Account Manager: Switch Job Cards vs. Job Descriptions

At Switch, a mobile job app that allows users to scan job postings quickly and easily, our pared down job descriptions -- known as “job cards” -- strip away all the needless jargon and include only the essentials. Our personalized, simplified job descriptions can not only streamline your job search, but they also provide a better idea of how to focus your own resume and optimize your job hunt. Switch currently offers 18 different “job functions” that cover everything from account management to software engineering.

Today, we’ll look at the way account manager job cards differ from typical internet job descriptions. For examples, check out the slideshow to the right. Then download the app to try it out for yourself!

Account Management Job Cards

Depending on the nature and size of a company, account managers can be responsible for any of a myriad number of tasks as well as experience levels are requisite skills. However, most account manager positions described on the web gloss over specific requirements in favor of generalized, token phrases like “client-focused solutions” and “develop long-term relationships” and “excellent communication skills.”

On Switch, we handle the presentation of account manager roles differently, scraping away those generalized and vague phrases in favor of the specific skills and experience level that each job requires. Maybe one job prizes presentation skills over campaign management, while another prefers their account managers be highly organized and detail-oriented rather than requiring experience in technology. Whatever the requirements, Switch cards make those expectations clear at first glance, as opposed to parsing those needs from a 500-word job description.

Most Popular Skills for Account Manager

  • Communication + People Skills
  • Client Relationship-Building
  • Multi-tasking 
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptable + Malleable
  • Customer-Oriented
  • Excellent Business Judgment
  • Strong Presentation/Negotiation Skills
  • Marketing Expertise