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68: EMEA Recruitment Podcast #68 – Karin Aalbertsen

November 9th, 2020

For this episode of the EMEA Recruitment podcast, we were joined by Karin Aalbertsen, the Head of Finance Benelux/Group Manufacturing Controller at CPG in the Netherlands.

“Focus on the future and what you can do and what decisions you can take to change direction.”

Karin discusses the lessons she’s learned as a woman in Finance with our Founder, Paul Toms. She believes that it’s okay that women and men think differently sometimes, but offers advice to other female professionals on understanding the industry.

We also found out her top tip for all Finance professionals that Karin feels will boost your career. 

Having progressed to the role of Finance Director, Karin has faced a wide range of challenges, which she discusses with Paul and explains how she manages them. 

Working with her team is something incredibly important to Karin, who finds it more important to hire people with complementary personalities than focusing purely on skills. 

We also found out how she almost didn’t make it to her job interview at Philips, the type of books she can’t get enough of and her two dream podcast guests. 

For anyone currently entering or moving through the Finance industry, listen out for Karin’s advice on feeling happy with your career choices. 

The timestamps below will help you find the section you’re looking for:

01:13 – Being a woman in a male-dominated environment03:52 – Karin’s personal strengths07:11 – Why Karin went into Finance08:56 – The challenges of being a Finance Director12:53 – Recruitment and retention in Finance17:11 – Why Karin almost missed her interview at Philips20:51 – The books Karin reads26:13 – Would Karin go down the same career path again?27:45 – Karin’s dream podcast guests30:50 – How to connect with Karin

To connect with Karin via LinkedIn, click here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karin-aalbertsen-0b0885/


We are proud to bring you the EMEA Recruitment podcast in partnership with Operation Smile. Operation Smile is an international medical charity that provides life-changing surgery to children and adults with cleft lip and palate conditions. To find out more or to support this cause, visit: https://www.emearecruitment.eu/operation-smile


The EMEA Recruitment podcast is hosted by our Founder, Paul Toms, and Associate Director, Jenny Callum

You can find out more about EMEA Recruitment at: https://www.emearecruitment.eu/

Or through our LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/emea-recruitment-limited/

To connect with Paul, click here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paultoms/ 

Or Jenny: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennycallumemea/


If there are any topics you’d like covered in future episodes of the podcast, please let us know through LinkedIn


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