I’m a recent grad & began my first career as a marketing coordinator. It’s been quite frustrating to say the least. The company doesn’t understand the purpose of marketing, & recently hopped into the digital world - many of which don’t find it valuable. On the other hand, my manager assigns me lots of copy projects to do & either doesn’t give me informational feedback or completely disregards my work. Before I was hired, she knew exactly how my writing style was like but doesn’t use it. Help! :(

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Sounds like the position isn’t a good fit. Maybe put some feelers out there for other positions that you’re interested in and where you can grow. Just know, your writing style will change from job to job. Don’t get stuck in “this is my style.”


I'd say it's not a bad look to leave a job after a short time as long as you don't make a habit out of it. Not every job is a good fit, so it's understandable. Just make sure you have a job lined up before you quit your current one


I work for a health system, so I completely relate to your struggles on getting buy-in for digital marketing tactics. We always have to throw in a print ad or a billboard, just so people feel like there's something they can see and wrap their heads around.

I don't know if this is part of your problem, but I've worked for several companies that had culture problems. Specifically, the culture was to treat marketing like an order taker and to drown the marketing team in vanity projects that didn't bring in revenue or advance the mission.


I found freelance marketing to be more rewarding in that sense. I get to be more selective with what clients I work with and they tend to be more appreciative of the value of my work


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