vocational schools and many other learning environments.

There have been and are currently in place, organizations and programs with ideas and information designed to stop the devastation surrounding many youth. Through numerous out-reach programs, The company is able to reach many of the young people who would normally have fallen through the cracks and crevices that are often prevalent when faced with neediness and neglect. In the summary referencing the 21st Century Youth article, The Department of Labor introduced a program through the Employment and Training Administration’s office of Workforce Investment Division of Youth Services, and began a YouthBuild program in September of 2006. The program provided job training and education opportunities for at-risk youth. Much like what they do in Starr Touch Enterprises and Starr Youth, YouthBuild split their time between the construction sites and the classroom, where they encourage youth to achieve GED and high school diplomas.

Many organizations provide programs and funding for disadvantaged youth all over the country. Some of these organizations are in our back yards. A very good friend, Binx Watts, heads charity golf tournaments every year for inner-city youths; these tournaments have since become very popular. In an article written by Thomas-Lester, The Washington Post (2007) Binx embarks on his journey in creating and developing the TeeMac Golf Inner City Park Heights Junior Golf Clinic. Park Heights, an urban area in Baltimore where I personally grew up, has longed been plagued with poverty and violence. Through the game of Golf, Binx and his non-profit organization, TeeMac, is able to provide troubled youth with the exposure necessary for future success, by taking youth off the streets and into structural learning and achieving environments.

As mentioned in the previous paragraph of the 21st Century Youth article, The (ETA) Employment and Training Administration is one of many organizations that offer continuous and relevant studies and job preparation, while connecting youth to many educational opportunities. The abstract summary entitled, Programs Put Teens on a Path to Success, talked to Clayton Muhammad, an advocate for troubled youth primarily in and around his own community. Muhammad talked about one youngster who was born addicted to crack and how this same youth is a senior class president today because of a program that he created for youths. Muhammad talks about another organization for girls called Diamonds, which is a service fraternity. The fraternity brings together the sharing of opportunities that aspire to develop, grow and further achieve greatness and success for the Latino and the African-American teen. It is a program that links the two cultures in an attempt to find growth and development while achieving the many goals that often excel through a common bond.

In closing, one can only envision the advantages in educating and training at-risk youths for jobs in today’s environments. In a collective effort through the many past and present businesses, organizations and programs, there are possibilities of unlimited greatness that can become normalcy for the many aspiring entrepreneurs, environmental developers, maintenance workers and construction workers destined to become the future for the many youths in today’s environments. A curriculum for child-care providers called Teaching Social Skills To Youth by Tom Dowd and Jeff Tierney, it is said that, “Ideally, lessons learned at each stage in a child’s development become the tools that are used to successfully meet the demands of subsequent stages of life.”

It is the concept of the company in question and its core non-profit piece, to acknowledge the complexities of the human social behavior and to remedy those complexities with techniques in life skills training and development. It is time that we allow the rapid development of businesses like this particular small business organization to expose young and troubled youth dwelling in many environments, to the avenues of learning from technologies near and far. Whether it is computers or cell phones, the idea is to reach beyond their emotional IQ’s so that they may engage themselves in the vigilance of achievement.

Through creative job experience transpired in environments such as barbershops and beauty shops, a non-profit can provide hands-on training and work experience for both males and females; it is those elements that will develop the level of integration youth will be able to intervene, from the teaching and training by responsible role models. The company is aware of the important and vital fact that many of the young people will have to be motivated and in doing so, has created such alternative sports activities such as basketball, golf, baseball and football amongst other things. Our youths are able to choose their level of comfort and participation while acquiring the necessary life and development skills that are detrimental to the learning and achieving process.

The company in question, through its non-profit hopes to off- set the many negative aspects that dwell in the environments that drive, feed and add to the critical plight of ignorance and devastation engaging many of today’s youth.

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Education Department Backs Down – Gates Speaks Up

We’ve seen over and over again that the current political atmosphere is one of accountability and transparency: this is just as apparent in Education as it is in the debate over the appropriation of earmarked funds. As a result of the push towards a measurable pedagogic system, the Department of Education increased the qualifying questions on its annual survey of colleges. However, by attempting to gather more comprehensive information on student performance at specific colleges, it seems that the Department of Education has ruffled a few feathers.

Because the pointed questions brought on such an enormous backlash, Grover Whitehurst, (director of the Ed. Dept’s Institute of Education Sciences) said that the Department will likely edit the survey, and will probably remove a question that asks whether colleges used specific student-learning assessments and, if they did, to provide access to the results.

As performance-based education is still the exception rather than the rule, it is not surprising that a request for this type of “proprietary” information was received so critically.

In a separate story that places just as much, if not more emphasis on performance-based education, Bill Gates told congress that the education system of the united states still needs to address fundamental problems in k-12 education. In an effort to double the high school graduation rate, Gates is offering incentives for students to study math and science. In a much quoted sound bite, Gates stated: “We cannot sustain an economy based on innovation unless our citizens are educated in math, science, and engineering.” Gates also noted two interesting things: * About 30% of 9th graders do not graduate high school on time * Microsoft has been unable to fill about 3,000 tech related jobs in the USA due to a shortage of Workers The adjective “lackluster” that Gates applied to the countries public schools, sounds a great deal like Mike Bloomberg’s Wall Street Journal editorial from December 14th, “Flabby, Inefficient, Outdated”.

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