Hi! My name is Yasmin Perucchetti. I do onboarding (which is first day immersion and training for employees) and used to be in the recruitment business, sourcing for key positions around the world.
Because of the nature of my work, I get to interact with business owners and managers, learning about what their companies need from their people, and seeing the incredible opportunities waiting for someone willing to be awesome for the team.
I also get to sit and talk to a lot of people, particularly young people who want to build rewarding careers. They too want to be awesome, want something purposeful, meaningful, and that allows them to grow financially and professionally.
So companies want awesome people and workers want to be awesome. Why then is there such a huge need for reliable, productive, honest, and committed people in pretty much every company I’ve met?
My boyfriend, David, managing director of New Leaf Ventures and CEO of Bridge: There’s a gap between what companies and their workers think is awesome. I’ve asked him to write about that in a future post. For me, what I keep thinking about is “How do I help people have thriving careers?” Looking back at my own “career path” (if you can really call it that), starting out as a model in London, Milan, and the Philippines, trying out social media work, working for a portal, doing manpower recruitment and executive search, I’ve found that while the fit of the role is important, to have a rewarding career has more to do with the right mentality, and that mentality is this: Your success, your happiness, your growth, is your responsibility, no one else’s.
The best way to have a rewarding career, a rewarding life, is to take ownership over your decisions, your actions, and your results. This is the principle behind my newest project, DIY Growth: Help People Have Rewarding Careers by Helping Them Take Ownership of Their Own Success.
To start this, we will be having micro career guidance sessions once a month. I have invited friends and professional contacts who have developed and are continuing to develop rewarding work experiences to have 10-15 minute discussions with attendees to listen to their professional situations, give career advice, and possibly even make useful introductions to their networks.
If you’re interested in reserving a spot for the next career meetup or volunteering to be a mentor for the next one, you can CONTACT US. It will be fun, it will be rewarding, and, best of all, it’s FREE!
Looking forward to connecting with all of you!