Skills Development for a Job in Marketing

What are some things a professional can do to improve their skills for future jobs in marketing? Explain.

After five years, Gina was laid off as a marketing manager for a high-tech company. Gina’s supervisor at her old job says they hated to see her go. “She was so good at dealing with our customers,” he says. Her colleagues and supervisor all comment on Gina’s creativity and her ability to learn things quickly. One co-worker noted that Gina was “very flexible” and “always showed good judgment.” If you were the HR professional at this high-tech company and were hiring someone to work in marketing, would you hire Gina? Do you feel she has the appropriate skills? Why or why not?