Dalia is a citizen, and she has local work experience, but she still has trouble to secure a software job recently.
What do Employers think?
The good news is employers in Australia and New Zealand understand family is essential.
The bad news is employers may have concerns over her skills and may wonder if Dalia still remembers the work or know the latest techs.
Dalia decided to Solve this problem.
Dalia joined Test Analyst Job-Ready Programme and learned the new skills in testing, e.g. selenium, cucumber, cypress, etc. She also researched some business intelligence tools. She then joined the internship arranged by Industry Connect, and Dalia has to use those skills to complete the tasks with the mentors.
She learned, practiced, used, and experienced new skills.
Her effort is a make-over to her gap years. And even on her CV, she can put her internship as what she is doing currently.
What do Employers think of her Now?
From the employers perspective, a mum sacrificed her career for her family, great! What an inspiration for being a mother.
Now the mum did everything she can to get back to the IT career she loved, and she proved her professionalism with the project experience.
Excellent, what a determined candidate she is.
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