What is your background:
I am an Electronics Engineering graduate from GIKI which is one of the premier research and engineering institute of Pakistan. I have around three years of experience in Automotive Embedded Software. I used to work for one of the leading Automotive Software providers operating within Pakistan as Sr. Embedded Software Developer before my decision to move to Netherlands.
How did Amundsen International guide you to your new job and life in the Netherlands?
Amundsen’s International helped me since the beginning of the process, from coaching me for the interview with potential employer to arranging for on-site interview. Although the process starting from interviews to settling down in Netherlands is lengthy the professionals of Amundsen International made it feel like a breeze. The insights provided by Sela Ford was very helpful in preparing for my non-technical and technical skype interviews. After skype interviews I was asked to come to Netherlands for an on-site interview with my current employer. All necessary arrangements for traveling to Netherlands for my interview were catered by Amundsen International. After accepting an offer from my new employer, Talent Manager Nicole helped me throughout the process while I was still in Pakistan from arranging a suitable housing to answering all my question regarding living in Netherlands. After I moved to Netherlands, Nicole also helped me in getting a cell number, my residence permit, health insurance, registering in the municipality, opening my bank account to registering for a doctor, dentist and a pharmacy. She is still my first point of contact for anything that I am not accustomed to or not yet fully understand.
How did you experience your first few weeks in the Netherlands?
This is my first job abroad which makes it a little out my comfort zone but I found people in Netherlands to be very friendly and caring which is very important if you are an expat. My first month in Netherlands went extremely well and I like working at my new job. My new colleagues have been very helpful in helping me integrate.
Would you recommend other ICT specialists to work with Amundsen International?
Of course, the guidance, feedback and support provided by Amundsen International has been astronomically helpful.