“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…”
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.