Additionally, I was unaware of the ways in which I could use my skill set to foster a successful career in a field that seemingly unrelated with my area of expertise: writing.
I never knew that my passion could translate to a plethora of different companies besides those involved in print news, broadcasting, and investigative journalism. Talking to Coveo employees made me realize that there were millions of ways I could contribute my skills into growing companies. While in San Francisco, I had the opportunity to meet with people in positions I didn’t even know existed prior to my visit: from Strategic alliances to the universe of graphic design. I realized that in order to make Coveo such a successful company, many high-performers with diverse backgrounds and talents are required.
Three life changing takeaways
Although I only spent a brief moment in Coveo’s San Francisco office, I’ve learnt three valuable lessons I’m taking with me:
- Coveo employees might have different skills but they all have one point in common: the desire to make an impact in their area of expertise. They all have inspiring success stories, and most began with the drive to use their passion to help build a successful career.
- College paths are not the only way to get to your ideal job. Some Coveo employees mentioned their college degree didn’t lead directly to their current position. Dream jobs are a combination of academic path, passion and talent. This is one key lesson that some of the influential people I have met at Coveo made me understand. That encouraged me to stay true to my internal drive and to embrace change, which leads me to my next point.
- Ability to adapt to change is key! Each person I spoke with was able to apply their qualifications to virtually any new opportunity or position that presented itself.
The few days I spent at Coveo were some of the most impactful of my life. Every Coveo employee I have met had not only a moving story, but great advices on how to apply my skills and passion to the workforce of the future and the rapidly growing field of technology. After this incentivizing experience, I am confident that the future is promising and that I will be able to use my passion as a cornerstone of the successful career I aim to have.