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VP, MARKETING & OPERATIONS, IN-DEPTH: I Feel Good About Myself When I Overcome My Insecurities

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Conrad, the vice president of marketing and operations at AAA Copy and Copy Review Services, describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, his key decisions, how difficult getting into the industry is, and his work-life balance. He tells us that life is full of failures and that you can't be afraid of them because that is where you learn the most.

Job Title: Vice President of Marketing and Operations
Employer: AAA Copy and Copy Review Services

Job Summary: General and Operations Managers

Job Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

On-the-Job Training

None

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Institute of Certified Professional Managers.

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Average salary
Average salary
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$45,000 - $145,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Leadership ability, Organizational skills, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Detail oriented, People skills, Public speaking ability

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m='15840'>be</span> <span m='15970'>marketing</span> <span m='16740'>or</span> <span m='17390'>the</span> <span m='17590'>specific</span> <span m='18130'>operations</span> <span m='19070'>of</span> <span m='19180'>the</span> <span m='19270'>business.</span> </p><p><span m='20640'>The</span> <span m='20760'>challenges</span> <span m='21330'>that I</span> <span m='21590'>face</span> <span m='22870'>is</span> <span m='23530'>I</span> <span m='23880'>think</span> <span m='24100'>challenges</span> <span m='24670'>that</span> <span m='24800'>everybody</span> <span m='25200'>faces</span> <span m='27220'>from</span> <span m='27490'>the</span> <span m='27570'>time</span> <span m='27820'>of</span> <span m='27840'>high</span> <span m='28010'>school</span> <span m='28350'>all</span> <span m='28620'>the</span> <span m='28680'>way</span> <span m='28810'>till</span> <span m='29010'>now.</span> <span m='30340'>When</span> <span m='30560'>I</span> <span m='30600'>was</span> <span m='30750'>in</span> <span m='30830'>high</span> <span m='30970'>school,</span> <span m='31240'>I</span> <span m='31310'>wasn't</span> <span m='31550'>one</span> <span m='31590'>of the</span> <span m='31870'>cool</span> <span m='32150'>kids.</span> <span m='32470'>I</span> <span m='32500'>was</span> <span m='32680'>one</span> <span m='32850'>of</span> <span m='32950'>the nerds.</span> <span m='34592'>So</span> <span m='35900'>still</span> <span m='36310'>to</span> <span m='36410'>this</span> <span m='36610'>day</span> <span m='36890'>I</span> <span m='37170'>still</span> <span m='37440'>have</span> <span m='37630'>insecurities</span> <span m='38260'>about</span> <span m='38460'>a</span> <span m='38510'>lot</span> <span m='38710'>of</span> <span m='38790'>things,</span> <span m='40170'>and</span> <span m='40920'>when</span> <span m='41060'>I</span> <span m='41160'>overcome</span> <span m='41620'>those</span> <span m='41870'>things,</span> <span m='42960'>it</span> <span m='43540'>makes</span> <span m='43800'>me</span> <span m='43920'>really</span> <span m='44140'>feel</span> <span m='44320'>good</span> <span m='44470'>about</span> <span m='44690'>myself.</span> </p><p><span m='45970'>The other</span> <span m='46090'>challenge</span> <span m='46590'>is</span> <span m='48010'>somewhat</span> <span m='48380'>of</span> <span m='48470'>an</span> <span m='48560'>insecurity,</span> <span m='49200'>but</span> <span m='49360'>basically</span> <span m='49970'>it's</span> <span m='51980'>not</span> <span m='52170'>having</span> <span m='52480'>the</span> <span m='52600'>answers</span> <span m='53000'>to</span> <span m='53080'>everything</span> <span m='53520'>or</span> <span m='53720'>not</span> <span m='56490'>knowing</span> <span m='56770'>how</span> <span m='56950'>to</span> <span m='57050'>solve</span> <span m='57350'>a</span> <span m='57410'>particular</span> <span m='57880'>problem.</span> <span m='59170'>You</span> <span m='59300'>can</span> <span m='59440'>either</span> <span m='59620'>be</span> <span m='59740'>stopped</span> <span m='60440'>by</span> <span m='60580'>those</span> <span m='60810'>problems,</span> <span m='61460'>or</span> <span m='62210'>you</span> <span m='62390'>can</span> <span m='62550'>kind</span> <span m='62750'>of</span> <span m='62840'>force your</span> <span m='63140'>way</span> <span m='63380'>through them</span> <span m='63820'>and</span> <span m='63960'>overcome</span> <span m='64450'>them.</span> <span m='65440'>Sometimes,</span> <span m='66400'>even</span> <span m='66640'>when</span> <span m='66780'>you're</span> <span m='66890'>younger,</span> <span m='67090'>I used</span> <span m='67420'>to</span> <span m='67530'>think</span> <span m='67730'>about</span> <span m='67980'>this</span> <span m='68150'>all</span> <span m='68290'>the</span> <span m='68380'>time,</span> <span m='69240'>where</span> <span m='69800'>I</span> <span m='69920'>would</span> <span m='70070'>wonder</span> <span m='70510'>if</span> <span m='71360'>I</span> <span m='71470'>could</span> <span m='71640'>go</span> <span m='71790'>back</span> <span m='72340'>and</span> <span m='74239'>change</span> <span m='74732'>things</span> <span m='75225'>so</span> <span m='75720'>I</span> <span m='75930'>didn't</span> <span m='76220'>make</span> <span m='76430'>this</span> <span m='76630'>mistake</span> <span m='77050'>or</span> <span m='77503'>make that</span> <span m='77956'>mistake.</span> </p><p><span m='79315'>But</span> <span m='79770'>life is</span> <span m='80260'>full</span> <span m='80660'>of</span> <span m='80950'>failures.</span> <span m='82050'>And</span> <span m='82570'>you</span> <span m='82660'>can't</span> <span m='82910'>be</span> <span m='83050'>afraid</span> <span m='83360'>of</span> <span m='83430'>failure.</span> <span m='84371'>And</span> <span m='86580'>failure</span> <span m='86990'>is</span> <span m='88040'>when</span> <span m='88180'>you</span> <span m='88340'>learn</span> <span m='88590'>the</span> <span m='88860'>most.</span> <span m='89760'>And</span> <span m='90110'>the</span> <span m='90210'>most</span> <span m='90420'>successful</span> <span m='90920'>people</span> <span m='91220'>will</span> <span m='91360'>tell</span> <span m='91580'>you,</span> <span m='92080'>don't</span> <span m='92240'>be</span> <span m='92360'>afraid</span> <span m='92670'>of</span> <span m='92740'>failure.</span> <span m='93610'>They</span> <span m='93760'>have</span> <span m='93930'>failed</span> <span m='94230'>many</span> <span m='94460'>times.</span> </p><p><span m='96490'>Your</span> <span m='96610'>parents</span> <span m='98700'>would</span> <span m='98850'>like</span> <span m='99030'>to</span> <span m='99120'>go</span> <span m='99230'>back</span> <span m='99450'>and</span> <span m='99570'>do</span> <span m='99710'>things.</span> <span m='100550'>And</span> <span m='100970'>in</span> <span m='101230'>a</span> <span m='101290'>way,</span> <span m='101580'>they</span> <span m='101840'>can do</span> <span m='101990'>that</span> <span m='102140'>vicariously</span> <span m='102950'>through</span> <span m='103530'>you.</span> <span m='105000'>And</span> <span m='105560'>they are</span> <span m='106080'>just</span> <span m='106320'>trying</span> <span m='106490'>to</span> <span m='106540'>give</span> <span m='106750'>you</span> <span m='106890'>advice</span> <span m='108370'>to</span> <span m='108780'>make</span> <span m='109010'>life as</span> <span m='109300'>easy</span> <span m='109750'>for</span> <span m='109900'>you</span> <span m='110080'>as</span> <span m='110230'>possible,</span> <span m='111410'>although</span> <span m='111670'>it may</span> <span m='111940'>not</span> <span m='112170'>seem</span> <span m='112320'>like</span> <span m='112620'>it.</span> </p>","file":{"id":350834,"video_id":"3183707164001","name":"1947-Conrad-VPMarketingOperations2","duration":113639,"thumbnail_url":null}});