Using the corona period as an opportunity to reflect and put professional life back on track is exactly what Karishma Gurditta did. Realizing that her job no longer corresponded to her ambition to be a real office manager, she decided to take charge of her career. Since then, she has met Arcadius and started her dream job as Office Manager at a management consulting firm. We let Karishma tell you the details of her exploits.
#opentowork, the engine of my search
When I really started searching, I activated the #opentowork on my LinkedIn profile. I immediately noticed more and more visits. Interviews and offers followed quickly. However, I had a very clear view of the environment, the tasks, the atmosphere and the salary I was looking for. When I saw the vacancy for an Office Manager on the Arcadius LinkedIn page, I thought: “Yes! This is my ideal job!”. In this international environment I could also practice my English intensively. I applied without delay.
“I greatly appreciated the open approach of Arcadius. All aspects were on the table from the beginning:
the tasks, the company, and the salary. Kristel is a true coach.
In addition to her clear feedback and quick answers,
she really assisted me in the tougher negotiations”, says Karishma.
Clarity and transparency
During my initial telephone call with Kristel, I got the first explanations. Quickly after our conversation I received an email with more concrete information: the company profile, the objectives of the function, an overview of tasks, and even salary details. I very much appreciated this open method of communication. All my questions were answered as soon as possible. Coming from Mons to the Arcadius office in Diegem, I was confident in my candidacy. Kristel was very welcoming. I immediately felt very much at ease. My interview resembled an actual conversation. From that moment on, the different stages of my recruitment were also clear.
Coach and connector
Well prepared and thoroughly briefed by Kristel, I went through a series of interviews with the consulting firm: a first videoconference with the Brussels Director to give a more elaborate view of his role and the company, then a second one with HR and the director in question more focused on office management. Then, I went to Brussels for the final interview. Throughout the whole period, Kristel was very present and regularly offered me clear feedback. She was really like a connector between my future employer and myself. During the salary negotiations, she was a real support. I signed my new contract in the best possible conditions. Starting a new job in corona period also meant online onboarding. I must honestly admit that everything was very well organized. I made the right choice as I foresee a beautiful future for myself here!
Are you, like Karishma, looking for a partner to find your dream job and would you like to discover what Arcadius can do for you? Surf to our website for more information.
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