The profit and loss account
Loosing one’s job can be one o f the most traumatic life experiences. But the final profits and losses balance of such a situation depends to a very large extent, on us. Thanks to projects funded by the European Union, it becomes possible to pass smoothly through this critical professional period. Read the story of Luiza Hornik, a resident of Katowice.
After graduating from law school, I was employed at a car dealership in Silesia as an administrative clerk. It was a chance for me to grow and gain new experience. Unexpectedly, a few weeks later, due to a reorganization, my employer informed me that he needed to terminate my contract. I was left without a job.
I found myself in a difficult life situation. However, I did not give up and quickly started looking for a new job. This time I focused solely on legal sector. I was a fresh graduate with no experience, which greatly limited my chances. From a colleague, I learned about a project of the Rudzka Agencja Rozwoju that could help me follow my dream career path.
I started with career counseling. My initial skepticism quickly turned into great interest as the counseling was conducted by professionals who helped me learn more about my strengths and weaknesses and see what I needed to work on. I also benefited from psychological support, self-presentation workshops and, most importantly, subsidized employment.
I am in my second year of working as a lawyer in the firm of the legal advisor I came to through participation in the project. I work in the sector of my interest, which gives me satisfaction and the opportunity to develop. Had it not been for the EU assistance, my transition from one job to another would certainly not have been as smooth. I heartily recommend participation in the project to everyone who has such an opportunity.
Direction: Change - 2nd edition!
Beneficiary: Rudzka Agencja Rozwoju INWESTOR Sp. z o.o.
Project amount: ca. PLN 1 million
ROP SV subsidy: ca. PLN 1 million
Implementation period: August 2018 - January 2021