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Fernando Henriques Portugal

International Recruiter, Team Leader

Introducing Fernando, a remarkable member of the Job Squad team who brings a wealth of international experience and a passion for helping others. Fernando hails from Venezuela but was raised in Portugal, which he proudly calls home.

With over a year of experience as a recruiter, Fernando has been a valuable asset to Job Squad for the past four months. What he loves most about being a recruiter is the opportunity to connect with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Being able to assist someone in finding a new job and improving their life conditions brings him immense satisfaction. Fernando finds great fulfillment in guiding the right person towards their career goals. Moreover, being a recruiter aligns with his desire to lead the lifestyle he has always aspired to have.

Fernando's journey of moving abroad began when he, along with his mother and sister, left Venezuela due to the challenging political and economic situation. Since then, he has had the privilege of visiting numerous countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Spain, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, United States, Colombia, Panama, Aruba, Curaçao, Mexico, and England. He also gained work experience abroad during a month-long stint in Boston, United States. In Portugal, he has resided in various cities, such as Leiria and Lisbon, enriching his understanding of different local cultures and lifestyles.

For Fernando, the best thing about moving to a new place is the inherent excitement it brings. Exploring unfamiliar surroundings, interacting with people from diverse backgrounds, and indulging in local cuisine are all part of the exhilarating experience. Even within the same country, moving to a new city offers a chance to immerse oneself in a distinct culture and way of life.

When Fernando is not busy helping others embark on their journeys abroad, he finds solace in trying out new restaurants and embarking on gastronomic adventures. As a lover of travel, he cherishes the opportunity to explore new destinations, spending quality time with friends, listening to music, and enjoying movies and series. Additionally, Fernando likes to experiment with various recipes during his free time, channeling his culinary creativity.

Apart from his passion for marketing and recruitment, Fernando holds a special interest in criminal and forensic science. Inspired by characters like Horatio from CSI Miami, he pursued a degree in this field, showcasing his multidimensional personality.

In a surprising revelation, Fernando also practices martial arts. Growing up, he once lost a tournament because his opponent happened to be a girl. His family always taught him the importance of never hitting girls, a lesson that has stayed with him.

When asked about the advice he often gives to people moving abroad, Fernando emphasizes the potential challenges and occasional feelings of loneliness that may arise. However, he encourages individuals to persevere and embrace the unique experiences and opportunities that their new surroundings offer. Moving abroad can be one of the most enriching experiences of one's life, and he encourages others to cherish every moment along the way.