On December 22, I turned 30. I was excited to celebrate. It was a big reunion with my friends, which was the best gift of all. Over the years, I have lived in different places and I have met and connected with people from all over the world. I love that I have international friends from different cultural backgrounds.
It’s almost summer and my time at University will come to an end in a couple of months. It’s time for the job search! I’m excited about that and it made me think a lot about skills that are needed today but also about skills that will be needed in the future.
After I wrote “Why financial skills are a valuable asset for everyone” I decided to write an additional part about sales skills. In every job, I worked before I came to London I never had to sell any products or services. There was always a sales department who was responsible for that. These companies had a good reputation, a solid customer base and a lot of employees. It is different if you start your own business.
The weather is constantly changing. One day it is sunny and the next day there is almost a thunderstorm. We adapt to it daily and sometimes every minute. We open our umbrellas when it starts raining and we close them when it stops. It sounds easy.
I am not an Accountant. I am not a Finance Expert. I am a UX Designer and I am volunteering to be the Finance Director of our startup. This probably sounds like a bad team decision. It is not, it’s an opportunity. Not only to grow as a person but also to understand what happens below the surface of a startup.