I’m going to be making the move soon, mainly due to circumstances that I didn’t see coming, so I am thinking about changing careers while I am at it. I’ve watched a lot of marketing and business shows (Love Mad Men!) and feel like a career in marketing would be a great fit for me.
I Get A Chance To Be Creative — And Get Paid
I pride myself on being creative. I’ve always been the artsy type growing up, creating things out of nothing and making ugly things beautiful… at least in my own eyes. Being able to be creative and challenge myself would be hugely rewarding, so I feel like it is a great fit in that regard. Being able to get paid for being creative is all the better. I mean, it’s every artist’s dream to get paid doing what they love, but very few every make more than enough to pay the bills. I’ll make enough to pay my bills for years to come once I am established.
It Is A High Pressure Career
This is the only downside I have come across. Like most corporate sector jobs it is extremely high pressure. Both in dead lines from your upper management as well as your co workers vying for each other’s positions, seeing who can rise to the top of the coveted ladder. This is where most artsy types fall short, being able to compete. I feel like it is another opportunity for me to challenge myself and develop social skills. Regardless it will be a fun ride.