I will soon be leaving my position at UX Passion – a web design agency that is so much more than that – to relocate to Stockholm.
1509 kilometers, 5 countries over and into a different culture, where people speak the language I don’t (yet!) understand. All of this to follow my heart.
Scary, right? But also, exciting!
As the departure date (28th of April, 2018) is creeping, I think it is high time I start looking for a job.
Inspired by many LinkedIn job ads I’ve read in the past couple of days, most of which follow the same outline, I decided to flip the most common form around and create a reverse job ad.
I am definitely not the first to do this, and I won’t be the last. For the sake of transparency, I wanted to put that out there.
This ad will be containing the following:
• A little bit about me
• Who I am looking for
• The application link
• How you can help me
A little bit about me
Professionally, I like to say I am a jack of all trades and a master of some. If we are a good match, you will see this as a strength rather than a weakness.
I am an optician by profession. For a year, I have also worked as an office manager at an insurance agency.
I’ve followed my passion for tech and design to UX Passion, where I had a chance to learn so many things.
From managing social media accounts of both UX Passion and our in-house social media wall solution, Wallery, to writing blog posts and SEO-focused website copy, to being a key account manager and customer support for our users.
I also had a chance to learn a lot from our fantastic design and UX team, and have worked on organizing usability tests with users, creating expert usability reviews of websites and apps and even some QA testing.
In the past month, I’ve acquired a Google Adwords certificate, and I am planning on continuing to expand my knowledge of SERP and social media advertising.
I think the best way to describe myself is to say that I love learning, and I thrive on tasks that require creativity.
Outside of the office, I am a gamer, in love with music, people, and art.
Who I am looking for
You are a small startup. Or maybe a huge corporation. I don’t mind; I am all about that equal opportunity.
What matters is that you care about the people who work for you. But not just on paper, you really, truly care about your team because you know that a happy and healthy team makes for a happy and healthy company.
You will let me show you what I know and can do, and you will help me develop into an even better, smarter, more capable worker. You won’t hold my hand, of course. I am not a child! But you will be there when I have questions and concerns and will work together with me toward our common goal. We are going to be a team.
I want to come to work every morning with energy and a drive to do a great job that day, and your company culture will nourish and support that.
Speaking of company culture!
If we are a good match, your company culture is inclusive but relaxed. Your employees are allowed to move up in rank on account of merit and hard work. You value excellence and are happy to reward it.
Hopefully, there is an open door policy, and all employees feel comfortable to share their ideas on how to improve the product or the office space.
Are we a match? Let’s talk!
Not sure yet? Probably because you haven’t seen my CV! You can find it on my about page.
Can’t hire me? Help me!
If you’ve read this far, first of all – I’d like to thank you.
While you might not be able to offer me a position in your company, for whatever reason (Maybe you are not located in Stockholm, or maybe we are simply not a good match!), there is still a lot you can do to help me.
Share this article on social media
Some of your contacts on social media might be living and working in Sweden! Perhaps they are looking for an employee of my profile.
Email it to your CEO or hiring manager
If you are not in charge of hiring at your company but think I’d make a great addition to your team, forward this article to your CEO or your hiring manager. Who knows, maybe we’ll fika together soon!
Help me get to know Stockholm
I am moving to a city where I know no one, and don’t even speak the language. I will appreciate any tips you might have for a foreigner starting a new life in the beautiful city of Stockholm.
I will appreciate you helping in any way that you can.
If you’d like to follow me on my job hunt and move, let’s connect on social media!