Marcelina started cooperating with Career Angels in February 2019 while completing her B.A. in Classical Philology at the University of Łódź. She is responsible for preparing reports and documents for the clients and updating the database of investment funds. She also supports new team members during the induction period. In addition, since April 2020, she helps Career Angels in organizing Open Webinars – she coordinates their promotion and contacts participants directly. Marcelina works in English and Polish. She also speaks Italian.
Why are you at Career Angels? What’s your favourite part of your work?
I like my work at Career Angels for 5 main reasons:
– I can work from any place in the world – e.g. from my couch, wearing pyjamas & no make-up, or on a sandy beach, surrounded by a deep blue ocean & the sound of waves
– I face new creative challenges every day – I can develop my skills or learn new ones
– I choose how and when to work – nobody puts pressure on me and I make my own decisions about time management
– if something could have gone better, I receive a constructive feedback (important: the same applies if I do something well!)
– we respect, appreciate and help each other!
Most importantly: when I work, it makes me happy. That’s definitely my favourite part (among many others)!
What’s your life motto?
I’d say it’s more of a philosophy: listen to your heart & intuition, befriend your emotions (good & bad), always try to find positive aspects in everything, and if you want something – don’t be afraid: find ways to do it, not reasons to quit.
And a sentiment I like: planet Earth is just a tiny cell amongst billions of other cells in the Universe – so don’t take life too seriously 🙂
What’s the best & worst career advice that you have ever received?
One very good technique that my high school teacher shared with us: whenever you have to choose between two options that seem equally attractive (e.g. a career), put two chairs in front of you – each one representing one of those decisions. Sit on each of them and focus on how you feel about that. If bad – move on to the next chair. If good – you’ve found your path!
I’ve heard a couple of bad pieces of career advice over the years – none of which I’ve followed. The worst:
– money first, satisfaction later
– find any job just to have “something to do”
– check what industry is on top on the job market and go into that direction