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PRODUCT PROGRAM MANAGER, IN-DEPTH: Key Moment Was Realizing That "Safe" Wasn't Always Best

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Britt, who works in technology, discusses what she loves most about working in the field, her key decisions, and how hard it is to get a job in technology. Don't be afraid to take chances ... although it's good to have at least a little safety net, too!

Degree: Business Administration Service Management
Job Title: Product Program Manager

Job Summary: Marketing Managers

Job Description

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers plan programs to generate interest in a product or service. They work with art directors, sales agents, and financial staff members.

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Short-term on-the-job training

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Advertising, promotional, and marketing managers typically have work experience in advertising, marketing, promotions, or sales. For example, many managers are former sales representatives; purchasing agents; buyers; or product, advertising, promotions, or public relations specialists.

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Average salary
Average salary
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$40,000 - $170,000
Projected job growth
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10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
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Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
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Analytical skills, Creativity, Organizational skills, People skills, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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m='11390'>there's</span> <span m='11510'>very</span> <span m='11900'>many</span> <span m='12130'>different</span> <span m='12520'>aspects</span> <span m='13020'>of</span> <span m='13110'>what</span> <span m='13250'>you</span> <span m='13430'>do</span> <span m='13650'>and things</span> <span m='13940'>are</span> <span m='14390'>ever</span> <span m='14650'>evolving</span> <span m='15170'>and</span> <span m='15280'>changing.</span> <span m='15790'>And</span> <span m='15900'>it's</span> <span m='16620'>always</span> <span m='16920'>exciting</span> <span m='17420'>that</span> <span m='17550'>you</span> <span m='17620'>don't</span> <span m='17850'>always</span> <span m='18150'>know</span> <span m='18260'>what</span> <span m='18390'>you're</span> <span m='18490'>going</span> <span m='18580'>to</span> <span m='18650'>do</span> <span m='18800'>tomorrow.</span> </p><p><span m='20630'>And</span> <span m='20840'>I</span> <span m='20910'>guess</span> <span m='21140'>that's</span> <span m='21330'>a</span> <span m='21400'>challenge</span> <span m='21810'>in</span> <span m='21890'>itself.</span> <span m='22330'>It's</span> <span m='22560'>not</span> <span m='22840'>a</span> <span m='22890'>super</span> <span m='23230'>structured</span> <span m='24050'>environment</span> <span m='24500'>to</span> <span m='24620'>work</span> <span m='24870'>in</span> <span m='25620'>and</span> <span m='27010'>that</span> <span m='27220'>can</span> <span m='27340'>be</span> <span m='27450'>hard</span> <span m='27970'>when</span> <span m='28160'>you</span> <span m='28260'>don't</span> <span m='28520'>know</span> <span m='29180'>what</span> <span m='29470'>the</span> <span m='29550'>solution</span> <span m='29960'>is to</span> <span m='30250'>every</span> <span m='30570'>problem.</span> <span m='31710'>But</span> <span m='31850'>I</span> <span m='31950'>think</span> <span m='32240'>for</span> <span m='32400'>me,</span> <span m='32630'>that's</span> <span m='32920'>what</span> <span m='33100'>keeps</span> <span m='33430'>me</span> <span m='33540'>here</span> <span m='33980'>and</span> <span m='35010'>work</span> <span m='35310'>that's too</span> <span m='35610'>boring</span> <span m='36170'>in</span> <span m='36250'>the</span> <span m='36370'>long</span> <span m='36620'>run</span> <span m='36890'>is--</span> <span m='37976'>yeah,</span> <span m='38850'>it's</span> <span m='39020'>exciting.</span> <span m='39570'>Let's</span> <span m='39670'>put it</span> <span m='39790'>at that.</span> </p><p><span m='40840'>A</span> <span m='40960'>key</span> <span m='41190'>moment</span> <span m='41510'>for</span> <span m='41610'>me</span> <span m='41850'>was</span> <span m='42330'>when</span> <span m='42490'>I</span> <span m='42580'>realized</span> <span m='43250'>that</span> <span m='43700'>safe</span> <span m='44150'>isn't</span> <span m='44250'>always</span> <span m='44360'>best.</span> <span m='45510'>So</span> <span m='45750'>my</span> <span m='45890'>old</span> <span m='46080'>job</span> <span m='46400'>we were</span> <span m='46670'>acquired</span> <span m='47010'>about a</span> <span m='47350'>year</span> <span m='47560'>and</span> <span m='47630'>a</span> <span m='47670'>half</span> <span m='47920'>ago,</span> <span m='48840'>and</span> <span m='49010'>I</span> <span m='49150'>realized</span> <span m='49910'>that</span> <span m='50190'>that</span> <span m='50470'>kind</span> <span m='50820'>of</span> <span m='51730'>startup</span> <span m='52110'>feeling</span> <span m='52910'>was</span> <span m='53540'>disappearing</span> <span m='54140'>a</span> <span m='54250'>bit.</span> <span m='54460'>And</span> <span m='54910'>I</span> <span m='56300'>knew</span> <span m='56460'>that I</span> <span m='56660'>didn't</span> <span m='56920'>want</span> <span m='57140'>to</span> <span m='57220'>stay</span> <span m='57480'>with</span> <span m='57630'>the</span> <span m='57720'>company</span> <span m='58070'>even</span> <span m='58330'>though</span> <span m='58460'>I'd</span> <span m='58620'>had</span> <span m='58870'>such</span> <span m='59040'>a</span> <span m='59090'>great</span> <span m='59300'>experience</span> <span m='59690'>and</span> <span m='60080'>run</span> <span m='60375'>with them.</span> </p><p><span m='61440'>So</span> <span m='61570'>I</span> <span m='61670'>actually</span> <span m='62200'>quit</span> <span m='62460'>my</span> <span m='62590'>job</span> <span m='62880'>before</span> <span m='63160'>having</span> <span m='63530'>a new</span> <span m='63730'>job.</span> <span m='65170'>And</span> <span m='65630'>for</span> <span m='65790'>me</span> <span m='66650'>that</span> <span m='67200'>really</span> <span m='67510'>helped</span> <span m='67770'>because</span> <span m='68380'>I</span> <span m='68470'>felt</span> <span m='68800'>that I</span> <span m='68860'>was</span> <span m='69030'>honest</span> <span m='69500'>with</span> <span m='69750'>the</span> <span m='69830'>company</span> <span m='70200'>that had</span> <span m='70460'>brought</span> <span m='70690'>me</span> <span m='70800'>so</span> <span m='71030'>far,</span> <span m='72750'>and</span> <span m='72970'>I</span> <span m='73050'>don't</span> <span m='73210'>know</span> <span m='73530'>that's</span> <span m='73910'>necessarily</span> <span m='74380'>something</span> <span m='74650'>that</span> <span m='74790'>you</span> <span m='74890'>have</span> <span m='75100'>to</span> <span m='75190'>do</span> <span m='75400'>and</span> <span m='75510'>it</span> <span m='75590'>was</span> <span m='75730'>scary,</span> <span m='76200'>but</span> <span m='76360'>it</span> <span m='76410'>was</span> <span m='76650'>definitely</span> <span m='76980'>well</span> <span m='77260'>worth</span> <span m='77510'>it</span> <span m='77620'>because</span> <span m='77960'>then</span> <span m='78080'>I could</span> <span m='78250'>also</span> <span m='78590'>pull</span> <span m='79060'>on</span> <span m='79270'>my</span> <span m='79390'>current</span> <span m='79720'>company</span> <span m='80050'>to help me</span> <span m='80450'>find</span> <span m='80790'>a</span> <span m='80850'>new</span> <span m='81060'>job.</span> <span m='81750'>And</span> <span m='82100'>in</span> <span m='82190'>the</span> <span m='82310'>end,</span> <span m='82470'>it</span> <span m='82750'>worked</span> <span m='83000'>out</span> <span m='83400'>perfectly</span> <span m='83780'>fine.</span> <span m='84360'>So</span> <span m='85470'>take</span> <span m='85740'>chances</span> <span m='86400'>and</span> <span m='86580'>don't</span> <span m='86750'>be</span> <span m='86890'>afraid.</span> <span m='87560'>Just</span> <span m='87860'>make</span> <span m='88010'>sure</span> <span m='88120'>that</span> <span m='88250'>there</span> <span m='88430'>is</span> <span m='88530'>a</span> <span m='88580'>little</span> <span m='88770'>bit of a</span> <span m='89070'>safety net,</span> <span m='89370'>I guess.</span> 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