Next up on our ‘Pulse Gets Personal’ series is Svenja-Sophie Gerken! Svenja has been with Pulse Recruitment in our Sydney office for a couple of months now. She is an extremely quick learner and has been able to take on many more tasks due to her competency. She has quickly become a big part of our team, so here is a little about her…
Tell us your story of how you got into recruitment
I took a few courses at uni on how to perform well in job interviews and how to create the perfect CV. After bombarding my teacher with questions about his career in recruitment, I was motivated to gain job experience in the industry. I am very excited about this opportunity at Pulse and I hope that it will help me pursue a career in recruitment.
What inspires you to go to work every day?
Dealing with different people every day and the opportunity to improve my skill set and learn as much as possible about recruitment as well as about the country and culture.
Full Name: Svenja-Sophie Gerken
Nicknames: Svenja, Vivi
Hometown: Hamburg, Germany
Currently Residing In: Rose Bay
Occupation at Pulse Recruitment: Intern
Length at Pulse Recruitment: 3 months
Pets: 1 dog
How you spend your spare time: Outdoors! Skiing, hiking, swimming and on horseback.
Regularly playing on your Spotify: Rock and pop punk.
Breakfast meal of choice before the workday: Cereal or porridge.
Favourite holiday destination: Costa Rica.
Dream travel destination (have not visited as yet): any Asian metropolis.
Currently reading: Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution by Nick Lane.
Favourite film: The Conjuring series – I’m a scaredy-cat when it comes to horror films but I like the thrill.
Favourite food: Baklava. Not as a dessert.
What three things can you not live without? My family, friends and the Internet.
Who’s your idol (and why?): My older brother who left the country at a young age to pursue his dream career abroad and worked his way up in his industry.
Do you have any hidden talents? Possibly but I haven’t discovered them yet.
What makes you the happiest? Seeing my dog happy.
Name one cool thing on your bucket list: Going to a concert alone but not too sure if that’s cool.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Feeling fulfilled in my professional role as well as my private life and living in an exciting place, ideally abroad.
Best piece of advice you’ve ever heard (or been given): Try to be something you’re not because that’s how you become a better you.
Red Wine or White? Red!
Mountains or beach? Mountains!
Country or city? City!
Dogs, Cats or Reptiles? Dogs!!!
Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn? Autumn!
Until next time…
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