Essay on Sample Resume : Career Exploration

1243 Words Oct 26th, 2016 5 Pages
Career exploration can be an overwhelming process and I’m very thankful for the opportunity to explore the many facets of the workforce through interviewing, accompanied with a lot of self-reflection. I interviewed Bailee Pelzer, the Adverting and Brand Manager of her department. She works for Altorfer, Inc. located in Cedar Rapids, IA at 2600 6th Street SW. The location of their main equipment location that took place on October 19th.
I had multiple reasons as to why I chose Bailee for advice and guidance. One reason I chose her was in part due to convenience. My dad works at Altorfer and has multiple employees with various degrees and experience, which I thought would be beneficial. Additionally, in regards to that aspect I knew he had an employee who majored in marketing and decided to pursue that to gain a multitude of information. Lastly, I chose Bailee because of the fact that I may get an internship in the summer working with her. Therefore, meeting face-to-face allowed me to get to know her on a more personal level.
I have always been interested in the idea of marketing as a career, however I have never shadowed or spoken to anyone within that line of work. I had hoped to learn the basic duties of an employee who has a major in marketing, the multitude of activities you can accomplish with this major, and tips and experiences that are recommended for gaining success in the future. Additionally, since I’m exploring careers I went to get the perspective of someone…

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