Sandra Farinha

HR Management / Specialized Translator / Psychotherapist

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationPortugal
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsHR Manager - Translator - Operations Manager

About me

I was born in Mozambique 1972. Went to Portugal on 1978 due to the war. I have been a regular student, made college and later I finished my graduation and made a post graduation on Psychotherapy because of my love for people, helping and understanding them (also understanding myself and become a better person). I am the mother of two wonderful children (Vitória, 16 and Vítor André, 13) who are not living with me for financial reasons. I am divorced and I'm building my life on my own. I am a double cancer survival (uterus 2004 and breast 2015). Life has bringing me many wonderful and hard challenges and I face them with faith, hard work (includes the inner one) and proficiency. I am a dedicated and serious professional person. Creative and determined to solve objections. I´m touched for all humanitarian causes as well as animals protection. I love creating. In Portugal, the wages are very, very small, independently of the workers skills and education. The economical crisis promote it. As I am on my own, with the goal of working hard to offer my children the best they deserve and also myself, I am available to work everywhere on earth. I promote peace and I am a hard worker. I love challenges and I want to make my Life something Valid! And Happy!! All I need is a chance! Thank you!


  • Entrepreneur
  • HR Manager
  • Multilingual Translation
  • Armchair Psychology
  • Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment
  • Have Great Communication Skills and Customer Service From
  • Good Human Relations
  • Ability to Adapt any Creative Project and Branding Solution
  • Ethical
  • Accepting Responsibilities and new Challenges

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Work history


    HR Manager

    RE/Max Domus

    Mar 2016
    • Évora District, Portugal
    • Full Time
    • Recruiting and Training real state agents


    Opps & Admin Professional

    Optimize Portugal

    Jun 2013 - Sep 2014
    • Matosinhos, Portugal
    • Full Time
    • Start of the company's activity: - Implementation, management and execution of all administrative processes in organizational and business terms (including call center) - National and European stock management - Direct and comprehensive support to the General Management and Financial Management; - Customized Customer Service (mediation of complaints) - Import / Export


    Opps & Admin Professional


    Mar 2007 - Dec 2012
    • Maia, Portugal
    • Freelance
    • Reiki Therapist (Master Reiki) Psychotherapist (Clinical Hypnosis)


    Manager of Human Resources

    Shamir Eyal Optical

    Jan 2004 - Feb 2007
    • Vila do Conde, Portugal
    • Full Time
    • Shamir Eyal Optical, Porto (Portugal) ▪ After acquisition by multinational foreign capital and the consequent restructuring of the company's tables: individual job until 24.03.2006 (160 employees): ▪ - Recruitment and selection; ▪ - Management and implementation of Vocational Training Plan and the processes of all employees; ▪ - Payroll processing and execution of all that is inherent; ▪ - Access Control System Management (Time Clock); ▪ - Management of processes of all employees in all its variants; ▪ - Direct support in the area of human resources to the Director General of the company and all existing directions and managers; ▪ - Motivation actions of fostering good working environment and conflict mediation; ▪ - Management of performance evaluation processes and employee satisfaction; ▪ - Labor Law and its daily application - Execution of all tasks related to the management of human resources of the company; ▪ - Project Execution -Projection and direct support to the Financial Management in the implementation of the budget of Human Resources 2006


    Opps & Admin Professional

    Altra Gmbh

    Nov 2000 - Dec 2003
    • Vila do Conde, Portugal
    • Full Time
    • Altra Gmbh (Shamir Eyal Optical since 2003), Porto (Portugal) ▪ Start of the company's activity: ▪ - General Secretariat ▪ - Implementation of all administrative processes in organizational terms and executives ▪ - Direct and comprehensive support to General Management and Financial Management; ▪ - Initial implementation of the Quality Management System (ISO 9001: 2000); ▪ - Responsible for the Process of Human Resource Management (implementation, management and execution); ▪ - Responsible for purchases (domestic and international suppliers); ▪ - Implementation and execution of marketing activities (promotional area, writing and execution of mailings, organizing and conducting events) and direct support to the commercial area (management of customer base);


    Personal Assistant

    CEAI (Ong)

    Feb 1999 - Mar 2000
    • Évora District, Portugal
    • Freelance
    • Assistance to the direction board of the ONG (Environmental and animal association)



    BNU (Bank)

    Feb 1994 - Jan 1996
    • Porto, Portugal
    • Internship
    • Computerize all the juridical processes of my attributed zone, direct support to the respective bank attorney.



    Acting, Post-graduate

    Universidade Lusófona

    Sep 2008 - Sep 2010
    • Porto, Portugal
    • Transpersonal Psychology (1st year) Transpersonal Psychotherapist - Specialization clinical hypnosis


    Click to Edit Degree, Followed by Field of Study and Gradenational Diploma, Photography

    ISAI - Porto

    Sep 2003 - Sep 2004
    • Porto, Portugal
    • Specialized Translator of English and French



    ISAI - Porto

    Jan 1989 - Sep 1995
    • Porto, Portugal
    • Translator and Interpreter of English and French



    Winner for writing the tale " O cegonho de fraldas voou e cresceu"

    Casa do Alentejo

    • A tale that reflects the culture, habits, products and people of Alentejo - Portugal.