"I want to pursue my dream because life is only once"

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all doing fine.

Last month, I told you about Dita, our Career Advisor working with us from Indonesia. Today, Primawan, who also used to work with us from Indonesia but moved to South Korea a few weeks ago accepted to give me some time for an interview.

Please, keep reading!

▪How did you meet IBT?

My childhood friend, Bregas, told me that IBT would like to expand to Indonesia. He said he contacted me because he knew I was interested in the human development area and I like to communicate with people. He told me I could become a good career advisor in Indonesia so I started working remotely from Indonesia.

▪Why have you decided to join us?

I could define myself as a lifelong learner, so I think trying a new role as a Career Advisor (a.k.a recruiter) for Japan would give me a lot of learning experiences on communication and negotiation.

And even further, I want to hone my skill in speaking Japanese so later on I could teach my son so he could speak Japanese also!

▪What kind of job were you doing before?

My previous experience was as a software engineer and my last role before joining IBT was as a product manager in a unicorn startup in Indonesia. Lots of my friends asked, “do you miss to type some word and see magical things happened? (they are referring to coding actually)” And I answered, “well, I’m still coding with Node.js and React to tinker things after work and on the weekend. Later on, perhaps I will try Python.”

▪Is it difficult to work with us from abroad?

Actually, it was a little bit more difficult when I was living in Indonesia than in Korea because of the time difference. When you start work at 10 am in Japan, it is 8 am in Indonesia so it was a bit early! (laughter) But now that I am living in Korea, there is no time difference problem and everything is going well.

I’m truly grateful that I could keep my remote full-time job while taking care of my family! And because of this, actually, I don’t mind working on the weekend because of the privilege that IBT gives me! I think it’s really rare that I’ve encountered a Japanese company that adapts modern working-lifestyle!

▪What are your daily duties as a Career Advisor?

Scouting candidates, offering them consultation, and guide them to ‘the right way’ (laughter). My friends in Indonesia and Japan usually ask how to climb the ladder to become a better software engineer. I often say, “as a software engineer you need to always strive to explore new things like DevOps, or perhaps new languages like Go or Rust. Try to make your code more efficient (eg: increase your system efficiency from 40% to 80%). And most importantly, from my POV as a Product Manager, if you could empathize with your users and even understand how to improve your business, it would be a huge plus!”

Thanks to my background as a software engineer/project manager I can give some advice to my candidates, so I would say that it is my strength.

By the way, I’m currently in Busan, South Korea right now. Just in case someone who reads this blog is currently in South Korea and wants to work in Japan, let’s talk!

▪You are a young dad. How do you manage your schedule while taking care of your son?

Well, it’s all about preparation! I couldn’t survive to take care of my son alone if my wife couldn’t help me. So in the morning, before my wife takes off to study, she prepares my son’s lunch (and my lunch also of course), prepares the milk, the clothes for my kid. So later on, I could feed and give a bath to my son without hassle.

And anyway, my son is a really good boy! He could play by himself if he sees that I’m working, and could drink his milk by himself; believe it or not, he is still 9-months old!

"A picture of my baby drinking his milk by himself!"

▪What are your goals for the future?

I would like to help more software engineers to get their dream job by understanding what are their needs, and what is best for them. Most of the software engineers that I’ve talked to are insecure with recruiters because they couldn’t speak the language so recruiters could understand. You know, the technical terms.

I hope that with my previous experience, I could bridge what are those software engineers really good at, and make sure the companies they’re applying to understands it!

▪Do you have a dream?

Actually, my dream is to become an AI Engineer. I would like to build a robot that would be able to solve human problems. I code every day with Javascript after finishing work, and also on the weekend, but I would also like to explore Python because this is the main language used to develop AI.

▪Wow, so you are extremely busy every day!

Well, I just want to pursue my dream because life is only once!

I don't want to die regretting that I couldn't achieve my dream.

Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me today despite your very busy schedule Primawan! We really look forward to meeting you in Japan someday!

Thank you for reading!

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経営企画室 部長候補


インバウンドテクノロジー株式会社(旧 WonderWall株式会社)では一緒に働く仲間を募集しています

インバウンドテクノロジー株式会社(旧 WonderWall株式会社)では一緒に働く仲間を募集しています

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