Xu Lijun embraces 'hygge' in China
We chat with Lijun from our office in China and discovers she rarely invites friends to her home ... find out why!
Hi Lijun! What do you do at DHI and when did you join?
I have been with DHI China for more than 10 years. For me, it is really a long journey in my career since I started my first job at DHI as a sales assistant right after graduation in 2006. I left DHI for a short period of time and rejoined again. I have been through quite a range of different positions since then, and in 2014, I relocated to the Chengdu office as coordinator. Now, I am working in software sales and marketing support. I manage daily operations and also initiate a variety of marketing and training activities in China.
What do you enjoy most about being at DHI?
I remember I got the interview call from Dr. Lu Qian-Ming, DHI China’s Managing Director, many years ago. He opened the door of DHI for me. At that time, DHI China was still a small office with no more than 20 people. What I enjoy the most about being at DHI is the 'hygge' working style – I think it could be the right word to describe the working life at DHI China, too!
What does your day look like?
Every day, I will look through my daily follow-up plan for clients. Generally, my working day is mainly about connecting internally and externally with clients and peers. To promote MIKE sales using all kinds of methods, by trial and error; sometimes it does not work as well as we expect but we will never stop trying.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Outside of work, I like travelling and exploring places that I have never been to. But due to COVID-19, it is a pity we cannot go very far away. But still, I can go hiking or bicycling where it’s possible.
What's a fun fact people usually don't know about you?
I am not good at housework and my apartment is always in a mess, so I rarely invite friends to my home since I don’t want to terrify them with the ‘real lazy me’.
'What I enjoy the most about being at DHI is the "hygge" working style – I think it could be the right word to describe the working life at DHI China, too!'
Deputy Head of Department, MIKE Sales, China