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Connect With Us: Craig Gibson

We don’t need a Magic 8 Ball to tell us how great our next colleague is! For our eighth ‘Connect With Us’, meet Account Manager Craig Gibson.

Craig has worked with us since 2018 and joins us today to chat about life at Connect, and what makes a good work colleague. Meet Craig!

Tell us a bit about your career so far.
I was a newspaper sub-editor for many, many years and I’ve worked in such hot spots as Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Perth and Greenock! The longest spell of my career was spent at the Evening Times in Glasgow, and I really liked being there, but I’ve always enjoyed taking on new challenges and meeting new people. I made the move to Connect four years ago, and I’m so glad I did. I love it here.

What does your day-to-day look like?
Every day is different and that suits me just fine. Some days I’ll be chatting with clients to make sure that their projects are running on time, or I’ll be helping them bring new projects to life. I also sub-edit pages for our stable of magazine titles. And sometimes I’ll write my own articles for clients. Working life is busy, but it’s never dull. 

Why do you love your job?
The people I work with at Connect are fantastic. Really, they’re a different class. There’s such a diverse range of talents and characters. I’ve made a lot of good friends here and I learn so much from just being around them. My clients are brilliant, too. They make the job fun and it’s always a great feeling when you bring in new business to the company.

What advice would you give to someone else wanting to follow in this career path?
Work hard, get to know people in the industry, take every opportunity you can and don’t feel too down if you don’t get your dream job straight away. Keep going. You’ll get there in the end.

Best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Be decent to the people you work with and make sure you’re part of the team. Help your colleagues and get stuck in and play your part. And if you’re on a work night out, make sure you buy a round. That really is good advice!

‘Connect With Us’ is a series where we invite you all to get to know the faces behind Connect a little better. So far, we’ve introduced you to Liam Shaw, Ann Craib, Claire Nichol, Ryan Swinney, David Hughes, Fiona Ramsay, Roisin McGroarty and Euan Campbell. Haven’t caught up with them yet? Click their names and find out more.