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Simon is now a senior software developer at Aimy

By |March 12th, 2020|Real Stories|

Without Industry Connect I don't know how I could get experience in the IT industry because I lacked a lot of confidence in the beginning. Simon has been working with us for a while, but now he’s taking a step up in his career after landing a new position as a senior software developer. We [...]

Da didn’t even have an IT background, but we still helped him switch careers

By |March 5th, 2020|Real Stories|

"My friends always ask - how did you get a great job in IT when you studied Finance and Economics?" For people outside the world of IT, it can seem like there’s no chance of ever entering that realm of software development. Front end, back end, javascript… what does it all mean? Surely to [...]

Tristan was a recent graduate without experience – he’s now a BI Developer

By |February 27th, 2020|Graduate Jobs, Real Stories|

Usually there’s a gap between University knowledge and real-world experience, and Industry Connect helped me fill that gap. We hear the same story over and over again here at Industry Connect. Recent Graduates come out of University and have trouble finding a job. It’s a common problem, and the reason is simple; they have no [...]

Arrived from China, English wasn’t great – we still got Frank a job!

By |February 20th, 2020|Real Stories|

That’s the advice I would give; get used to the New Zealand work environment. No matter which country you’re from, programmers all speak the same language. Coding is universal, so if you have experience in one part of the world and want to move to another part, then it’s the perfect job to bring with [...]

Recent Uni Graduate looking for a job? We can help

By |February 13th, 2020|Graduate Jobs, Real Stories|

"If you are a recent uni graduate Industry Connect can be the perfect place." Ok, so now University is over, it’s time to get out into the real world and find a job! But as many people discover, it’s not that simple. There are graduates out there who have applied for hundreds of positions, and [...]

Are soft skills more important than technical skills?

By |February 6th, 2020|Real Stories|

You need to understand the work culture in Australia New Zealand. You may code like Neo in the Matrix, but it all counts for nothing if you can’t get a job! And how do you get a job? By being able to work with people. By nailing interviews. By being likable. All these things fall [...]

Ribu thinks experience was the key to becoming a software developer

By |January 30th, 2020|Real Stories|

I gained confidence, overcame that barrier and now I’m working as a software developer. Yet another one of our Graduates has landed a job as a software developer! This time it’s Ribu, who has just started her new position at GS1 here in Auckland. We caught up with her to ask her about her time [...]

Want a change of careers? Then maybe the IT industry is for you?

By |January 23rd, 2020|News|

If you're stuck in a job you hate, or maybe you're not making enough money to make ends meet, then there's always time for a change of career. A new life in the IT industry might be just what the doctor ordered for you, and Industry Connect can help you get there. If you’re interested [...]

How Industry Connect helps women in IT get jobs

By |January 17th, 2020|Real Stories|

I would definitely recommend Industry Connect to people without any experience - people definitely require working experience in New Zealand. Software development is a profession in which both men and women are equally suited, but unfortunately, the statistics don’t show equal employment in the industry. Here at Industry Connect, we are fully aware that the [...]

There’s a new automation test analyst in the world thanks to us!

By |January 10th, 2020|Real Stories|

Jigs always wanted to become an automation test analyst, but like so many others straight out of University, found it hard to get a job. Luckily he found us instead. Now he’s a working as an automation test analyst at Foster Moore, and before he took off on his new career he got dressed up [...]