You don't have to be a cellphone nut to join Vodacom - there are plenty of career paths you may not even have thought of! We chat to Edwina Pillay, one of Vodacom's librarians who keeps her colleagues up to date with the latest information.
What does your job entail?
My title is Specialist Librarian, Vodacom Digital Library (Strategy and Research, BI Group). The Vodacom Digital Library offers access to information and data to all Vodacom staff. Part of my job is providing a reference and research service to staff. I also oversee the publication of newsletters and weekly alerting services offered by the Library. I am responsible for compiling a weekly industry reports newsletter including content that meet the strategic objectives of the company.
What did you study and how did you join Vodacom?
I completed a BTech Degree in Library and Information Studies from CPUT (then Cape Technikon). While working as a contractor at the South African Library (then the National Library), I heard that Vodacom was looking to employ an assistant librarian. I contacted Jill Schilder who had started the Vodacom Library six months before and arranged for an interview. My interview was successful and I was employed as a temp for six months. I was offered a permanent contract in January 1999 and almost 20 years later, I’m still working with Jill, who manages the Vodacom Digital Library...