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Meet our Talent Acquisition Specialist Lotta Pohjola-Korhonen

Hi, I am Lotta, and I am responsible for recruitments at our production facility in Porvoo, Finland. Even though I have been working in area of HR for more than ten years, I made a detour before finding myself in this profession, but I have and will never regret it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After graduating from high school, I wanted to become a hair and make-up artist in theatre. I had this dream of working in a theatre for the rest of my life, but after some time, I realized that I wanted to see something else, not only professionally but also locally. I started to work as a travel guide, which was a great experience. I could leave and experience these beautiful countries like India, Italy, Venezuela, Turkey, and Spain and I had the opportunity to combine learning about other cultures and meeting people all over the world with making a living. As a travel guide, I was responsible for my team, so I learned how to motivate and support people, which in return inspired me, and until today, I am benefiting from that experience.

When I came back to Finland, I was somewhat lucky because I found a company that trusted in my skills and gave me a chance to work in their HR department. It was a very new area, but I learned quickly, went back to school, and I became passionate about HR. I have always been keen on developing myself as it helps me to reflect upon things from a different angle. Even though realizing there are so many things to learn and that you will never know everything is sometimes frustrating. However, investing in yourself will always be worth it.

What was your first job? When I was just a teenager, I had my very first summer job and worked in strawberry fields. When turning 18, I earned my pocket money by working as a croupier for many years alongside my studies.

What is a no-go when applying with Borealis? At Borealis, it is our aim to add value to our community and our society. We want to make the world a better place and if you are applying with Borealis, you should be willing to change the world with us.

What is your #1 advice for an interview with Borealis? When you are invited for an interview with Borealis, just be yourself and be honest. We are honest and transparent in our recruitment processes and we expect our candidates to be the same.

What is your favorite thing about working with Borealis? Borealis is a company full of opportunities. I love that it is very international and that Borealis offers challenges and chances to its employees. It is an innovative company with amazing talents all working for the same goals.

Which of the Borealis’ key promises do you identify yourself most with? I truly believe in the key promise “We provide solutions for a better tomorrow” and Borealis is doing a great job in investing in their innovation centers and contributing to sustainability for our next generations and us.

How do you spend your weekends? On the weekends, I love to spend time with my family and to relax in nature. I am trying to focus on what is now and to be present.

Find Lotta on LinkedIn or get in touch with her via lotta.pohjola-korhonen@borealisgroup.com.

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