Guildhall graduate lands a role as a implementation specialist
Tamara Tsakalidi graduated in July 2014 with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance. She recently landed employment as a implementation specialist at Longview Solutions. Longview provides corporate performance and tax reporting software to create a single source of financial truth. As a implementation specialist, Tamara makes the necessary changes to the software to be completely configured to each specific clients needs.
Tamara stated that “The IBM room adds the extra thing employers are looking for, it increases your chances to get a job and to stand out from the rest of the candidates. My manager was extremely interested in what I learned in the IBM room, mostly because Cognos (IBM product) is one of Longview's competitors. I would like to congratulate all the students currently using the IBM room because they are already one step closer to their goal.”
Tamara also wanted to pass on a message to all current students; “ All your hard work and effort will be appreciated at the end. For some of you finding a job will be a piece of cake, for others, like myself, it might take a bit longer with a couple of rejections. Do not give up when rejected, learn from every interview you attend and get better, more confident.
Impress the interviewer with your out of the box thinking, your problem solving skills, your critical thinking, your positive energy and smile. The employers are aware that you have just finished your studies, they do not expect you to have all the technical knowledge so relax, be yourself and enjoy the interview!”
Tamara wanted to thank all her lecturers for their help throughout her time at the University but especially to Tim Cleary who always encouraged her.
At the London Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law we offer our students a range of excellent facilities to help them along with their studies and future employment.