Today’s featured team member is a real die-hard techie and a true introvert. As such he has chosen not to go for a recorded interview but has instead opted to share his thoughts and insights with us in text. At Placement Partner we embrace the wonderful individuality and uniqueness of each person on our team and so, out of respect for Ryan, you won’t be seeing his handsome face today.
(Sorry ladies, this one’s off limits!)
Ryan Van Rooijen, our Junior PHP Developer, is the newest member of our tech troop. I think we can all agree that he brought with him a noticeable surge of VOOMA. Since he’s gotten up to speed, we have seen a constant stream of fixes, updates, new features and real valuable results.
Here is what Ryan has to say about his journey so far:
How long have you been a part of the Placement Partner team?
This is actually my first job as a software engineer and I’ve been at it for almost two years now. The reason I enjoy working in the software industry so much is that it keeps my brain active. In fact, this is the first job I’ve had where I don’t fall asleep, ha-ha!
I started taking interest in programming in 2015, then landed my first programming job in the start of 2018 and I am loving this career choice! I find it fascinating that you can create something tangible from pure code and that is what keeps me hooked every day.
What have you learnt during your time with Placement Partner?
I still consider myself to be a newbie in the recruitment software industry and programming as a whole but I can say, without a doubt, that I have learned A LOT in these past 2 years.
The real learning value has come from trying to master different kinds of disciplines to make progress. As a Developer, you really have to keep pushing on to solve tough problems. It can be incredibly frustrating at times and it’s easy to find yourself wanting to simply give up. Thankfully, my strong desire to improve keeps me going forward.
What advice can you offer to Recruiters who are in the process of choosing an ATS to work with?
My advice is definitely not limited to Recruitment Software, in fact it applies to all software in general – You should choose a software that you feel most comfortable with using. It’s essential that your system allows you to do your work in the smoothest and fastest time possible. This is crucial – at the end of the day the purpose of any system is to streamline your work processes.
What do you like the most about working with your team?
I like working with Placement Partner because we have a good team and it feels like a family. I’m really grateful for the people in this team. They have been there for me and helped me in times where I needed support. I genuinely feel at home when I am with my Placement Partner team.