Meet our first hundo hire!
Tell us who you are..
My name is Nadiyah Rajabally and I’m 23 years old. I was born in the UK and currently live in London. My family is from a very beautiful, small island called Mauritius which is located next to Madagascar, in the Indian Ocean.
What’s your current job?
I am currently a digital marketing assistant for hundo. My role is to help assist the team with our website and app launch, such as creating and planning content, doing research and any digital marketing requirements. I’m also going to help shape the hundo Player Gen Z user group as we recruit new Players to collab on our brand partnerships.
How did you hear about hundo?
I came across hundo through a recruitment website called Tempo, and I saw the job advert and applied.
What was the interview process like?
I couldn’t have a physical interview (obvs!), so instead I had a phone call interview with the co-founder of hundo. I was very nervous about it, because I was scared about what questions I would get asked. Interviews have always been very daunting for me. However, the interviewer made the interview very calm and natural. It felt more like a conversation than an interview which was really nice. I got through to the second stage and had to have another interview with the founder of hundo. Again, I was very nervous, however the interviewer made it a very comfortable environment. I didn’t feel the pressure which I’ve experienced before in previous interviews.
What were you doing before hundo?
Before joining hundo, I was doing an online course on strategy and planning in digital marketing. Due to Covid, it has been very hard to find a job, especially being a young person who hasn’t got years of experience within this industry. Therefore, I wanted to update my skills and learn more to add to my CV.
How do you find remote working and do you have any top tips for working this way?
I have enjoyed working from home so far, because you don’t need to rush around in the morning getting ready or travel to work. However, there are times where I find it hard to concentrate or switch off from work. Being stuck in the same environment has been challenging to relax properly, especially since being stuck in lockdown. Some top tips I’ve tried are:
1. Create a tasks list for work so you can keep track of your progress.
2. Have regular breaks such as making a hot drink / getting water.
3. Don’t skip having lunch.
4. Set work and home boundaries.
5. Talk/do video calls with your team.
What are your go to snacks to keep you going through the day?
My go to snacks would be Jaffa Cakes or chocolate muffins. But I have been trying to be healthier, so I’ve started making smoothies for lunch. I’ve enjoyed trying out new recipes and being creative.
Which social channels/websites/apps do you use to find jobs and develop your skills?
I normally use Indeed, LinkedIn, Reed, Glassdoor and CV Library. I recently started using Tempo which was really good.
If you had to recommend one inspirational person to follow on social, who would it be and why?
Maya Jama. She inspires so many young girls and women to keep going to achieve their goals. I think it’s hard to know when someone is being real when it comes to being famous or being online, but Maya has always been real.
She will happily show you the unfiltered side of herself and just be herself in front of everyone. She came to London when she was 16 years old from Bristol, and had no idea how to get into broadcasting. All she knew was that she wanted to be on TV, and she worked her way up to get to that place. I think she’s an amazing role model to show that you don’t need to know how you’re going to get to your dream place, but as long as you are truly dedicated and hardworking towards your passion, you can succeed.
She’s presented on TV, radio, hosted award shows and many more, but she’s also just launched her own business selling her own beauty masks. Not only does she work really hard but she believes in herself, which is super important and she makes others believe in themselves too.
What do you hope to achieve in 2021?
During 2020 I think it’s safe to say that everyone’s life changed in some way or another. Therefore, for 2021, I’ve decided to just focus on each day as it comes and try my best to achieve my daily goals. This can be learning something new, up-skilling myself at work, or working on my personal growth.