Elisa Mozena

Company Role:
Senior Corporate Recruiter


What do you do at Omnia Retail?
As a Sr Corporate Recruiter, I hire new Omnians to help further build our teams.

What is something people in your industry have to deal with that you want to fix?
I know recruiters sometimes have a bad reputation and this is one of the goals I have in my career - I want to have a positive impact on every candidate I meet with, independently of the interview outcome. We’ve all been candidates once, including myself, and I know how stressful and time consuming looking for a new job can be.

What is your past experience, of working in your position?
Before becoming a recruiter I worked for a time at the Finance department of a Hotel (it was not for me), and before that I was a Chef. I worked in Michelin-star restaurants and came quite a long way but at certain point I wanted to develop intellectually and decided to go back to study. I followed a BA degree in Amsterdam and as part of it I did an internship in recruitment. I fell in love with recruitment and have been in this field ever since.

What do you like about working at Omnia Retail so far?
The people - I love working with inspiring, smart and driven people. A players attract A players ;)

What are the values that drive you?
I link to think I match with all of our values, but Obsession with Excellence comes first. It’s different than being a perfectionist. There is no such a thing as “perfect”. Obsession with Excellence is about improving, always doing your best, and having high standards.

What are your top favorite books, podcasts, or documentaries?
I listen to Brazilian Podcasts, it’s the easiest way I have found to stay in touch with my culture. Regarding books, my no1 will always be Harry Potter, All the Light We Cannot See, The Outsider.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
When I’m not working I’m doing crochet, spending time outdoors, or taking dance classes.

Let’s end with your favorite quote!
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor (it’s actually a Brazilian quote).