itprosasia.com Member Ymi Castel Now Sings a New Tune
Jaymee “Ymi” Castel graduated with a Computer Science degree from De La Salle Lipa five years ago. Today she works as a Web Developer at Wolfpac Mobile, Inc., a subsidiary of Smart Communications. The company develops a vast array of mobile application products and content and is now one of the largest Mobile Applications Developers in the Philippines.
As a Web Developer, she is responsible for handling the functioning of the application of their clients’ websites. She is also involved in the development of new applications on the web for different business requirements.
Did you start out as a Web Developer after you graduated?
“Not really. I started as an IT Specialist for a manufacturing company in Laguna and even worked as an EDI Maps Quality Assurance Engineer. I then relocated to Manila and started working as Programmer and Web Designer for different companies. I’ve actually worked for 6 companies since I graduated so I’m almost a professional job hunter!”
How did you learn about the job opportunity at Wolfpac Mobile, Inc.?
“My friend was the one who told me to send my resume to itprosasia.com. After that, I was receiving their job matches regularly thru e-mail. One day I received a call from one of their HR Business Associates telling me that my profile matched the requirements of their client and asked if I was okay with them sending my resume directly to the company.”
“The great thing about it is I felt that they were taking care of me and they were looking at opportunities that really suited my experience and skills and not just sending me random job openings from different companies. Plus the fact that they call you and you are able to ask them questions and have them explain to you what you’re getting yourself into – it’s more real, I guess.”
What made you decide to grab the opportunity despite the fact that you were not the one to directly apply for the opening?
“The opportunity itself! It’s not everyday that you stumble upon an opportunity like that. And it gives you a boost knowing that you were referred. It gives you a feeling of validation! Hahaha!”
“Also, aside from being an IT person, I am a full-fledged artist. I’m part of two bands and I also dabble into photography. I look like a regular girl from afar until you see all my tattoos, highlights and piercings. This actually makes me nervous when I do job interviews. But luckily, they saw past that and were more interested in what I can contribute to the company.”
“I feel really lucky. I mean, I just sent my resume from my bed and look where that got me! It’s uncommon for me to be using headhunters to help me land the best job for my profile but itprosasia.com surely made it happen for me. And I’m thankful for the personalized approach, the care and attention extended to me that I never found with any other similar service.”
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