I have 20 years of marketing experience, working at major consumer facing brands at Fortune 50 companies. I’ve gone from performance marketing to social to brand and dabbled in corp strategy, and am really proud of of the skill set I’ve developed. But I have stalled at the Director/Sr Director level for the last 9 years, and I find myself feeling bored doing the same types of campaigns and projects (similar work, different co’s). I don’t want to advance just for title, but to have greater scope, ability to set direction etc. I know I’m capable of it but not sure I have it in me to prove it at the company I joined just one year ago. I don’t just want to “take on more projects”. My company already recognizes me and has identified me as a top performer, and I have given feedback that my current scope is narrower than I expected based on my exp in previous companies, and gave ideas for what else I’d like to work on to expand my remit.
I know it’s a lot to expect advancement in a short time at a large company, but I’m considering all my previous experience, not just the work I’ve done there. So I’m in the mindset of either they see I have “it” and will let me take on more, or they won’t. And if they won’t, then quiet quitting is most certainly on the docket.
I could look for Marketing VP level opps at other co’s, but as many of you on here likely know, making the leap from Director to VP is a hard one, especially when it’s cold applications on LinkedIn. And remote roles are becoming less available, and I’m not able to relocate.
So, I’m left with this feeling of existential dread. Am I really “done”? Do I give up on looking for a VP level role? I see two paths but would love your feedback, too….
1) I could work with a head hunter? Does anyone know of any good ones for marketing? I’ve tried basic searches but they seem to be hard to find.
2) the idea of pivoting my career path to something new has a certain appeal. You get that rush of learning something new and getting to grow again. But I have NO idea where to start. I don’t love the idea of cutting my income in half. Does anyone know of any career coaches that could explore this convo with me?
Thanks for reading. Overall just feeling very stuck and demotivated and want to get out of this rut!!
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