Success is never linear. In fact, it’s often the result of challenging the status quo. It comes naturally to those who wake up in the morning with the desire to do things differently. Those who see the opportunities that lie within challenges can spot the chance to make an impact easier than most. And this is the story of our crew member Steeve Hassen who likes to approach each project, every conversation, and each new day with a strong desire to make an impact. Changing your perspective allows you to see new opportunities. Let’s see what his road to success is.
Engineer by trade, business professional at heart.
People sharing the same passion will always understand each other better. With a degree in mechanical engineering, Steeve started his career in CAD engineering and project management focusing on automating tasks within a 3D software tool - Solidworks. Early in his career, he decided to become a sales engineer. If we truly want to help our clients on large-scale industrial projects, we need engineering knowledge to be infused inside the team.
Infusing some Aussie flavour.
To do things differently, you need to gain perspective. One of the best ways to broaden your experience is to work in a multicultural environment. And this is one of the reasons why Steeve seized the chance to work in Sydney as a business development manager for Solidworks. “The multicultural knowledge combined with my engineering background helped me to gain global business experience,” explains Steeve. With a hot software technology sector in Australia, it is a great area to do business and build a solid cross-cultural mindset.
A global cross-cultural mindset.
For a global company, it’s essential to have team members who have experienced international assignments or cross-cultural working environments themselves. This ensures a level of cultural intelligence that helps internal collaboration. It provides a foundation of valuable insights to share with consultants awaiting international assignments. “With four years of working experience in Sydney, I feel like the global Easy Skillian mindset is made for me!” he exclaims.
The power of active listening in your market.
Every day is the opportunity to do things differently, and this is what Steeve enjoys the most at Easy Skill. The company's values promote a problem-solving approach, and it’s making a real difference for him. “Last year, I heard so many customers wondering how to stay competitive, but they didn't know how,” says Steeve. This is how he detected the need for BIM modelling in the industries. Creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit took him further than he expected. This observation was the start of a brand-new service offering.
Anticipating market needs: BIM technology.
After many conversations on BIM engineering applied to multiple industries, Steeve foresaw the added value for his clients with a big commercial value. Steeve got a first BIM project started in the nuclear sector in France in early 2021, thanks to the engineering expertise of our consultant Jérôme. "Do you know what the most exciting part of my job is? In the outcome, BIM will be coupled with technologies that don't even exist yet," states Jérôme. Steeve is passionate to see how modelling technologies are cutting edge solutions for people who enjoy challenging the status quo and improving the world of work.
Jobseekers are in the drivers’ seat.
If the talent war is a tough challenge for companies, it puts the job seekers with the most in-demand skills in the best position. The fundamental uncertainty of the pandemic has, on the one hand, pushed workers to quit their jobs and change their lives radically. On the other hand, some professionals have confirmed that they like what they’re doing and the job security they are benefiting from. “In the French job market, we need to be very convincing to push engineering experts to have an appetite for new career adventure. But I always like to be challenged!” shares Steeve.
Exploring endless possibilities with optimism.
Hidden opportunities will always be here for us to explore if we are willing to keep our eyes open. As we see the world slowly but surely coming out of a complicated crisis that has revealed many weaknesses, we know exactly what we can improve. “Even in the worst period, we acted as the trusted advisors our clients needed us to be. With a problem-solving mindset, you have a real impact at your level,” explains Steeve. In 5 years, Steeve pictures himself setting up a new subsidiary of Easy Skill in a new country, possibly Canada. Why not?
Where do you see yourself headed in the next 5 years? If you’re ready for your next big assignment, apply to our opportunities now.
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