Paynter Dixon Remedial Business Development Manager Marija Petrovska was a keynote panellist last Friday at the Young Strata Community Association Think Tank.
The event held at Sydney’s Primus Hotel was a chance for young property professionals to share insights and discuss the future of the industry after a challenging 2020.
Featuring topics such as time management, communication and phone etiquette, the panel shared their knowledge to the room of like-minded Strata Think-Tank members.
When asked on how to manage day to day tasks, Marija responded with a perfect analogy from English literature
“As Mark Twain said, if it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning.”
Marija said injecting one’s self into these networking events helps pave the way for future success, regardless of the discipline.
“Your skills can only get you so far, you need a support network and the only way to build that network is to meet, connect and learn from those around you,” Ms Petrovska said.
“These events are crucial to building and maintaining your own personal brand.
All smiles from the panel last Friday.
“It’s an interesting thought to think that the people you’re meeting are the future leaders and the people you’ll be working side by side with.
“It’s how you build your tribe for future success and it’s a testament to Paynter Dixon for allowing me to nurture my career development.”
Marija recalled the first time she attended a SCA networking event at the young age of 22, saying she knew nobody and was the only female in the room.
Six years later, Marija was personally asked by the Strata Community Association Head to feature as a panellist, sharing her invaluable career advice.
“I was pleased to share experiences of my career and the lessons I’ve learnt to date to those in the room who were in my position a few years ago.”
Marija also champions Paynter Dixon’s very own networking group, creating a platform for both male and female advocates to work towards diversity within the company.
“I understand how hard it can be for people just starting out and believe having a support group and building connections with other like-minded people is great,” she said.
“Mentoring isn’t about having all the answers but sharing experiences, that’s the value.”