Account Management

How long does it usually take (obviously dependent on how well you’re doing) to jump from AAE to AE? 1-2 years?

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There should be no reason for anyone to be an AAE for more than a year unless you're a total disaster in which case you should move to a different role as account may not be the right fit. 1.5 years max. An AAE is a basic entry level to establish potential and learn basic process and team roles. And I say that as someone who was an account coordinator for a year, then an AAE for a year, then an AE etc.. back in the day when they did this to people and took advantage with bs junior level titles

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That's another problem for sure. I was lucky in the beginning of my career to report to an amazing female mentor for the first 3 years of my career starting out who made sure when your paperwork approval finally came through, it was backdated and I even got my new salary retroactively. Can't imagine that happening at big networks these days but a big chunk of my early years was at different independent shops with far less red tape.

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If you’re doing exceptional, about a year. If you’re on track doing well, about two years. Three years starts to be questionable. There’s not necessarily a time frame, but you have to have the basics down, be on top of your current work and proactively anticipating further work, have proven you’re able to build internal and external relationship, and are generally a nice person who can work with all types of people.

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Standard is 1.5 years.

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Everyone has different paths. Build your relationships and take on constructive feedback. Unsubscribe from the idea that if you’re not X by this time you’re some type of failure. If you want to jump from one title to another for the sake of a LinkedIn post or to wow someone from your past/present the feeling is short lived. Trust me. When you’re ready you will know.

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