Schools and universities are hierarchical. Teachers ‘rank’ above students, and masters students over undergrads. Because of this many students believe that if they’re leaders they’re the ‘boss’ and if they’re not the boss then they have to do what they’re told. Praetorian Outsource Marketing is keen to point out that in working environments this simply isn’t the case. "Your standing in an organisation is based on how hard you work and what kind of impact you make. It doesn’t matter whether you’re 18 and you’ve been there for 6 months of you’re 60 and been there for 30 years. Even the most senior people in organizations can’t rely wholly on hierarchy. If they did then talented people would get stuck at the bottom and companies wouldn’t grow."
Schools and universities deal in certainties and finites. ‘If you learn this information you’ll get the question correct. If you answer the question in this style and put in the key facts, then you’ll get a high mark.” Unfortunately there often isn’t a right or wrong answer. “At Praetorian Outsource Marketing we deal with direct sales and marketing. Whilst completing a sale is an easily measurable entity, the way in which someone goes about it can vary hugely. There is no right or wrong way, simply different ways, which need to be adapted to the customer or campaign that we’re working with or on.”
As a student your sole focus is on you, improving your grades and bettering your CV so that you have a greater chance of getting a job. “At Praetorian Outsource Marketing we believe that the best leaders are ones that can manage their own career paths as well as helping others. People gain respect by showing that they can think beyond themselves for a bigger goal or wider cause. Those who focus solely on themselves will only get so far. There has to be a much bigger picture to really succeed.”
Praetorian Outsource Marketing is a direct marketing and outsource sales company based in Birmingham with offices in Southampton. For more information on our services please visit http://www.praetorianmarketing.co.uk