- Nationality: Brazilian
- Age: 27
- Field of study: Engineering and Business
- Current employer: TomTom
- Current position: Senior Growth Hacker
Why I started my career in the Netherlands
I finished my masters at the UvA and had a great time living and studying in this country. There were many good opportunities to start working right after my masters, so it was really a no brainer. Working in the Netherlands has always been interesting and rewarding.
A typical work week
I am the first to arrive at my office at 8am. Every day I first catch up with the developments during the night and then move on to all the tasks that away during the day. Every day tends to be different from the past and very stubbornly refuses to follow the plan. I honestly can’t complain. The days are relatively long, but I feel that I’m learning a lot and it’s exhilarating to see my company grow.
I had the opportunity to launch a new bank in Spain while working for NN. Then decided to pursue my own challenges and started a company called AmberScript together with 3 other cofounders here in Amsterdam. We’re already moving to 60k+ customers, so I would name this the coolest project so far.
What I like about the Dutch work mentality
It’s quite flexible and focused on efficiency and work life balance.
My career advice to you
Look for opportunities that excite you. There is plenty of cool stuff happening, hustle to find the one that’s right for you, then hustle a lot more to learn and become an incredible professional. All the successful people I admire or know seem to have followed the same path:
In their 20s they focus on learning
In their 30s they focus on specializing on something and becoming incredibly good at it
In their 40s they think about work/life balance and family
Try to do the same.
Want to connect?!
Feel free to add me on LinkedIn and I will be happy to answer some questions.