"Try to find out a mentor at the very beginning of your career. Follow him or her, a great mentor will teach you not only the trade but also will help you to understand your unique values, strengths and aspirations to set your long term career goals."
- Mohammad Muntasir Hossain
Former Head of Product Innovation
"I believe we must overcome our struggles, collaborate, support each other and lean-in to grow and create impact around us!
Be hungry to learn anything new- New tools, new insights and new ways of work to become better each passing day!"
- Farhana Islam
Global CMO for Wowbox Emerging Asia
"Ask questions. Try to understand what your customers want and they will want you back. When I ask students if they want to work in Grameenphone someday, a lot of hands raise up. But when I ask them if they want to be GP’s CEO someday, I see one or two hands only. Dream higher. "
- Samrine Bokhari
Head of Customer Experiences and Services
"Being in Digital Telco industry, we need to understand the environment we are in and our customers. To serve better, we need to really renew ourselves – learn as much as possible, stay relevant and show perseverance. Next piece is the way of work - please collaborate with cross-functional teams and create together, win as a team! Please make sure every person you meet in workplace is a new opportunity! "
- Shahriar Ibne Zaman
Head of Digital & Adjacent Business Systems Planning
"Along with the changes in the telco industry, we as employees have evolved as well, by taking up new challenges and learning new technologies each time. Even though I’m introvert in nature, I have learnt that you need to mix and collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds. Every new person you meet is an opportunity to learn something."
- Soaiba Sarwat Synthia
Head of Digital and Analytics Operation
"We were very used to bookish knowledge but that needs to change, familiarity with real life applications is of the essence. For career growth, it is essential to pick up traits of taking ownership . There is no alternative to being hardworking and the need to be passionate about where we wish to see ourselves. It is what we do with what we have learnt that matters. "
- Shaila Rahman
Head of Core and Service Projects
"Even in the digital future, ‘softer skills’ will still be very important to be successful. Success in work place depends on hard work, maintaining a positive attitude, a curious mind that is always eager to explore and learn, and having a support network that one can lean on to in times of need. "
- Md. Tareq-ul- Islam
Head of Internet Business
"To me, the foundation of any strong career is built on three pillars * Flawless work ethics: be ready to go all out & deliver more than the next person. be humble & never compromise on integrity. * Winning Mindset: demonstrate courage to step out of comfort zone, take bold choices that challenge your limits & never give up. * Continuous upskilling: never stop learning, never stop challenging your limits, fail fast learn faster & take feedback as gift for self-improvement. "
- Shabbir Hossain
Head of E-Commerce & Payments
"Digital skills will drive the future along with the ability to work comfortably in areas that require varied skillsets. I cannot stress the importance of having the support from family and the right mentors in the workplace. I have been lucky to have leaders who have given me the respect and opportunity to grow. "
- Zeenat Zahir
Head of HR Strategy and Talent Management