Dominika joined Career Angels in March 2016 while studying Interdisciplinary Individual Studies in the Humanities with a major in Ethnolinguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. She is responsible for preparing documents for clients and overlooks the process of preparing research on private equity funds. She’s also been a key member in our translation team of the Career View tool. Additionally, she recruits our junior team members and then onboards them during their training period. She works in Polish and English. Dominika also speaks Spanish, and is learning Portuguese.
Why are you a Career Angel? What’s your favourite part of work?
I joined Career Angels as a 1st-year college student not really knowing ”who I want to be when I grow up”. Luckily, Career Angels is a great place not only to gain knowledge on HR or career consulting, but many other things: marketing, finance, recruitment, as well as, the ins & outs of various industries. That is what I like about working in Career Angels the most: how much we can learn. I also appreciate being a part of really changing people’s lives when we help our clients find a new job or a new direction in their career path.
What’s your life motto? And why?
Maybe not a life motto but a sentence I really try to live by: Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. I try to get out of my comfort zone and try new things as much as possible although it can really be a difficult thing because I’m a true introvert. But trying is the first step to success!
What’s the best & worst career advice that you have ever received?
The best advice I’ve received was from my mom: do what makes you happy, don’t force yourself to go into lucrative industries if it’s not what you enjoy, don’t sacrifice yourself just for money (at the end of the day we spend a lot of time at work, so why be miserable doing something you hate?). The worst advice I’ve heard a lot growing up in a small town: don’t dream too big, settle for something that’s safe but familiar.