Meet Sanja, she was born in Macedonia and she has been living and working in the heart of Estonia. She will be spending 6 months in Tallin for her exchange.
She is working in the Business Development for an international and top leading legal and compliance company. She has been working in building a portfolio of potential customers, improving her communication and sales skills and closing deals.
Sanja wandering in Tallinn
Walking around the old town
1. Tell us about you and your journey until now
My name is Sanja. I am 31 years old and I come from Macedonia. For the last few years, I have been thinking about moving abroad. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone, to expand my horizons, to meet new people, new cultures, new habits. I also wanted to grow as a person, and to become more independent. In my opinion, the best way to experience all of those things is to move to another country.
2. How was the change from living in Macedonia to living in Spain?
The change from Macedonia to Estonia was quite interesting and challenging.I didn’t know what to expect because I have never traveled to this part of Europe. I moved from a warm country in the south to a fairly cold country in the north, so it took me a while to get used to the fact that in August the temperature can drop to 15 degrees.
Another interesting thing about Estonia is that during the summer the days are very long, so at midnight can still be daylight which is very strange, at least for me. For those who want to relocate to Estonia, I would recommend bringing some warm clothes and don’t worry about anything. Estonia is the best place for living for foreigners!
3. What kind of duties do you do at work on a daily basis?
In my company I work as a business development executive. I create and maintain a database of prospective clients. I am building business relationships with current and potential clients, making multiple outbound calls, closing sales, and working with the clients through the closing process.
“Don’t think too much, be brave and just do it. Magical things are happening to the other side of your comfort zone.”
4. What do you do in your free time in Tallinn?
Tallinn is a very beautiful city that has a lot to offer, with a lot of museums, parks, forests, islands. So in my free time, I try to visit some museums, I go to the park, to the beach or to some island. Also, I often go to meetups with ex-pats to make new friends.
5. What have you gained from this experience so far?
I gained more confidence while speaking with potential clients. I improved my communication and presentation skills. I’ve learned how to properly target your clients and how to find the ones that are interested in your services.
Sanja at the sea side
6. Would you recommend Jump into Freedom for someone looking for a position abroad? How was the whole process until you finally relocate?
I will definitely recommend Jump into freedom to anyone who wants to move abroad. I had enormous support from Laura from Jump into freedom. She was here to answer all my questions and my concerns about anything.
The whole process was very smooth and well organized and gave me the security that I needed that everything will be fine.
7. Any advice for someone who would like to move abroad just like you did?
Don’t think too much, be brave and just do it. Magical things are happening to the other side of your comfort zone.