Get to Know Us | Anna Wahlbeck, IT Training and Software Coordinator | Stockholm
22 November 2022
Can you tell us a bit about your career background?
I went to hotel school in Switzerland and worked as a conference manager, among other things, in companies around Europe for many years. As a new mother, I wanted to find an equally fast-paced and challenging job that felt meaningful but with the classic "nine to five" deal. A recruiter told me immediately: You should work at a law firm!
And whoops, I was a legal assistant in a transaction group, and I have never looked back. I have been at law firms for almost seven years and at Hannes Snellman for almost four of these. My passion for streamlining and process development was noticed by my boss, so since spring this year, I have had the new role as IT training & software coordinator.
Why IT in particular?
It is through technology that we find ways to improve a routine, a process or just improve a colleague's day, which is, in short, what drives me.
Can you describe a typical day in your role as IT training and software coordinator here at Hannes Snellman?
My days are divided into communication, production, or execution days. As my projects involve all parts of the company, some days it’s necessary to sit in back-to-back meetings, other days I turn off the notifications on the phone, put on really good music, and go into production mode. Then we also have the days when I hold training in the form of seminars, one-on-ones, or workshops.
What is your best tip or trick that you can use in your job/studies in MS Office?
- Follow @TheCheatSheets on Instagram for a daily reminder of how cool it is to be able to navigate Excel.
- If something takes a little too long to feel good, then there is guaranteed to be a better solution! Ask a colleague, someone in support, call IT, or watch videos on YouTube. Every minute you save through efficiency you can spend on your family or your health instead. ♥
What is the most enjoyable part of your job?
Getting to help people and getting to solve real puzzles!
Favourite | Book If you like historical fiction, Leon Uris is really good. Lunch Coffee and cookies, unfortunately. Podcast “Summer talk” is cozy! Work Equipment My colleagues! Afternoon Routine Pick up the kids from school and stay in the garden for a while before we cook. Mobile Application Xplora — so I can stalk my daughter. Relaxation Method Painting ugly but colourful paintings. Work Outfit Casual.