“When I understand the smallest building blocks of the world we live in, I will better understand the bigger picture.” With this hypothesis in mind I started to study chemistry in 2002 and continued with a PhD in biophysical chemistry. In the final year of my project my first daughter was born. Her arrival motivated me to think of career options outside academia. I first joined People in Science in 2012. In addition I worked as director business development for a CRO selling research services to the pharmaceutical industry and as strategy consultant for (semi)governmental organizations. In 2016 I completed the BSc in recruitment, welcomed my second daughter and started the training program “3-steps to a career in industry for PhD’s and Postdocs”. I love the dynamic environment of recruitment and to witness the positive impact career advice and new job opportunities have on people’s lives.