Dancing By way of Life With Samantha Finley

For Samantha, inventive writing has all the time been the secret. So, to attain a profession that performed to her strengths, she danced on over to the College of Texas at Austin to main in Promoting. Not solely that, however whereas there she made certain to construct a backup plan for herself to ensure success, it doesn’t matter what.

That meant minoring in Media and Leisure in addition to snatching up a certificates in Enterprise Foundations to “cowl all her bases.” And regardless that that’s quite a bit to place in your plate, she says, and I quote: “I liked each second of it.”

From Internship to Completed Skilled

From faculty to profession, her pen carried her via Branding Strategist internships and freelance work the place she obtained to flex her inventive muscle groups for purchasers within the leisure business.

Alas, her pen saved transferring, and writing and scribbling till it scrawled a line throughout the arm of a Brafton recruiter (figuratively talking, in fact) who instantly seen her potential and reached out for an interview. That’s proper, of us: Samantha was scouted. Just a bit testomony to her expertise.

“Once I was job looking out, I used to be truly linked to Brafton via a recruiter,” she says. “She felt I might be a great match for the open Content material Author function. After making my approach via a few interview rounds to make sure I might be a great match for the workforce and the corporate could be a great match for me, I used to be ultimately provided a place and the remaining is historical past!”

A Brafton Legacy within the Making

Samantha’s Brafton legacy remains to be unfolding. What began as an entry-level Content material Author function blossomed right into a Senior Author place the place Samantha takes on extra tasks and purchasers, and writes for varied advertising channels. She by no means slows down, and for her, that’s a great factor.

“You’re just about by no means bored,” she says when describing what it’s wish to work at Brafton. “I’m all the time studying new issues and enhancing my writing abilities, so it’s a win-win-win (for me, Brafton and our purchasers) on the finish of the day!”

Brafton’s construction is a win for Samantha, too, who appreciates the chance to work 100% remotely. “Such a office flexibility was one thing I used to be on the lookout for in my preliminary job search, and I feel Brafton has discovered a setup that actually works nicely and helps a various team of workers from all around the world!”

Such flexibility has allowed her to make a fairly giant transfer from Texas to New York, which is one thing she’s all the time dreamed of doing.

Quote: "You're pretty much never bored. I'm always learning new things and improving my skills".

Keepin’ Issues Movin’ After Hours

Sufficient about work … until work means dancing. And for Samantha, it does. Earlier than changing into a useful asset to Brafton’s editorial division, she obtained paid to maneuver. “I spent my days writing and my nights dancing, which isn’t far off from how I spend my time nowadays,” she says about her time earlier than Brafton. “I used to be working as a choreographer for a few dance studios in Texas, instructing new hip-hop routines each week.”

For sure, Samantha is all the time making an attempt to benefit from her inventive pursuits.

As for a brand new New Yorker with the town as her oyster, Samantha says, “I’m fortunate sufficient to have the ability to stroll, run or discover to my coronary heart’s content material on the finish of the day.” And so she does, unwinding from the workday by waltzing the streets of NY to a soundtrack comprised of her present musical obsessions. Recently? Blondie and Donna Summer time, to which Samantha admits she’s “conscious they’re fully unrelated.”

Seashore Days and Sunrays

Now I ask you, reader, to image your excellent day. Does it contain a seashore? Properly, you possibly can meet Samantha there. “Life is hectic, so my dream is all the time a soothing day on the seashore. How are you going to not love the seashore? If there’s a possibility to put within the solar and hearken to the sound of the ocean for hours, I’m in.”

She admits that dwelling in Texas after which New York has, in some methods, stuffed that dream right into a pipe. Nonetheless, she’s dedicated to the water, waves and sunshine as a lot as she will be. “I make my strategy to the water each time I can!”

Brava, Samantha. Brafton is a greater, extra fascinating content material advertising company due to you!