For a change, we are not talking or writing about a technical-related topic – today, I will present you three of my colleagues who started as Juniors at Inspiricon and who will share the story about their career path:
Ana is Team Lead of our Cross Technology Team.
Lorena and Diego are both Junior Consultants SAP BI.
Hi Ana, Lorena and Diego – we start straight away at the beginning:
What were the key influencing-factors concerning your career choice?
Ana: My first contact with programming was in 7th grade. I had a course called TIC where I learned peseudocod and Pascal and then I fell in love with programming. Since then I knew that’s what I want to do, and I chose a high school where I could study computer science.
Lorena: I like everything that means science and that’s why I chose a faculty based on computer mathematics. After all, my job is based on science.
Diego: The most influencing factor for my career was and still is my father, who also is a consultant and showed me the points that would interest me to work with BI.
How did you find Inspiricon? Or rather, why did you choose to work at Inspiricon?
Ana: I think they chose me. Before Inspiricon, I worked in a German company where the project manager was one of the co-founders of Inspiricon.
Lorena: I found this post on the internet and I applied it from the curiosity to learn new things.
Diego: I found Inspiricon when I was specifically searching for SAP BI opportunities in Germany on the Indeed website. What attracted me the most to join Inspiricon was the enthusiasm with which the company was presented to me with concrete plans for the company as well as my personal development.
Please tell us in your own words, how your job evolved from your first day until now.
Ana: I was lucky to be part of a team that managed to read my skills and guide me in my career. I love what I do. Being in the company from the beginning, I was able to see many processes and learn a lot: how to build a company, how to win a project, how to develop a project from scratch. I managed to evolve from a simple programmer to a team leader, and that’s because the people who guided me trusted in me. That’s why I’m not afraid of new challenges.
Lorena: I started this job without any knowledge in this domain. But after a year in Inspiricon I can say that I learned a lot of things. I have improved my knowledge and every day I learn new things.
Diego: I could feel my professional development along of this first year working for Inspiricon. Not only technically, but also regarding my relationship to the customer, as well as other relevant skills for a consultant. I would say that the personal coaching I receive is an important factor for this development.
What features are characteristic for working at Inspiricon? Is there something special you did not hear about before? Is there a difference between Inspiricon and other employers?
Ana: First of all, it feels like family and I come to work with pleasure. I don’t think you can find something like this in every company. Being a small company, we have the chance to be much more united and transparent. We are connected as much as possible and we always deal with new challenges. The beautiful part is that we have built friendly relations and we do not only meet at work, we go out and have fun outside the working time.
Lorena: At Inspiricon we are like a family, we help each other and share our knowledge.
Diego: Inspiricon managed to develop its own culture. It is very easy to fit in with its very welcoming environment. Inspiricon is professional, but often worried about having a health environment for us to work. The periodic meetings keep us inside of what is happening and we are welcome to present and work with our own ideas.
If you could change something at your job, what would it be?
Ana: Maybe the location in Cluj (I would love to have a place to relax outside). As far as the organization of the company is concerned, I have nothing to object at the moment.
Lorena: I do not have to change something at my job, because here we are like a family and I like my job.
Diego: I would say traveling is something that as a consultant you must constantly do, it is the point I like very much, but the excess of it can be quite exhausting.
Now follows a question for you 2 women: The IT world still is rather a man’s world – do you feel treated differently as women compared to your male colleagues?
Ana: Maybe on women’s day when we get flowers. I do not feel treated differently from a male employee what seems to me normal. All employees should be treated the same way, either men or women.
Lorena: I do not feel treated differently as women compared to my male colleagues because everybody is free to choose their job and you do not have to be a man to be good in this domain.
Is there a tip you have for job entrants based on your experience so far?
Ana: Treat every problem in the company as if it would be your problem – that will help you to be more committed and involved. I think it will give you satisfaction when you see your results.
And another important thing is to be always open and transparent with anything. Because in general for everything there is a solution as long as you know how to communicate.
Lorena: If you like your job, you will always progress.
Diego: The beginning is always hard, but there is always someone ready to help and to support you.
Finally an outlook into the future: What goals did you set for your job (at Inspiricon)?
Ana: For now I am focused on building my own team(s) and have a positive impact for the „team players“. This I think will bring me satisfaction and would mean that I have developed professionally.
Lorena: I want to make more progress and I wish for my work and my knowledge to be useful to everyone.
Diego: In only one year’s time I have been working at Inspiricon, its sustainable growth and maturity gain is already visible to me. I expect to keep developing my career as a consultant and contributing to Inspiricon’s development.
Thanks guys for your time and your answers – I wish you all the best for your future at Inspiricon!
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