Alex Nickolay-Kell, 32, from London, is the acting industry head at Google
YOUR JOB TITLE SOUNDS COMPLICATED WHAT DO YOU ACTUALLY DO?
I’m a sales manager, so I help Google’s clients make the best of the internet. That includes how they come across on YouTube and how to get more people to visit their sites. I look after 30 clients and manage a team of two.
WHAT SKILLS DO GOOGLE LOOK FOR WHEN HIRING STAFF?
You don’t have to have been writing HTML since the age of four to work here – all – round – excellence is what really impresses. Obviously the company is looking for a strong academic record, but standout candidates may also have been bungee-jumping off buildings for charity or volunteering abroad.
WHAT TIP WOULD YOU PASS ON TO ANYONE AT THE START OF THEIR CAREER?
That everyone is just as terrified as you are – but some are better at hiding it. Remember, you’re always better than you think you are!
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED AT GOOGLE?
I bring a lot of energy to my job, so learning not to take on too many projects is something I’ve got better at.
HOW DO YOU MOVE QUICKLY UP THE CAREER LADDER?
I think most people who have the most meteoric rise to the top often they don’t have a concrete plan – they see a situation for what it is and respond to it.
(Please Note: The information is from the More Magazine article ‘So you want to be a Fashion Stylist’ in Issue 1st April 2013, I did not write this!)
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