Look boldly into the future
Angelika Fijał has long worked in a position that did not bring her satisfaction. However, she lacked the courage and motivation to change. And maybe a small impulse that would push her in the right direction. It came with an EU project. Today, she pursues her career and encourages others to look boldly into the future as well.
Satisfaction is the key aspect of career for me. I really missed it in my previous job. There were times when I had to force myself to come into the office and spend the ne xt eight hours glancing at the clock. I guess there are people for whom a paycheck every month is enough to stay on a given position, but for me it wasn’t enough. I felt like I was suffocating. I had to make a change.
The opportunity for change came to me with the “Need for NEET 2” project, which I heard about from a friend. I started with the meetings with a career counselor. Together, we established a path that I later followed assiduously. We decided it would be a good idea to combine work with my interests. For several years, as a hobby, I performed minor beauty treatments for my friends in my home. Everyone always praised my skills and suggested that I should go in that direction. I figured it was the best time. So I took advantage of training and professional courses on eyelash styling. Shortly after completion, still as part of the project, I found a job in a beauty salon in Siemianowice Śląskie, where... I still work today. I can’t complain on boredom or routine anymore. Every day is different, I get to interact with people and do what I really enjoy, plus I’m constantly learning and developing.
Today, as my life has changed, I wanted to tell others not to give up and to boldly follow their professional dreams. And if you have no idea what to do with your career, let my story be an inspiration to you. I am sure a good career counselor will be able to help you.
Need for NEET 2
Beneficiary: Regional Employment Promotion Agency Foundation
Project amount: ca. PLN 1.5 million
PO WER subsidy: ca. PLN 1.4 million
Implementation period: February 2019 – January 2021