Full Stack ROR Engineer
Life takes you down many unexpected paths, but such is life. My story begins with growing up dreaming about becoming a Civil Engineer. I scored really well in my intermediate but ended up failing the ECAT exam and hence losing the chance of getting enrolled in the engineering program in a public university.
At the time, my parents couldn’t afford a private university and that’s when my life, my goals and my plans changed completely.
After much thought and research I decided to pursue Software Engineering. I struggled in my studies because that was not my field of expertise or interest; however, dedicated to making it happen this time, I pushed through. With the effort I had put in, I was confident that I would get a good job right after graduation. But life was not done with me just yet. I struggled with finding a job and ended up doing an unpaid internship for 3 months. Hoping that it would lead to a permanent role, I was left disappointed when I was sent back home. Back to square one, with more disappointment in finding a job I had to join another unpaid internship at my friend’s organization.
But one month later, the story changed and I finally got an interview call from Cheetay and subsequent to that I received an offer letter to join as a back-end developer. That was the first proper kick-start for me but to my dismay 5 months later all those on probation including myself were among the many who were laid off due to some internal crisis. I remained jobless for another 5 months and those were the most depressing times of my life. In these 5 months I faced over 20 rejections. However, in a continua attempt to keep my spirits high during these difficult times I kept working on strengthening my skill set.
When you have purity of heart and sincerity in effort you are bound to be blessed sooner or later. Soon after, I got a job as a Software Engineer RoR at Emerald Labs and Alhamdullilah, since then I’ve been enjoying my work and cherish the friendly and fast paced learning environment this organization has offered to me.
I will just end this with a word of advice: never lose hope and keep working hard on improving your skills and leave the rest to Allah Almighty. Indeed Allah is the best planner.”