After a couple of years as an English Language teacher and freelance translator, a short stint in South America and a few temp jobs, I was looking for a motivating, more long-term career move. I wanted a role that would give me the opportunity to use my existing skills as well as develop new ones.
The account executive position at BDB ticked all the boxes. There was a creative element to the job missing from my previous roles that really caught my attention. I actually missed the researching and writing I’d done in my university days and loved the prospect of copywriting for ads and press material. Communicating with different people from all over the world on a daily basis was something I had done in previous roles and was keen to continue. Finally, and unusually for a marketing agency, I would still get to use the languages that I’d studied and honed for many years.
The first few weeks were a buzz of information and meetings and everyone was very helpful – I only had to ask when I was unsure about something. I was allocated a mentor, who sat on the desk next to me, and was on hand for a chat and to offer that extra bit of support. The culture here at BDB is very supportive and provides the ideal environment in which to develop professionally.
In the four months that I’ve been here, I’ve started to get to grips with the exciting world of b2b marketing and PR and will continue to build on this knowledge. My highlight so far has been helping put together a Spanish and Portuguese language campaign in South America ahead of a trade show for one of our leading clients.
My top tip if you’re considering applying for this position is to think about what your previous experience can bring to the role and make sure you have plenty of examples for interview.
If you’re interested in joining us, please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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