We would like to introduce Mr. Joy Abdullah who is a global citizen. A UK national, he grew up in India and is now settled in Malaysia. He was one of Malaysia’s 10 Most Engaged Marketing Folks on LinkedIn in 2015.
Mr. Joy Abdullah did his high school from Woodstock School, Musoorie, India. And his bachelor’s degree from St. Xavier’s College Kolkata in Advanced Accountancy and Economics in 1981 to 1983. He went on to do his MBA from IISWBM, Kolkata in 1986 followed by the Certificate in General & Operational Management in 1988 from IIM Kolkata.
1) Mr. Joy Abdullah, please share any of your memory, which makes you laugh/smile.
— Becoming a father for the first time is one memory I’ll never forget. Having to refer to books (this was pre-internet and Google era) to learn how to manage a new born provided many a laugh!
2) Please share memories of your school days, any hard moments you passed, difficult time you have gone through.
— My school days are amongst the best of my life. I had a blessed school life, especially my secondary days all thanks to my father. Who did everything to provide me with one of the best school environments that one could have back in the day. I was in a boarding school, and the hardest thing to adjust was food! The food in the hostel wasn’t really up to the mark and often one would have to simply have plain bread and butter.
3) Mr. Joy Abdullah, What about your Hobbies!
–Sci-fi. I’m an avid science fiction buff. I read and see various programs covering Artificial Intelligence and communication.
4) We would like to know; how did you reach to this level- (Marketing Director)
— Well, my career planning had been to focus on two key areas for any business Strategy and Marketing. I spent half my career in advertising as a brand & business head being involved in strategy development and brand management. And then the execution of the same to bring in the revenue. The other half of my career I focused on Marketing, especially on strategic marketing, to create and manage brands. This focus helped me to have the opportunity of working across diverse industries and domains within them.
5) Mr. Joy Abdullah, please if you can give any message for Job seekers.
–Identify the value your skill sets enable you to bring to the team. That is your super-power. Only you have that and can use it. Show how your super-power benefited the companies you worked for. This will communicate the value you bring to a new role. Stop listing your role function and your 50 skills in your LinkedIn profile. The place, for them, is under the experience section. In the profile write a story of whom you are, what you do and how that adds value to any company. In the experience section select 2-4 key functions of your role. Highlight achievements and failures in those. Follow LinkedIn Top professionals. Help other jobs seekers as well by sharing job posts to key contacts. Don’t just keep searching for a job for yourself but keep helping others too in the direct or indirect way.
Other Details of Mr. Joy Abdullah:
Mr. Joy Abdullah has 46 thousand tweets on his Twitter account. He has 3,105 followers with 11 thousand Likes on his tweets and follows 1,419 people.
He has just started his Instagram account and has 18 followers. Also know below 5 languages