Magda started her career in a global automotive company in Supply Chain and worked in the UK and Poland. After years of extensive travel which required the juggling of professional and family life, she made the decision to pursue a different career path. In 2017, she completed post-graduate studies in HR, and joined a niche HR agency. There she gained significant experience coordinating projects for HR and fashion.
In 2020, Magda started her cooperation with Career Angels where she works with both individuals and forward-thinking corporate clients. She supports managers and executives in creating career development and job search strategies. She works in English and Polish.
Why are you a Career Angel? What’s your favourite part of your work?
Career Angels is a place where:
– I can make use of my experience as a headhunter
– I also have a real opportunity to help my clients and empower them, so to speak, by supporting them to demystify the job market. The challenge this brings is very rewarding as each person and each case is different and my skills set has developed significantly. Plus, I would like to add that I work with an amazing team, who are so supportive and make every day an absolute joy.
What’s your life motto?
Winston Churchill once said: “Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” Maybe this sounds a bit “over the top”, but my understanding is that we can grow because of the changes. Nothing lasts forever, whether good or bad. Most important is the way we respond to the circumstances. This shapes us and determines what happens next.
What’s the best & worst career advice that you have ever received?
The piece of advice from one of my British bosses: “Never say you can’t or you will not manage. Try and you will make it happen.” I strongly believe that a good plan, being open-minded and staying focused always help to achieve goals.
The worst career advice I’ve heard many times over the years, when wanting to take up a new challenge, was when a manager would ask, “What’s the point to change? You will have to start from scratch”. They would think they are trying to help me avoid failure, when in fact just making me feel really demotivated. If you are motivated and understand the values important for you, it will always be worth the effort.