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EXPERIENCED 
LEADERSHIP

MARCO BATTAGLIA

CEO / Founder

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STEPHANIE COSTANERA

CFO / CO-Founder

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DANIEL JHONSON

Head of Data Analyst

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NADYA CHATTI

Head of Data Engineer

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ABOUT ME

FASTER & BETTER. 
THIS IS HOW WE DO IT. 

MY STORY

After enjoying a successful career in both Europe and North America, I arrived in Switzerland with a solid job search strategy that had already been tested on two continents. I was positive I would find a job very soon, and nothing could go wrong.

 

My strategy, however, failed. I felt alone, discouraged and disappointed.

Yet, I did not give up. I wanted to learn and find a different way to succeed.

Despite the many rejections and detours, I kept on refining and retesting my job search strategy based on what I was learning not only about the Swiss job market, but also myself. 

 

Thanks to my perseverance, my dream eventually came true: I landed the job I wanted at a Swiss company, in a new country, new language, new industry and new role. 

 

It took a lot more time and effort than I ever imagined. But what really stood out were the stories of other women expats I met along the way. I kept hearing my own story played back, over and over, as I learned about their job search challenges.

This is what inspired me to gather the strategies, resources and ideas that actually helped me and share that knowledge with other expat women in Switzerland – with you. Because you, too, deserve to land your dream job, fast-track the job search process, tap into others’ experience and get hands-on support, all while feeling empowered and inspired.

Hi, my name is Agnes Pakozdi and here is my story.

ABOUT ME

Job Search Advisor and Career Coach • EU expat • 2012 arrival in Switzerland from Canada • Professional work experience in 3 languages, 3 countries, 6 industries, 8 roles • Company founder • Company culture trainer & coach • Passionate problem-solver, strategist & inspiring leader • DEI advocate • Zürich resident, married & mother of 2 girls • Violinist

2023 - present

Freelance Consultant

& Career Transition Coach

LHH

2022 - present

Job Search Advisor and Trainer,

Career Coach, Founder

Refined Career by Agnes Pakozdi

2021 - 2023

Business Analyst

Zühlke Engineering AG, Switzerland

2020

Product Management Consultant

SmarTest Learning AG, EdTech, Switzerland

2020

BI Consultant

K Team Solutions GmbH, BI Consulting, Switzerland

2018 - 2019

Associate Business Information Analyst

Luminant Analytics GmbH, InsureTech, Switzerland

2016 - 2017

Co-Founder

Assistenz Lavendel GmbH

2008 -2011

Event Manager

Francis Winspear Centre for Music, Edmonton, Canada

2002 - 2008

Relationship Manager and Branch Manager

Raiffeisen Bank AG, Budapest, Hungary

2023

Certified Professional Coach (CTA-CPC)

Coach Transformation Academy

2022

​SAFe 5 Product Owner / Product Manager

​Scaled Agile, Inc., Switzerland

2020 - 2021

LevelUp! Diploma in Product Management

​Product Academy, Switzerland

2020

​Professional Negotiation Certificate

Women in Negotiation, Switzerland

2018 - 2020

​MSc in Business Information Systems

​FHNW, Switzerland

2018

German C1 Certificate Telc

​The Berlitz Schools of Languages AG, Switzerland

2017 - 2018

Certificate in General Management
“Women Back to Business” Program

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

1998 - 2002

Degree in Economics

​Budapest Business School, Hungary

Education

Experience

Experience

Zurich - refined career
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