My name is Panagiotis, I'm Greek and 43 years old. I'm married with 2 kids, 8 & 6 years old. I have studied Business Administration and I hold an MSc in Finance as well. I speak English fluently and good Italian. I have more than 15 years of working experience as a Logistics expert in senior positions.
In 2014, I decided to run my own start up, a web based same day delivery service for eCommerce sector in Greece. As a fresh entrepreneur, I had to finance my start up with almost all of my savings. Although tough sacrifices and hard work, economic crisis and competition from big multinationals made me sell out the company's assets for a few money and quit my job in summer of 2017.
Since then, I'm unemployed. I keep on applying for jobs in Greece and abroad with no success. In Greece there are no jobs at my level and age. For junior positions I'm considered overqualified and thus rejected. Economic crisis is still severe in Greece. Working abroad requires further skills such as professional certifications and knowledge of local language.
Being unemployed for a year, I run out of money for the 1st time in my entire life. With a family and mortgage payments to be met in order not to loose my house, this is the most unpleasant and stressful period I've ever experienced. To be honest, I had never imagined to end up broke at my 40s. However, I was always a fighter. I never give up and such an experience makes me stronger. I decided to further enhance my skills and go for gaining certification of supply chain professional and study French. Looking for a job all this time, I'm convinced that both will increase my chances to find a new job asap.
I'm a proud, hard working, responsible and honest person. I always wanted to improve myself, become a good husband, father and professional. I'm not looking for mercy, I'm facing economic problems and I just want your help to enhance my skills in order to find a job. I just want to improve myself, feel strong and confident. I want to be productive again to secure the future of my kids by giving the best of me.
Thank you in advance.