Have you ever considered a career change in the IT industry? Today, we meet Sruthi Priya, who transitioned from a software developer to a reporting analyst. Let’s delve into her inspiring journey and the valuable insights she offers for aspiring data analysts.

From Software Development to Data Analysis

Sruthi, with a strong background in computer science and software engineering, had a successful career as a .NET developer. However, her passion for data analysis led her to pursue a new path. Relocating to Australia presented a career gap, but her determination to enter the data field remained strong.

Facing Challenges and Finding Solutions

Sruthi acknowledges the uncertainties she faced. Transitioning from development to analysis, the need for local experience, and keeping pace with the latest tools were all hurdles. But her passion for data analysis outweighed these concerns.

The Industry Connect BI/DA Job Ready Program: A Turning Point

Through research and networking, Sruthi discovered the Industry Connect BI/DA Job Ready Program. The program’s focus on practical projects, mentorship, and bridging the skills gap resonated deeply with her.

A Comprehensive and Immersive Experience

Reflecting on the program, Sruthi highlights the value of hands-on projects. Applying theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios proved invaluable. Live sessions on communication, leadership, and life skills further enhanced her soft skills, contributing significantly to her overall development.

A Standout Project: Building Skills for Success

Sruthi credits the development of a web-based platform for property investment and management during her internship as a defining experience. This project encompassed the entire data warehouse lifecycle, from data extraction and cleaning to modeling, visualization, and reporting. The practical skills she gained prepared her exceptionally well for a career in data analysis.

Strategic Job Search and Landing the Dream Role

Sruthi’s job search strategy involved active networking on LinkedIn, showcasing her program projects, and following her mentor’s advice to pursue relevant certifications. She tailored her resume and cover letter to highlight her newly acquired skills and focused on roles that perfectly aligned with her skillset. Continuous learning through online communities, webinars, and an active LinkedIn presence further bolstered her efforts.

Key Takeaways for Aspiring Data Analysts

Sruthi’s journey offers valuable advice for those considering a career shift into data analysis:

  • Gain practical experience: Enroll in programs with hands-on projects and mentorship.
  • Stay updated: Continuously learn through online resources and industry events.
  • Network and showcase your skills: Build connections on platforms like LinkedIn and GitHub.
  • Develop a growth mindset: Embrace the dynamic nature of the data field.

Sruthi’s story exemplifies the power of dedication, continuous learning, and strategic career planning. If you’re looking to make a similar transition, let her insights guide your path toward a rewarding career in data analysis.

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Mercia Pretorius, our Client Success Manager in Australia was recently interviewed on the OBP Australia Podcast with Terry O’Reilly recently.

Terry has 20 years’ experience guiding & supporting skilled migrants in their transition to employment in Australia or in advancing their careers once established in their profession. Leveraging vast industry network to access the hidden job market. You can find out more about OBP Australia and Terry at the links below.

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