Finding a data analyst job in New Zealand isn’t easy, but Linda did the smart thing and came to Industry Connect. Now she is starting her new role as a full-time data analyst!
We caught up with her before she set off on her new career to ask her about her time with Industry Connect.
First of all Linda, congratulations! How did you get into BI and come to join the BI job ready program at Industry Connect?
I started out as a developer in the Philippines then went to Singapore so mostly my work is around mainframe and as/400 systems, so before coming here I found that there’s not much market for my skillset. So I searched for opportunities here in New Zealand that will match with me and my experience. That’s when I found Industry Connect.
They were offering this BI job ready program, which was making use of my SQL skills that I have been using throughout my career. I searched for this program and they were offering reporting tools that will strengthen my data analysis and BI skills like SSRS power, BI Dax and MySQL. Aside from that they’re also developing soft skills and they’re offering a remote internship which is flexible for me since I a mom as well.
How do you think that Industry Connect brought you to the position where you have now secured a full-time data analyst job?
I learned a lot of those new reporting tools that the New Zealand market requires, so I made use of
those skills and put in my CV. During my interview in the data analyst job that I just got, I brought that out and they were very impressed. I think that’s one of the reasons that the technology sort of matched what the employers were looking for.
Do you have any recommendations or advice for anyone who’s starting out in wanting to get into the BI industry?
Yes, for the people like me who are like changing careers- upskill and get all the help that you can get. Try the Industry Connect program. They will help you from beginning, right through until even after you got the job.
Thank you very much Linda, and best of luck in your new data analyst job in New Zealand.
What is Industry Connect?
We have been helping career changers, recent IT graduates and people with career gap to start their IT/software careers.
Over the years, we have helped hundreds kick-start an IT/software career. (Verifiable evidences are available on this website)
We are an innovative software training school backed by global/local software companies. Our ecosystem is an incubation process that supports our participants until they launch a tech career.
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)
You can join us via Zoom (live face-to-face meeting) remotely from anywhere and "download" the valuable knowledge & experiences from our tech experts across different tech centres.