I have ten years experience in intelligence production (collation, evaluation, integration, analysis and interpretation). To excel in this role, I have relied on my postgraduate level (MA) research skills and first-rate writing skills. I am immersed in and very knowledgeable about a variety of issues across the geo-political, social and economic spectrums as our role is to advise senior principals on key national interest/security matters. Through having to work with a variety of stakeholders (i.e. chiefly government line function personnel & non-government subject matter experts), I have sharpened my coordination, people and project management skills. Because we are tasked with communication key/critical conclusions and recommendations to senior government officials (e.g. various directors-general and Cabinet committees) I have become adept at identifying these and communicating them clearly and suitably such that they impact the specific audience in the intended manner. Furthermore, I am not intimidated by having to present to and advise high-ranking officials and believe that this skill will serve me well within communications and consulting roles.
In 2011, I enrolled for a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management (subsequently graduating Cum Laude in 2013) in an effort to gain deeper understanding of the practice of marketing within commercial environments.
Going forward, I seek to venture into work roles that involve concepts I learned in this program such as creating and developing brand identities and organizational (internal) brand culture for brands, through devising and implementing relevant cross-media communication plans. The nature of my academic and professional pursuits have honed my analytical and critical thinking skills and I believe that this, combined with my exceptional writing skills and creativity would serve me well in a communications specialist function.
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