After completing her BSc in Psychology and MSc in Human Resource Management at the University in Ljubljana, Tanja started her career in 2005 as a management consultant, trainer and project manager in industries like banking, automotive, service, pharma. In 2014, Tanja joined Sberbank as HR Development Specialist and later Resalta as Head of HR Development. She joined Career Angels in 2020. Besides coaching and supporting clients in their job search, she is involved in the Challenge Accepted Europe initiative. Tanja works in English, Slovene and German.
Why are you a Career Angel? What’s your favorite part of work?
I became a Career Angel as the work completes and continues my professional experience in the HR field, building on the knowledge gathered in 15+ years in HR. Through my work I can support and help people find the right opportunities and through that contribute to their happiness, professional growth and development. As a Career Angel, I like working with people from around the world and learn about cultures, industries. I like supporting my clients in making bold decisions and daring to go beyond the obvious to achieve their goals. Sometimes helping themselves to realize what they have already accomplished throughout their career.
What’s your life motto? And why?
“You’re never given a dream without also being given the strength to make it true.” This quote has been a reminder for many years, that you can always find a way to reach your goals. It might be difficult, might take time, but there is always a way. And this is also the mindset I’m taking when working with my clients, supporting them in reaching their career goals.
What’s the best & worst career advice that you have ever received?
The best career advice I have ever received is “jump in and swim”. It was given to me at the beginning of my career when I had many challenging tasks ahead of me and it helped me get over internal obstacles that could have held me back. It still helps me to not think about what the problem is in a situation but jump in and look for solutions. I wouldn’t be able to pinpoint the worst career advice. Maybe more a matter of how I’ve been able to re-frame it for myself and others in a positive way: “Never stop growing” and the importance of constant learning and development in your personal and professional life. I always find challenges in my life that keep me going, flexible and develop my skills in some way.