My name is Kasia and my journey in recruitment started, of course, completely by accident. After a short term project a friend got me involved in, I continued my linguistic studies convinced that I’ll never go back to recruiting again. Boy was I wrong…
After graduation I realised that a career as a professional poetry translator was probably less realistic than I’d thought and so I decided to apply for a recruitment role. I’ve worked in graduate recruitment, rec2rec, financial services and investment banking, all remotely from beautiful Krakow, where I’ve lived my entire life.
(Yes, that’s a picture of my home city above!)
Then in 2015 I decided to make a change and I moved to London. I imagined I could finally find other people who are as passionate about recruitment as I am. It sounds cliché, but I really mean it: I enjoy talking about recruitment so much, I’ll happily spend my time at a recruitment event even if I’m on holiday. I’m not kidding, I’ve done it before! ;)
So much so in fact, that I founded a group dedicated to all things sourcing and recruiting: Poland Sourcing Community. We’re on Facebook and on LinkedIn, where we try to help each other with the challenges we face at work, but we also meet to source together (with our first meetup in Kraków that took place in 2016!)
After I gained more experience recruiting on-site and working with startups, 2016 brought another big change in my life. I joined Zyta Machnicka and Jacek Krajewski in creating Lighthness, a training and consulting business. We’re all about employer branding and social recruiting – but rather than doing it for others, we help them do it themselves :)
Other than a recruitment geek, I’m also a fan of sci-fi, TV series and dogs. Currently based out of Kraków, I try to visit London regularly and I’m generally a fan of travel, especially if it means getting on a plane. If you want to meet me in person, just drop me a message and I’ll let you know what recruitment events I’ll be attending so you can come along.