I always had the dream to work for a big tech company, be it Google, Microsoft, Amazon, etc. due to my passion for technology and the impact that these organisations make on the world. My assumption was that in order to get into one of these companies, you either had to be incredibly smart or really lucky. The dream seemed far away until I found Preppally…
I started my career working for PwC Belgium in technology consulting, hoping it would start paving the way to one of these companies. It was during one of my projects that I met someone who was working as a cloud solution architect for Microsoft. After he told me about his job, it became clear that this is what I wanted to do, so I started exploring ways to make the move to Microsoft.
When I got home, I signed up for Preppally and started following the courses. They were incredibly insightful and prepared me extremely well for the interviews. I also started to know how compensation works, promotions happen and what these companies are really looking for in the end. The most valuable though were the 1:1 sessions where I practised interviews with Jeroen. After every session he gave me good feedback and I was able to get a lot better in a very short time.
When I felt confident enough, I applied for the cloud solution architect role in Dublin. I noticed I wasn’t nervous and that I was able to leverage a lot of the knowledge that I learned from the Preppally course. All my interviews went successful and I was offered the role. I was absolutely over the moon, but I knew that it would not have gone that way if I hadn’t signed up for Preppally.
I highly recommend Preppally to anyone that is interested in working for a big tech company but doesn’t know where to start. The courses are easy to follow and ramp you up for success. Now I’m almost 2 years at Microsoft and incredibly happy I made the move!