Office Talk Interview | Julia de Jong

Name: Julia de Jong

First job: Casemanager Achmea
Current job: HR advisor Cygnific

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"Go walking, it is fun and good for your body and mind."

Julia de Jong


Describe your average work day:

A lot of my time at work I spent on meetings. Project meetings, HR meetings,  1-1’s with managers. Good thing I like people. Between the meetings, I answer my emails and chats and do administrative tasks.

Describe your average day off:

Still liking people, so on my day off I try to meet with friends. Before Covid-19 preferable in a restaurant or bar, now during Covid-19 mostly at home, still eating and drinking but adding playing games to this. To keep in shape I like to sport or walk on the weekend.


What makes you really happy?

Spending time with my friends and having a good laugh. 

What irritates you the most?

When people don’t take ownership over their own life.

Who inspires you and why?

Bibian Mentel, despite all the misery she has been through, she remains positive and  she has enormous willpower.

What is your favourite place in the world?

I adore South-America, I love the beautiful landscape and the culture, but as we are not able to travel at the moment, I think my favourite place, for now, is my bed. Always a feeling of comfort and cosiness.


What is vitality to you?

Being happy and healthy in body and mind.

How do you take care of your own vitality?

I like walking to clear my head. I like to sport (kickboxing and yoga, perfect combination). Besides that, I try to decrease my sugar consumption, which is very difficult as I’m in love with chocolate.

Which must read/see/follow do you highly recommend?

I am a big fan of Dr. Michael Mosley, he explains in his books how your guts react to food. His books are informative and fun to read.

What is (are) your best tip(s) to share with others?

  • Go walking, it is fun and good for your body and mind.

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