Justin Popovic (photo courtesy of Justin Popovic)
Today’s jobtalk is with Internet Marketer and Success Coach Justin Popovic. After 7 years in the corporate world, Popovic took a leap of faith and quit his job to start a business. Popovic will be the first to tell you that the entrepreneurial route isn’t easy, but that if it’s what you want to do, you should go for it.
Check out Popovics’s Internet marketing and success coaching websites to learn more about his fantastic services.
Title: Internet Marketing Entrepreneur & Success Coach
Education: B.S. Computer Science, University of Waterloo, 2000
What did you do before becoming an Internet marketer and success coach?
I got hired as an intern at Rational Software, which was later acquired by IBM. I helped them establish an office in Toronto by setting up classrooms with computers to train corporate students on different software technologies. Continue reading
My first anonymous jobtalk so far. The general manager (GM) of a thriving fitness club chain shares his career path and gives an honest perspective of what it’s like to be a GM in a corporate, sales-driven business. Check this interview out if you are interested in sales or management.
Title: General Manager
Education: B.S. Sports Management, West Virginia University, 2003
What was your first job after college?
I was a regional event director for soccer tournaments. Basically, I was given 10 events, and I had to build them up from the ground up using grassroots marketing. I did this for a year, then the company went bankrupt.
Oh no! Were you bummed out?
Yeah, it was a really fun job. I got to travel around the country and see a lot of different things. What it boiled down to is that the company bit off a lot more than they could chew. They thought doing a certain quantity of events over quality was going to make them money, but it didn’t work out. Continue reading