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The journey to a fulfilling career is not always a straight line

We want our colleagues to love coming to work and know that everyone looks for something different in a career. For many, the journey to a fulfilling career is not a straight or simple path, but one full of twists, turns, and obstacles and opportunities along the way. With us, you can start in marketing or technology and grow your career in any direction your talents and interests take you. We’re supportive of colleagues moving up, down or sideways and providing them with everything they need when they’re ready to make move.

Here is a series of stories showcasing the unique paths our colleagues have taken to achieve career success.

Renee: From challenging start to unstoppable. – After graduating the police academy in record time, she could only secure a part-time position in law enforcement. So, Renee took a full-time job with a mortgage company. She was promoted to branch manager a short time later and decided to leave her career in law enforcement. That’s when Renee landed a job as a vice president in business banking with Citizens. It proved to be one of the best career moves she ever made.

James: Following a career dream. Ever since James was a teen, he knew where he wanted to go with his career. He had an interesting tour guide: Arthur. Arthur worked at the Citizens branch where James used to cash his McDonald’s paycheck every week. James remembered admiring Arthur’s classy ties and freshly pressed dress shirts and thinking: Someday, I want to be a professional like Arthur and work in a bank. He got the chance. Starting out as a teller, James quickly advanced his career.

Mary: Writing her own career story. - Mary’s been behind many communications and social media posts for household name brands. Given her passion for writing and marketing, it’s not at all surprising that Mary has a career in copywriting and strategy. What is surprising, though, was where she ended up.  The move from fashion to financial services gave Mary the chance to meet an important career goal.

Derek: Boldly reaching new career heights. Derek worked at Citizens part-time during college, and knew he wanted to stay with the company after graduation. He never could have predicted one opportunity that came his way early on in his career: a chance encounter with a senior executive who made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. That led to many upward moves for Derek.

Evanne: Finding the perfect career fit. – When the demands of working at a national clothing retailer were too much, she decided she was ready to make a change. Evanne never expected that change would take her from a career in apparel to financial services.  But when a position opened at Citizens, she thought her experience would make her a good fit (pun intended).

Silavong: From refurbishing sneakers to thriving. – Growing up in a place with gang violence and poverty, Silavong could have gone down the wrong path. Instead, he decided to be entrepreneurial and refurbish old sneakers to sell for a profit. He went into the army from there, learning how to carry himself and achieve his goals. All those paths led him to Citizens where his supportive managers helped him advance his career from being a banker to supporting our partnership with X-box.

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