It’s always interesting to manage an interview with a journalist, even if it’s a former one. At Avenga we have specialists with unique career stories and outstanding life experiences. And today our guest is Daryna Hameliak, Head of Lead Management at Avenga, who transitioned from journalism to the IT sphere.
Daryna, tell us please, what is your job at Avenga and what does your position mean?
For more than 3 years at Avenga, I’m dealing with lead management. In different companies this position can be called differently: somewhere it’s a sales development representative, somewhere it’s a lead generation manager, it depends.
In general, the main idea is the same: I’m communicating with customers in the first instance when they just come to Avenga. I present to them our services, describe how we can help them grow their businesses with added value and, as a result, I bring them to our Sales management team for signing a contract.
You switched from journalism to lead management. Tell us a little bit about your background, what were you dealing with?
I was always interested in journalism, but, unfortunately, I didn’t manage to enter the desired university, so it became my hobby and additional work. At first, I went to our local newspaper and tried to work there myself. Later I became a member of a student organization and try myself as a journalist and a photographer in a youth paper. I was writing the Art column, so I participated in different concerts and exhibitions, communicated with musicians and artists, and wrote articles about them. My photos illustrated texts, it was like one single review of the event. I was attracted by this atmosphere!