Getting into tech: From engineering to marketing

I found myself once again searching for a job, but this time I was more determined to gain work experience and willing to take any tech-related opportunity that came my way. Eventually, I found a job opening for a programmer with C# expertise, which caught my attention as we had utilized C# in our thesis project. Despite my limited experience, I decided to apply.

I sent an email and applied.

After a few days, I received an interview invitation from the company. Upon arrival at their office, the office manager welcomed me and I underwent the usual hiring process. However, at the end of the interview, they informed me that my C# experience was not enough for the developer position I applied for. Instead, they proposed a Marketing Assistant role, with the assurance of a future programming position in the company after acquiring sufficient experience. Though it wasn’t what I initially aimed for, I accepted the offer.

During my time at the company, my work involved creating Google Ads, coming up with catchy titles, identifying popular Google keyword searches, and searching for products to sell and promote on Google Adwords. It was enjoyable to construct compelling words to sell products online and to realize that there was a substantial amount of money to be made by selling other people’s products. Additionally, my mentor, who was a marketing expert, was very friendly, which made my work experience even more enjoyable. The company had a young workforce, with many employees in their early and late 20s. While there were some senior employees in their 30s and 40s, the team was fairly diverse.

I was taken aback when I learned that the company I just joined was shifting from an office-based work setup to a remote work setup. I had only been there for a little over a month, so the news came as a complete surprise to me. They closed down the office, provided our final pay, and gave redundancy pay to those who had been with the company for over a year. Although this type of working model was relatively new at the time, everyone was excited about it except me. Since I was new, I had not yet had the opportunity to meet and become acquainted with everyone, so I was less enthusiastic about the change.

I managed to work remotely as a marketing assistant for a couple of months, but to be truthful, I found it challenging to concentrate on my work due to many distractions and a lack of engagement. I felt unsatisfied and wanted something more than just creating advertisements and monitoring ROIs. However, since the job provided me with a stable income, I didn’t want to quit right away. Therefore, I decided to outsource the job to someone else, whom I found through a mutual acquaintance. I trained her on how to complete the tasks, and she performed admirably. However, she, like me, grew bored and eventually departed. Since I was no longer content with the job, and neither was the company I was working for, I decided to resign from my position.