With no idea of the type of job I wanted to get, I relied on my ability and interest in literature and language to direct me. From publishing houses to a French insurance company, the beginnings of my career were focused on language and communication skills. From there, GLG seemed like the perfect fit – a growing company with a global presence (we have 22 offices worldwide), multi-cultural employees, and a global membership of diverse experts.
Working with our membership of experts and our clients allows me the opportunity to gain valuable experience within the corporate world whilst continuing to utilise my language, communication and research skills on a day-to-day basis. My ability to speak another language, but more importantly, my desire to keep improving and learn new languages was a huge factor in my acceptance here at GLG. It wasn’t the only thing however – the active roles I held in clubs and societies throughout college and the various internships were also very important.
GLG’s business is based on high volume, fast-paced efficiency – not always the easiest start on a Monday morning! However, GLG provides us with a fantastic work environment – our office is full of driven and intelligent young professionals who are always at hand to guide and teach new joiners. Working with GLG’s clients has very much impacted my own confidence in a positive manner and has changed both how capable I feel tackling my work and tackling the steps to progress in my career.
My work is different everyday – new projects, new requests from clients, and new learning opportunities. On a day to day basis, my role focuses on building and managing our network of senior executives and organising conversations, meetings, mentorships, and other interactions between these executives and our clients. This community is very international and my language skills are therefore extremely important when reaching out and communicating with these experts. I’m very happy in my current role and am hoping to continue my progress with GLG for the next few years. With new opportunities opening not only in Dublin but in our offices globally, I’m looking forward to seeing where my career takes me, whether that’s in Ireland or abroad.