Industry Connect have yet another satisfied customer! Vijay, who up until this very week was working in a pizza shop, has just started his job as a junior software developer. Now, thanks to his hard work and our help, he’s started a new phase of his life.

We caught up with Vijay and asked him about his experience with Industry Connect.

So first of all, congratulations Vijay. It’s very exciting.  I suppose the first thing I want to ask you is, what was your experience like before coming to Industry Connect in terms of finding jobs in the IT industry here in New Zealand?

“Before I joined Industry Connect, I had done my studies in business management and a project manager  course. After finishing up my studies, I started applying for software developer jobs. I applied for about 50 jobs all over, and I only got two replies from all those jobs.

“Then I attended the interviews, and then the first question I faced was ‘do you have any New Zealand experience?’ I said, no, I don’t have any New Zealand experience and they said we can’t use you then. And then straight away, they disregarded my application. And then I started looking for the internship programs in New Zealand. And I found Industry Connect, and I joined Industry Connect to get the industry experience.”

While you were here at Industry Connect, what would you say you learned in terms of experience and your skills?

“I joined the internship and I learned C# and some of the technical skills. And I got a chance to work on one of the large scale projects in New Zealand. And I helped to do some of the code features in the project, so that was awesome. Because there are thousands of people who are using these features in New Zealand on a daily basis. Then through doing those features, I learned so much. Not only technical skills but how you need to communicate with the team, to help my team. How to collaborate with the team in terms of working in the IT industry. I learned so much things and those things helped me to get a job today.”

Aside from the experience that you learned and the skills that you got in terms of developing, how would say that Industry Connect prepared you to start applying for software developer jobs in terms of CVs and interviews and that sort of thing?

“Not only are we learning technical skills you can find in industry, they taught me how to prepare a CV, how you can present yourself at the interview, how you can apply for a job and everything they taught me.”

For anyone else who was considering joining Industry Connect, and was struggling to find a job in the IT industry here in New Zealand, what would your advice to them be?

“I strongly recommend you join Industry Connect. Those people who are looking for a future in the IT industry, and they’re passionate about a software job, I strongly recommend those people to please come and join Industry Connect and fulfil your dreams. Thank you.”


Congratulations again to Vijay on his new job as a software developer! If you are looking for a career in IT, but can’t find experience in New Zealand, give Industry Connect a call today.



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