Interview: Sam Alama - Recruitment Consultant at Digital Source

Digital Source is pleased to welcome Sam Alama, new recruitment consultant specialized (DevOps) at Digital Source.

Read the interview to know more about her.

What is your role and how did you get there?

I’m a rookie consultant recruitment in DevOps. This is my second role in recruitment. I had my first experience with Opus. I really loved the role, but I was seeking a different company culture.

I decided to move on and passed interviews with 6 different companies. I found Digital Source and it was the perfect role for me.


What company values are matching with you?

A driven and motivated mentality in a relaxed and friendly environment. The team consists of incredibly hardworking people that are genuinely nice: Positive work environment that is not only nurturing but also sustainable.


What is the key thing to be successful?

Inquisitiveness (curiosity), a desire to help people, and enjoy challenges because it is not easy work before you find a successful opportunity.

Being curious about people, and know what they do. For me, I learn a lot from other people. I think this is an important part of recruitment. We need to understand what others do because it brings you a lot back.

I’m a person focused on people so it makes it also very pleasurable to work with candidates.


What is the best advice you would give to someone starting in Recruitment?

Don’t be hard on yourself, celebrate the small victories.

Enjoy the whole process; it can be difficult to handle sometime but staying positive is a key.

Finally, ask as many questions as you can because a lot of people will know more. This is a great way to learn.


When you are not at work, what do you like to do?

I like cooking a lot, spend a lot of time with my family and a lot of time in nature during the summer. I went on long hikes when I was in Berlin.

Finally, I like to spend time with my friends because I’m a very sociable person.

Are you searching for a new opportunity in DevOps in the Netherlands?

Connect with Sam right now and get in touch with her on Linkedin.