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MARKETING MANAGER, IN-DEPTH: Was Told It'd Be Too Hard To Move To Japan; She Made It Happen

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Una, Marketing Manager for a translation service company based in Japan, describes what she loves most about job, its challenges, her path, and how hard it is to get a job in her field. In today's world, everything changes so fast - you don't know what tomorrow will bring.

Degree: Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Job Title: Marketing 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.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

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.

Quick Facts

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

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m='12920'>biggest</span> <span m='13140'>challenge</span> <span m='13700'>right</span> <span m='14070'>now,</span> <span m='14420'>I</span> <span m='14560'>think,</span> <span m='15030'>is</span> <span m='15360'>time</span> <span m='15450'>management.</span> <span m='16300'>Because</span> <span m='16570'>there's</span> <span m='16730'>so</span> <span m='16870'>many</span> <span m='17080'>things</span> <span m='17290'>to do.</span> <span m='18560'>That's</span> <span m='19360'>a</span> <span m='19460'>thing</span> <span m='19720'>I'm</span> <span m='19810'>still</span> <span m='20110'>learning.</span> <span m='20963'>I'm</span> <span m='21790'>still</span> <span m='21920'>back</span> <span m='22210'>to</span> <span m='22310'>school,</span> <span m='23210'>trying</span> <span m='23630'>to</span> <span m='23870'>work</span> <span m='24330'>on</span> <span m='24470'>my</span> <span m='25110'>day-to-day</span> <span m='25660'>tasks.</span> </p><p><span m='27140'>So</span> <span m='27360'>I</span> <span m='27490'>studied</span> <span m='27950'>linguistics,</span> <span m='28810'>but</span> <span m='29250'>I</span> <span m='29420'>started</span> <span m='29840'>working</span> <span m='30160'>in</span> <span m='30260'>marketing</span> <span m='30870'>and then</span> <span m='31180'>business</span> <span m='31550'>development.</span> <span m='32270'>And</span> <span m='32450'>then</span> <span m='32900'>everything</span> <span m='33830'>shifted</span> <span m='34500'>from</span> <span m='35120'>one</span> <span m='35680'>industry</span> <span m='36410'>and</span> <span m='36650'>one</span> <span m='38630'>way</span> <span m='38810'>of</span> <span m='38980'>working</span> <span m='39490'>or</span> <span m='39650'>educating</span> <span m='40260'>myself</span> <span m='40740'>to</span> <span m='40860'>another.</span> <span m='41630'>And</span> <span m='42290'>throughout</span> <span m='42590'>the</span> <span m='42670'>process,</span> <span m='43130'>I</span> <span m='43190'>came</span> <span m='43470'>back</span> <span m='43890'>to</span> <span m='44140'>linguistics.</span> </p><p><span m='44680'>So</span> <span m='45650'>I</span> <span m='45760'>could</span> <span m='45910'>say</span> <span m='46110'>that</span> <span m='46280'>I</span> <span m='46390'>had</span> <span m='46680'>shifts</span> <span m='46910'>throughout</span> <span m='47820'>my</span> <span m='48530'>life</span> <span m='48860'>before</span> <span m='49180'>coming</span> <span m='49570'>to</span> <span m='49720'>where</span> <span m='50150'>I</span> <span m='50200'>am</span> <span m='50350'>right</span> <span m='50590'>now.</span> <span m='50910'>And</span> <span m='51630'>I</span> <span m='51730'>think</span> <span m='52160'>I</span> <span m='52580'>don't</span> <span m='52830'>know</span> <span m='53000'>actually</span> <span m='53330'>where</span> <span m='53750'>tomorrow</span> <span m='54350'>might</span> <span m='54500'>lead me.</span> <span m='54910'>Because</span> <span m='55990'>there's</span> <span m='57170'>nowadays</span> <span m='57610'>with the</span> <span m='57820'>speed</span> <span m='57960'>of</span> <span m='58040'>life</span> <span m='58320'>we're</span> <span m='58580'>leaving,</span> <span m='59474'>everything</span> <span m='60462'>changes</span> <span m='60956'>quite</span> <span m='61450'>fast.</span> </p><p><span m='61944'>Is it</span> <span m='62438'>hard</span> <span m='62932'>to get a</span> <span m='63430'>job in my</span> <span m='63660'>field?</span> <span m='64313'>Hmm.</span> <span m='65459'>Well,</span> <span m='66550'>I</span> <span m='66690'>would</span> <span m='66900'>say,</span> <span m='67660'>nothing</span> <span m='67740'>is</span> <span m='67940'>hard</span> <span m='68120'>if you</span> <span m='68320'>put</span> <span m='68800'>a lot</span> <span m='69010'>of</span> <span m='69300'>effort into</span> <span m='69620'>it.</span> <span m='70500'>When</span> <span m='70740'>I</span> <span m='71310'>first</span> <span m='72110'>wanted</span> <span m='72360'>to</span> <span m='72570'>move</span> <span m='72845'>to</span> <span m='73120'>Japan,</span> <span m='73270'>people</span> <span m='73550'>told</span> <span m='73800'>me,</span> <span m='74120'>you</span> <span m='74230'>don't</span> <span m='74390'>have</span> <span m='74560'>a</span> <span m='74600'>working</span> <span m='74970'>visa.</span> </p><p><span m='75350'>You don't</span> <span m='75730'>speak</span> <span m='75820'>Japanese.</span> <span m='76975'>You</span> <span m='77290'>have</span> <span m='77420'>no</span> <span m='77580'>knowledge</span> <span m='77940'>about</span> <span m='78160'>the</span> <span m='78230'>markets.</span> <span m='78900'>It</span> <span m='79130'>will</span> <span m='79240'>be</span> <span m='79420'>impossible.</span> <span m='79930'>But</span> <span m='80130'>now</span> <span m='80500'>I</span> <span m='80640'>live</span> <span m='80810'>there for</span> <span m='81210'>a year</span> <span m='81340'>and a</span> <span m='81540'>half.</span> <span m='81790'>And</span> <span m='82530'>I'm</span> <span m='82890'>quite</span> <span m='83290'>happy</span> <span m='83440'>with my</span> <span m='83740'>work</span> <span m='84040'>and my</span> <span m='84340'>life.</span> </p>","file":{"id":294020,"video_id":"2707497303001","name":"1166-Una-MarketingManager2","duration":85612,"thumbnail_url":null}});