Meet Ceren, our Mentor of the Month for July! 🎉
Since joining us back in March as part of Bloomberg’s volunteering programme, she has had a HUGE impact on our community 🥰 Ceren is one of our highest-rated mentors and most recently hosted her first Masterclass for us – which was a total success 🥳
We’re so excited to be celebrating Ceren today – get to know her here 👇
Where are you based in the world?
London, England 🇬🇧
What’s your day job?
I work at Bloomberg as an email marketing specialist
What’s one thing you’re amazing at?
Learning. Prior to starting primary school I kept crying and told my mum that I didn’t want to go to school because kids over there knew how to read and write but I didn’t. This type of thought continued with me until I finished university. I always had anxiety when approaching things I didn’t know and tried to avoid these if possible. When I started my first job, I learnt a lot. That’s when I realised the power of learning which I’ve been practicing my whole life. I think it is really important to realise the power of learning. I feel like I can learn anything in a short amount of time and this gives me so much sense of security. It makes it easier to expand my comfort zone and get exposed to new areas, projects and tasks both in my social and professional life.
What do you love about mentoring small businesses and charities?
Mentoring gives me a chance to think from different perspectives and scenarios as every business has a different set-up with different requirements. Also, most importantly, it allows me to be part of an amazing community that loves to help each other and exchange ideas. I really enjoy it.
If you could start your own business, what would it be and why?
I haven’t really thought about this previously but possibly an email marketing agency because I enjoy email marketing.
What’s one top tip you always share with small businesses
Testing. It is very easy to miss something in emails. I always recommend to test thoroughly before deployment. Read the email copy again and check for spelling mistakes, test all the links, check the subject line, check the image alt text and check your contact list. Check everything one final time.
What’s your party trick?
My party trick is usually my stretchy face. This sounds weird but when I pull the skin on the side of my face, it stretches a bit and tends to gross people out! 😀
What Ceren’s mentees have to say 👇
“Ceren was really helpful, she gave me great advice and ideas that were tailored to the type of business I run. Would highly recommend her, thank you!.”
Ellie, Ellie Good Illustration
Read Ellie’s story here.
Ceren offers mentoring in Email Marketing – if you’d love to connect with her 1:1, you can do so here👇
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