We are happy to welcome our new ecommerce contract recruitment consultant, Zuzana, to the team. As always, we thought we would ask her to introduce herself through one of Panda Q&A's! So, let's see what she had to say...
Tell us a bit about yourself and your journey towards becoming a panda
I came to London roughly 3 years ago to study and complete my master’s degree in arts management at Middlesex University. Like most students, I found a part time job in hospitality and did everything from waiting tables to managing massive bars at London stadiums. The agency I had worked for needed some admin help in the office, and I got somehow pulled right into swirl of recruitment. It’s fair to say I fell for it and worked myself up to Senior Consultant as well as Branch manager within couple of years.
What are you most looking forward to now that you’re a member of the team?
I am very excited to get myself going in full speed, to challenge myself again and learn the best from the other pandas in the team. I am also fairly looking forward to learning more about the ecommerce industry.
If you could have dinner with one celebrity/historical figure, who would it be and why?
I would like to meet Ellen DeGeneres one day, as I strongly believe there should be more Ellen’s in this world. I admire her courage, passion, humor and generosity. Her life story is truly inspiring, and I believe there would be a lot to talk about and learn from.
If you were to live on a desert island for a year, what five things would you bring with you?
A water bottle for sure, as you never know where the next pond might appear! Then probably a good book and a notepad. I would like to document every mirage I see…I reckon that could be quite interesting. Also, probably a knife from practical point of view. The last thing would be pack of cards. My grandpa once told me you will never get bored if you always have a pack of cards handy.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I like to meet my friends and dance my heart out from time to time. I enjoy travelling and getting lost in places I have never been before. I also love nature - riding a horse I have back home or walking a dog. When I think about it, I like walking…walking a lot. Also, I wouldn’t say no to a good book or movie. For the lazy days I settle for a Netflix and chill kind of culture - there is nothing like pizza and Friends on Sunday evening.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
If you don’t ask, the answer always will be no. I was told this a couple of years back. It is so simple, but brilliant, and it pretty much drives my decision process in everything I do since then.
Looking for a contract role, or hiring a contractor?
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