Monday, April 09, 2007

Money Magazine recently released it's ranking on the 50 best jobs in America, with Brand Managers ranking in the top 5 (and #1 for the "Young and Restless"). Positions such as Investment Specialist, Corporate Recruiter and Marketing Specialist were include in the list.
A top 5 pick
Product/Brand Manager
You won't be senior management, but you will have control over developing, managing and marketing an assigned product line. In other words, you get to exercise business savvy and creativity. A sizable salary and launching pad to other high-level marketing jobs are part of the package.
Median Pay: $90,100

Total compensation(includes bonus)
Most people make:90% in this job make more than:
Top earners:10% in this job make more than:

10-year Job Growth: 21%

Growth in Jobs
Total openings

Career Description
Manages, develops, and implements product marketing activities to maximize sales of an assigned product line. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a senior manager.

May require a bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of experience in the field.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Given that this was my last spring break as a student we went all out and travelled to Hawaii. Amy and I visited 3 islands: Kauai, Big Island (Volcanoes), and Oahu. The weather was perfect, the fruity drinks were delicious, and the scenery was spectacular! I'm going to miss being a student :)