What’s your background? Career aspirations?
My background started in academia where I was responsible for financial reporting. Because I originally went to school for Computer Science before switching majors, I wanted to find a way to utilize my business and tech background. Overtime, I acquired exposure to databases, which helped me transition to a career in analytics. Once I transitioned to corporate, I had the opportunity to conduct analyses and develop predictive models in a big data environment.
What triggered your job search? What drew you to Seen?
I started to explore new opportunities due to limited opportunities at my job. The job search was very frustrating. I had to deal with a lot of “ghosting” from recruiters, spent countless hours applying for jobs online, juggled multiple interviews and take home assignments while working full-time and exhausted vacation days for dead-end interviews. I decided to try Seen to help make my job search easier.
How did Seen ease your job search?
The transparency of the platform helped ease the process. The salary expectations were already known and the companies were required to reach out to me for interviews. Because I rated my technical strengths on the platform, it also helped recruiters decide if they wanted to chat with me or pursue someone else with a different skill set.
What excites you most about your new role?
The opportunity to learn a new business and developing data assets for future clients
Tips for fellow tech job seekers?
Never give up, be patient, and get plenty of rest!