Hi Eman, nice to meet you. Who are you?
I’m Eman, I am from Cairo
I have a BSc Computer Engineering/Software Automation from Helwan University
Also, I have a Diploma from ITI in Software Quality Assurance
What are you up to now?
I live in Munich since the end of 2017
I do automation tests for the e-commerce software solutions of Westwing
In my free time, I help out at Imagine!
Why did you move to Germany?
I wanted to enhance my career path and learn more — at work and beyond
I focused on Munich in Germany because I have a friend who lives here
What was the application process like at Westwing?
Pretty straight-forward. I applied on Linkedin and sent my CV
I also applied to a few other jobs but Westwing replied first. They are one of the biggest and best German e-commerce companies! Overall I was lucky, it took me only a few weeks to find the job
I then had 4 interviews with HR, quality and product mgmt., and the CTO
What advice do you have for our Imagine Fellows?
You can learn a lot from great employers in Egypt. I was at Vodafone and Integrant. At Integrant, I served US-based clients. Great preparation for Europe!
Invest some time into building your skills. I worked as manual and automation tester for more than 4 years before applying to jobs in Germany.
Focus on your CV. Mine is just 1 page, essentials only: Specific details of what I did on my last job, a concise summary of my tech stack, and a clear statement as to what I was looking for (“summary”).
Finally: Get started, and do not give up! I know so many people who are incredibly smart but they don’t dare to apply, or get very discouraged by a few rejections. If you don’t try, you won’t succeed!