“My consultant, Joey Ellis, helped me by making sure I was well-informed throughout the interviewing process and reassured me when I was doubtful of my fit for the current role.”
In our Women in Tech series, we speak to tech experts who recently started a new role. We speak about their motivations, the benefits, and challenges during their career, and share their insights and tips.
European Recruitment operates globally focusing on niche tech industries, allowing us to hire globally and help people relocate, if necessary, to work for leading tech companies. We understand the importance of having a diverse workforce, creating equal opportunities for all, and we are committed to fulfilling our client’s hiring needs. In this feature, we speak to Anjana Suresh, who recently started a new role as an Equipment Engineer at a world leading semiconductor company with the help of Joey Ellis.
I was fascinated by the semiconductor industry and was looking for a role in which I could learn more about the manufacturing process.
I spent some time in process development in the bio-ethanol industry, but I had also spent some time in the operations of chemical supply to the semiconductor manufacturing facility. However, I wanted to be closer to manufacturing, so I was always looking to shift accordingly. I'm happy now to be working with gases and chemical supply in the semiconductor manufacturing industry.
I enjoy a good challenge and problem solving. My current role offers opportunities for both my interests, and it is dynamic so no two days at work are the same!
I think having a mind for engineering and technicalities really helps as the semiconductor industry is quite complex with a complicated supply chain. As far as soft skills are concerned, I think the ability to be assertive, think on your feet and stay calm in the face of pressure are the three top skills required in my industry.
I would say that there still exists a large demand for smart and hardworking individuals, so there are plenty of opportunities available. Just keep applying, networking and brush up your CV!
I think having a supportive work environment really helps. Tech businesses should understand that all change, even for the better, will require investment and accommodation. Talented women are more likely to stay in an environment where they feel safe to perform their best and grow as a professional.
My consultant, Joey Ellis, helped me by making sure I was well-informed throughout the interviewing process and reassured me when I was doubtful of my fit for the current role. He was supportive and encouraging throughout the journey.
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