GRN Czech is more than thrilled to announce it’s two new crew members. To make the best possible introduction, we arranged a short interview with both of them. We hope you will enjoy reading it.
Deni Jelinčić, Social Media Project Coordinator José Perona, IT Project Manager
Can you tell us little bit about yourself?
Deni: I’m a 23 year old student from Croatia and at this point I am mastering Marketing at University of Economics and Business in Zagreb.
José: Well, of course my friend. I am from Spain, particulary from Murcia. It is a southeast region of Spain. Since when i was a child, I always wanted to go out to work to other countries, but I did not know exactly where, but what is sure is that i always wanted to go out. I studied the Degree of Human Resources and Factories Relations, that, like his own name says, gives me the capabilities to analyze the HR, Development Strategics Plans and all about how to improve the factory capabilities and optimize it. Also, I studied for two years the Degree in Computer Sciences, and this along with my passion for electronics give me an advanced knowledge of Database, Smart-Technologies and Operating Systems.
And what are your professional interests?
Deni: I enjoy working on various marketing projects, from developing marketing strategies up to social media coordination. I just love how marketing covers such a high number of different disciplines which are crucial these days no meter in what kind of business you’re in. And the fact it changes constantly it makes it even more challenging and fun in the same time.
José: I am really interested in grow up like a professional recruiter but i dont know if I will develop my professional career here, in Czech Republic or in Spain, but what I know sure is that i want to stay for a long time here. Of course, I would like to help Spanish companies to compete in the Czech market, and, why not, in medium term i would like to have my own company.
What brings you Prague?
Deni: I have been elected for a Erasmus internship program, so I’m working at GRN Czech as a social media project coordinator until May 2013.
José: The opportunity of grow up in my professional career, meet new people, a really great new friends! search and find for new opportunities and of course, meet a new country with all the new usual behaviors that give me a new point of view about everything.
Did you had troubles getting away from home and getting comfortable in a new environment?
Deni: Actually not that much. Expect the language, Prague is very lookalike to, for example, Zagreb. Also I love to travel and I’ve been participating in several summer schools all over Europe, so changing environment is natural to me. It’s always nice to take a peak at how people are living in different countries and to learn about their national history or hear some interesting national stories.
José: Not really, but I think that it is because is what I really wanted. Of course that the language is the most difficult for me, inasmuch as is totally different of English, French, Spanish or any other language with Latin origin.
What is your job responsibilities at GRN?
Deni: I’m a Social Media Project Coordinator. Basically what that means is coordinating GRN’s social media strategy and coming up with new ideas. I must say I’m new to this field, so while I’m working on the best presentation of a company online, I have to dedicate sometime to learn about trends and how to get the maximum from social media channels in our benefit. It can be challenging, but also I can notice my personal growth as well as GRN’s in social media world.
José: I am responsible for the recruitment department of IT professionals. My job is to find the right person to fill the positions that our clients require. And this is possible only if the recruiter responsible has advanced computer knowledge and an extensive network of IT, because it is necesary the knowledge of what our customers need.
Do you think working for GRN will help you in your business career?
Deni: Of course. Gaining some real life business experience before leaving college with a master degree is definetly a big plus for me and my CV. It’s different, compared to collage. I mean, learning the theory is one, but implementing it and dealing with the problems on a daily base it’s something completely different. The best way to describe any marketing position would be a quote from Philip Kotler, “Marketing takes a day to learn. Unfortunately it takes a lifetime to master.” Also working for a recruiter company will give me a chance to network with so many professionals all over Europe, which is always handy in terms of business.
José: Of course, and I am going to be always beholden to Michael, Jakub, Tomas, and everyone of this office for give me the opportunity to know them, meet GRN and learn everything I learned, and everything I am going to learn.
Where do you see yourself regarding your business career?
Deni: Well, I wouldn’t put it „were“, but „how“ I see myself. Today’s labor market doesn’t let you relax at one workplace. Commonly you will change not only job poistions, but maybe even a whole industry environment and profession as well. So I would love to keep my options open all the time and to try be successful at what I do at that point. Gaining a lot of different knowledge, written and unwritten, makes you more compatible and more flexible about changing business environment or new job positions.
José: This is a difficult question my friend, because lives moves without you noticing. Of course I would like to work like professor of Education and Trainings, and at the same time have my own company of recruitment. I would like to continuing with my intellectual education with the obtaining of a PhD in a medium term period.
We wish both of you good luck, not only in GRN, but for your whole business career which is in front of you. Thank you for this interview.
Deni, José: Thank you.