Chris Luecke is a Sales & Marketing Account Manager at Rockwell Automation, and the host of Pubcast Worldwide podcast. When he graduated from Marquette University 2009 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Marketing was the farthest thing from his mind. When he started college, he thought he wanted to be a roller coaster engineer, but eventually realized that being stuck behind a desk solving problems wasn’t quite what he wanted to do. After graduating, he spent a short time working with Anheuser-Busch helping them engineer their aluminum cans to be more efficient. But, after they were sold to a foreign company, Chris left AB and fell into a position at Rockwell Automation. From navigating entry level positions to making the most out of your established career, Chris has got you covered. He even shares a useful book to have on your shelf that’ll give you some quick insights into the field: Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi. So, if you’re curious about the seldom discussed field of sales, press Play! And even if you think you’ll never work in the field, Chris is the perfect person to listen to to get you pumped up for the work or school day ahead.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:
- What are the typical entry-level jobs that are available in the manufacturing and sales field
- What are the skills that will help you break through in your application
- Why your major doesn’t matter to break into this field
- Why one of the most underrated skills in Sales is listening
- Why you shouldn’t get a Master’s degree or another advanced degree until you’ve been working in the field for at least a couple years
- How extracurricular activities in school can really grow your skill set
- Why you should read the book: Never Eat Alone
- Why your education doesn’t officially end after you leave school
- Listen to Pubcast Worldwide podcast and watch Manufacturing Happy Hour
- Learn more about what Chris does in his job at Rockwell Automation and his career and tune in to T4C episode #47!