Security Officer gets Promoted at Company After Creating Genius App

Security Officer gets Promoted at Company After Creating Genius App

- A young man who once worked as a security man and got elevated to member of technical staff of the same organisation has shared his success story

- Abdul Alim said a senior employee took interest in him and trained him on HTML, which got him the promotion

- According to the young man, his life turned around for good when he created an app after eight months of learning from the senior employee

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A young man named Abdul Alim has narrated how he got promoted to member of technical staff of an organisation he worked for as security officer.

He said during his conversation with one of the senior employees of the company, he was asked about his studies and computer knowledge.

Alim wrote on his LinkedIn page:

"One day, one of the senior employees of the company, asked my name and said - Alim, I can see something in your eyes (sounds filmy I know). He asked me about my studies and my computer knowledge."

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According to Alim, he told the senior employee that he learnt a little bit of HTML in school and the latter asked him if he wanted to learn more.

Man Narrates how he Created an App While Working as Security Officer and Got Promoted by the Same Company
Abdul Alim got promoted from a security man to member of technical staff of the same organisation. Photo credit: Abdul Alim/LinkedIn
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He said he accepted the offer and would always go to the senior employee to learn HTML after completing his 12-hour shift.

Alim said:

"About after eight months, I created a small app. An app that takes the user input and visualizes it. The senior employee showed the app to his manager and he liked it. He asked if it is possible to interview me."

The young man said he thought he would not be interviewed because he didn't go to college but the senior employee told him that the company doesn't need college degrees, adding that what matters is the candidate and his skills.

He added:

"And the day came, gave the interview and ..passed it. Today it is my 8th year in Zoho Corporation."

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The young man expressed gratitude to the senior employee for all the knowledge he acquired from him and also thanked his organisation for allowing him to prove himself.

In other news, reported a beautiful young South African teacher recently headed online to celebrate buying herself a brand new BMW.

In the caption of the post, she proudly explains that she had purchased the car for and buy herself. Soon many of her friends and followers were in the comment section sharing many congratulatory messages with her.

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