Great Cooperation Brings Great Benefits

Great Cooperation Brings Great Benefits

Patrik Mirga, Senior IT Recruitment Consultant

Patrik, you have been working at SEITEQ for three years now. The position of Senior IT Recruitment Consultant suits you and brings both successes and challenges 😊

As part of your position, you were dedicated for 7 months to a large-scale project of a large multinational corporate client, for which you completely solve the RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing).

Finding the right candidates for job positions on the market of IT candidates requires a lot of time, costs and experience. Therefore, more and more companies decide to outsource the recruitment process. And that’s exactly your role…

What is it like to manage a project for a large multinational corporation?

It’s a change, in everything. It’s like the transition when you go from high school to college. Everything is new, what you have learned so far is helping  you minimally, you have to learn a lot of new things immediately, there is a huge amount of information … Almost everyone can imagine this, that’s why I used such an analogy with school😃

What do the beginnings of RPO projects have in common?

I’ll be very brief and to the point here: confusion! I don’t want to scare anyone, but those who started new projects will definitely understand 😊 But every coin has two sides. At the same time, it is the moment when the relationship changes from “colleagues” to “friendship”. A lot of funny situations will also happen, the memories are made 😊

What strengths does a person need to have in order to be successful in your position?

He must be communicative, patient, proactive and above all he should be a good listener. That’s probably the most important thing.

How to maintain a clear vision and motivation when the project gets complicated and does not go as expected?

I keep telling myself that if it is not the matter of life and death, take it  easy. 😊

If things don’t go according to the plan or I can’t deal with something, I change my perspective. At the same time, I put myself in the way of thinking of the other side, so that I can better understand the whole thing. I always get advice from superiors and more experienced colleagues who have experienced or dealt with a similar situation.

What is the biggest challenge you have dealt with?

Probably the most challenging were my very beginnings in the department. It was a completely new area for me and I didn’t know much about it and I was responsible for 140 people. As every new project, you need to absorb so many information. I learned a lot there. The project was successful, although it was not easy.

And how did I deal with it?

I just had to handle it. There was no other outcome from this situation. There was a lot of stress, but that’s just part of it sometimes.

How many people do you currently have int he team?

At the moment there are 14 of us, we are a great team.

What project or innovation that you led are you most proud of?

I am probably most proud of the start of cooperation with customers for whom I am managing the project for the second year now. It is a great cooperation that brings fruit for both parties. There is no better feeling than having a satisfied customer.

What is the most important thing about RPO projects for you?

Direct and open communication is definitely the most important. You have to earn the customer’s trust. Then one learns about the client’s expectations and the details of the entire project, gets to know each other, and cooperation becomes easier.

How do you think the development of technology will affect your work?

The development is really fast. I am afraid that one day I will have to look for a new field in which to operate. 😃 😃 😃

What are the skills that enables person to work remotely effectively?

He/she should be aware that if I receive money from the employer on time and I receive what they agreed on, then he/she should also have that same attitude towards employer and deliver what was agreed on. One cannot just get. There has to be a balance. Both parties must get what they agreed upon.

What do people in your team have in common?

Apart from the fact that we all operate in the IT world, I would say food! 😃

We are such foodies here.

Do you have a personal motto?

I already mentioned something before, so maybe I’ll just add a little.

In my life and work, I follow the motto “If it is not the matter of life and death, take it easy”. One must be able to keep a cool head in any situation. That is what is helping me.

Next is not so much a motto (maybe one day it will become one:), but I try to live in such a way that at the end of my life I don’t regret that I didn’t embrace some of the opportunities that life offered me. I try new things, I try to be open to opportunities and experiences.

And lastly, I would add that no matter what the situation is, you have to rise above it and move on. To wake up the next morning, get out of bed and start a brand new day. I won’t even describe it any more, let everyone see what they need in it 😊