What’s your background? Career aspirations?
My background is in nonprofit. This is the first year I ventured out of the nonprofit field and into the technology industry. I joined a bootcamp in 2018 to get trained in full stack web development. This is my second engineering position this year. I hope to continue in the path of software engineering in hopes of contributing to motivated teams to develop software that changes the world.
What triggered your job search? What drew you to Seen?
I needed something more challenging. Nonprofit work was not cutting it. I felt like my brain capacity was going to waste. The pay was not good at all, and I had a really hard time making ends meet, paying student loans, and helping my parents out financially. I was always really interested in computers since I was a teen so it was only natural that I made a living out of it. Searching for positions within the technology industry was extremely difficult, since it was my first year and I did not have much experience under my belt. I’ve applied to hundreds of jobs through various job search engines only to get rejection emails and a handful of interviews. I chose Seen because I’ve always trusted their search engine to match me with jobs that are relevant to my interests.
How did Seen ease your job search?
Seen made the job search so much easier. It was unique in that I only had to complete a user profile and upload my resume. They took care of the rest. My current company reached out to me via email and that expedited the job search process. Days later, I started in my current position.
What excites you most about your new role?
What excites me is that I’m immersed in new technology and challenged everyday. I come into work knowing I’m going to learn something new. Everyday I become a better engineer in this role. The challenge plus the capacity to learn on a daily basis is what excites me about my new role.
Tips for fellow tech job seekers?
Try Seen! Search for jobs and submit resumes DAILY using a combination of different keywords. Venture out of your area and find locations where your career interests are booming.