By Millie Goodwin, Business Development Executive
What’s your career background, in brief?
After going to college, my first job was as an Account Assistant at the luxury car dealer, Rolls Royce. While it was nice working for such a high-end brand and experiencing the luxury market, I felt it was time for a change and a new challenge, so I decided to dive into the PR world.
What’s the most challenging job you’ve ever had?
By far my most challenging job has been working as a waitress in a pub, with it being my first job, I was quite shy and I was really thrown in the deep end with it. Firstly, I realised how challenging some people can be. Secondly, I was working for my parents and if you have ever worked with family before, you know what a big no no it can be.
What apps, technology items and gadgets can’t you live without?
I hate to say but Instagram 100%. I have a love/hate relationship with it, I love it because I’m quite a nosey person, and I love to get inspiration of things to do and places to go. But I know it has its negatives and can be quite toxic.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
My favourite quote ever is “great things never come from comfort zones”. I don’t think it’s a particularly well known or famous quote. But I believe it’s so true, all those scary job interviews, nervous first days, awkward moments, and all the mistakes you make are just pushing you to be more confident and realise how much you are capable of.
Name one thing about your job that gives you a sense of satisfaction or makes you leave the office smiling…
I haven’t worked in new business for too long, but in my short time, I have learnt there is nothing more thrilling and exciting than getting a response from a potential new client, knowing your work stood out against the rest is truly a great feeling. It makes me excited to win some new business!
Do you personalise your workspace?
Unfortunately, not yet but I intend to get a plant (probably a fake one) because I don’t think I would keep a real one alive. I’ll definitely get some organisers because a tidy space is a tidy mind.
What’s the first thing you do in the office in the morning?
100% make myself a cup of tea, I cannot function without my morning cuppa.
What are you reading, watching, or listening to at the moment?
At the moment, I’m watching Grey’s Anatomy, it’s by far one of the best things I’ve ever watched, I’m currently on season 5 and there is 18 so I think it’s going to be keeping me busy for a while.