Izabela started her career in Hudson in April 2001. She worked on Talent Management assignments across energy, production, FMCG, finance, pharma sectors supporting middle and top management. Her main focus was outplacement programs. In 2011 she moved to Bigram to further develop outplacement and talent management programs there. She joined Career Angels in 2016 to support managers. Iza has published a number of articles on HR-related issues. She works in English and Polish.
Why are you a Career Angel? What’s your favourite part of your work?
I’m a Career Angel because I always wanted to help others understand the job market. My favourite part is when I see that other people understand how the market works and can then benefit from this knowledge and skills.
I’m happy when my clients find a new job or when the re-discover their career paths.
What’s your life motto?
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”
When I was at the beginning of my career path, I was an outplacement consultant and I was taking part in a big project of that type. I was wondering why some people, with an almost identical profile, were able to find a job faster than others. Today I know that this unyielding desire to reach a goal gives us power; and the power is priceless when it comes to job searching – especially that it comes from the inside.
What’s the best & worst career advice that you have ever received?
“Pull yourself together” – was the worst advice I’ve heard after losing a job, when I didn’t know which career direction I should choose to “put myself together”. It’s a hollow piece of advice, it contributes absolutely nothing.
“When you start having doubts, remember that somewhere in the world there has to exist at least one employer who needs a person just like you” – this is my best advice. I believe there is a right workplace for everyone. I came up with this piece of advice myself and I used it whenever I had doubts during my own job search. Now, as a consultant, I share it with other people who are in a similar situation.