Who? Karina, Head of Accounts Receivable
Where? Coca Cola Europacific Partners Indonesia
How long? Since 2021
Karina moved to Singapore in 2014 where she worked as a Senior Credit Controller. After 7 years abroad, she decided to take the plunge and move back to Indonesia. What made her move back was largely due to our International Candidate Manager (ICM) who reached out to her via LinkedIn to explain the Return Home Campaign to her, detailing the great opportunities that were available for her back home.
“Return Home program introduced me to some great career opportunities in Indonesia which I didn’t know existed previously.” shared Karina. In fact, she did not utilize other career platforms in her job search as she did not believe that there were better opportunities for her apart from those in Singapore. A few factors contributed to her concerns of returning home to work in an entirely different work environment, such as people’s working ethics as well as the possibility of drawing a lower salary.
However, after communicating and thoroughly understanding Karina’s interests and work experience in Singapore, our international candidate manager and consultants were able to connect her with a well-known corporation that had a senior position available that perfectly fit her requirements. After just 3 rounds of interview, Karina successfully landed the job!
“The team helped me every step of the way, every one of them was professional and highly knowledgeable,” Karina mentioned. She encourages overseas Indonesians to take the leap of faith and Pulang Kampung.
“Be open-minded about the career progression back home, believe that you are prepared to strive with your overseas experience. Opening up to the Return Home representative in every step especially when you are in doubt would really help in the recruitment process.”
Are you thinking about moving home or know someone who would like to Pulang Kampung? Have a conversation with Adisty Paulina, our International Candidate Manager (ICM), to find out more about opportunities in Indonesia.