What’s your background? Career aspirations?
My background has been software development. I’m still too early on in my career to have formal aspirations, but I get the most enjoyment from problem solving, especially when it comes to providing clarification to colleagues.
What triggered your job search? What drew you to Seen?
I had periodically (but consistently) been getting contacted by recruiters reaching out about job openings that seemed like spam, but in May 2018 one recruiter (working for the company, not from an outside agency) reached out to me about a position I could not ignore. I went through two rounds of interviews but didn’t get an offer. Although that was the tipping point where I began contemplating the opportunity cost of staying at my current job. I made the conscious effort to continue being prepared for interviews, and eventually joined Seen because of the streamlined approach where recruiters are required to put more effort into finding the right job seekers, thus putting less of a burden on the job seekers filter out disingenuous correspondences.
How did Seen ease your job search?
I think what set Seen apart from other competing sites is the wide range of services available. “Ask a question,” “Resume review,” “Interview preparation and practice,” etc. The specificity of all those options encouraged me to push forward, with the reassurance of knowing the people behind Indeed are there whenever I need help.
What excites you most about your new role?
I can’t pinpoint “one thing” that excites me the most about the new role I got through Seen. A three-way tie would have to be 1) learning & growth opportunities within the company 2) great colleagues and available resources 3) great (short) commute and view of the Hudson river!
Tips for fellow tech job seekers?
Reach out to your Indeed career coach to formulate a game plan and hold yourself accountable. Remember that the efforts put in to advance your career now will result in compound rewards later.