What’s your background? Career aspirations?
Originally my background was in architecture. I completed my BA a number of years ago but struggled to find work of great substance. I moved to Canada in the hope of igniting my career but after a year I found the best course of action to return back to Ireland and retrain in Computing… . It was during my Master’s that I realized that UX/UI design was the career for me. Although I have only been working as a designer for a week, I have had the opportunity to travel and work in a hospital with medical and clinical staff and see first-hand how the software we develop helps the staff and by extension the patients. Although it is early days I can see myself in this area of work for a long time.
What triggered your job search? What drew you to Seen?
I saw a link for Seen and read a few reviews and thought that there was no harm in applying. I submitted my application and was approved. Within a few days I was contacted by IMS. I was pleasantly surprised about the speed of the process. I got a phone interview from IMS Maxims through Seen and the rest is history.
How did Seen ease your job search?
My experience with Seen was great. I was contacted almost instantly by a very respectable company, which after I researched I had high hopes of joining. After a phone interview, Seen allowed me to schedule an interview at a time that suited me. After few other meetings, I was offered the position. The whole process was faster than any other job site I have used, and I have used a lot. Seen is centred around the job seeker, making them the priority. Having the company reach out to the job seeker first is great and makes the job seeker feel that the company is legitimately interested in them. Additionally, the candidate gets to pick the times that they are available for interviews which again gives the job seeker all the power.
What excites you most about your new role?
It’s what I studied in my MSc, and it’s what I have a genuine interest in. Additionally I get to work with clinical and medical professionals which is great. I have always had so much respect for these people and what they do, so having the opportunity to develop software that will make their jobs easier is something I’m really excited to do.
Tips for fellow tech job seekers?
Go to recruitment events. Make cover letters specific. Create a website portfolio that showcases your best work.