Katie Tagg

Pre Sales Associate

  • Retailing, Marketing and Management
  • Loughborough University
  • Placement Year (10 Months+)
  • SAP

What was the application process like?

The application was a simple process. It requires a CV and a Cover Letter explaining which job you want and why you want to join the company. Although you need the correct skills for the job you are applying for, the company wants to get to know more about you and your personality.

What was the interview process like?

The telephone interview was split into two halves. The first half them getting to know how much you know about the company and how we run. The second was based on competency questions and how you would deal in situations. The interviewer makes you feel at ease, and asks some questions on your personal experiences and what you are interested in.

How much responsibility do you have?

As an intern I have been given a large responsibility. I help to run and maintain the customer experience centre for any customer visits that may take place. I have to ensure that the centre is ready the day before with customer content as well as ensuring on the day it all works.

What advice would you give to students applying for your role?

My best advice is be yourself and be creative. You need to stand out from the rest to give yourself the best opportunity of being noticed. Challenge the norm and be disruptive as sometimes the smallest ideas may be the best idea.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

What I enjoy most about my role is the exposure that I have been given to the working of a software firm. I have been given the opportunity to demo to customers, attend customer events, even help to create and run these events for thousands of people. I’ve enjoyed getting hands on helping to improve the way we run.

What has been your biggest challenge?

My biggest challenge would be learning my own personal strengths and my personal capacity as to how much work I can and can’t do. You have to learn to say no and ask for help if you unsure what you need to do. That has been my biggest challenge this year and I feel like my managers and peers around have helped me with that.

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