Importance of Education
Name – Arijit Guha
Profession – Sales
Designation – Manager, Ad Sales
Organisation – Kolkata TV
Age – 30
City – Kolkata
Work Experience (Years) – 14+ years
Under-Graduation – Jadavpur University
Please give us a summary of your Career.
I started my career as a Media Executive in a reputed Ad agency. Then, I moved to another Ad Agency as a Sr. Marketing Executive. Post that, I decided to join Print Media in a Sales role. But, then I wanted to get an overall experience, so I moved to a Bengali News Channel as a Sales Manager. I am currently working at Kolkata TV as a manager in ad sales
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.
My current responsibilities include Air Time selling for the channel, and taking all major decision regarding Ad sales and marketing for the channel. Apart from this, I have to do AD sales and marketing for the national client, corporate, semi-corporate as well as retail clients. Being in charge of all major events for the channel, I also take care of coordination between the scheduling & ad Sales Team, etc. Apart from that, I have to do Space selling for Chanel, Co-ordination with scheduling, Editorial team, client servicing etc.
Average Income Sales Manager in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
More than 9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security as a Sales Manager?
Would you consider being a Sales Manager Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance as a Sales Manager?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability as a Sales Manager?
What are the different ways of entering as a Sales Manager?
One can enter this profession by giving interviews for Sales and marketing in different channels or organizations after their graduation or post graduation. They need to possess the skills, personality, morale, and motivation in order to secure a job.
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in Your Profession
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?
NSHM, Future Campus etc
What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?
First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep a flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be just and fair and not try to make everyone happy
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?
Being in this industry has its brownie points, some of which are awareness, knowledge, and connectivity to people. Other benefits include good work culture, good income, and a chance to update to a joyful life. It is very important to have a positive attitude for work culture and workplace and this job gives you that. The other positive is that you garner a lot of respect as a company’s economy and growth depends on your work. You also enjoy incentives and bonuses if your work is remarkable.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?
Well, you have to work very hard. You have to work 6 days per week and have only one off day. There will be days when you have to work more than 9 hours a day. This job is very much target oriented and you have to handle a lot of pressure. Thus, people often end up being temperamental in this job. You need to be very patient for that reason. If you can’t reach your target, you will get warnings and also you won’t get incentives then.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Neutral
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Maybe Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
Obviously Sales and Marketing. After 12th grade, I would have definitely chosen a professional course in Media Science. This profession gives me the knowledge, economic benefits, and social benefits.