Why are you passionate about your field/role?
I am passionate about my field because for quite some time I didn’t know what I truly wanted to do career wise. I had always been interested in computer programming, but never exposed myself to it. I eventually started learning it as a side project during down time at work and over time came to love it due to the heavy involvement in problem solving, logic and attention to detail it requires and the wide uses for it in everyday life. Computer programming encompasses some of my best traits such as being logical, adaptable, a problem solver, attentive to details and a great listener. For me there is no greater accomplishment then struggling to solve an issue and eventually having that “ah ha” moment.
What does “going further” mean to you in your career?
Going further in my career means setting a goal of what I want to do professionally and moving towards that goal and ultimately ending up as a senior level or high ranking person in that field. That is accomplished by
taking on harder and more difficult tasks that I have equipped myself to be able to tackle through self learning and past experience. Going farther means not being content in doing what I am currently doing and trying to reach the limits of my capabilities.
What drove you to look for a new role?
I began looking for a new role after being unsatisfied in my current role for the last few years. I decided I needed to take control of my career and wanted to further my career as well as do something that felt more meaningful to me. I was no longer content in not being challenged or being underutilized even it meant making a career shift.
How did Seen help in your job search?
Seen put me in a position to be seen by employers I may not have met through regular job searching techniques. The Seen website was very helpful in being able to find companies that I matched well with and provided both a way for me to contact companies I was interested in as well as companies contacting me. The information I received from the personalized resume review, career coaches and the seminars proved invaluable and were not only helpful for getting my new job but will be usable long term.
What excites you about your new company/role?
I am excited to see the culmination of everything I have done begin to pay dividends. From learning a new language(Java), to getting certified, to using all the great advice from Seen and eventually reaching my target goal which was to obtain a position in a new career path. I am excited for the new experiences and people I will encounter and to be working with a good company that fits the my career development path and where I want to advance my career. Most of all I am excited to be doing something I love which has become my passion.