Tek Experts is encouraging women career development in IT and BPO industries with a series of free workshops „She can do IT“

Tek Experts joined forces with the innovative educational centre SoftUni for a series of free workshops for sharing knowledge, practical advice and experience with a specific focus on women`s career advancement.


Velimira Ilieva, Microsoft Dynamics Operations Manager EMEA at Tek Experts presented from the perspective of a hiring manager, explaining how managers work with the HR team in an IT outsourcing company, shared more about what the requirements for the candidates are, what the recruiters are paying attention to and what could impress talent acquisition experts when they are going through a CV. She focused on some specific roles at IT companies that do not require coding skills or previous technical experience, and on the possible career path for a woman in this area. In her presentation at the seminar, she shared her experience in order to be as useful as possible not only to women, but as well as to everyone willing to start their career in the IT and BPO sectors. "When they ask you a question during a job interview, think strategicly and answer taking into considartion the company you are applying at. In the IT sector in Bulgaria there are thousands of jobs, but many of the candidates cannot orient themselves and that is why we are here and we are sharing what are the possiblities for career development for women." said Velimira Ilieva.
According to the tecnical tests she pointetd that the aim is to see what is the level of the candidant and where in the company he will fit. "This is not an exam for University. If you try to get better results from what you actully know you can be hired for a position that you are ot suitable and it will be hard for you to catch up after that. " she added. 


The second speaker, Svetoslav Vaksevski, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist at SoftUni shared tips and tricks based on his experience in talent recruitment for big international IT companies and also in finance, marketing, and different apprentice programs.


The series of „She can do IT” events is dedicated to supporting women career development in the IT area. It includes three discussion meetings, each one examining a different stage of the career journey: starting from the very beginning, how to prepare a CV, Dos and DONTs in job interviews, insights on the recruitment process, through the challenges and opportunities in the working environment in IT and BPO companies, finally reaching to the subject of female leadership. The aim is young specialists to meet experts in the field and have an informal discussion about everything regarding the beginning of their career.
The IT and BPO industries are among the fastest developing in Bulgaria and the hunt for talent is very intensive. 
Tek Experts has a long term commitment to organizing campaigns and initiatives reaffirming equal opportunity for women in IT. In February 2019, the company did an international survey among women employed in the IT sector from different countries (Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Nigeria, USA and Vietnam). The results were summarized and published in a Tek Experts whitepaper “Achieving Gender Balance: Views from Across the IT Industry”, which is available for download here:

If you want to develop your IT career check our open positions and join the team of Tek Experts Bulgaria!


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