When I feel low, I just look at Industry Connect’s testimonials page. That motivates me more than anything.

Suresh had a background in IT in his home country of India, so he thought he could find a job here in New Zealand no problem.

Unfortunately, with no local experience, he never even got a single interview. His application went straight into the bin without a second look.

That’s when he joined us, and not long after, he’s starting his new job as a web developer!

What would you suggest to people who are struggling in getting their first IT job?

I would say to get some local experience. You will obviously get that here at Industry Connect. Once you finish the 6 week course you’ll be put into an internship so you’ll have some real, local experience.

Next I would advice to make connections. Go on LinkedIn and start building your profile.

Thirdly, I suggest updating your soft skills -have confidence in what you are doing.

What was your background before joining Industry Connect?

I do have some experience back in India, I came here and immediately started applying for interviews… and everything went straight into the bin! I didn’t even get a single interview.

After that I decided to join Industry Connect, and after my 6 weeks of training I was put into my internship. I was completing all my tasks on time with the help of my mentors. This was all good local experience that helped me get my new job as a web developer!

Would you recommend Industry Connect to everyone?

Yeah, 110% I would recommend Industry Connect to everyone.

You get here the local experience, including the soft skills like interview preparations, and you’ll make connections automatically because you’ll get to meet and talk to people in the industry. So you’ll have those skills plus your local experience, so yeah, you’ll be ready to go!

I want to say one more thing… when I feel sad or low, I go to the Industry Connect Testimonials page. That motivates me more than anything. That was the triggering point for me to get the job I have now.

Thank you so much!

Looking for a job as a web developer?

If you are interested in changing careers, or even starting a new one from scratch, then a job as a web developer might be for you! Come and talk to us at Industry Connect.

Juanita Strydom, the General Manager of Industry Connect, will be online on Wednesday. Joining her with the Industry Connect team members, as well as the owners of successful software companies, all of whom are ready to answer any questions you may have.

The gang will explain who we are, what our programmes are, and how you can join us.

To secure your seat in the info interview session, simply click here and fill out the form and we’ll be in touch to confirm your invitation!

Find a job as a web developer through Industry Connect!


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 and HK.

Industry Connect's Ecosystem

We have been helping career changers(software), recent IT graduates as well as people with career gap to start their software careers. Our Job-Ready training programmes focus on software development, business intelligence and test analyst.

Over the years, we have helped hundreds kick-start a software career(Verifiable evidences are available on this website)


We are an innovative software training school backed by local software companies. Our ecosystem is an incubation process that supports our participants until they launch a tech career.


6 Weeks Practical Skills Training Classes(Evenings)
+ 3 Month+ Structured, Learning Focused Internship(Flexible Hours)
+ Employer Network(Job Analysis or Internal Referral If Excellent)

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 200+ Stories of Career Starters in IT/Software

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