What am I most proud of? What makes me pull my shoulders back, walk with confidence and feel simply good? And of all the moments and accomplishments, I have to admit that growing and establishing my career here in Wales is something I am damn proud of. I came to Wales with a different background of higher education and I now work as a account manager for a digitial marketing agency. This hasn’t been out of luck or good timing it’s been through hard work, hustle and taking smart risks.
I started my first job in the UK as a temporary employee at a marketing agency. Within a few months, I knew that it wasn’t going to be a long term solution as I wasn’t being challenged enough. I applied for a role in my current agency in December 2013, I was turned down for my first position and told my CV would be kept on file. I was contacted for a role in the SEO team, had a few interviews and then offered a position in the middle of January. At first I felt overwhelmed and felt out of my depth, but I got to work and I hustled. I expanded my skills, asked plenty of questions, worked late and I made an impression my team members.
After hustling and growing in that role for nearly a year, I was offered my current role of account manager where I am leading projects and client relationships with a team of designers and developers. It is challenging and exhausting, but it is also creative and fulfilling.
Each day, when I walk into the office, I know that I am in my current role because I have hustled (alot). And it may sound boastful but I am proud of that hustle, and where it has taken me.
Remember, hustle and heart will set you apart.
Tell me, what are you most proud of?