Can you tell us little bit about yourself?
Julia: Sure 🙂 My name is Julia and apart from working for GRN, I’m currently finishing my MBA studies in Slovenia. I come from Slovakia and since traveling is my big passion, I’m changing my home every few months.
Pasquale: I am a 22-year-old student from Italy, planning to (finally) finish my MSc. in Economics at University of Pavia in December 2014 or April 2015. In fact, while I am working here, I am also studying for my last 3 exams, working on my final thesis and looking for a summer Internship. PS. I’m not that weird guy in the photo 🙂
And what are your professional interests?
Julia: One of my characteristics is that I’m interested in too many things. What I discovered about myself until now is that I really like HR work and everything connected to that. This seems to be the closest professional area to my personality and interests because it’s a lot about people, psychology and communication. Also, I enjoy Marketing (especially PR), NGO field (currently I’m establishing my own foundation), so I’m trying to figure out how to combine this all in my future job 🙂
What brings you to Prague?
Julia: As mentioned before, I really love traveling so discovering new places and cities belongs to my life 🙂 Since I’m finishing my studies I should probably start to make long-term decisions not only planning the next few months. That’s why I’ve decided to come to Prague, because for me as a Slovak, this is something between being abroad and being at home. Czech Republic is very similar to Slovakia, but Prague is an international metropolis with many opportunities in all aspects compared to Bratislava. Moreover, I always liked Prague and I enjoyed the time here so when I was accepted with GRN I didn’t hesitate for a second.
Did you have any troubles moving away from home and adapting to a new environment?
Julia: Not at all. Changing my home address is completely normal for me, Prague is actually my 5th home already 🙂 It’s always a challenge to get out of your comfort zone but probably this is what I like the most and this is how I’m improving myself all the time.
Pasquale:the overwhelming uncertainty of leaving the comforts of home, the indefinite “see-you-laters” at the departure gates, and I also like fearlessly going into the unknown because I know the feeling of return. And that “I’ve-missed-you-hug” is the best type of hug in the whole world.
What are your main job responsibilities at GRN?
Julia: My position as a “Project Coordinator” basically means trying to make the work of our consultants easier. I conduct the research, looking for the targeted candidates and sometimes I also attend their interview with our consultants. Here I learn a lot about how to present yourself in the best way, how to tailor your CV or how to make your LinkedIn profile interesting. Also, I’m responsible for searching for our future GRN interns and the whole hiring process – from communication with universities to the interviews with applicants. Sometimes I write a blog article or I’m researching for interesting articles/quotes for our social media channels. Working at GRN gives me the opportunity to be creative and learn not only about the headhunting process but also about social media and communication with people.
Pasquale: hiring process of new interns (contact with universities’ offices, interviews with applicants)
Do you think working for GRN will help you in your business career?
Julia: I’m sure it will. First of all, I’ll have a better job market overview in the Czech Republic, knowing which companies are here and for which I would like to work after my internship. Also, enlarging my social network and gaining experience from our successful headhunters will surely be very useful 🙂
10 Quick Choices
(Oh I’ll never be a morning person)
SPORT and ART (I like to combine them)
ROCK and JAZZ
(depending on my mood, I like both)
(but wine is my favorite!)
(I guess, I should say LinkedIn here 🙂 )
(you know, I’m Italian)
(never-ending nights lead to miserable mornings)
ROCK or jazz