“I write quite decent movie reviews...” was the competitive edge I was aiming to point out in an interview for a marketing trainee job in summer 2018. The ability to create content was one of the main aspects giosg was looking for in their job ad - and I didn’t want to hand out any of my boring university assignments. The first of May celebrations were just about to start in LUT University but what the heck: Just before jumping on my overalls, I applied with a one minute video. It didn’t take just one minute to film it though. Nevertheless, I got a phone call, an interview and my first ever marketing job as marketing master’s student. Hell to the yes!
As a rookie, I was looking for trainee positions where I could develop myself with real responsibilities and get some support that I would definitely need. I got that from giosg and especially responsibility was something that I and my trainee colleague at the time received. The marketing manager had left just before we started so our marketing department was just us two. There was no other possibilities but to learn and execute. That phase lasted a couple of weeks and then we got ourselves some professional managers to guide us further. As a newbie, I couldn’t pick a better way to start with marketing.
From the start I felt myself welcomed and the giosg crew, the giosgers, have been nothing but guiding, funny and open for a new ideas. I appreciate how open the different teams are and we can always walk to each others’ rooms to ask for help, to offer a helping hand or just to crack an awesome joke.
Job wise I have been creating a lot of content including blogs, whitepapers, social media posts, career stories, a recruiting video and many more including ad campaigns on LinkedIn and Google Adwords. As a growing company, I have done market analysis and some branding activities. As a bigger concept, marketing automation via HubSpot has been an essential part of my work. Currently I’m focusing on implementing our content strategy and setting up webinars whenever necessary!
After summer, I was so lucky to get to continue with giosg as a part time Marketing Coordinator. I still have my master’s thesis to do, so I’ll bring my movie quotes to the office again as a full-timer next summer. True story.