Posts Tagged ‘new job

02
Jun
08

all nerves

Tomorrow I start my new job and I’m SO excited and nervous! I wasn’t nearly this nervous for my last job, but I think it’s because I knew what to expect – it was the same job, just a different advertising agency. This is a new industry and a very different role. I feel like it’s the first day of kindergarten – I know it’s going to be awesome – but I’m not exactly sure what to expect.

I hope I can sleep tonight. Wish me luck!

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20
May
08

good-bye advertising

I am happy to announce that I will be starting a new and exciting job in June! In my effort not to talk about work on my blog, I won’t name the company, but I will share a few details.  The position is a complete departure from what I’ve been doing (advertising) and is focused on product management. I will be a Product Development Manager and will manage 25-30 products for a company in the travel industry.

I am VERY excited about this new role and about the change in industry. Advertising has felt meaningless to me for awhile now, and I’ve been struggling with how to change-it-up. Those of you who have worked in ad agencies before know the drill. The people are great and the culture is fun….BUT it’s really hard work – with a high burnout rate. You live and die by your clients (even if they are wrong) and you are in a constant state of feast or famine. Either you have too much work to do or the agency doesn’t have enough work and you are throwing yourself at every RFP that comes your way. I’ve been doing it for 4 years now, and I’m ready for a change.

I know the new gig won’t be perfect and it certainly won’t be easy. But I’m ready for a new challenge. Did I mention I’ll have an office on the 26th floor?!?! I’M SO EXCITED!




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