One-off sessions are a great option if you’re looking for specific advice on a certain topic.
If you're looking for a mentor, and you're just not sure about how this all works – this one is for you. In a casual, informal introductory call, a mentor will introduce themselves, show you around the platform, explain how our mentorships work, and explain …
Having a good resume on hand when going on the job hunt is crucial, and will make your search a lot easier. Even if you're not looking for a new position right now, having an up-to-date CV that sells your experience to future potential employers …
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Looking to learn a new skill? The vast amount of resources on any topic on the internet can feel overwhelming at times. A mentor can give you an overview of worthwhile content, and work with you to create a study plan. For this session, it …
Whatever doesn't fit the mold: Get a full hour with a mentor to discuss your needs. Be it help with coding something, creating a software architecture, deciding on a strategy for your business or working in pairs. If you don't know whether what you want …
Hello! My name is Semi Koen. I am a Senior Engineering Leader, Technologist, and Technical Author.
I am passionate about sharing my expertise with others and helping them achieve their career goals. With almost 20 years of experience in the tech industry, I have developed a deep understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this field.
After studying Computer Science, I started my career as a Developer, and have since progressed to Senior Developer, Technical Lead, Architect, Engineering Manager, and Engineering Director. Currently, I am an Engineering Executive Director at a global Japanese Securities Bank.
I help companies define and deliver a strategic technology vision and Software Engineers accelerate their career growth. I have been mentoring Engineers starting their career or transitioning to engineering management for several years now through work, and other volunteering or paid channels. I am excited to offer my mentoring services on MentorCruise, as I believe that paid memberships translate to mentees putting more effort into realising their aspirations.
I am happy to talk about a wide range of topics, including:
✍️ Resume review
🎭 Mock engineering management interviewing
📂 Self-Appraisal review
🌟 Preparing for the next level
🤝 Managing up, down and around
💰 Negotiating a promotion/raise
🌱 Technical or People career track
🏆 Effective technical leadership
💬 Giving and receiving feedback
🎯 Setting team goals & metrics
👩👩👦👦 Team happiness & productivity
🧑🎓 Getting the most out of internship/graduate programs
💻 Specific SW engineering topics
🗣️ Rehearsing technical presentations
👀 Dealing with imposter syndrome
👩💻 Being a woman in tech
Whether you are a new grad looking for advice on how/where to start, or a seasoned engineer looking to break through to the next level, I would love to help you achieve your career objectives and become more confident in your abilities! If you are interested in working with me, let’s connect: please book an one-off session or click the ‘Apply Now’ button to get started! I look forward to hearing from you!
5 out of 5 stars
Semi was an excellent mentor. She listened to me attentively, treated me with kindness, and offered lots of valuable wisdom from her experience. She was respectful of my goals and also able to help me determine which tasks I should prioritize to work towards my goals.
5 out of 5 stars
It was a great pleasure to meet Semi. She is an experienced leader who has a wealth of wisdom to share.
5 out of 5 stars
Semi is super helpful, thorough, and patient. She focuses on the desired outcome and guides step by step. A great mentor to have on your side.
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We will send you a quick email if Semi has new open spots for mentorship, and only in that case!