Name: Monika Krstevski
Position: Building Coordinator
Company: Chatham Homes
What do you enjoy the most, working in the field of construction & development?
I have always been so grateful to be able to work in the construction and development industry. I enjoy being exposed to the diverse aspects of residential construction, such as being surrounded by knowledgeable people on a day to day basis. That includes colleagues like building managers and site supervisors and being able to liaise with external parties like engineers or building inspectors. I know that in this industry the opportunities within my grasp are endless and as long as I remain determined and hardworking I can achieve anything.
Where do you see your life in the next 5 years, what possibilities are ahead of you?
Having started working in the industry at such a young age, I am very fortunate in the sense that I have been able to implement and continue implementing the ‘trial and error’ method into building my career. I want to absorb everything that this industry throws my way and build upon my knowledge and hopefully one day be able to work as a building supervisor.
If you could write a letter to a 13-year-old ‘you’ what would you say?
I would encourage 13-year-old me to not be so shy and to step out of her comfort zone to try new things and take chances, as well as the cliche to pay more attention in school.
What are 3 skills you have had to develop to get to where you are presently?
- Organisation and coordination skills: My organisational skills have helped with the productivity of my work, the more organised I am the easier my workflow is.
- Willingness to learn: The construction and development industry is growing and new methods emerge constantly. My willingness to learn and relearn skills and information means I will be able to grow within the industry.
- Resilience: Unfortunately, being a woman in this industry can sometimes be tough and may come with some roadblocks. My resilience has taught me to focus on what my goals are and to not let anyone or anything get in my way.