It might become as a surprise, but many of our employees working at BookerZzz started at the company as an intern. Over the years they have built their careers in here successfully achieving promotions after another. Yes, you heard right! At BookerZzz it is possible to grow with your career path from an intern to the head of the team, so choose wisely where you will be doing your placement. Will you shoot for the stars?
Rick, Team Leader of Digital Marketing, working at BookerZzz since 2010.
“The best things at BookerZzz are the opportunities, the location, and the atmosphere. I started here nine years ago with an internship of five months and was offered a job afterward. I have been here for a long time, following a career path from Junior to a Medior and Senior Marketer into my position today. After that, there were no more positions to promote me further on, but the company wants to keep good employees in the house and eventually ended up creating a position for me. I am thankful for the opportunity to grow, the chances and the trust that I have been given. It’s cool that it’s a bigger company with a start-up company feeling – we really want to contact and create a good atmosphere between people and try to give chances to young colleagues.”
Discovering your passion
Kimberley, E-mail marketeer, working at BookerZzz since 2012.
“BookerZzz as an employer is like a small family, people are really informal here, they like to drink a cup of coffee with each other and have fun during drinks and activities together. Even though we are a company with more than 100 people, it does not feel like that!
I started my career at BookerZzz as an intern when I joined to the marketing team for both labels (Hotelspecials & Bungalowspecials) and after my internship they offered me a job which made me a marketing employee. The learning curve at BookerZzz is steep but if you are willing to you can learn a lot, which is what I did and grew into my role as a Senior Content Specialist.
Since growing within this company is a big opportunity, I was offered a position as team leader of the content department. As ambitious as I am, I accepted the role but after short period time noticed that this role was not a match with me: it wasn’t my passion. What instead was and still is – creating content especially focused on e-mails. I had some good chats with my manager & got the opportunity to get back into my role as a specialist. Best decision ever! Taking a step back into position isn’t always a bad thing, for me it was the perfect solution to follow my heart and to do what I like the most. Since creating e-mails was definitely my thing, soon the opportunity arrived to fully focus 40 hours a week on this. Sometimes in life, you have to find your passion by stepping out from your comfort zone and that is exactly what I did. That made me a person who can say to enjoy her work and be glad about her career.
Breaking a stereotype
Ka Wai, A Digital Marketeer, working at BookerZzz since 2017.
“What I like especially in here, is that most of the company’s focus to the knowledge but here I have been helped with my personal development too. I have changed a lot during these two years with the support of my team, I used to be really shy and afraid to make mistakes. At school they said that as an introvert you can’t be a good marketeer if you are not outgoing and presenter but at BookerZzz I noticed that this is just a stereotype – not the absolute truth. I feel that my team appreciates me as an individual and lets me be fully myself. There was a little bit of luck, I think I was in the right place at the right time when I started here. I was not studying anymore but still applied here for an internship – and they hired me! The company is helping and cheering people to grow without pushing, it all depends on you: if you take initiative, they will give chances to you.”
As said, the company appreciates and supports talented employees: shortly after the interview Ka Wai got promoted from a Junior to a Medior Marketeer, congratulations!
The whole story of this company began with two students. That’s why we love to boost the first steps of a future pro’s in what they are doing. The contribution of new specialists and their fresh insights to the company’s success are highly appreciated. That’s why Rick, Kimberley and Ka Wai are for sure not the only, the first or the last talents who have achieved a lot at BookerZzz. Welcome to the group of experts, the house is not fully packed yet! Find our open positions for internships and jobs here.
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