In the dynamic landscape of career transitions, stories like Raj Patel’s stand out as inspiring examples of dedication, passion, and strategic planning. Raj’s journey from being a technology sales consultant to landing a job as a Data Analyst in just six months showcases the power of determination and focused skill development.

Before Raj embarked on his transformational journey, he possessed a bachelor’s degree in computer application from India and had pursued further studies in communication technology in New Zealand. Despite his background, Raj felt a strong pull towards the world of data, drawn by the allure of extracting meaningful insights from vast datasets.

However, like many aspiring data professionals, Raj faced a myriad of challenges when contemplating his career shift. Questions about where to start and which skills and tools were essential loomed large. Undeterred, Raj took the decisive step of enrolling in Industry Connect’s Business Intelligence / Data Analyst Job Ready Programme, signaling his commitment to realizing his newfound passion.

Reflecting on his experience, Raj emphasizes the pivotal role played by structured learning in his journey. The program provided comprehensive coverage of crucial aspects such as data modeling, cleaning, and visualization – foundational pillars of the data analyst role. Tools like SQL and Power BI emerged as invaluable assets, equipping Raj with the technical prowess essential for his career transition.

Crucially, Raj’s internship at MVP Studio emerged as a defining moment in his path to becoming a data analyst. Engaging in real-world projects enabled him to hone his problem-solving abilities and analytical skills, bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. The hands-on experience of navigating through datasets and crafting compelling visualizations in Power BI proved instrumental in preparing him for the demands of his new role.

Armed with newfound expertise and practical experience, Raj embarked on the next phase of his journey – the job hunt. Actively leveraging platforms like SEEK, LinkedIn, and Trade Me, Raj tailored his applications to highlight his relevant skills and experiences. Adopting a confident demeanor and utilizing the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) approach during interviews further bolstered his candidacy, ultimately culminating in securing his coveted role as a Data Analyst.

Raj’s journey serves as a beacon of hope for individuals navigating career transitions. His story underscores the significance of passion, perseverance, and proactive skill development in carving out a fulfilling career path. Through strategic planning, structured learning, and hands-on experience, Raj Patel exemplifies the transformative potential inherent in embracing new opportunities and pursuing one’s passions.


INFORMATION PACK:  Interested in finding out more about our Job Ready Programmes and our process? Get our Information Pack today in your Inbox by completing the form at the link below.  One of our team will then contact you after you have had a chance to read the Information Pack.

Expo Apply

What is Industry Connect?

Industry Connect is an IT/Software Career Launchpad that has everything you need to kick-start your IT/software career in AU, NZ, UK, IE, SG, HK, IN, ID, VN & PH.

Industry Connect's Ecosystem

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.

Watch 300+ Stories of Career Starters in IT/Software

Click the image to watch those who changed their careers to IT, had gap years and recent IT graduates.

Interested to Explore Further?

Meet Us Remotely On Weds   Programmes   Home