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Friday, April 24, 2015

Saying goodbye to GTI

It's been over a year since I started here at GTI Media and now it's time to write my exit post. In my time here I have produced numerous campaigns, created hundreds of social posts and written countless articles. I have attended and managed events, travelled to a variety of different places and spoken to more people than I can remember. All in all, it has been pretty awesome. 

Some of you may be wondering why I am leaving if I enjoy my job so much? That's a very good question, but it's one that I have an excellent answer to. I am moving on to progress in my career. I think there comes a time in every job where you are presented with new opportunities and it's then your decision to either take up those opportunities or decline them. In this case I decided that the move was right for me.  

As a digital marketing specialist there are so many prospects. With the constant growth of social media and technology new doors are always opening up to opportunities. Career opportunities that I could have only dreamed of when I was at university. I have always said digital marketing is the 'fun' job. I mean, I get to sit on social media for a living, I get to follow trends and write fun, interesting yet helpful articles and I get to relive my university days at every fair I attend. 

Choosing a career is a decision we all have to make. I remember using TARGETjobs.co.uk and various other recruitment platforms to find advice and guidance on how to apply for jobs. Job hunting is probably one of the most stressful experiences I have ever had. Worrying whether someone is going to hire you at all when there is so much competition.

I was finally hired and built up my experience which then led me here to GTI Media. My career has progressed very quickly in 3 years. In industry years, 3 years is such a short space of time. It's a remarkable feeling,  so for all you job hunters out there, I can only advise that you be persistent and keep applying.

It has been a real pleasure working here as their digital marketing executive and I must say I have learnt a great deal about the company, industry and consumers as well as about myself and where I see myself in the future. Marketing has always been the area where I showed the most potential. It is such a diverse sector and has enable me to grow and learn about so many different industries and how I can apply my skills and knowledge to those areas.

If you're considering a path into Digital Marketing I can only boast about it. Digital marketing is such a brilliant profession. To use what creativity you have and to incorporate it into a social campaign is so exhilarating. 

I would like to finish off this post with a BIG thank you to the team at GTI Media, especially the marketing team whom I have become good friends with and have learnt a great deal from. 

I wish you all the best of luck in the future. 
Roxanne 

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