“It’s clear the Industry Connect initiative has been started keeping people all kinds of people in mind, especially people like me.”

The good news from Australia just keeps coming! This time it’s Shalini in our Melbourne office who just landed a job as a data remediation analyst.

Before she left to start her new career, we caught up with her to ask about her time with Industry Connect and if she had any advice for others who are struggling to find a job in the IT sector.

Congratulations Shalini! Fantastic news that you’ve found a job as a data remediation analyst! Tell us, what was your background before you joined Industry Connect?

I was working as an administrator, then I had a very long gap of around 9 years. After that I joined a retail store as a console operator here in Melbourne and that was when I came to know about Industry Connect.

And what do you think of the Industry Connect initiative?

It’s clear the Industry Connect initiative has been started keeping people all kinds of people in mind, especially people like me. People who have a gap in their CV, people who are traveling and who need local experience. It’s really helpful for them.

How many jobs did you apply for before joining Industry Connect?

More than 20 maybe. No, more than 30 or 40!

After joining to Industry Connect, I still wasn’t ready to apply for jobs, I thought I’ll do it after completing my advanced task. I just thought I’ll finish that and then start applying, but in the meantime I was on LinkedIn and a few jobs popped up, and I thought I’d apply anyway.

I think this was the third job I applied for! I got interviews for all three jobs, but I think it was the resume which finally got me in the door. The help you guys gave me with that was the difference, it really helped me.

Would you recommend Industry Connect to others?

Oh yeah. Anyone who has travelled here, looking for local experience or to get on a course or something – yeah of course I would. I would surely recommend it among my friends and anyone I know.

Well thank you Shalini, and good luck in your new job as a data remediation analyst!

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,
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  • Business Intelligence (or Data Analyst)
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  • 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.

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