The Vector Impact is an initiative by Vector Marketing. An emerging body of research shows a growing gap between employers' expectations and how young people are showing up in the workplace. Yet nearly all of the advice comes from more seasoned “career experts”—who, while knowledgeable, often lack understanding of the unique challenges facing young professionals today. Some of the advice works, but some just doesn’t. Vector Marketing, the sales arm of CUTCO, is committed to closing this gap. The Vector Impact was founded in 2018 to teach young people skills for life through actionable content you can immediately apply.
To give you an idea of what we're all about, here are some key audiences we cater to, and some reading for each of you. If you're new here, this is a great place to start:
Like any good parent, you want to insure your child's safety and make sure jobs they're taking on are legitimate. We don't blame you. Sound like you? Start by reading these pieces about Vector Marketing. We'll answer your most FAQ and help you do your due diligence.
So you're looking for a summer job. We recommend giving direct sales a try, as it will help you develop the soft skills an increasing number of employers are searching for. If you're a student, start by reading these pieces about direct sales and Vector.
So you've been working for Vector Marketing for a while. Now, you're wondering: What's next?! We've got you covered. Check out these pieces to learn more about management and other growth opportunities to take the next steps in your career.
“I have an MBA in Marketing, robust career experience (including international travel), and I still credit Vector with having the largest impact on my life both personally and professionally. I currently work in a national sales role at Yelp, Inc., and I developed the soft skills to get here because of my Vector experience.”
Kristina Gudelis, Vector Alumni
“During my time at Vector Marketing, I was able to achieve numerous awards, including All American, and ended my career with $155k in sales. The integrity of the company and their desire to shape a better future for the next generation is something I will always appreciate. Sure, we sold knives, but any reps that truly understood the company’s values knew that the Cutco life actually made us better people.”