Julia Jolkin
Julia Jolkin

IT recruiter, mentor

I am an expert level IT recruiter, sourcing specialist, recruitment mentor, founder of one of the top IT recruitment agencies in Estonia - IT Talent.

  • Education: Master's degree in Communications (Tallinn University, 2004).
  • After working in HR for 10 years I realised that recruitment is the part of HR functions I love the most. I enjoy facilitating career growth and changing peoples lives. In 2014 I received my Black Belt in Sourcing certification& became one of the first home-grown technical recruiters and founded IT Talent. Since then my team has done a great job hiring local and foreign specialists and helping Estonian IT companies grow.
  • I believe in: candidate centric recruitment, life long learning and taking small but regular steps towards big live changing goals.
  • What energises me: speaking at conferences home and abroad and seeing my candidates and mentees grow professionally.
  • My favourite quote is actually a formula: + - =
    Let me explain: one needs +, - and = people to grow professionally.
    "+ people" - to learn from
    "- -people" to share your knowledge with
    "= people" to compete with and be challenged by.
    You will hear many more of my quotes and stories during the course.
Jelena Laudver
Jelena Laudver

HR professional

I am an HR professional with 16+years of experience in large international companies.

  • Head of HR in Empower AS, Estonia; IT Talent Recruitment Partner; Blue Fire Growth Agency HR Consultant, Partner.
  • Education: Master's degree in Business Administration (TalTech, 2017).
  • I have been working as a strategic HR Business Partner in international companies with executive teams and supporting organizations to achieve their goals. I am passionate about people development and finding their potential.
  • I believe in doing the right things, the power of positive thinking, and lifelong learning.
  • What energizes me: sharing my professional expertise with others, learning and doing new things, my family, ceramics, and sport.
  • My favorite quote: "Think Big, Dream Big, Believe Big and the Result will be Big"