“I definitely considered this to be the perfect stepping stone for me, and that is exactly what I was looking for.”
We’re all in lockdown, but the great thing about being a developer is, you can work from home!
And thank god – you’re one of the lucky ones. Millions of people around the world are losing their jobs because of the coronavirus.
If you can still have money coming in by working remotely, then you’re looking at the future. The world will be very different after all this, but as a developer you’re already ahead of the curve!
Wahid is the latest Industry Connect graduate to futureproof himself by landing a job as a data analyst.
Before he started on his new career, we caught up with him (remotely of course!) to ask about his time with us.
How did Industry Connect help you secure your job?
Throughout the entire program, including the internship, we were only taught about the practical work that gets done – it doesn’t start from the very basics. It also doesn’t start with the very advanced either!
The job I secured as a data analyst, I definitely considered this to be the perfect steppingstone for me, and that is exactly what I was looking for.
This was an experience that I didn’t have in my previous role. I did have financial analysis, but nowadays what is happening is the traditional financial analysis is we were just using the past 2, 3 maybe 4, 5 years maximum.
But with the new technologies we can go back and use as much data as we potentially need. This is where everything is going, so if I’m not equipped with the tools to use right now, then I would not be able to progress my career.
That is why I joined Industry Connect and it was definitely helpful as you can see.
Would you recommend Industry Connect to everyone?
Definitely. Definitely. It clearly helped me and I think this is the way to go.
Instead of doing the internship or attending Industry Connect I could’ve just started a university course, or even a diploma, but I highly doubt having a degree would matter without the experience.
I can definitely say that experience is more important than textbook knowledge. I’m still in the learning phase, I haven’t even begun learning. Because of my other full-time job role I missed the Zoom scrum meetings, but I watched them all back.
Some of the technologies, especially the current and emerging ones that were discussed, although I’m not working with them, it’s good to know about them and which tools will be used.
Looking for job as a Data Analyst?
There are many different career paths in the IT world, and a job as a Data Analyst is one of the most popular! Come and talk to us at Industry Connect if you would like to know more.
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!
Secure a job as a Data Analyst through Industry Connect!
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.