What’s your background? Career aspirations?
My background includes a CS degree and experience working in software in a variety of industries, including real estate, legal, and medical. Tired of job-hopping, I needed to find a true tech company with massive name recognition, where I could turn my ‘generalist’ experience into more specialization in big data and other new cloud tools.
What triggered your job search? What drew you to Seen?
Initial rounds of interviewing were difficult, but I invested in some books (Cracking the Code Interview) and other online courses (especially about System Design). After a month on the job search, and 3 or 4 failed on-sites which were great learning experiences, I really started nailing interviews.
How did Seen ease your job search?
Seen was crucial for me, because it supplied enough job leads so that I could keep gaining interview experience. Also, the speed of scheduling phone calls reduces turnaround time.
What excites you most about your new role?
I found the perfect place to continue growing my career. Thanks to Seen, I was able to be ‘choosy’ and found a great team and a company with an awesome mission.
Tips for fellow tech job seekers?
Interviewing is a skill that takes practice. Buy a book, and work through online courses to prepare. Once your interview skills are no longer the ‘limiting factor’, your mindset can change. Seen helps you find the right leads, which can lead to a win-win.