What’s your background? Career aspirations?
I am a recent college graduate from Purdue University, Indianapolis campus with a major in both Physics and Computer Science. For 4+ years I have been spending most of my free time coding for myself. Additionally, I have had part time jobs as a software engineering intern and as a machine learning research assistant. My medium term goal is to be an excellent software engineer and perhaps a project manager. Someday I see myself starting a company.
What triggered your job search? What drew you to Seen?
As a recent graduate I needed to find a job. Due to wanting to move out of state, online applications were my only option. The most frustrating experience with the online applications is the ridiculous lack of response/lack of timeliness. It’s almost as if the job applications are put online and forgotten about by the companies. I fortunately stumbled upon Seen by chance. Very grateful that I did!
How did Seen ease your job search?
I submitted more than 80 job applications throughout my search. Out of these, I heard responses from 13, and only one of them found my credentials relevant. With Seen, within a week of being presented I was contacted by three companies, two of which I was given incredible job offers with, and one of which I accepted. Seen worked like magic. Recruiters, who are actively looking, get to see your background and only contact you if they’re interested. And it takes no time of your own to get the offers. I wish I knew about it from the start. I wouldn’t have even bothered putting out applications any other way.
What excites you most about your new role?
I’m working on the back-end and using Node, which was my ideal choice when I was searching. What’s better is that there is so much to learn from the team at Dosh and their processes. The best, however, is the amazing set of people they’ve filled their ranks with. The culture and team is phenomenal.
Tips for fellow tech job seekers?
Just stick to Seen or something like it. Anything else is a waste of time. Let recruiters find you. Also, practice. Practice coding, practice speaking about your background, and practice interviewing. Lastly, have a good idea of what kind of role you want and why.