Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The End of an Era

Earlier on in the year, in my pursuit of happiness, I decided to follow what Einstein once said that “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects”, and some of you will already know that I have in fact achieved many goals this year, which a little under a year ago I didn’t think was in the pipeline. But today, I’m writing a post not to celebrate my year’s achievements, but one to mark the biggest change in my working life thus far – my departure from TimeInc UK.

“Time Inc. is one of the largest branded media companies in the world reaching more than 120 million people each month across multiple platforms.”, and is a company that I feel I’ve grown up with. Now, no longer can I claim to be the nervous graduate who, for the first time, when stepping foot into the 12 floor Blue Fin building, had absolutely no clue as to how to act or where my career was heading. Instead, a young woman set on a career in CRM. My graduate days seem like a distant memory now. I can’t believe three years have already flown by.

Long gone were the days of being a marketing assistant across the glamourous Southbank brands and being PA to some of the most senior faces at Time. It’s fair to say that I’ve learnt a lot by taking on various roles over the years (five to be exact!). I think it really displays the vast opportunities and flexibility that a large media publishing company can offer their employees. I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today without the people at Time.

I’ve always been a firm believer that if a company takes care of the people, then the people will take care of the company. I think that that has absolutely been true for me. During my time, I have felt very looked after and at times astounded by the talent and creative minds that surrounded me. The company’s culture is phenomenal however, as with all large companies, change is constantly in the air, but this time it was for me to.

After three fantastic years, I’m sad to be leaving Time, but at the same time I’m exhilarated by the new challenges that await me. I will be continuing my career as a CRM Executive at a company called Quidco. I have a good feeling about the new role, and believe that the transition can only develop me and progress my career further. I’m seizing a new opportunity and heading out of my comfort zone. Watch this space.       

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