Gary Blom

Gary Blom

Marketing Assistant / Coordinator

IIE Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication
The IIE’s Varsity College Port Elizabeth
Company: The Core Group (iStore)

Description of your duties on a daily basis

My daily tasks include doing uniform orders for all iStores in Africa as well as ensuring that they all have the correct price guides for products. I also do communication and internal reports and assist the PR department. 

Why did you choose the qualification you studied?

I enjoy communications on both internal and external levels and ensuring that brands are portrayed effectively and positively.

Is your qualification relevant to your job?

It is definitely relevant to my current line of work and prepared me well.

What is your greatest achievement to date career wise?

That would be having being promoted from a Sales Consultant to Marketing Coordinator at Head Office.

What are your future career plans?

I would like to grow within The Core Group into a more senior role within the Marketing or PR Department for Apple Africa.

What advice would you give to students who are looking for or about to embark on their first job?

Work hard and don’t relax thinking that you have a job and that is it. Always be willing to learn and show initiative and this will pay off..