What did you dream of as a job when you were younger?
The very first job aspiration I remember was to become a train driver and conductor/ticket inspector in one. That was when I was around 4 or 5 years old. My argument for this job, according to my parents: “it is huge and loud, you can get everywhere and you can talk to people all day.” Other than that, I wanted to become a florist (so I could legally pick the flowers in the gardens), or a marine biologist.
How did you end up in the job you have now?
After school, I started to study mathematics and German to become a teacher. But I was not happy with this and ended it after 1 semester. Then I went for several internships – with architects, carpenters … In parallel, I also worked in gastronomy. – and I got the idea to study Business and Economics to get a Master’s degree in Event Management. During my Bachelor’s, I learnt about Human Resources – and got hooked by the combination of numbers, people and psychology. So my Master's is in Human Resources … After I finished university, I immediately started additional education in psychology (transactional analysis). And currently, I am getting trained as trainer in adult education.
What would you want to become now, if you could start from zero?
I am very happy where I am now. But if I had to choose something else, I guess I would still not be happy with only one education. Because the more you know, the more you can share and support others. I would likely be a teacher, having a restaurant and coach people at my bar 😉 So supporting people in their development - just like now.
Human Resources Manager, Clinerion