Christina is one of the newest members of the Expand family, in the short time she’s been with us, she’s made a real impact on the team. Here’s what Christina had to say about her first few months at Expand… 

Why did you join Expand?

How could I have not joined Expand! In this industry, it is so challenging to find a culture that allows you breathing room for your own work style, ethics and morale, which Expand illustrated to me throughout both my interview process and my first few days.

Having a broad background of various different cultures and the dynamics behind this, made me feel so welcomed from the start! It just felt like home – I now look up to the senior members as Guru Grandparents that I can learn so much from and evolve into.

Can you tell us a fun fact about you?

I love strawberry milkshakes, strawberry icing and strawberry cakes but will never be found eating strawberries.

I am half Greek, half Portuguese, born and bred in South Africa with the proficiency of being fluent in 3 languages (English, Afrikaans and Greek) and foundational knowledge of a fourth language (isiXhosa).

How would you describe your team?

BIG BALL OF FUN!

We all work so well together and feel part of a team instead of single, isolated units.

 

Meet Christina

What professional achievement are you most proud of?

Hmm – I have now been at Expand for the last 3 months, and I think personally, the biggest professional achievement is that I have begun to contribute to the company.  It’s been amazing to be sat around some of the most experienced, head-hunters in the world! Honestly, feel like I am sitting at the cool kid’s table.

How have the team helped you settle into Expand?

From lunches to bottles of wine, to laughter, the list is endless – but it was honestly how open and true the individuals within Expand were that helped me to settle – I FELT I COULD FINALLY BE ME!

What are your plans for the future?

Plans would be to grow within Expand – I would love to grow my own desk, and I have brilliant mentors behind me that have been assisting with this growth from day one!

If you could swap places with anyone in the world for a day, who would it be and why?

An alien – they are out there and I want to be one for a day so I can find out why…

What’s the best part of your job?

If I don’t say moola, I would be lying, but honestly, the team is the best part of my job – I don’t think I have ever been as motivated for success as I have felt within Expand.

 

If you’re interested in joining Expand speak to Christina or one of the team today.