Meet The Team: Desislava Petrova & Grigori Karanikolov
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Meet The Team: Desislava Petrova & Grigori Karanikolov

Team
23/03/2023
Welcome to our "Meet the Team" blog post series, where we introduce you to the amazing people behind our company! At Telerik Academy, our mission is to help people jumpstart or accelerate successful careers in the software industry, thus changing their lives and helping the sector grow. Our team is made up of passionate and dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to achieve this mission and make a positive impact in the IT industry. 

So, who are the people that make up our team?  

Meet Desislava Petrova, Soft Skills Trainer at Telerik Academy and Grigori Karanikolov, Partner Program Director. We asked them a few questions so you could get to know them better.  

Here's what they shared. 

Meet Desislava Petrova, Soft Skills Trainer 

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Can you explain as simply as possible what you do at Telerik Academy?
I teach essential soft skills for software developers in the 21st century and coach the participants in Telerik Academy Alpha to overcome challenges during the program. Upon graduation, I help them build stunning resumes and prepare for the job application process so they can land their first IT job.

What is your favorite part of your job? 
As a psychologist, I find training, coaching, and getting to know highly motivated people from various backgrounds very enriching. Not only do they prepare for a new professional qualification during their participation in our Alpha programs, but they also go through an inspiring personal transformation. 

What is the last book you read?
BIASED: 50 Powerful Cognitive Biases That Impair Our Judgment - by Henry Priest. It is about the top 50 subconscious errors in thinking that lead us to misinterpret information from the environment around us.

Tell us one curious fact about you: 
I have 3 big passions: psychology, foreign languages, and creative expression (painting and writing poetry). 


Meet Grigori Karanikolov, Partner Program Director

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Can you explain as simply as possible what you do at Telerik Academy?
I communicate with and sign partnerships with all the leading companies, who will become the employers of our Alpha graduates. 

What is your favorite part of your job? 
Helping people is in my DNA. That's what my job is all about - I help companies find their new great teammates, and I help our awesome students find their dream employers and kickstart their careers in IT. 

What is the last book you read?
"A man called Uve". It's great when solid human emotions are depicted in such a simple yet impressive way.

Tell us one curious fact about you: 
You can often see me DJing at various clubs in Sofia. 


We're incredibly proud of our team and the work they do each day. Stay tuned for our next blog post from this series, where you'll get to know more colleagues from our team. 

We'd love to hear from you if you're interested in joining our team. Check out our careers page for current openings, or contact us at careers@telerikacademy.com. We're constantly looking for talented individuals who are passionate about shaping the future of education.
Team
23/03/2023

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