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How Tech Talent Engine Supported Chris After Redundancy

After being made redundant, Chris was forced to look for roles with an immediate start. Exhausting all platforms he came across Tech Talent Engine, a free platform dedicated to helping people find jobs in tech. Unlike anything he'd come across before, Chris was able to find specific roles in the region that catered to his skill set and experience, allowing him to streamline his job search.

How Tech Talent Engine Supported Chris After Redundancy


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Studying Computer Science at Teesside University, Chris graduated in 2016 and was keen to start his journey in tech. Like many others, he understood that competition was going to be tough.

Working in multiple different roles post-graduation, Chris gained a lot of key skills, including his technical abilities and an ability to communicate well and work within a team. Except, when Chris was made redundant in his accounting role at Quickbooks, an online accounting software company, he was forced to look for roles with an immediate start.

How did you find out about Tech Talent Engine?

I was so desperate to find a new role and tried every single website you can think of. When I came across Tech Talent Engine, I was relieved. The whole process was so easy; from signing up to taking the skills quiz and applying. I wish more people knew about it.

How did you find a job?

I couldn’t believe how easy the process was. I applied for the role at MindGym and heard back within a few days. Usually, it takes a long time to find a long-term role after being made redundant, but I was very fortunate to be employed in a new role in under a month thanks to Tech Talent Engine.

Tell me about your job at MindGym

The job is going great so far, and I have already learned so much in my role as a Client Associate. I love the fact that it is only a 15-minute drive from my home, too. I applied for multiple roles on the website and this role piqued my interest the most.

I’m happy that I am working towards my goal in a company that supports my growth.

What is your advice to others?

Over the course of his career, Chris has learned a lot. Most of all, Chris believes that you don’t need to know everything to get started.

Coding is a great language to learn, but it is not essential for a career in technology. If you’re a quick learner, you can adjust your skills to any role. Most importantly, you must be courageous to try new things and not be afraid. Be very honest with yourself when you’re applying for jobs. Why did it go wrong and what can I do to improve for next time? If you’re constantly learning, you’re going to make big leaps.

Whenever you are applying for a new role, make sure to adjust your CV and cover letter accordingly. For example, what skills are they asking for and what can you bring to the table? Using this structure will give you the best chances of success.

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