PASSION TO THE CONSULTING WORLD – THE STORY OF IRENE OLIVER PUERTA
I was born in the North-West of Spain, in a small industrial town called La Bañeza, in the province of León. We moved to Guadalajara when I was a small child, where I lived with my family until I was 18. I completed a bilingual high school education there, studying my subjects in English and Spanish, and learned languages and practiced fencing on my free time.
I studied one year of Translation and Interpreting in Madrid’s university, but decided to move abroad to Finland, where I enrolled into International Business studies. I did my major in International Business Management and Entrepreneurship at Haaga-Helia UAS, and then my minor in Finance in Vaasa UAS (VAMK).
Driven by Intellectual Challenges
I am a generally easy-going person, most call me an extrovert, and I would say I am friendly and keep a positive outlook at life. At work I am an upfront communicator and enjoy solving challenges and finding the missing information. I would say I am driven by intellectual challenges.
My main business-related job experiences have been as a start-up entrepreneur for about 10 months, as a freelance accountant as a part-time job during my studies, and I have also had one year of work experience for Wärtsilä, where I worked as a Spare Parts Coordinator and as an Accounts Payable Clerk.
Joining team Prohoc
I joined Prohoc on January 2019. I was looking for a career change, seeking a position that would take me closer to consulting/project management. I found the consulting aspect of my position to be the decisive factor: I would get to develop a documentation management platform to the customer’s needs.
This project has lead the customer to develop their DCM platform towards grouping their documentation as datasets instead of as separate files, which is quite a megatrend at the moment, and is a pioneering idea in customers documentation control world.
Flexible work environment
Prohoc provides a flexible and welcoming work environment. The company culture is amazing, and everyone is welcome to participate in developing the company and providing new ideas and suggestions. From my first day on to today, I have been able to talk to other colleagues and get feedback, seek advice and mentoring freely, and there is a clear career development path perspective for me as an employee here.
I applied for a job in the Information Management team as a documentation engineer and was interviewed via Skype. The interview process had two rounds: the first with Prohoc and the second with my first customer organization. It is probably the least stressful interview process I have been through. I was contacted shortly after the second interview with the news: I would be starting in Prohoc in the following week. I then had a week’s induction at Prohoc, and after that was deployed into the client’s premises.
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