What’s your background? Career aspirations?

I’m a software engineer with just over 3 years of experience in the industry. My current aspirations are to learn as many valuable skills as possible in this broad field, so that eventually I may be able to be self employed.

What triggered your job search? What drew you to Seen?

I wasn’t happy with my previous job and was looking for a change. After almost a year of applying and interviewing, I decided to quit my job altogether. I took that downtime as an opportunity to work on my skills at home while applying for new positions. I chose to use Seen because in the 4 months that I was unemployed, I landed less than 5 interviews, so I really had nothing to lose.

How did Seen ease your job search?

Seen allowed me to take an aptitude test and let my score speak for itself to employers. Letting employers come to me after a year of playing phone tag with recruiting companies was an incredible relief that I didn’t know I could ever get.

What excites you most about your new role?

I’m with a large company and there is an incredible amount of smart people working with me.

Tips for fellow tech job seekers?

Take Seen’s aptitude test not only as a benchmark for employers, but also for yourself. Figure out where your skills are lacking and work on them while you wait for potential employers to contact you. You’ve literally got nothing to lose and may have a great job hunting experience by removing recruiters from the equation.