When applying for jobs, it’s easy to be numbed by the clichéd phrases of ‘fast-paced’ and ‘culture values’ that litter the countless job descriptions you’re likely to come across, and as such, it’s common to feel a disconnection from your application.
Having previously worked as a recruiter within the SaaS industry, I’m also aware that on occasions, these buzzwords can often be smokescreens that mask a dysfunctional work culture.
Not everyone can rely on a friend’s insight into a company before looking into a role there, and certainly not everyone will be fortunate enough to have that friend sat within the same team that they go on to apply for. But before I joined Unibuddy back in April 2021, I had a conversation with a Senior University Partnership Executive at the company. What I experienced was the very process we preach about every single day.
I’m hoping that with this blog post, I can provide the same level of insight that might help someone else decide on a career at Unibuddy. Having sold Unibuddy as a product, it’s awesome to sell it as a company now too.
I was attracted to Unibuddy after seeing the product work with my own eyes, and genuinely believing in the mission that the team here is on. My brother used the platform when choosing his Masters course at the University of Iceland, and the company has proven time and time again that bringing peer-to-peer reviews into higher education enhances the quality of education received.
Seeing how my brother was able to find everything he needed through chatting with existing students (from the better areas to live in to the worst bars to avoid!) really shined a light on how powerful Unibuddy’s product is. For me, as a salesperson, that was incredibly exciting.
In addition to being able to see the product in action, I also got a taste of peer-to-peer reviewing myself. By knowing someone already in the company, more specifically on the sales team, I was able to gain huge insight into the team, the wider company, and their ambitions.
I instantly felt more connected to the company, and more confident that I would be a good fit. Having a peer review to help you make a ‘big decision’ in life was invaluable to me. So if it helped me to find a job, it should definitely be a concept that helps young adults decide on the best university for them.
As I believed in the concept so strongly, joining Unibuddy was a no-brainer.