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Dream Job of Małgorzata Krakowska

I have met Gosia for the first time in May 2012 in the Polish restaurant Kredens, where Gosia was one of the contestants in the second edition of Miss Poland, and I was giving the “CV Workshop’‘ to all the contestants. Even though she did not win, she impress me with her smile, kindness and intelligence. I am happy she agreed to participate in this blog and share with all of you her dream job…

Name:                        Gosia (Małgorzata) Krakowska

Country / City:            The Netherlands / Amsterdam   Gosia Krakowska

What is your dream?

To write few good books. I have always wanted to become a writer. I love writing, and I write everyday, whether it is my anonymous review for Rotten Tomatoes, a daily input on Wikipedia or just a page in my diary. I could not live without writing or reading. I come from home where books are literally everywhere, and reading is a matter of habit. I am contaminated with love for books.

What is your dream job?

Writing and being able to make a living from it. My mom taught me to write when I was only 3, and at the age of 4 I was reading already. I began composing my first stories at the age of 8, and I had published my first short novel when I was 11. Being aware of the fact that writing might not be the most practical and bread-winning profession, I followed my dad’s advice and went to study law.
Many good writers had studied or practised law before they took a turn into their writing careers. And that was the strategy I chose for myself. I do not regret it although the studies proved to be quite difficult.

How did you achieve your goal = dream job? / how do you plan to achieve your goal=dream job?

I did not achieve what I would like to yet. Because of my studies, I had abandoned creative writing for a while. I slowly came back to it by…editing and writing articles on Wikipedia. Later, I signed up to journalism and writing workshops led by Nina Siegal from New York Times. Afterwards, I began writing for Amsterdam Law School magazine, and Folia, the online magazine of the University of Amsterdam. But those are very humble beginnings. I believe that ”the big” is yet to come.

What is your tip to others concerning the Dream Job / Life?

Write everyday. Keep the focus on your goals all the time. Do not run away from or avoid obstacles- rather try to face them. Personally, I like dealing with adversity because it usually thrives to bring the best out of me. Also, patience and endurance are very important. Very important…Quoting Mikhail Bulgakov, one of my favorite writers, things always turn out right because the world is built that way. In other words, never give up.

Who are you?

I was born in West Poland, educated at an international high school, and since 8 years I have been living in the Netherlands. My family comes from the Ukraine and East Poland. Although I grew up in a pretty cosmopolitan surroundings, I have a very strong sense of my East European identity. I feel more Slavic now than a couple of years ago. Being Slavic means being more spiritual, more nostalgic and melancholic. The hard to grasp Slavic soul is mystical, unexplained and sometimes difficult to understand by others.

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Old – New ”Connect with your dream job” workshops from 2014

Since 2010 I have been facilitating ”Connect with your dream job” (CWYDJ) support meetings under the umbrella of JO(B)ANNADream Job Diva Career and Life Coaching, and Connecting Women. Now I wish to thank Connecting Women for giving me a chance to start up the group under their organisation and promoting and supporting it. Thanks to it, I was able to grow as a coach and a facilitator.

As of January 2014 ”Connect with your dream job” will be run only under the umbrella of JO(B)ANNADream Job Diva – Career and Life Coaching, and as always it will be facilitated by JO(B)ANNA.

The idea of being a support, for those who are searching for a job, remains the main issue of the workshops, however there will be some changes:

CWYDJ  will be paid – 10,- euro per workshop;

CWYDJ will have a form of a structured workshop, than just a support group meeting, however there               will be a room as always to share and learn from each other as that was the biggest assets               of each meeting;

CWYDJ will take 2 hours;

CWYDJ will be for women and men;

CWYDJ minimum amount of participant 2 – maximum amount of participant 10;

CWYDJ will take place in The Hague, unless you arrange a group and location elsewhere;

For dates and time please check this Dream Job Diva blog regularly and / or the Facebook Dream Job Diva Coaching Page.

To book the workshop session(s) send an e-mail: info@dreamjobdiva.com.  

Thank you for choosing JO(B)ANNA – Dream Job Diva Career and Life Coaching.

See you in 2014! 

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Have you invested in yourself enough?

Why do you need to invest in yourself? Why do you need a coach? Why do you need Career & Life Coach?

Most of us think that the Career Coach is the last resource while searching for a job, we should go for. It is most of the time an expensive tool to not 100% certain results at the end. IMG_0102

Well, yes and no.

As all the results really do depend on you, a person who is searching for something new… For a new job because your current boss will not prolong your contract or because the current work doesn’t fulfill your needs. For a new adventure, as most of the people want change but they are afraid to do something about it. For those who are not willing to change a job but are unhappy or missing something.

You do not need to quit a job or be fired in order to make a difference in your professional life, which will improve your personal one.

Coach, regardless if it is a career, life, personal, spiritual, partner or else related will never guaranteed you a success. However, realizing that you are not able to handle your ideas, dreams, goals, desires on your own and searching for a supportive and professional help of the coach is a first step towards the success. Towards your success.

Career Coach is not needed only when you are at the edge and you are one day before the job interview and you in panic need him/her to train you for it or to check your CV five minutes before sending another job application. How often have you succeeded preparing for something 5 minutes before?

Career Coach is needed already when you are in your steady, comfortable working zone. When you know you still have a contract and resources to invest in order to prepare yourself for a change. In order to invest in your personal and professional development. In order to benefit from it soon.

A change is not necessary when you will get redundant. A change is when you will get an opportunity at your current job to apply internally for more satisfying position or externally for better paid one. Sitting comfortable for 10 – 15 years in one company will not guarantee you will have this job till your retirement. Maybe after having a baby, or meeting a sexy woman/handsome man you will feel a desire to change your life, country, career and for that as for everything in your life you shall be prepared.

Career Coach will help you while collecting your professional awards, information, in your portfolio. Preparing for job interview. Working on yourself in order to find out who  you are and what exactly you do want from life.

All those activities should never stop and should not only be reminded when you are in a depressive, dark mood, afraid of not having enough sources to support your family.

Invest in yourself now, develop new skills, learn about yourself with Career & Life Coach to benefit in the future.

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Happy New Year 2013

JO(B)ANNA – Dream Job Diva is wishing you

Happy & Healthy

New Year 2013

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Merry Christmas

JO(B)ANNA is wishing you & your family

Merry & Memorable Christmas

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Happy Sinterklaas …

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Win one-on-one session with Career & Life Coach

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This time is only for the Ladies as JO(B)ANNA will be present at the Christmas Bazaar of women organisation

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