Maria joined Career Angels in 2013. She has also worked as an Associate Consultant at Devonshire and has studied Management of Human Resources at the University of Economics in Cracow. In 2018 Maria completed post- graduate studies in Payroll. While also supporting our clients across Europe, Maria is our HR & Admin Manager which means that she recruits Career Angels and oversees the recruitment and training of our support staff. Additionally, she ensures that every Angel is on par with our high quality standards. Maria also helps everyone to firstly get & feel connected to our remote, virtual team and then enables everyone to stay “plugged in”. Maria works in English and Polish.
Why are you at Career Angels? What’s your favourite part of your work?
I joined Career Angels as a so-called Mini Angel in 2013 and have since been promoted several times. My current role: HR & Admin Manager.
I really enjoy the flexibility and variety in my work. None of my days are “typical”. I am responsible for so many different tasks that I never get bored. And although there’s a lot of novelty and mobility everyday, this job fulfils my need for specialization, as we are highly focused on quality and in-depth knowledge.
In addition, I get more and more involved in career consulting services, so I experience the feeling of changing our clients’ lives in a positive way – that is highly satisfying!
What’s your life motto?
“Do what is right, not what is easy”.
I try to be remembered as a good person. I wouldn’t like to regret any of my decisions. I try to influence others in a good way.
What’s the best & worst career advice that you have ever received?
I have learnt everything I know about career at Career Angels, so it is really hard for me to choose one specific piece of “best” advice.
During my postgraduate studies on payroll, we had a subject called “career consulting”. The lecturer shared with the group the following advice (keep in mind – it was already 2017!): “headhunters don’t use LinkedIn when looking for candidates – they have their own databases as a resource. It is worth to have a profile, but it is not that important in terms of recruitment, so don’t treat it like a CV – e.g. there is no need for you to provide your responsibilities or profile summary.”