Movers & Shakers – Julie Burns
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Name Julie Burns
Occupation/Title eBusiness Specialist – Marketing
Company/Organisation Zurich Financial Services
Star sign Leo the lioness grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Describe a typical day? Meetings, surfing the web, writing a piece for one of Zurich’s internal communication channels, talking to our creative, copywriters or technical on the projects I am managing, looking at any marketing possible opportunities and implementing these.
What’s the best part of the job? Working in the web is fast paced and ever changing – it’s a great space to be in and there’s always something new happening – you can really make a difference and there’s so much to learn too. Every day is a challenge. I work with the best bunch of dynamic, inspiring people who make every day interesting and fun.
What’s the worst part of the job? There are lots and lots of meetings.
What would you consider to be your key talents? I think my key talents are my communication skills ( I can talk underwater), my creativity and my passion for the web.
What was your first job & how much was in your first pay packet? My first job was when I was still at school – it was in this fish and chip shop. I was a shocker – I continually burnt myself on the oil and always forgot to put lemon in the box – I hated it. I think I then realised that this was not my career path. I was paid around $10.
What did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to be a teacher – I spent hours in my bedroom as a child pretending to teach a class of stuffed toys – my parents must have thought I was nutty.