Briefly describe a typical day:
Learn new software and demo it. Put together demos. Trouble-shoot products and software. Make new contacts. Frequent overnight travel.
How do you use GIS to help your company?
Selling GIS software is our company’s business.
GIS software used:
ArcView, ArcGIS, all extensions, ArcIMS, ArcPad
What skills do you need to be successful in your position?
Intitiative, self-learning, people skills, multi-tasking, speaking and presentation skills, general tech skills.
What do you particularly enjoy about your position?
Meeting our users, learning software, company and co-worker environment, good benefits, hourly wage, travel.
What don’t you like about your position?
Range of products can be overwhelming.
How did you get started in GIS?:
Grad school in GIS/PhysicalGeog/Planning –> 2yrs. GIS Analyst local govt. –> Current job.
How did you find out about your current position?:
Word of mouth/personal referral
What parting words of advice to you have?:
Who you know and how you present yourself will get your more jobs than tech skills alone… but those never hurt, either.
Submitted March 30, 2001.
|Technical Marketing Analyst||Software||Washington|
|Years of Experience||Education|
|3.5||M.S. in Geography||$40,000 – 45,000/year|