It's fun to talk to Joan, she understands people like nobody else does. You feel seen and understood, listened to in a whole new way. Excited about where your life can go. Maybe even a little challenged because she shows you how much more you can achieve. She sees your potential, your dreams and your aspirations. She guides you in the most caring way and often lights a match under your dreams. She just as often ignites your potential in some new and unexpected way.
There is no-one quite like Joan.
When she speaks to you, it is without an agenda of her own. It's all about getting into you: understanding who you are, what you dream of and helping you make the very best decisions about where your career could take you next. She wants, with every part of her, to help you find your way to success in whatever role is right for you. And for each person that path is different, Joan sees the uniqueness in each person and each path they choose. As she is known to say, "You should only ever look down on someone when you are helping them up!"
Joan will help you define your career goals in the clearest way possible. She can do that not only because of her many years as an HR specialist with DAV and other top blue chip companies. But because she is the very thing people picture when they say 'people-person'. Focused only on you, she will see you for who you are and not as a CV.
Joan's uncanny ability to see the gifts and talents in people is her most precious and unique gift and we are ever grateful she bought it to DAV back in 1999.
An interview with Joan is always worth your while. You will take something away with you no matter where you decide to take your career. There are hundreds of people who remember their interview with her. Many of them still fill DAV with the energy, passion and spirit they first experienced through Joan, our remarkable Talent Resourcing Executive.
Joan is one of DAV's most cherished 'secret' weapons.
In her own words: "When I interview people and see their full potential, it gives me goosebumps."
This is passion at work.
DAV employed Tebogo as an Intern in 2003. From Intern to Team Leader: Business Analysis - how admirable!
Tebogo, in addition to just having been promoted, is currently studying a PMD through GIBS and will begin an MBA in 2012.
He has this to say on his years with DAV:
I have never forgotten my interview with Joan, back in 2003, nor my career forming years with DAV.
I just need to express my appreciation of the ‘timeless’ skills that I learned at DAV. I am a proud product of DAV's values, and practice of those values continues to take my career to greater heights. I have just been appointed to head up the Business Analysis Area, which comprises 3 complementary sections. This I achieved because DAV invested in me close to 10 years ago, and the fruits of that investment are far reaching.
~ Tebogo M. - Team Leader: Business Analysis