Career Kickoff @ Oracle in Dublin
By firstname.lastname@example.org on Oct 09, 2013
As an ‘International Business Management’ graduate with previous work experience for two global players in the automotive and IT-industry, respectively, I was looking for a good place to start my international career. Oracle offered me the opportunity to work abroad in a multicultural environment and to develop my professional skills, so I was intrigued. During the application process you get a clear picture of Oracle’s huge organization and the wide array of possibilities offered but also what is expected of you. This might sound a bit overwhelming at first, but support is on the way. Throughout the Foundation Training and on a regular basis thereafter you are provided with the necessary sales techniques, tools and product knowledge to help you succeed.
The BDC Role
My current job is focused on generating demand for Oracle’s Hardware (Server + Storage) products in Germany and Switzerland and to find new business opportunities over the phone. On a daily basis I get to talk to high-level IT decision makers from various organizations and industries, which is especially exciting. I coordinate my campaigns and sales initiatives with colleagues from Sales and Marketing to ensure the best outcome. Over time, you gain a lot more professional knowledge, responsibility and self-confidence, while always being able to rely on the continuous training and support from colleagues, coaches and management. Speaking of colleagues, I now work in ONE single team with peers from Ireland, UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Austria, France, Italy and Venezuela who cover the northern and southern European markets.
Life in Dublin
Life in Ireland’s capital is nothing short of exciting as a young professional. It has a truly young and international population while at the same time retaining its own character and Irish heritage. Even though it is comparably small for a European capital and you can easily get around, there’s plenty on offer for a wide range of interests. Widely known is the lively cultural and musical scene along with the occasional visit to one of the many Irish pubs to enjoy the aforementioned. There is a lot to discover in this modern and vibrant city full of contrasts, but also outside:
If permitted by the infamous Irish weather, Dublin is the perfect launching pad for excursions to one of the nearby beaches, the Wicklow Mountains or for weekend getaways to the Irish Westcoast and Northern Ireland.
Personally, for outdoor activities, I like to go for a run in Phoenix Park (one of Europe’s largest city parks and host to concerts & festivals in summer time), improve my golf swing and game on one of the many courses around Dublin (golf lessons organized by Oraclub, Oracle’s Sports & Social Club) or play football after work with colleagues.
In early July we even won the 15th Oracle EMEA Football Tournament in Munich with the Irish Team, beating Spain (Málaga and Madrid office) in the final.
If you’re interested in joining our team or have any questions, you can visit our campus website or reach out to felix.wehmeyer-at-oracle.com.