All posts by Hanna Cheda

CEO & Founder of hannacheda.com. Translator and Certified Career Advisor. 5 years of international experience in the field of recruitment and career advice. Passionate about travel and languages,

How to Find a Job in Poland

In 2016 alone Polish authorities issued 234 000 residence permits for foreigners. It is estimated that the number of foreign residents in Poland is much higher and bound to grew further in the future.

A recent survey by Morizon.pl blog reveals that 51% of foreign residents relocated to Poland for work.  Lack of Polish skills seems not to be a barrier; only 12% of all the expatriates questioned admit they speak and write Polish fluently.

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5 Best Things About Work Culture in Andalucia

When you think of Andalucia, the first thing that may come to your mind is not work, but sunny weather, great beaches, flamenco, amazing architecture and food culture.  Paella, seafood, spectacular Alhambra palace in Granada or the Great Mosque of Cordoba, colourful feria festivals, a great variety of tapas and wine in bars…no wonder why this region in the south of Spain is a top tourism destination.

But…work? “Isn’t Andalucia only about siesta & fiesta”? – some will joke. Continue reading 5 Best Things About Work Culture in Andalucia

How to Make a Career Change When it Hasn’t Been Your Day…or Even Your Year

New Year is a time of resolutions for many of us. It’s the time of the year when gyms become full, lettuce hits record sales and DuoLingo app crashes because suddenly everyone and their mama feels the need to learn a new language. 
It’s also the time when we think of “big” changes, related to our career and long-term goals. And I know how hard it can be for those of us who are stuck in boring jobs, annoying day routines and who feel that their life did not go at all the way they planned it, but have no idea how to change things. 

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day: The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

Are you a parent or a teacher of a sporty child who loves competition, the one that “just gotta win”?  Are you searching for a book that teaches children the values of determination, reaching their goals and above all a great value of friendship? Finally, are you looking for a book that incorporates multicultural characters?  Then, you’re going to enjoy The Quickest Kid in Clarksville as much as we did!

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Who’s in charge of Christmas gifts around the world?

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If you ask my kids what’s the worst part of multicultural upbringing, they will probably complain about “funny” food from different countries; it’s not fair when Babcia makes you eat a beetroot soup and Abuelita puts a huge plate of caraotas on the same day! Yuck! Or all those exercise books in three languages when all you want to do is play with your  new Lego set!

However, there’s a HUGE bonus to all that suffering: they literally get the best of both worlds when it comes to celebrations and presents. They celebrate their name day (like all Polish kids) with a huge piñata (like all Venezuelan kids). They get visits from Ratoncito Pérez (Perez the Mouse)  AND Tooth Fairy….and if they’re lucky, these visits happen when we travel, so the kiddos get their teeth attractive foreign currency.

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Our Global Table Adventure: Venezuelan Fruit Punch – Tizana

If my friends had known that I’m writing a blog post about cooking, they would probably: a) call firefighters to report a fire threat in the neighbourhood; b) post comments all over the place warn my readers of risk of food poisoning (if try to follow my recipe at home); c) make sure my kids have plenty of milk and cereals to make themselves an edible super.

Because, ladies and gentlemen, the truth is that I’m a crap cook. When I was an Erasmus student in Granada, my attempt to make pasta in a microwave made me famous all over the town (hopefully we didn’t have smart phones and YouTube accounts back in those days!). My miserable Venezuelan arepas and cachapas made me realize that my way to my husband’s heart definitely did NOT go through his stomach.

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Michałki candy, hugs and sleeping bags. Support for refugees.

As Charles de Gaulle said once, “Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself”. I believe that in times of crisis people reveal their true selves, displaying character traits that are unknown and surprising even to themselves.  All wars and crises involve inhuman cruelty and violence, but also amazing acts of heroism and solidarity…

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