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AdColonized: Getting to Know Asiye Açıkgöz

Posted Jan 17, 2019

Meet Asiye Açıkgöz, HR Business Partner in our Istanbul office! From hiring amazing new talent to streamlining business operations, Asiye has her hands full. Her energetic attitude and constant strive to expand her knowledge in the mobile space are only a couple reasons why she excels at AdColony. During her free time, Asiye loves to listen to audiobooks and travel across the globe. Get to know Asiye in her AdColonized feature!

What exactly does an HR Business Partner do at AdColony? What’s an average day like for you?
I’m help with any HR tasks like hiring, operational HR processes, etc. In my daily life, I’m working on what’s needed from the employee side.

Tell us a little about your experiences prior to joining AdColony & how they have prepared you for your role here.
In my previous company, I was working as an HR Assistant Spec and again helping with HR-related issues. I was essentially working like a generalist. There was a big team there and my seniors always wanted me to gain different experiences so, they made me work hard.

It was a great experience for me to start here because we created HR and now I’m working with my Sr. HR Manager who’s trying to make me well equipped. It makes me emotional because it started with 40 people in here but now we have a really crowded and global team. Now, we’re 3 times bigger and I believe we’ll have a more crowded family soon.

What makes AdColony the right fit for you?
AdColony has a great company culture and also working with an energetic, young, and dynamic team makes you feel like a family. Having great leaders, a dynamic working environment, and having different responsibilities are the things that many people are dream of, but I have it!

Being in an international company is a great opportunity so we’re always aware of what’s happening around the world. I said we’re like a family, it makes you feel you’re home. Most of my friends are jealous of me and I say “You guys you don’t believe what I have.” What great luck for me and my lovely team!

AdColony values employee development. How do you keep growing & learning in what you do?
AdColony feeds you in any fields. Here, you can gain various responsibilities, create amazing friendships, and keep learning every day. And just dream about a place, where people try to teach you, they’re always ready to support you. The most important thing is the belief in “us” rather than “myself.” For this, I’m thankful to my team and our visionary management team.

How do you act as a resource for the rest of your team?
I always try to be the energetic one and I love taking responsibilities that teach me new things everyday. I also love researching. If I don’t know what to do, I try to find the best contact to find a solution for the problem.

What are your hobbies or activities that you look forward to doing on the weekends or after work?
I love traveling a lot. If I have the chance and find good tickets, I’ll go to places that I’ve always wanted to see. I have a Kindle, it’s always with me wherever I go. From primary school, I took part in theatres and now I joined a group and I spend my weekends in that class. Sometimes after work, we go out with my teammates or my friends from outside. To be honest, most of my friends in my social life are from here 🙂

Which app is keeping you engaged lately? Why?
I’m not a social media addict but if I make time, I love looking at Instagram to see what my friends are doing.

Tell us one or two fun facts about you.
People always say how cheerful I am. I love smiling and spending time with people. I believe I’m one of the luckiest people because I love what I do. I love making jokes and making people happy. I also love surprises a lot.

What is your favorite moment you’ve had with the AdColony team so far?
One of my most memorable moments is from 3 years ago, when we attended an awards ceremony with the whole team and won 21 awards. I was clapping like crazy and my hands were totally red. My team did it and I’ve been always proud of my team.

What are you listening to lately? (music, podcasts, etc.)
I love reading books and a few weeks ago, I discovered an audiobook on YouTube. I listen to it on the way to work and home.

What are you looking forward to most in the next 5 years?
In my field of work, I’m trying do my best and I also have personal plans. As I said before, I love traveling a lot and want to see many countries. When I first started, I was alone, but we’re now a big team and I believe we’ll make even more memorable stories.

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