As many people ask themselves waaaat they should do for work of in life in general, waat wants to make finding answers to these questions easier. Waat’s purpose is to offer information about what kinds of professions there are in the world, What people actually do in these professions, and how they like what they do.


FOR high-schoolers and STUDENTS, waat would like to make them to pay attention to two things - to think about the actual daily work they would be doing in a few years (not only about what it would be like to study, that’ll last a while). ALSO, it’s important to think what you would actually enjoy doing. disliking something 8 hours/day sounds insane!


NEW DATA WILL BE ADDED ALL THE TIME, the eventual purpose being covering all possible professions from cleaners to cheese sculptors to politicians. In case you have any questions of feedback about waat, please contact waatmail@gmail.com.

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Jan, Head of Marketing
Finland, workplace of 1-20 employees
Education
Master, Business
Yearly salary (€)
35000-45000
In profession since
2014
Weekly hours
40-45

Could you describe your job in short?

Content creation & curation, updating social media channels, video and photography production, website management and development, communication.

What do you do on average work day?

On an average day I go through emails a few times a day. I try to start by checking out what are today's main tasks and start with the most important one. It can be something like updating social media channels for the week, replying to emails, working with some video or a photo, writing a blog post, etc. On a usual day I manage to do 1-3 main tasks + small miscellaneous things (looking through emails, replying to colleagues). On most of my days I use Feedly and go through the latest news articles from my company's industry, and save the most relevant ones for possible publishing later on.

What do you love about your job?

The ability to do many things that interest me, to have the ability to make decisions on my own. I love to learn new things and try to keep my level of learning new high. My job enables me to keep learning.

What are the worst parts of your job?

Slow operational chains. At times I have to wait for others (colleagues or clients etc) to reply before I can continue on with my work, and it can take a long time. The working culture could also be better and diverse.

What are the most important skills in your job?

Adaptability Communication Efficiency Learning fast Prioritisation

What are the most important tools/softwares in your job?

Microsoft Word Feedly Skype Adobe Premiere Pro

How do you acquire and develop these skills?

Work in a small company, put things into practice everyday. Also learn by yourself: Google/use other sources and find the best ways to develop the skills.

What does your work week include?

2.0h

Meetings / Group work

4.0h

Emails

30.0h

Independent work

4.0h

Breaks

0.0h

Travel

1.0h

Events