Louise Mooney

Field Marketing Executive
BACKUP Marketing
Dublin
Marketing, advertising and PR
Music
B.Mus (International)
2007

Strong organisational skills, attention to detail and people skills. I have enjoyed all of my career path and it began with a very positive grounding in my education in Maynooth. I am still in contact with a lot of my former classmates.

When I left Maynooth I did a Postgraduate Diploma in PR and Event Management. When I completed this I decided to do my Associate Piano Teaching Diploma with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. I went to Reamainn Keary for lessons in order to prepare for this. In 2008 I worked for Magic of Music which is a company that teaches children music in a fun and innovative way. I worked in many different schools all over Dublin. In 2009 I also became an examiner for the Royal Irish Academy of Music. I really enjoy being an examiner as I feel privileged to be able to positively encourage budding musicians. I especially like the variety that this position affords. At the end of 2010 I decided to do a Masters in Management as I have always wanted to study business. I went to UCD Micheal Smurfit Graduate Business School. During my time there I organised many events - something I had developed during my time in Maynooth when I organised and facilitated the Riverstown Recitals. In July 2012 I was accepted to do an internship with the United Nations (UN). In this capacity I worked with other international graduates and collectively compiled a paper which was then officially published by the UN.

My current role with BACKUP Marketing involves staffing and organising the logistics for the in-store demonstrations in Tesco stores nationwide

The variety that each day affords - you get to meet a lot of different people in this job.

I put my CV up on Irishjobs.ie and it was picked up by a recruiter.

My advice is to talk to as many people as you can about the possible areas that you would like to get in to - but don't lose sight of where you see yourself. A journey of a thousand steps starts with just one - the question is which direction will you choose to take.....

(submitted July 2013)