My sister calls me almost every night upset about her job

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
Hostess
9831 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

llcoolray:  it sounds like a lot of jobs I’ve seen advertised as entry level marketing.  (tele-marketing…cold calling)

I would suggest that she try her best with this job and keep looking.  I’ve always found that it’s easier to get a job when you already have one.  This job is obviously not what she expected, for right now it’ll help pay the bills and maybe get her some connections. 

 

Post # 4
Member
2471 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

llcoolray:  Yes, any experience on a resume will help

Also if she does have the opportunity to set up and run events that will help her a lot in the future as well.

Post # 5
Hostess
14997 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Has she actually gotten a pay check yet? I’ve seen many of these so-called marketing jobs and many of them say they have an hourly rate then to find out they ate really “commission”

Post # 6
Hostess
9831 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

llcoolray:  I think so.  But I also think she should keep looking in the meantime.  The is nothing that says she has to stay.  Lots of people don’t stay at their first entry level job for very long. 

Post # 7
Member
20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I once had a “marketing” job which I spent a few months walking into local businesses and asking the owners if they wanted to switch phone/internet providers. It was awful and commission only so I actually ended up losing money because I was spending so much on gas. I stuck it out for a few months and it helped me land my next job. I gained experience and now have more respect for cold callers because I understand their struggle.

 

I’d reccommend staying there and sucking it up while looking for a new job. It’s easier to get another job and to get recruiters to actually look at your resume if you’re currently employed. If she’s still interested in marketing opportunities but not cold calling try looking up jobs in “Corporate Communications” those jobs are usually more traditional marketing rather then just cold selling. Wishing her luck!

Post # 8
Member
4634 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Is she actually being paid/ received a pay cheque yet? If so, I’d stick around while actively searching for new opportunities. Experience looks good on a resume, no matter where it comes from.

If not, she may find more benefit in volunteering in her field while searching! She may find some more useful opportunities for skills building.

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