Gözde Yilmaz

Last year, Gözde met Rob Mes – the connector, in the Rotterdam metro. She indicated that she was looking for a new challenge. Together they have taken a picture and placed it on LinkedIn. Ilkin saw the photo and immediately approached her to work at WIBA IT as an IT Recruiter.

During her job interview with Anne she indicated that she wanted to take another approach to recruitment. Employer Branding was in the core of it. Not only did she want to approach the candidates, but it was also important that the candidates found us. That is how it becomes more personal than just contact behind a computer screen or on the phone. So she came up with the idea to start vlogging on LinkedIn. Every two weeks she explained various topics within WIBA IT. Her vlogs are viewed on average more than 12,000 times! The nice thing about vlogging is that she is also recognized as ‘the vlogging recruiter’. Now she also has set up her own YouTube channel.

Gözde has been active on LinkedIn for years. She has helped many young people and professionals to internships and exciting jobs. She is very proud of that.

Gözde would describe WIBA IT as a company where you have to work hard, but also laugh a lot. The team is very close and everyone is very supportive and helping.

Gözde’s friends would describe her as a cheerful creator with a vintage soul who is crazy about social media. She likes to go out with her camera and she prefers to make portrait pictures of family, friends and other people she meets. She is also very enthusiastic, sometimes even too enthusiastic…

You can really excite her for a delicious breakfast in bed or for an activity with children. She also gets her energy from social projects. For example, in the past, she helped the elderly to learn how to cycle.

A number of quotes that she would like to share with us is: “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans” and “there is beauty in simplicity”. These quotes describe Gözde’s life.

- Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans -