Name: Hyuna You
Title: Senior Operations Administrator
Region: South Korea
Time with company: 4 years
What do you do at Energy Resourcing?
I’m working as Senior Operations Administrator based in Korea. My role is to provide operational support for our Korea contractors from onboarding through payrolling.
With on-going projects, I coordinate client assignees on project with necessary support while in country. I also keep up to date with constantly changing Covid-19 regulations and restrictions in Korea to help our contractors and clients stay safe.
Are you working on any specific projects at the moment?
There are several projects ongoing in Korea which currently involve being supported operationally.
How did you get into your current career?
When I was in university, majoring in Business, learning English was very attractive to me. The Oil & Gas industry was a big happening in my hometown, and I moved back to get a job there.
I started with a small company supplying equipment to Oil & Gas companies as a coordinator. One of the clients in Aberdeen offered me a job for their company opening a branch in Korea and I joined the Korea office. This gave me great experience in many areas.
When I feel I wanted to learn a different area, that is when Energy Resourcing was hiring new staff. I decided to move on and apply to it for new next chapter of my life. After almost 4 years, here I am now.
What’s the best part of your job?
Learning new things and interacting with multicultural people from around the world.
I get to be involved with a variety of disciplines, gaining knowledge from the onboarding process all the way to payrolling. My opportunity to get a financial point of view across the board is a plus.
I’m going to be involved in recruitment, which is new learning opportunity for me. Learning something new is great!
What challenges have you had to overcome to get to where you are today?
When I was younger, I preferred working independently rather than as a team. Because I thought it was faster to get things done.
Sometimes it gave me too much burden for my shoulders. But now I realise working as a team is better, it gives exact solutions that lead to swift responses for clients and contractors.
Any words of wisdom you live by?
A life of non-possession by Monk Beopjeong.
“Non-possession” does not mean having nothing. It does not mean to live as a penniless beggar. Rather than it meaning to have nothing, it is the idea of not possessing what we do not need.
What keeps you at Energy Resourcing?
Definitely, the team I work with. I get to work with lots of great people and I am constantly learning from them. Whenever I need, I know exactly where to go for help and I feel heard within the team.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I love hiking out in the hills with my husband and our two rescue dogs. Since university, hiking has been one of my favorite outdoor activities.
Hiking to Mr. Rinjani, a volcanic mountain in Indonesia is my best memory. Climbing up with camping for 2-nights and 3-days gave me best breathtaking scenery and nature. Ever since we got our doggies, they have become my best hiking buddies.
If you hadn’t got into your current career… what would you have become?
I would have become a Sherpa, or hiking guide. It’s a lot simpler life than now. I would get to hike up and down of Mr. Himalayas. Leaving everything is up to the great nature 😊
What was the last book you read?
PACHINKO by Min Jin Lee
Film you watched?
Squid Game from Netflix
The last music you listened to?
“Permission to Dance” by BTS
Hyuna is experienced in providing comprehensive operations support for both local and international Oil & Gas projects. Based in Geoje, she has proven experience in managing multi-location support services which include contractor management, local regulations, payroll, tax, accommodation, local logistics, visas, work permits, medicals and insurance.
Hyuna has such a warm heart helping with contractors, especially they’re away from home in foreign countries. Not only does she helps them settle in Korea, but also cares of their family members well-being and happiness while in country. She believes a contractors work performance is at its best when they, and their families, are happy.