Why People Skills Will Help You Succeed - TJ Jacobs, ISG

TJ Jacobs, Social Value Manager at ISG, shares her career story and career advice for young people. TJ has a passion for community development and is responsible for working on projects that leave a lasting legacy at ISG. She got into her career path to help people like her - as a teenage parent she faced many challenges as a young person, but found that there were organisations and individuals who supported her and had a positive impact. Now she’s found a career that loves within social impact. In this interview she talks about her journey and shares her ultimate career advice for young people. Some of the areas discussed include: 

  • What her role as Social Value Manager involves 
  • Why she got into her chosen career path and why she’s passionate about it 
  • How people skills can help you get ahead and how you can develop them 
  • Advice for young people in today’s climate
  • Why you shouldn’t feel pressured to choose one specific career path 
  • Her top 3 career tips that you can get started today

The Circl Interview Series asks leaders of the UK’s most exciting businesses to share their career paths and advice with the next generation of talent. Check out our other interviews with professionals from organisations such as Facebook, Bulb and Alexander Hall.