Our Australian branch is on fire recently! This time it’s Larry who has just landed a job as a junior software developer. Before he left us to start his IT career, we caught up with him to ask about his time with Industry Connect and if he had any advice for others thinking of joining.
Hey Larry! Congrats on your new job as a junior software developer! What was your background before joining Industry Connect?
I pretty much just started doing development during Uni for about four years or so I believe the degree was. So I don’t really have any background before actual Uni learning during my bachelor’s for any sort of development, so yeah, it is actually just Uni!
What do you think of MVP Studio Community?
That is very helpful especially for students like me who weren’t able to get into the competitive job internship things that the Uni provides with limited positions. Being able to get experience outside of that is very helpful.
The MVP Studio people were very helpful, especially walking me through things. They’ve been a big help with both the resume and the technical questions. Being able to answer anything that I throw at them has been a big help.
Would you recommend Industry Connect to others?
Yeah absolutely! Certainly, because before I joined Industry Connect I did still spend a bit of time trying to land a first internship. That bit of first experience you need before you can actually get into the industry, because the whole “you need experience to get work” thing, your lacking that when you’re coming out of Uni is really tough.
So being able to kind of guarantee yourself an internship with the skills that you need to work in whatever role you want to specialise in, is a really good asset. And being able to show that on a resume or a LinkedIn or just even being able to talk about proper professional experience during an interview, just gives you a real edge over simply saying you finished Uni and are looking for an internship.
What else would you suggest?
As for job hunting, I think one of the more important things that I found when applying for jobs, is if there is a job position that has been re-advertised and it’s been a while since you applied for it and you have increased your skill set, there’s no harm in applying for that one again.
I’ve got about two interviews with jobs that I actually reapplied for a bit further down the line after I developed myself a bit more. If you want to apply for a job and you think you can fit for it just do it.
The worst thing that can come is that you simply just don’t get a response, but that’s about it.
Thanks Larry and good luck in your new job as a junior software developer.
What is Industry Connect?
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Our Job-Ready training programmes focus on,
- Software Development
- Business Intelligence (or Data Analyst)
- Test Analyst
- Six Weeks Training Classes (Practical Tech Skills)
- Three Months (or more) Structured Internship on Large Commercial-Scale Projects (Learning enhanced, flexible Hours)
- Employer Network (job analysis and internal referral if goals are met)
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