Job Title: Client Director
Type of Company: I work for a digital production company, that does web pages, rich media banners, front end and back end custom applications.
Education: BA, Advertising, Universidad Latina (San Pedro, Costa Rica)
Previous Experience: I've worked in marketing, online market research, sales and advertising for the last 15 years.
Job Tasks: I am currently a client director for a digital production company, supervising projects from beginning to completion.
Since I manage a team, I have to be a mentor, a motivator and a professional in what I do. I also have to talk to clients by phone, do presentations for projects we're developing and ensure that the projects we have stay on budget and on schedule. If anything goes awry I have to correct the problem and pacify the client.
I also do new business development, pitching jobs to new clients and making proposals and presentations.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is the opportunity it affords me to develop projects from scratch: to have a great idea and to make it come true and prove that we're good as we pretend. Also the people, which makes us admire the capabilities of every one in a different way and their commitment to wear the shirt. [sic]
The worst part is seeing people fired or laid off, not because they're not good at what they do, but because of the current global economic malaise.
1. Learn a second (or third) language. It is always an advantage to speak several languages, but you can be a key player on occasion if you speak the language needed for a specific project.
2. Be people-oriented. Managing people is not something they teach you at school; you have to learn it on your own. But always be aware that you will get more out of your team if you don't use a "Hitler" approach.
3. Bolster your technical and creative skills: learn, learn, learn, in school if necessary, but try to surround yourself with people you can learn from too.
Additional Thoughts: I believe that I am successful at my job because I'm passionate about it. I like the nature of the business, I like working with people and I like being involved in new undertakings.
You have to wake up every morning loving what you do, even if sometimes you are facing a professional or personal challenge that can affect your performance.
Be aware of your weaknesses and try to make them into strengths.
These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles).
Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
There's still time to apply to Grand Canyon University and pursue your education. Learn more today!
Lower Tuition Cost Than Many Other Universities. Classes Start Soon.
You've found Ashford University, where school comes to you. Earn your bachelor's or master's degree online.
Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.
Pursue your education at Pacific Oaks College.
Get your career started with training from Washington State University.
Since 1888, The University of Scranton has grounded its education in Catholic and Jesuit principles based on intellectual growth and integrity, all of which shape the online master’s and certificate programs.
Founded in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher learning.
Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County.
The inside stories from people actually working in the field.
Click a story title to show the story, and click the title again to hide it.
Career Stories are concise, real-world career overviews written by people relating their personal career experiences and wisdom. They provide invaluable insights and mentoring advice to students and career changers.
Most stories include:
Please also see our detailed information about Sales Managers, including: