The changes created have been two-way as well. For Justin, he’s learnt the value his role can truly provide to each client and how this is maximised by bringing various parts of the firm together to support the client, as well as each other.
“I was involved in an account planning session a few weeks ago where we had representation from all across the firm, with everyone focused on one thing - how we can support the client to achieve their desired outcomes.”
With a background degree in Commerce (majoring in Marketing and Management), it wasn’t until he entered the world of work that Justin truly understood how his passion for creating meaningful change could be realised. Now living this daily, he says the key skills for anyone looking to make a similar career move are abilities to be client centric and “break down complex problems and translate them into simple solutions”.
Justin also emphasizes “don’t be scared if you’re young!”. Having sometimes felt too “intimidated to speak up” when he was a junior. He’s since discovered what we at PwC champion: “the reason I’m in my role is because my opinion is valued”.
As for the perks of a job in Professional Services? Justin says he’s enjoying the flexibility of his new work life the most.
“Given my role can be located across a variety of locations, I often embrace the All Roles Flex policy and spend the morning working from home before heading straight to a client site. I also have family in Melbourne, and when visiting them, I might work from the Melbourne PwC office, or from the house in Melbourne!”
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