Why I came back to Bulgaria and chose B EYE – Stenly

“Honestly, I really love my country, so I didn’t need much convincing. When I was job hunting, I was doing it simultaneously for Wales and Bulgaria – the former because I was currently living there and the latter because the concept of going back home still resonated a bit with me…”

Have you ever wondered why so many students decide to return to our homeland after graduation, given a career abroad has been so highly advertised in the past decades? Well then, let me tell you my simple reasoning.

Stenly, tell us why you decided to come back to Bulgaria.

Honestly, I really love my country, so I didn’t need much convincing. When I was job hunting, I was doing it simultaneously for Wales and Bulgaria – the former because I was currently living there and the latter because the concept of going back home still resonated a bit with me. When the opportunity presented itself, I was a bit hesitant at first. However, I gradually became more open to the idea, and to be frank with you, a part of me was quite relieved that I grasped on to it. Perhaps it was that feeling of “I’m coming home” that echoed the loudest.

And why B EYE of all places?

 Well, the simple answer would be because I figured that being a Technical Content Writer would be fun. I’ve always been fond of expressing myself through various art mediums, so it felt like a no-brainer. Furthermore, the position stood out to me since I wasn’t looking to become a technical writer, rather a programmer. So, with no prior experience apart from an IT-focused diploma, I applied and, sure enough, got the job in the end. To be frank, it wasn’t exactly how I had pictured it, but I was more than happy with my responsibilities. After all, I had finally broken through the barrier and was on my way to gain the most important thing in the working world – experience.

Where are you now? What can you tell us about your time here?

Currently, I’m a senior technical content writer, and my tasks and responsibilities have obviously changed from when I initially started. I went from managing and organizing the know-how we record, to researching and adding to it myself, to writing content, know-how, or otherwise, for our social media presence. Oh sure, when you look at it in this simplified summary, it doesn’t sound like a lot but trust me – the path was quite steep at times. Luckily, the company understood that I wasn’t satisfied with doing the same monotonous routine daily, so I was often handed new tasks that required me to learn a new skill in order to complete. It’s been a long journey when I think about it, but it’s been filled with so much variety, excitement, and other life-spices that I barely felt it.

I’m glad we had this small talk. What’s your advice for the next “Stenly” that will have to take on this journey?

You have to take a leap of faith. Companies like B EYE that wish to invest time and effort into their employees do exist. I hope this little interview, at the very least, gave you the boost of courage and determination to give it a shot. And when the opportunity presents itself, be ready to give it your best, and you’ll be a shoo-in.

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