As soon as I completed my internship, I was looking for an organization to grow my career path. I applied for many companies, and Nichelabs has given me an offer to join them as a software developer. I believe without a doubt the decision which I made 3 months ago to join Nichelabs as a Software Developer is the turning point in my career.
Unique Interview Process
The interview process was the first impression that took my mind to work with team Nichelabs. With the previous experience, I thought this was going to be a very usual interview process, but it wasn’t as I expected, and it happened interestingly than the methodical interviews. Nichelabs has designed their interview process uniquely that is very friendly, and it helps to identify and grab the inner potentials of the candidate more accurately.
First Few Days with Team Nichelabs
When the time I joined Nichelabs, the country is struggling with the Covid-19. Therefore the first couple of weeks, I had to work from home. The first challenge which I had to face was fitting into the new working culture. The culture in the team Nichelabs is different from my previous industrial experience, and I had never experienced this kind of unique culture. The freedom which I had with this culture is amazing, even though I’m a fast adopter I was struggling for the first couple of days with that. I was unable to find a way to be productive with this freedom. The Onboarding process and team help me to figure out the sweet spot between working and personal life.
Friendly & Startup working culture
Even though Nichelabs is an upcoming young company, the culture and work ethics are more likely a startup. The first thing which I have to mention here is team Nichelabs do not follow regular 9-5 working hours. Each person has a particular time period which they are really productive, and it depends on from person to person. The main plus point which I saw in this culture is adaptability. With the current situation, the entire world is now trying to move forward with the WFH (Work from Home) solution, but most companies are still struggling to get the maximum out of their employees. In that case, Nichelabs provides a better platform for their team members to be productive inside this working culture.
On the other hand, the culture and the working environment motivated the team to develop more quality products. This is not only for the WFH situation, but it is also valid for work at the office. We have the freedom to decide even how much time we stay at the office. That environment definitely helps to keep our mind calm & work fully energetically.
What I learned & How I Grow
Another most valuable opportunity that Nichelabs offers me is an unlimited learning experience. In the tech industry, anyone can’t survive without updating the latest technologies. So in that case, I learned many more new technologies and I had the opportunity to try out those new learnings inside the projects. They always supported and guided me to do those without any hesitation. Everyone shares their experience with team members and always tries to do a new specialty from what we learned. It guides me to go the extra mile in my career.
The most significant thing that I practiced from the Nichelabs is, how to break down a task into micro-tasks and how to estimate the time for those tasks accurately. It really helps to align our task according to the project timeline and it increases productivity as well as quality. And also through this journey, I was able to take the responsibility as a Product Owner as well as a developer at the same time. I had the opportunity to enroll in an entire project life cycle from A to Z, and as well as directly engage with clients. With that, I was able to get massive exposure to Project, Team, Time, and Risk management.
Apart from that, motivation and encouragement received from the team are grateful for the success of the projects, and it always helped to reduce the pressure. Most beginner-level developers do not have a chance for a similar kind of experience. But I was pretty lucky to get that kind of massive experience in this short period. If I joined a regular organization, maybe now I’m doing a task that they assigned to me and continue the same each day. But in the Nichelabs, it never happened, each day I had to challenge myself to fulfill my responsibilities.
Identifying My Self & Keep Growing
Many employees from many organizations have not been provided a chance to identify their potential and passion. But Nichelabs provide many new opportunities for me to identify myself. After three months, I got a chance to change my job role toward my passion as a Front-End specialized Software Developer. And I realized the number of years of experience you have is just a number. The most important thing is what you can do. I’m pretty much sure, I was able to grab more experiences than I expected. And I’m happy about the decision which I made three months ago to join Nichelabs.
Along with that, as I believe Nichelabs is like a special force in the tech industry. They instruct their soldiers in a special way, which would be a useful thing for their soldiers to grow. It guides them always to survive in any situation without any pressure. This is why I mentioned before this is my turning point in my career.
“You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” – Tom Hiddleston.
Nichelabs always encourage us to be one foot ahead when compared to others.