Andrea Mészáros, CEO, Click for Work

  • 18 Jun 2018 12:31 PM
Andrea Mészáros, CEO, Click for Work
I was born in Budapest and lived there until I was 30, and then I moved to Budakalász with my family, where I still live. I am married, my husband Ákos, is a service director at an IT company. I am a mother of two fantastic children, both of them are now university students.

I have been always very flexible in my career, I graduated as a chemical engineer, but I did not practice my profession for a minute. As a fresh graduate I started to work as a statistician, and changed to controlling in last years. I liked my career all along, but as an employee I always had the feeling that work-life balance is a kind of impossible feat for me.

But to start new things, another inspiration was needed, which finally came of course from people I love most. As a mother of two students I had to acknowledge that there is a terribly hard situation for our youngsters here in Hungary.

Some years ago so called the first Students Cooperation was introduced, and by now they are widespread all across the country. It is because they offer a very easy to use and favourable service for companies to employ students, but from the perspective of students it is hard to find any other job beyond this contract.

That makes our students quite dependent, creating a situation where students often have to work 20-25 hours a week for a very low hourly rate.

Because of these we thought it could be a great idea to create a webpage where people can meet and find each others, independently whether they need somebody to help them out, or they just would like to find better working possibilities to earn some extra cash.

Since the idea was ready, it was about time for me to start a real journey, where I can compete with myself, and might create something very special and outstanding.

Fortunately my family also fell in love with the idea, and they joined me, so here we are, last year we established Click for Work.

Results we achieved so far are quite encouraging: students love to join Click for Work, there are more then 500 registered students on the platform by now. Every single day we have registrations from them, they are smart, precise, diligent, and trustworthy, last but not least they speak foreign language, and of course ready to fulfil wide range of tasks.  

I strongly believe in the success of Click for Work, I think we are lovable, with us valuable time can be gained in creating a real work-life balance.

1. Where did you grow up?
Budapest: in Szent István park, on my bike riding across the Pozsonyi Street every single afternoon.

2. If you could be an expat anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
Australia of course, any part of it, just to be there.

3. What would you miss most if you moved away from Hungary?
First of all my family, but also my friends. Besides the pulse and athmosphere of Budapest and last but not least the smell and colours of Balaton.

4. Friends are in Budapest for a weekend - what must they absolutely see and do?
I would organize a walking day in Margaret Island, visitng water birds, with a night bath in Palatinus.

5. What is your favourite food?
Lecsó with eggs without anything else and dumpling with cottage chees and lot of sugar (túrógombóc)

6. What is your favourite sport / form of exercise?
I used to ride horses all along when I was teenager, and I still love to do it whenever I can

7. What is your favourite place in Hungary?
Szent István park and its sorroundings: Pozsonyi street, quay on Pest side of Danube, Margit Island.  Another list would start with Balatonszárszó.

8. What career other than yours would you love to pursue?
Professional rider? I would certainly love it...

9. What’s a job you would definitely never want?
Anything that you have to do at night.

10. Where did you spend your last vacation?
In Balatonszárszó, I spend my every single vacation over there. I love it!

11. Where do you hope to spend your next one?
Besides Balaton I also like to go to the sea, so I would love to get to Greece perhaps.

12. What was your favourite band, film, or hobby as a teen?
I was and still I am an LGT fan and I watched Hair ten times in the cinema.

13. Apart of temptation what can't you resist?
If my kids ask for anything.

14. Red wine or white?
Red in winter, White in summer :-)

15. Book or movie?
Both could be if it is something romantic dramas

16. Morning person or night person?
I can not stay awake at night, I really need my pyjamas from 10 o’clock in the evening

17. Which social issue do you feel most strongly about?
Environmental protection it really occupies me.

18. Buda or Pest side?
Of course Pest there is no doubt.

19. Which achievement in your life are you most pleased about?
Establishing Click for Work and being so sure about its success.

20. What would you say is your personal motto?
Hard work gets the result.

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