Nour is a numbers queen - with almost 20 years working in the finance industry. As an Accountant for the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure group in the Middle East, and at the American University of Sharjah, Nour is an experienced professional with a deep understanding of accounting processes. Completing a Masters at Adelaide University in 2013, Nour uses the Weploy app to continue building her local experience and has been highly rated, and rebooked by the team at O’Brien Glass. Nour Abuqasem is our Weployee of the Week!
I spent four years at a United Nations development programme, initially as Programme Assistant and then Reporting Officer.
Anything that challenges me, or helps me build on my skills is ideal. As an accountant, I love any job that deals with numbers!
Working makes me feel as though I am a contributing member of the community and most importantly, gives me the power and confidence that I can rely on myself to achieve anything I desire.
I have worked as a tutor for many years and I just love to teach. The best part is motivating young people to achieve their dreams and show them that life has unlimited choices.
I wake up at 6am every day and make myself a coffee in my favourite mug. After preparing my girls for school, I’ll usually hit the road by 7:30 to head into work (Obviously I am working from home at the moment whilst in lockdown however!) By 5:30pm I’m back in the kitchen cooking some dinner for the family and checking on homework. Weekends are all about family time and spending precious time outdoors where possible.
Dealing with different people from different backgrounds and seeing clients happy is a big reward each day.
Building a positive customer experience is essential in all areas of business. It helps to build trust and foster loyalty which is the main goal of any successful company.
Coming to Australia from Dubai nearly 7 years ago - it was very hard to find a job. I did many interviews and each time, I had one answer, “You did really well but we’ve chosen a candidate with local experience”.
I tried to do voluntary work but even that was challenging. I ended up taking every opportunity I could, carried on looking for roles and kept on applying. I was working two voluntary roles simultaneously for a Community Centre and the ATO. It was very challenging but I didn’t give-up. I always thought there should be a door open somewhere.
I applied at Weploy and by the second day I received an email with a request for an interview. I’ve gained lots more local experience using the app, so I feel it has enabled me to build my reputation in the market.
No - I was actively disadvantaged by the hiring processes. Hirers simply bypass my skills and focus on my name, and my background. I thought that undertaking my Masters at an Australian Uni would help, but even that didn’t seem to change perspectives at all.
Yes, Weploy broke down the barriers preventing me from getting into the local market and gave me the opportunity to prove my skills and abilities. On the other hand, Weploy also gives me the power to try the company before undergoing any commitment.
I liked the concept of hiring candidates without any bias or discrimination, regardless of who they are and how they look. Their selection criteria is purely and fairly based on the candidate’s skills.
The simplicity of the process, the quick responses and support I received
Yes absolutely. Knowing that I have the flexibility to accept or reject the job means I can select which assignments work for my and my other family and tutoring commitments. Also it makes me feel more in control of my career knowing that I can have a break in between jobs and re-join with full confidence that another assignment will be there for me.
Born in a middle class environment in the Middle East, Nadine Saadi was taught that education for girls like her was everything: qualifications were the only thing that would enable the rest of the world to understand her value. When she brought up the idea of moving to Australia to study IT at Flinders University in Adelaide therefore, her parents were in full support despite being reluctant to see her move so far away from home.
I’m Mei Chin Ee, I’m from Malaysia. I was working at a Training Consultancy back home for 16 years. Over the years there, I helped to develop the financial processes and by the end, I was actually managing the whole department. We were responsible for the delivery of profit and loss reports for Senior Directors in balance sheets on a dashboard. But we were getting consistent feedback that it was difficult to visualise, so I played around with the data and templated some new graphical reports - so that the Directors could develop insights more easily and visually see how far we were from the strategic goals.
On August 28th 2020, Lucy celebrated one year on the Weploy platform. She's made a huge impact in that time, gaining experience with roles at some of our biggest clients like Deliveroo and RMIT. Lucy has a full 5 star rating and has been called a "pleasure to work with" by her Manager at Hotdoc - another reason why she is our Weployee of the Week.