I joined Weploy in October 2018 and got my first job at Konekt Employment in Sydney by December 2018.
Who was the biggest influence in your career?
For me, the biggest influence are my parents who put in a huge amount of work and emotional investment encouraging me to get out of my comfort zone and stand beside me in every challenge I take. I also find TedX talks very inspiring and influential.
What would your ideal job be?
Something which allows me to wake up each day with a new challenge and end it with the satisfaction of coining, developing or implementing a change for a better future.
If you could have one super-human power what would it be?
I would be an “Opportunity Man” who can provide the Opportunity for everyone, somehow to try something they yearn to achieve.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
I am a big fan of teen comedy sitcoms that spread a deeper message through dark humour.
Do you have any other skills or talents others don’t really know about?
Only people close to me know that I am a very thorough observer of others.
Name a few of your daily habits?
After University I started a fresh chapter of growing new interests. I volunteered for a few not-for-profit organisations, began listening to audio books, followed a few Banking Channels on YouTube and exercising.
What publications do you regularly read?
From Financial Review to World Economic Forum, I follow various topics such as Finance, World Economy, Environment and Extra-Terrestrial life. My genuine interest is finding the things people are struggling with and looking for the problems faced, so that I can see if I can try to help.
Can you tell me a little bit about the challenges you’ve faced trying to find employment?
While in Australia, I did a lot of part time jobs to cover my expenses and save up for some decent outings with my friends. Towards the end of my studies, I couldn’t manage to get shortlisted in any of the jobs. Weploy came without conditions. They tested me with a standard selection process and I felt heard throughout the whole process.
How do you feel that the current structure of hiring has disadvantaged some people and not others? Do you feel the hiring landscape really allows you to showcase your skills?
I feel everyone is different in terms of performing in a role. Some people take time to adapt and then may excel way beyond the ones who are immediately more impressive. Also, everyone has had different experiences in life. Some might grasp things better due to the situations they have experienced before and may learn or display other skills when required.
I understand not all business models could support an open recruitment process, but they must try with different candidates to better understand the full picture of what they could offer - beyond the resume.
Did Weploy change your situation significantly? If so, can you tell me two ways it has helped further your career path?
Weploy made a huge change for me. Even though I am not working where I aspire to yet, I understand now that my career is a ladder and the best view will take a lot of climbing. I can see now that not all organisations want Analysts, they want someone to workup their current process and then enhance them for better results
The ease of finding a job by keeping the Weployees as prospects leads to wiser decision making from the Weployers and less bias towards the candidates shortlisted. Also, matching a person based on the skills saves a lot of time for the candidates waiting for a job and might suggest how to upskill themselves too.
Do you feel that opportunities through Weploy changed your perspective?
For people who are open to any work culture and challenges, Weploy is an ideal platform to search for and grab new opportunities. It felt great when Weploy realised my skills beyond my studies and placed me in a company where I found new ways to implement and new prospects to look for carving my future career path.
In my current experience at Konekt, I’ve learnt to deal with many new things on a daily basis, which helps me to develop the skills needed to integrate into the structure of the company.
What made you try Weploy?
I believe corporates have much to learn from Start-ups. The service from a Start-up is behind an idea of solving a problem, rather than earning capital gains. My hopes were to try a technology that equates with the gigantic job market and aims to solve or smoothen the basics of the industry rather than complicating it with biases and myths.
What was the process like for you?
From the invite to complete the assessment to the video interview with HR. All the standards are equal with any big 4 selection process I’ve experienced.
I felt well listened to and was dealt with very attentively. This thorough approach made the process wiser and more accurate when it came to identifying me for roles. Best part was, they were looking for people with skills, not to fill a certain position, but to perform in different types of short-term roles required.
I loved how transparent and honest they were, assuring me that things will take place and when, and keeping in touch with the people placed. Being a Weployee feels more like being part of a family who guides their nurtured children into the reality of the world! Even if I am busy in a job, my phone has often buzzed with someone from Weploy touching base with any new developments in the jobs.
What was the biggest surprise using Weploy?
To me the biggest surprise was that a start-up can change the traditional recruitment landscape. From filling prospective vacancies within minutes, to providing greater opportunities to diverse candidates with different skills. Weploy is more than a company, they are a movement which could go global, with my full support!
Has Weploy helped your work-life balance?
To me, work-life balance comes when you have equal access to both. So yes, Weploy did provide me the work, and brought balance to start my career on a good note. The hours are negotiated before my assignment begins so I can organise the rest of my life around it.