Pooja | Australia
Returning to Work in a New Country
Pooja had worked in India as a customer service professional, then took a career break to raise her daughter. When the family moved to Australia, and her daughter had reached secondary school, Pooja decided it was time to go back to work.
She began applying for jobs without much success, and then the pandemic hit. With rampant unemployment, in an unfamiliar terrain, her prospects of success fell dramatically.
“I knew I had to upskill,” she told us.
Embarking on an Upskilling Journey
Not knowing quite where to begin, Pooja began googling using search terms like “digital jobs Australia.” Generation came up as one of the results.
She was a bit hesitant at first to pursue a career in front-end development, something very different from her prior experience, but she gave it a chance.
Generation’s mentorship, mindset, and soft skills curriculum were enormously helpful to her as she plowed through the rigorous curriculum.
“I think I would hear this word: being persistent… and not giving up, at least ten times a day. After a while, it kind of sits in your head,” she told us.
Today, Pooja is a proficient entry-level coder with bright career prospects. “It will make sense eventually. Eventually, everything will fall into place, which is what happened to me”.