MEET THE OFFICE NEWBIE

At Kiron we are all about the Kiron team and over the last month our team grew by two new and improved members. We would like to say a very BIG WELCOME to Isaac Letsoalo and Adam Israelsohn.

Since we aren’t able to meet our cool new members in person, due to lockdown regulations and all, we thought it best to put them in the hot seat and asked them a few questions.


ISAAC LETSOALO

Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?

Yes, I DJ (collect and mix/play music for crowds at gigs), not anymore though. I say it’s a talent because no one taught me nor do I practice, I just know what to do.

If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, which would you pick?

  • Spotify/Apple Music.
  • Camera (as I like mobile photo/videography + editing).
  • FNB banking app, lol.

What’s your favorite sport to watch and which team do you root for?

Soccer. Orlando Pirates.

What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?

Gadget reviewing (more of a vlog).

What’s one item you can’t leave your house or apartment without?

Earphones.

If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be?

A master in playing all musical instruments, live

What advice would you give to your teenage self?

Stop doubting yourself so much and go for what makes you happy without thinking twice, always!

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

If I mentioned it then some of them would know, I’d like to increase the number of “people who don’t know” haha

What’s the best advice you were ever given?

“Take care of YOU first… then everything & everyone else can follow”.

What three words would your friends use to describe you?

  • Funny.
  • Nurturing.
  • Dependable.

What was your first job?

Sound Engineering.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had, and what did you learn from it?

None as yet, I don’t think I have ever and will never be in a position where I dislike what I do.

What led you to this career?

I am one person who spends time reviewing & watching reviews online of all things tech, so the one thing I like to do is to “challenge” these, hence I got into Software Quality Assurance. The less faults the end-users/customers find in software, the better.

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

Hope this applies but, successfully led a beginner software test automation “class” for colleagues at my previous company. One intern, whose interest was in software development, secured an interview, passed the automation testing assessment and got a job offer.

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?

That it is easy and anyone can do it.


ADAM ISRAELSOHN

Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?

I used to be good at sprinting at school

If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, which would you pick?

  • Whatsapp,
  • Youtube
  • Twitter

What’s your favorite sport to watch and which team do you root for?

Football and Arsenal

What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?

Play golf (But I am not too good at it)

What’s one item you can’t leave your house or apartment without?

Cellphone of course

If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be?

I have always wanted to be good at drawing

What advice would you give to your teenage self?

Take risks, work hard, enjoy life and don’t take things too seriously 

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

I enjoy playing squash and tennis

What’s the best advice you were ever given?

You cannot change the past or know what is going to happen in the future so rather just enjoy the present moment

What three words would your friends use to describe you?

  • Fun,
  • Energetic
  • Caring

What was your first job?

Finance internship at a corporate catering company

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had, and what did you learn from it?

A job I had where the company was having financial issues. It was still a good learning experience as that is where I first learnt about business analysis

What led you to this career?

An interest in how data/reporting and how it can help companies become more efficient, improve and grow

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

Helping my previous company automate their reporting processes 

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?

It is all about numbers but it helps clarify a company’s business process and where it can improve