My first working experience (in the middle of a pandemic) described in a few words!

I’m José Ramalho and I’m the newest tech recruiter at Damia Portugal.

I have a master’s degree in psychology 👨‍🎓 I’ve always been passionate about human behaviour and the human condition as a whole. Each person is unique in their own way, so there isn’t a dull day when you’re trying to dive deep into all the environmental pressures and biological factors that shape us into the people we are.

As part of the course, we have to do an internship at a company to gain some real-life experience and put everything we learn into practice. It was a great first professional experience and I ended up falling in love the tech world and the endless possibilities it presented 💙

2020 was shaping up to be an AWESOME YEAR, right?

Well, with all the uncertainty of the pandemic, all of a sudden, all the professional opportunities just disappeared… Companies didn’t want to hire and even less someone with less than a year of experience. Every job I applied for had hundreds of applicants and I kept getting rejected at final stages of the interview process.

All of those fears of having to compromise and have crappy working conditions or a toxic culture, were quickly shun right at the interview stage as I met more people from the team and confirmed even more over the next few weeks as I started to work with them.

This company prides itself in a lot of things, but I’d like to highlight two:

· Expertise

Over the last 2 months, I have taken my first steps into the world of Tech Recruitment with a talented and supportive team to help me. I’ve learnt quite a lot already and continue to learn each day as Damia strives to provide the best experience always with a human-to-human approach, smoothing a lot of the hurdles associated with this process for the candidate.

· Damia is a family

The first thing I was told when I joined was that Damia is a family 💙

Even though we are separated at the moment and still will be for the foreseeable future, I truly feel seen and right at home here.

Thank you for reading!



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