For class this week, I had to answer the following questions regarding the department I would like to work in, then I had to define 8 new business terms. Lets get to learning. What departments most interest you in a company? Are you working in that department now?
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO ENTER YOUR DEGREE PROGRAM? I chose to enter the Entertainment Business Degree program because I currently have my own publishing company and would like to expand it to be a positive entertainment company that produces films, music and events. I feel that we need more positive messages spread into the world and can impact people’s lives by sharing our stories. I want to learn more about the entertainment industry and things that I can implement to grow and expand my company. I have always loved entertainment. From the time I was a child, I would write entertainers that I liked or go to events and get their autographs. I have a nice size autograph collection because of it. I learned in Psychology of Play that how we play and engage as a child really affects our career choices and I completely agree. What I did years ago, reflects in what I am doing now and my future goals. I am excited to learn the ins and outs of the entertainment industry and create a portfolio that I can show to prospective clients.
NOW THAT YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS IN A BUSINESS, WHICH WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK IN AND WHY?
Based on my research of Amazon, I would like to work in the Editorial, Writing & Content Management Department or the Sales, Advertising & Account Management Department.
Why the Editorial, Writing & Content Management Department? From the time I was a child, writing has been my passion. I enjoy writing everyday in many different outlets including my Facebook posts, The Visionary Mompreneur blog, articles for other blogs, interviews, book/product reviews and more. I have done copywriting before, so a job that allows me to do those very things on a daily basis is a dream come true. I love to come up with new content that engages the readers and grabs their attention. This seems like the department, I would thrive the most in.
Why the Sales, Advertising & Account Management Department? Although writing is my passion, I have experience being an executive assistant for a sales and marketing company. During my employment, I learned the ins and outs of sales from script writing to mastering the close. I also learned a lot about social media and traditional marketing that have helped me grow my own business and those skills would be beneficial to any company I work for. This would be my 2nd choice of departments I would like to work in.
WHAT INTERESTED AND/OR SURPRISED YOU MOST ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT NOW THAT YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT IT? I was actually surprised to learn that the Editorial, Writing & Content Management Department assists with tech support. I thought that tech support was its own entity and would be handles by one department itself. I thought it was neat that this department also offers translations services. Because Amazon is a global company, it makes a lot of sense that they would have translators available for tech support or even to help resolve customer issues.
When I saw all of the positions for various content developer positions in this department it really drew me to wanting to apply. From technical writing to blog posts, there are opportunities in many different areas and specialties.
LIST & DEFINE 8 BUSINESS TERMS (paste in a URL link to the source you used to find each definition)
1. – erratum: a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind; part of a statement that is not correct.
Erratum. (n.d.). In Visual Thesaurus, Retrieved on September 1, 2015, from http://fullsail.visualthesaurus.com/
2. – brand management: the application of marketing techniques to a specific product, product line, or brand
Brand Management. (n.d.). Retrieved September 1, 2015, from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branding
3. – retailing: the business of selling things directly to customers for their own use
Retailing. (n.d.). In Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary. Retrieved September 1, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retailing
4 . – concept: an idea of what something is or how it works
Concept. (n.d.). In Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary. Retrieved September 1, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concept
5. – strategies: The planned direction the marketing effort takes over some period of time that serves as a general guide to decision-making.
Strategies. (n.d). Retrieved September 1, 2015, from Know This Marketing: http://www.knowthis.com/marketing-terms/S
6. – guarantee: an unconditional commitment that something will happen or something is true
Guarantee. (n.d.). In Vocabulary.com Dictionary. Retrieved September 1, 2015, from http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/guarantee
7. – innovation: the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices, or methods
Innovation. (n.d.). In Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary. Retrieved September 1, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/innovation
8. – E-commerce: short for electronic commerce, is trading in products or services using computer networks, such as the Internet.
E-Commerce. (n.d.). Retrieved September 1, 2015, from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-commerce