Manager, Talent Acquisition
Sector: Marketing, Sales, and Service
Born: Outside Canada
Type: Career Profile
Biology, Business & Economics, Chemistry, Health
Talking to people. Listening to people. Seeing what motivates people. These are all things that motivate me. The learning mindset that means you can always acquire the new knowledge at every stage of your life is a great motivator for me.
In general, my career path was formed by watching others and asking for help when I needed it. I was lucky that I got to work with great mentors and leaders. I changed careers and moved to new and different roles when I felt the time was right or when there was opportunity. As my career evolved, I went back to school to switch from Science to HR. I relocated from Poland to Canada twice and those moves were very challenging to my life and career. I needed to reinvent myself a couple of times.
Learn from others, talk to people, never say never, and keep your options open.
I love reading. I love hiking in the outdoors. I take part in relaxing activities such as solving puzzles and knitting. I also enjoy live theater and opera. I also spend as much time as possible with my kids who are now young adults.
I talk to people a lot (mostly candidates who are applying and competing for jobs). I also work with clients to understand their needs. I hire people who will fit into the culture of my company and meet our needs. I use a specialized software, applicant-tracking system, called Workday. I make decisions about which applicants to introduce to the hiring manager and assist managers with their selection decisions. Science and Math are universal to what I do because they allow you to make inferences and also help to fit into the innovative culture of a pharma company.
When I was
- Liked being given free range to explore my ideas
- Liked reading
- Felt great satisfaction in getting good grades