At CDW, our highly skilled and motivated coworkers are the most important ingredient to our success. As an IT market leader, ensuring they have the right knowledge and skills to do their jobs is critical to delivering superior service to our customers and growing our business year-after-year. We make career development a priority, helping our coworkers achieve success both personally and professionally. We sat with Julia who shared her career journey at CDW and advice for candidates.
What would you share about the career development at CDW?
Get to know as many people as possible across the entire organization. Chat with them about what their job is and how it relates to the overall business. I can’t tell you how many opportunities I have found out about through organic networking and having conversations with various coworkers.
Did you imagine you’d be in the role you are today?
I honestly had no idea where my career could take me at CDW. When I accepted the Account Manager position, I was very excited to learn more about CDW as a company and what other roles that could be a fit for me. I never really imagined all the possibilities they had. I started in Sales, moved to Coworker Service and then Integrated Technology Solutions and now a part of Product & Partner Management team. I've enjoyed my career journey so far!
What tools or resources has CDW provided to get you where you are?
Mentor relationships and the ability to have honest discussions with leaders and peers at CDW.
What do you wish you knew before you started your career here?
It’s okay to fail. Not every role is a good fit for every person and it’s okay to look around and find a better fit.
What advice would you share with candidates?
Your personal brand starts on day one at CDW. Always be aware of how your actions and attitude reflect who you are. CDW is an amazing company to work for and be part of – enjoy the culture and values of this place! And contribute!