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Age: 32
City: Detroit
Industry: Manufacturing
Job Title: Marketing Specialist
Years of Experience: 5
Salary: 75k

What does your job title mean?
Being a marketing specialist means I am in charge of analyzing data for market trends, sales on our products and forecasting. I also help coordinate our marketing projects that are either internal (product brochures, designing boards for products) and external (trade shows, promo items).

What is your morning routine?
Most of the time, I wake up either at 5:30am or 6am, depending on what time my roommate wakes up. My usual morning routine is after I am out of bed, I do a few stretches, make some warm lemon/turmeric water, get in the shower/wash my face. Before I leave for my commute, I take my dog out for a quick walk or she plays in the backyard if I’m running out of time.

At 9am I am…
My days are different everyday. The first thing I usually do is I take a look at my email and see who needs an immediate response. After emails, I take a look at my three main tasks that needs to be done for today.

At 11am I am…
I try to set up my meetings in the afternoon so I can focus on working on my projects in the morning. If it’s analytics time, I’m usually updating data which can take from 30 minutes to 3 hours.

What does lunch normally look like for you?
I usually eat with some co-workers at our cafeteria or go grab a lunch when I’m out running errands.

At 1pm I am…
In a weekly project meeting. When I lead project meetings, I try to attach with the notification our task item list so we can go through the items that still need attention and remove those that are done.

At 3pm I am… 
Depending on the task, I’m either still updating reports, creating presentations that are reviewed by executives, or calling my supplier for a project I’m working on.

At 5pm I am… 
Usually wrapping things up, taking care of last-minute items, writing my 3 task/goals for the next day.

When does a workday end for you? 
Most of the time I try to leave work between 5pm-5:30pm, but there are days till 7pm.

What do you do after work?
Depending on the day, I usually take my dog out for a long walk and then either make or get dinner with my boyfriend.

What do you do before bed?
I usually go to bed around 10:30pm. My routine is simple, I wash my face/brush my teeth, and go to bed.

Is there anything you’d like people to know?
This job has taught me that communication and time management is very important. There are times where I am asked to do 3 projects at the same time, so I try to prioritize them. Also, you have the chance to work with various departments.




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