Anna has 15 years of experience in HR and sales. She graduated in pedagogical studies. She has worked in services, specialized training and consulting. Since 2017, she’s been working strictly in the HR industry: at first in financial outsourcing (recruiting candidates on middle and senior positions), then in one of the biggest job searching portals in Poland, where she was responsible not only for the recruitment, but also for building employer branding strategies, on-boarding and training. Anna joined Career Angels in 2020. In addition to everyday work with the clients, she coordinates our marketing activities. Anna works in Polish and English.
Why are you a Career Angel? What’s your favourite part of your work?
I am a Career Angel for several reasons: – I really like helping people – since I can remember, I’ve been looking for a job that would give me a sense of a mission… a feeling that I’m doing something that makes other people happy – I appreciate the flexibility of my schedule, because I’m a mom and the balance between the private and work life is very important to me In my daily work, my favourite moment is talking to the clients. I like discovering their interesting stories – thanks to that, I get to know their expectations and motivations, which builds a strong foundation for achieving their goal. It’s amazing how during the conversation people find solutions or spot new horizons themselves.
What’s your life motto?
“True happiness is a matter of effort, courage and work.” Complaining that something is missing doesn’t do the trick. I believe that in every situation, you have to act, draw conclusions and keep working on it in order to achieve something. It’s important to take steps and look for solutions. That’s the thing that takes courage – not being passive.
What’s the best & worst career advice that you have ever received?
The best career advice I have ever received: several years ago, while working in sales and administration, I really wanted to change directions, but I didn’t do anything about it. I kept saying that I didn’t have the relevant qualifications or experience to start working in HR. Then my boss said, “the limitations are in your head, fight them and new doors will open for you”. Thus, he advised me to: – find a mentor (I found one almost immediately on Facebook) – devote some time after work to do some unpaid work for the mentor from whom I was supposed to learn – attend industry events and trainings Within those activities, my boss gave me an opportunity to gain my first experience in recruitment and on-boarding. Worst advice: right after graduating from university, I worked in a place where I didn’t develop or learn. It’s when I heard: “you can’t change the world, enjoy what you have”. This sentence made me realize that where I am and what I do depends on me. I will absolutely never accept such a principle. You have to take your fate into your own hands and give yourself a chance to change.