Comms365 Take On National Careers Week

Comms365 Take On National Careers Week

 

As it is National Careers Week this week, we spoke to a few of our employees to find out all about their careers, how they came to work at Comms365, and the advice they would give to anyone who wanted to follow a similar career path to them.

 

5 Minutes with Caroline, our Graphic Designer

Caroline

 

1.  How did your career path take you to this job with Comms365? 

I was previously working as a Marketing Executive and wanted to concentrate on the Graphic Design aspect. A position became available at Comms365 which I applied for.

2.  What are the major components of your job on a daily basis?

My duties include designing and creating literature, adverts, social media content, presentations, product labels, video creation, web content and adhoc projects that require adding branding elements. I also update the website and manage the company’s SEO.

3.  What do you enjoy the most about your job? 

I enjoy being creative and using problem solving techniques to solve tougher design briefs.

4.  What do you find most challenging about your job?

On occasion the design process can be lengthy in trying to perfect the project in hand, delaying other projects as a consequence.

5.  What advice would you give to someone starting out on this career path?

Ensure that you have a good eye for detail, that you are persistent and have a passion for design.

 

 

5 Minutes with Drew, our Sales Director

Drew

 

1.  How did your career path take you to this job with Comms365? 

After many years in large telco’s I wanted to be part of a more dynamic environment, with the latest technology trends, with the best people.

2.  What are the major components of your job on a daily basis?

Sales management, customer and partner engagement. Looking for new opportunities to grow our revenues and increasing our global footprint with our global and enterprise customers.

3.  What do you enjoy the most about your job? 

Overachieving targets, bringing salespeople on in their careers and developing them. Starting new and exciting partnerships for our amazing technology.

4.  What do you find most challenging about your job?

All the things above!!

5.  What advice would you give to someone starting out on this career path?

It’s a great career, it’s very challenging and can be stressful. Sales isn’t for the faint hearted! However, the rewards are well worth the effort and the sense of satisfaction.

 

 

5 Minutes with Ruth, our Commercial and Marketing Director

Ruth

1.  How did your career path take you to this job with Comms365? 

My career path is as follows; Marketing Manager / Product Development Manager / Brand Manager / Business Development Director / Commercial and Marketing Director.

2.  What are the major components of your job on a daily basis?

At Comms365 I am Director of Marketing, HR and QMS. For Marketing this involves creativity / marketing planning / writing content / Campaign work / PR / Product collateral / Website. For HR this involves administration and personal development for the team. For QMS this involves reviewing feedback and responding / writing processes/ reviewing processes.

3.  What do you enjoy the most about your job? 

I enjoy the varied nature of the role. I enjoy working across the Team and pulling in different strands of my role.

4.  What do you find most challenging about your job?

Juggling many things at once. Prioritising and responding in a timely fashion.

5.  What advice would you give to someone starting out on this career path?

Keep your record keeping up to date. Keep copious notes. Listen carefully. Allow yourself time to think creatively to solve problems and to generate ideas. Keep up to date with new ideas and techniques.

 

 

5 Minutes with Toby, our Sales Account Executive

Toby

1.  How did your career path take you to this job with Comms365? 

With my last company going into liquidation, I put a post on LinkedIn to see if any business in the area were looking for an apprentice. Mike (Comms365) got in contact with myself, sent over some details of the role I would be undertaking and the career progression I could expect to see when working there. From my apprenticeship I then progressed into an Account Executive.

2.  What are the major components of your job on a daily basis?

The main part of my job is interacting with my client base and providing them with the best possible service I can. I am also responsible for bringing in new business for the company and generating revenue where possible.

3.  What do you enjoy the most about your job? 

One of the things I enjoy most about my job is being able to have regular contact with my partners and customers. This then allows me to develop a strong relationship with them and get to know them from more than just a business perspective. This then enables each day to take its own unique twist.

4.  What do you find most challenging about your job?

The most challenging part of my job is the commute. I live around 30 miles from the office and driving in each day can be tedious. However, coming to a workplace where I enjoy the people involved and the customers I work with, helps make this worthwhile.

5.  What advice would you give to someone starting out on this career path?

If I was to give a piece of advice to someone, it would have to be that the harder you work, the more you will get out of it. Sales is about hard work, strong will power, dedication and the ability to go the extra mile when the customer needs it.

 

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Last updated: 4th March 2020