Interview with Vukosava Crnjanski, Director of the Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability (CRTA)
Name and profession:
Vukosava Crnjanski, Director of the Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability (CRTA).
What is the best thing of your current job?
What I like the most about my current job is that it is very dynamic, gives me the opportunity to work with many people of diverse backgrounds, and solve concrete problems that affect the broad population.
What was your first job?
My first job was working as a Junior Trainer in Political Skills.
As a kid, what was your dream job?
As a kid, I dreamed of becoming an Air Traffic Controller.
Did you set yourself a professional path to follow?
Not exactly. However, I learned that the reflection is vital for the professional development. You need to stop and reflect at some point, look at the bigger picture, set professional goals and then get to work. You need to know when to stop.
Did you have a role model growing up?
Well, not exactly, but my parents were those who introduced real values to me, that later shaped both my personal and professional life.
What is the best piece of advice you were given?
If you are doing something - do it right or don’t do it at all.
Who inspires you now?
Ordinary, committed and happy people inspire me the most. And my children, of course.
What would you tell a girl who doesn’t know what to do in the future?
I would tell her to be determined in what she likes to do and to never give up.
Define success. What do you think is necessary to be able to say you have succeeded?
For me, professional success means doing what you love to do.