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PRODUCT MANAGER: Everything Learning Experience Contributes To Your Life

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Vanessa, a product manager, is responsible for how her company's is represented. This involves checking their software for bugs as well as marketing and advertising. She originally went to school for kinesiology in order to become a sports medicine trainer, but she decided that she wanted a more creative career instead.

Degree: Kinesiology
Job Title: Product Manager
Employer: Vivantech

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
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$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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Vivantech. ?]</span> <span m='3150'>And</span> <span m='3250'>I'm</span> <span m='3340'>a</span> <span m='3410'>quality</span> <span m='3820'>product</span> <span m='4190'>manager.</span> </p><p><span m='5180'>A</span> <span m='5290'>day</span> <span m='5490'>in</span> <span m='5630'>my</span> <span m='5790'>life</span> <span m='6090'>is</span> <span m='6790'>pretty</span> <span m='7060'>standard</span> <span m='7460'>stuff.</span> <span m='7930'>I</span> <span m='8360'>look</span> <span m='8660'>over</span> <span m='8860'>software,</span> <span m='9790'>and</span> <span m='9890'>I</span> <span m='9960'>check for</span> <span m='10190'>bugs.</span> <span m='10780'>Then</span> <span m='11030'>I</span> <span m='11110'>make</span> <span m='11320'>sure</span> <span m='11670'>that</span> <span m='12410'>our</span> <span m='12760'>marketing</span> <span m='13170'>is</span> <span m='13320'>where</span> <span m='13510'>it</span> <span m='13590'>needs</span> <span m='13800'>to</span> <span m='13910'>be,</span> <span m='14240'>advertising.</span> <span m='15050'>And</span> <span m='15240'>visually,</span> <span m='16295'>I</span> <span m='16630'>represent</span> <span m='17070'>the</span> <span m='17150'>company</span> <span m='17560'>that</span> <span m='17960'>way.</span> </p><p><span m='18760'>On</span> <span m='18930'>a</span> <span m='19000'>day-to-day</span> <span m='19420'>basis,</span> <span m='20260'>I'm</span> <span m='20890'>mostly</span> <span m='21420'>in</span> <span m='21510'>the</span> <span m='21630'>office.</span> <span m='22040'>But I'm out</span> <span m='22260'>on</span> <span m='22400'>the</span> <span m='22480'>field</span> <span m='22760'>as</span> <span m='22880'>well,</span> <span m='23100'>because</span> <span m='23400'>I</span> <span m='23460'>have</span> <span m='23660'>to</span> <span m='23760'>take</span> <span m='23970'>over</span> <span m='24090'>some of</span> <span m='24330'>the</span> <span m='24500'>marketing</span> <span m='24980'>aspects.</span> <span m='25500'>So</span> <span m='26050'>I</span> <span m='26150'>have</span> <span m='26310'>to</span> <span m='26420'>run</span> <span m='26700'>in and out</span> <span m='26950'>of</span> <span m='27060'>offices</span> <span m='27360'>and</span> <span m='27660'>make</span> <span m='27830'>sure</span> <span m='28030'>that,</span> <span m='28750'>visually,</span> <span m='29160'>we're</span> <span m='29400'>presented</span> <span m='29900'>very</span> <span m='30090'>well.</span> <span m='30280'>So sometimes</span> <span m='30545'>that</span> <span m='30880'>takes</span> <span m='31080'>me</span> <span m='31200'>of</span> <span m='31270'>the</span> <span m='31390'>office,</span> <span m='31690'>but</span> <span m='31810'>usually</span> <span m='32100'>I'm</span> <span m='32189'>sitting</span> <span m='32430'>in</span> <span m='32530'>front</span> <span m='32680'>of</span> <span m='32759'>a</span> <span m='32850'>computer.</span> </p><p><span m='33730'>I</span> <span m='33890'>went</span> <span m='34050'>to</span> <span m='34140'>school</span> <span m='34460'>on</span> <span m='34560'>a</span> <span m='34620'>full-ride</span> <span m='35340'>academic</span> <span m='35810'>scholarship.</span> <span m='36540'>And</span> <span m='37930'>I</span> <span m='38400'>went</span> <span m='38630'>for</span> <span m='38740'>kinesiology</span> <span m='39500'>because</span> <span m='39750'>I</span> <span m='39780'>wanted</span> <span m='40060'>to</span> <span m='40110'>be</span> <span m='40220'>a</span> <span m='40270'>sports</span> <span m='40600'>medicine</span> <span m='40950'>trainer.</span> <span m='41450'>So</span> <span m='41810'>I</span> <span m='41940'>didn't</span> <span m='42260'>really</span> <span m='42560'>start</span> <span m='42940'>off</span> <span m='43240'>thinking</span> <span m='43570'>about</span> <span m='43860'>this</span> <span m='44110'>job.</span> <span m='45090'>And</span> <span m='45230'>then</span> <span m='45530'>I</span> <span m='45690'>transitioned</span> <span m='46450'>into--</span> <span m='48420'>I</span> <span m='48930'>went</span> <span m='49220'>fully</span> <span m='49820'>to</span> <span m='49870'>the</span> <span m='50020'>other</span> <span m='50220'>side.</span> <span m='50510'>I</span> <span m='50570'>decided</span> <span m='50970'>that</span> <span m='51090'>I</span> <span m='51130'>wanted</span> <span m='51430'>to</span> <span m='51480'>be</span> <span m='51640'>creative</span> <span m='52440'>and I</span> <span m='52610'>wanted</span> <span m='52870'>to</span> <span m='52960'>go</span> <span m='53160'>through</span> <span m='53320'>that.</span> <span m='53640'>So</span> <span m='54280'>I</span> <span m='54390'>started</span> <span m='54730'>doing</span> <span m='55140'>marketing</span> <span m='55730'>and</span> <span m='55810'>advertising</span> <span m='56600'>and</span> <span m='56760'>print</span> <span m='56960'>work,</span> <span m='57410'>which</span> <span m='57710'>brought</span> <span m='57920'>me</span> <span m='58010'>to</span> <span m='58080'>this</span> <span m='58260'>company</span> <span m='58770'>which</span> <span m='58880'>I</span> <span m='58950'>do</span> <span m='59100'>business</span> <span m='59420'>development</span> <span m='59890'>in the</span> <span m='59990'>visual</span> <span m='60400'>market.</span> </p><p><span m='61580'>What</span> <span m='61860'>I</span> <span m='61950'>wish</span> <span m='62320'>I</span> <span m='62380'>knew</span> <span m='62690'>when</span> <span m='62850'>I</span> <span m='62930'>was</span> <span m='63090'>younger</span> <span m='63985'>is</span> <span m='64300'>that</span> <span m='64830'>every</span> <span m='65220'>learning</span> <span m='65630'>experience</span> <span m='66420'>contributes</span> <span m='67300'>to</span> <span m='67800'>everything</span> <span m='68243'>in your</span> <span m='68686'>life.</span> <span m='69572'>And</span> <span m='70800'>going</span> <span m='71120'>to</span> <span m='71220'>school</span> <span m='71620'>on</span> <span m='71770'>a</span> <span m='71890'>certain</span> <span m='72210'>path</span> <span m='72550'>or</span> <span m='72620'>going</span> <span m='72820'>to a</span> <span m='72950'>university</span> <span m='73590'>for</span> <span m='73720'>a</span> <span m='73760'>certain</span> <span m='74030'>path,</span> <span m='74290'>doesn't</span> <span m='74550'>mean</span> <span m='74690'>that</span> <span m='74820'>you're</span> <span m='74950'>going</span> <span m='75050'>to</span> <span m='75180'>end</span> <span m='75380'>up</span> <span m='75500'>on that</span> <span m='75840'>path.</span> <span m='76180'>And</span> <span m='76330'>that's</span> <span m='76530'>OK.</span> <span m='77270'>But</span> <span m='77440'>if</span> <span m='77630'>you</span> <span m='78230'>absorb</span> <span m='78880'>everything</span> <span m='79340'>in</span> <span m='79400'>your</span> <span m='79550'>surroundings</span> <span m='80090'>and you</span> <span m='80380'>learn</span> <span m='80640'>from</span> <span m='80850'>everything</span> <span m='81290'>that</span> <span m='81450'>you</span> <span m='81570'>do,</span> <span m='81820'>it will</span> <span m='82110'>help</span> <span m='82470'>you</span> <span m='82600'>grow.</span> <span m='83340'>And</span> <span m='83470'>that's</span> <span m='83690'>the</span> <span m='83770'>most</span> <span m='84250'>important</span> <span m='84670'>thing,</span> <span m='84850'>is</span> <span m='84970'>to</span> <span m='85100'>consistently</span> <span m='85780'>be</span> <span m='85910'>growing</span> <span m='86350'>and</span> <span m='86540'>really</span> <span m='86810'>pay</span> <span m='87020'>attention</span> <span m='87460'>to</span> <span m='87580'>your</span> <span m='87750'>environment.</span> </p>","file":{"id":374391,"video_id":"3349482513001","name":"2279-Vanessa-ProductManager1","duration":89374,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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