Today, Svetlana Akopian, HR Manager at Exactpro, will talk about her passion for human resource management, many interesting tasks and opportunities the company provides to boost your creative growth.
I started my career at Exactpro in 2019 after 1.5 years working as an HR assistant in a non-IT company. Despite the fact that I had finished my Master’s degree in Educational Management, I have decided for myself that I wanted to continue growing in the HR field, as it is something that I’m drawn to. I applied for an HR manager position at Exactpro and opened a new wonderful page in my life. I was not familiar with the IT industry, and, from the beginning, it was very challenging for me. I had to learn much about this field and its specifics. My team always supported me, and I am very thankful to them.
When I started working at Exactpro, the Tbilisi office was not big, and I was assigned to many different tasks and activities. I am grateful for this opportunity because it gave me a chance to use my prior experience and knowledge for the development of the Georgian office. Currently, I am mostly assigned to recruitment tasks: together with my international HR team, we conduct many interviews, hire new team members for all the locations and work on interesting HR projects.
What I like most about Exactpro is that it does not limit you, it gives you the opportunity to share your ideas, iniciatives and implement them within the company. I think this is very important, as it nurtures creativity and innovation. As a person who always wants to grow and improve, I am trying to do courses, read business books and actively participate in different interesting activities. I believe it is the key to success.
In my free time, I like to take long walks, read (mostly psychological and philosophical) books, and spend time by myself, because it helps me to find my inner peace and harmony.