Matija Gajic

Financial Analyst

  • 2 years of experience
  • Master

Summary

Personality
How they behave
Motivations
What they want to do
Reasoning
What they are capable of doing

Talent

Personal pitch

As a Serbian who grew up in Serbia, moving at the age of thirteen to study at a French boarding school in France, and living in Hong Kong, I acquired a rich human and professional experience. Living and working together with other foreign students allowed me to adapt quickly to a new environment. My first long term experience as an intern at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London allowed me to be exposed to brilliant and highly experimented professionals. Working together with more senior bankers on debt and equity investments at the EBRD allowed me to improve my analytical and numerical skills, while delivering under tight deadlines. Furthermore my experience as an M&A intern at Societe Generale CIB allowed me to better understand major issues in the financial services industry and to participate in the execution of M&A transactions. Finally my last experience as an investment analyst at IFC in the manufacturing, agribusiness and services in Paris allowed me to deepen further my skills and progress. I am very eager to use and grow my skills within KPMGs fast paced and multicultural environment. To conclude, I strongly wish I could demonstrate my ability to join your team. I am ready to take up this challenge, give the best out of myself and contribute as a member of your team. Thank you for due consideration and please do not hesitate to contact me should you need further information. Yours sincerely, Matija Gajic


Shape

Behavioral style

SHAPE SHAPE + DRIVE
Highly motivating aspect that will make them feel fulfilled.
Influence
Influence

Definition

Build relationships / Take the lead / Unite and mobilize

Behaviors in the "Influence" category are linked to providing direction. They include developing a professional network, managing teams, making decisions and being motivated to get ideas across. These behaviors provide insight on a person's natural ability to mobilize others and the way they establish relationships.

Build relationships
Take the lead
Unite and mobilize
Cooperate
Cooperate

Definition

Communicate with diplomacy / Provide support / Work collaboratively

Behaviors in the "Cooperate" category are linked to facilitating collective work. They include mediating interactions between people, solving conflict, making use of the team's resources, and providing support for others. These behaviors provide insight on a person's natural ability to evolve within a group.

Communicate with diplomacy
Provide support
Work collaboratively
Think
Think

Definition

Anticipate challenges / Develop a vision / Innovate

Behaviors in the "Think" category are linked to conceiving projects. They include designing strategies, identifying project risks, evaluating tasks and activities, and contributing new ideas. These behaviors provide insight on a person's natural ability to process abstract rather than practical concepts.

Anticipate challenges
Develop a vision
Innovate
Act
Act

Definition

Take initiative / Plan and organize / Inspect and improve

Behaviors in the "Act" category are linked to obtaining results. They include launching projects, implementing action plans, monitoring outcomes, or controlling production quality. These behaviors provide insight on a person's natural ability to understand practical rather than abstract concepts.

Take initiative
Plan and organize
Inspect and improve
Feel
Feel

Definition

Spread enthusiasm / React swiftly / Handle stress

Behaviors in the "Feel" category are linked to controlling one's emotions. They include managing stress, investing one's energy, and radiating a positive vibe. These behaviors provide insight on a person's natural ability to express and channel their emotions in different contexts.

Spread enthusiasm
React swiftly
Handle stress
Development potential
Highly developed:
Higher than 80% of people
Well developed:
Higher than 60% of people
Moderately developed:
Higher than 40% of people
Slightly developed:
Lower than 60% of people
Undeveloped:
Lower than 80% of people

Personal style: Partner

Producing high quality work is a priority for Matija Gajic. Thorough, precise and structured, they strive to avoid mistakes in their work. Their diligent attitude is the result of the importance they place on other people's point of view. They listen to ideas, suggestions, and feedback. They are therefore easy to work with, giving others space, providing support as needed, and performing their tasks meticulously.

Main strengths

Relationship management
  • They have a positive view of criticism and tolerate different points of view.
  • They are humble and do not impose their authority.
  • They find it easy to socialize and are approachable.
Work management
    They prefer employing tried-and-tested approaches.
    They tackle one task at a time to avoid losing their focus.
    They rely on their points of reference and prefer continuity to change.
Emotional management
    They control their emotions and do not let others be affected by them.
    They are responsive, very energetic and have a sense of urgency.
    They show discernment and make judgments based on facts.

Talents

#modesty #approachable #tactful #tolerant #takes part #focused #conventional #conservative #organized #initiative #self-controlled

Areas of improvement

    They would benefit from more often challenging the criticism they are given, rather than accepting it so easily.
    They could come up with new ideas and voice suggestions in order to advance their work.
    They would benefit from being more assertive in their relationships, getting their points of view across.

Drive

What motivates them the most...

Working in a fun environment
Having a positive impact on the world
Working in a reassuring environment

What motivates them the least...

Having autonomy
Having an attractive salary
Seeking competition

How they manage their energy

Matija Gajic's main drivers lead them to prioritize stability. They channel their energy into getting sound bearings and establishing reliable points of reference. They enjoy being able to establish an even rhythm for their daily activity at work. They avoid making decisions that may put them in a position of uncertainty.

The activities they prefer

ORGANIZE
Act

Matija Gajic is interested in the process of organizing work. They enjoy setting rules and defining standards for completing projects. They could find it frustrating to begin working on project tasks without having previously defined a clear roadmap.

PROMOTE
Interact

Promoting a project is an activity that particularly interests Matija Gajic. They highly enjoy working with a large number of people and communicating their ideas. It is important for them that this be part of their day-to-day.

SUPPORT
Interact

It is important for Matija Gajic to have a role that allows them to support those around them. Indeed, they largely prioritize support over competition. They enjoy creating bonds and fostering cohesion among team members.

The work environment they prefer

#fun #rule #relaxed #demand #friendly #hierarchy #humor #proximity #order

Their management style

PARTICIPATIVE
And you, what do you think?
EMPATHETIC
Collaborators first

What this means

Matija Gajic is a manager whose foremost concern is the team's wellbeing. They strive to listen to others and take their individual limitations into account. They are an inspiration for employees who prefer a manager that acknowledges human aspects instead of focusing solely on results. They are motivated by teamwork and by fostering a collective spirit.

The management style they seek

EMPATHETIC
Collaborators first
PARTICIPATIVE
And you, what do you think?

Their ideal manager

Matija Gajic expects a manager to be concerned foremost with the team's well-being. They need a manager who will listen to them with compassion, and who takes individual limitations into account. The leader who inspires them and whom they trust is one who acknowledges human aspects instead of focusing solely on results. They are motivated by teamwork and collective development.

The culture in which they blossom

Flexibility Control Relationships Results Collaboration Innovation Organization Competition
Best fit
Good fit

The ideal culture for them

Matija Gajic has the capacity to thrive in a wide range of cultures. There is no standard approach or environment that suits them better than others. They find advantages and drawbacks in every type of work environment. Their level of commitment will therefore not be determined by the culture of the company, but rather by whether their role has the potential to make them feel fulfilled. If their main motivational factors are satisfied by the role, they will be capable of adapting and thriving in any environment.


brain

Their way of thinking

Preferred tasks Simple

Capacity to perform familiar and practiced tasks.

Decision-making Prudent

Tendency to take the time to make the most of available resources.

Learning style Experiment

Ability to test things and learn from mistakes.

How they learn new skills and concepts

To learn new concepts, Matija Gajic needs concrete evidence. They develop skills gradually, by accumulating practical experience. Theoretical and abstract concepts are often foreign to them, and contribute little to their progress because they will have a hard time applying them in the context of their job. They master new skills through practice and repetition.

Matija Gajic's spontaneous nature leads them to learn by testing out concepts and techniques themselves. They finds that the best way to acquire new knowledge is to first try, develop their understanding through failure, and then try again. They can sometimes lack patience. To assimilate new ideas or new knowledge, they first need to experiment by themselves.