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Company interview:Generator Hub

Representative - Olga Batîr, administrator, project coordinator.

 

1. What does the company?

The fact that in a short period of time, just 4 months we managed to realize so much (over 40 events). People recommend us and want to work with us. We have a lot of ideas and projects oriented towards the community here, to develop the country and the IT sphere, but also we are open for international collaborations and projects.

Everything that happens here comes from our Generator Hub community. People that come here are not employers, they are members of the Hub. We are free in what we do, people come when they want and leave when they want, we are open 24 hours.

    2. How did you get till this point in your career?

I’m not the best example that youth should follow, but it’s very IMPORTANT to realize your own dreams and desires, find what you like and do it often. If you still can’t understand what you like at least try something and ask yourself if this is what you will do all your life, if the thought scares you, leave it and do what motivates you to get up every morning.

I have done a lot of voluntary work in my career, I would work until 6pm, after I would go to our voluntarism office and stay in meetings until 9-10 pm, then come home and do my tasks until 3 or 4 am and at 9 am I would go back to my job. This is how I got to this project, because I was organising events in IT and other social projects. The person who invited me to work with Generator Hub was jury in a project where I was among the organisers, afterwards I was proposed to organise a similar event and so engage myself more into what I like.

    3. How is the company different?

The difference consists in the fact that we offer the space for rent not per square metre, but per chair. We are open 24/24. We support the community that creates the continuity of the Generator. The work day starts differently at everyone. We are different because we play at work, some time ago we had Formula 1 simulators. Also, we are different by spirit, even if the members come from different fields, when we need to work together, we complete eachother very well.

 

    4. What types of positions do you offer?

We don’t offer jobs yet, but we have a lot of voluntary requests, some of them are from people who came to one of our events and want to start working with us, but we don’t have available jobs for now.

 

    5. What qualities do you look for in young specialists?

First of all to be innovative, ambitious and focused on the result. If there is will but there is no result, then we have nothing more than dreams. It doesn’t matter how hard it was, it matters what you obtained at the end. Set up your trail as an adventure, a lot of times when you plan something, the result is different that what you envisioned at first. In time, your vision expands, you can meet interesting people that suggest you changes and you don’t lose anything if you try.

 

    6. What qualities should young people in search of a job,  develop?

DO more voluntary work, here is where you can apply your ideas and ambitions towards reality.  But if you choose to do voluntary work in a birocratic organization for more than 3 years than you risk to become as rigid as the system that educated you. Youth should go to trainings, to better themselves, to be able to compete with others. Also young people should develop their stress management skills, organization is a key point. A good time management is a solution for everyone.

 

  7. What recommendations do you have for youth?

Don’t be afraid to change your job, the more comfortable you feel at work, the less changes you will make in your life. When you get out of your comfort zone you evolve. If you don’t have enough experience, do some voluntary work and discover your passion. Go to short term work in companies, see what their pattern is, learn from those who have more experience. Surround yourself with people who offer more value than you have at the moment, spiritually and as content.

It’s not about leaving things early, if you’re changing jobs, don’t do it every month, in a company you need about 6 months to understand the work process, after is all about getting better, but if you feel that there is nothing more you can learn, MAKE that change.

Besides the hard work that you put in your job, you also need to do things you don’t like, it’s the only way to determine what you like. And let’s not forget about what our elders say, which may seem like complete non-sense, but they are right. Even if their advice comes from a different era, try to transpose what they say in the life that you’re living.  Don’t forget about values, these are very important, identify your values and set up correctly your future, everything can be gained in time, including a job. Your experience and values will determine where you ultimately get.

 

    8. What do you like most about your job?

I like the people here. Everyone is very different, there are people who are more closed and the ones who are more open, everyone sends you a message and that changes you. Sometimes when you don’t know what to do, but you need a solution it’s enough to go for a coffee with someone and the solutions comes along just by talking with that person. I like that the people who come here, give me a feeling of responsibility for what I do.

 

   9. Do you have any future projects, to involve youth?

Hmm, one of them would be a common meeting to discuss the new image of Generator Hub.  We could also organise other common events, depends on the ideas that youth has.

 

    10. What are the biggest realizations of Generator Hub?

The fact that in a short period of time, just 4 months we managed to realize so much (over 40 events). People recommend us and want to work with us. We have a lot of ideas and projects oriented towards the community here, to develop the country and the IT sphere, but also we are open for international collaborations and projects.


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