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SlideGenius Project Manager Halima Altaie Shares Her Career Story

Working overseas can be exciting. Life abroad brings new challenges and experiences, which cultivates one’s skills and abilities. It exposes one to a different culture that is far behind somebody’s own.

However, finding a job abroad is not easy as some may think.

Kalibrr had the opportunity to interview a Filipina who worked in a foreign country and started with nothing.

Here’s her career story.

Where It All Began


Halima ‘Hallsy’ Altaie graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor’s Degree in AB Communication, and worked in an advertising agency as an account manager. After a satisfying career in the Philippines, she decided to move to San Diego in April of 2012 to chase her American dream.

“When I moved to San Diego, I didn’t really know anyone. Nobody knew or cared about where I graduated from,” Halima said. Companies didn’t take her application seriously, since her work experience and education were from places they had never heard of before.

The Struggle


She described how she transitioned to a food and beverage career.

“Take note, I was no supervisor or manager and by no means did I have a spot in anything corporate. I was at the bottom of the food chain. I was a cashier and server for a restaurant and one of our regular customers was asking why I was working for a restaurant if I was once an account manager for an ad agency in the Philippines. I said no one would hire me,” she shared.

Halima’s Lucky Break


After some quite time, Hallsy finally got a job offer that welcomed her into the foreign corporate world. The same person who asked her why she was in the restaurant industry liked her attitude and saw her potential, and invited her to join his company.

Halima’s story is one of great success. She currently works as a Senior Project Manager for SlideGenius, having already been in the company for three years.

See the full story at


Reyes, Dindin. “From Account Manager to Waitress: A True Story of Moving to the US”. September 22, 2015. Accessed September 23, 2015.

SlideGenius, Inc. Receives 2015 San Diego Award

SAN DIEGO June 4, 2015 — SlideGenius, Inc. has been selected for the 2015 San Diego Award in the Graphic Designer category by the San Diego Award Program.

Each year, the San Diego Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the San Diego area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 San Diego Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the San Diego Award Program and data provided by third parties.

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About San Diego Award Program

The San Diego Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the San Diego area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The San Diego Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: San Diego Award Program

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