Once again Industry Connect have helped someone land a job in the IT sector. Faizan has just been offered a full-time position in Business Intelligence with Ernst & Young. Before he left us, we sat down with him to ask about his time here and how we helped.
First off, congratulations on your BI position! Tell us a bit about yourself – what was your situation before you joined industry connect.
I came to Australia last May, and although I was working back in Pakistan, I still found it very difficult to get my first job over here. I mean I used to go to the different recruiters and have meetings with them, but they are always like “you do not have any local experience”, so That’s where I was finding it very difficult to get a job over here in Australia.
So then one day I just was looking at my Facebook and just a pop-up of Industry Connect came, so I looked at the numbers, solved one of the questions and called you guys. The person I spoke to gave me the confidence to just come over here and go for it.
What do you think were the main things that you learned on our program that helped you to secure this job?
Firstly, it definitely helped me to improve my technical skills, I learned a lot here. Secondly, I learned about local working culture, the local working environment. They really helped me in the interview.
So any advice to someone out there who is currently finding themselves in the same situation as you were a while back and what would you say to them?
What I would say to them is that it is really frustrating when you come over here and you’re applying for a number of jobs and when you are not getting a response and you might call for a single interview it’s very frustrating. So to come out of that frustration you have to really come out of your comfort zone, so I think if you come take a decision to come over here and join, and you stick with it, then they’ve already helped you because they will not only improve your technical skills but they really help you out in learning to work in the local working culture.
Great, thank you so much for that and all the best of luck. You know that we will always be here to support and guide you if you need us going forward. You are still part of the Industry Connect family, and we hope you have lots of fun. All the best with your new full time BI position job Faizan!
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