What's your job about?
I work in the Financial Crime Risk Management Department, creating templates, telling stories with data, designing, and editing written communications. A day’s work for me can begin with editing and rewriting documents, reformatting to make them visually appealing and clear, and adding data as needed. Then, learning more about business jargon, organisational structure and data communication techniques. Finally, attending a meeting to take notes. What is interesting about my work is how complex it is to create clear written and graphic communications – it requires critical thinking to create a high-quality layout and ensure outgoing communications stand out for their simplicity and clarity.
Overall, my goal is to improve internal and outgoing communications with templates, processes, and creativity to help the company’s materials reach exceptional standards.
What's your background?
I grew up in the St George area, later moving to the Sutherland Shire.
At school I was an all-rounder and had many options for a career direction. Music, Science, Art, Sport, English, Design - what to choose! My reluctance to limit myself led me to the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (BCII) and Bachelor of Communications, which was a phenomenal choice that has shaped my life path. After graduating, I attended a university Virtual Careers Fair and came prepared with interesting questions and a virtual background that displayed my double Bachelor degrees. My employer noticed my degrees and having had great experiences working with BCII students in the past, contacted me on LinkedIn. I’ve been working for two weeks now.
Could someone with a different background do your job?
Yes, they could. Someone with a Design or Advertising degree or experience could do my job, but the main reason I was employed was for my experience solving complex problems and pitching solutions to various industry partners. If you’re interested in consulting make sure you have industry experience. You could achieve this through internships and from participating in start-up pitch nights. Most importantly, you need to communicate this experience and your strengths to your employer.
What's the coolest thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is Genpact’s Genome service. I love to learn, I enjoy variety & change, so Genome let’s me upskill in my own time, while working full-time and without attending university classes. Data and analytics are the way of the future and Genome courses are created by Genpact - one of the world’s leaders in AI.
What are the limitations of your job?
As with any full-time corporate job, I work 9-5 hours and I don’t have the freedom I did when I was at university. No more bike-rides to the beach for a 2-hour study break. However, I’m enjoying working in the city (and occasionally from home) and putting my knowledge into practice. And weekends are free so far!
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