👋 Hi Elpha Community,
I hope this message finds you in good health. I wanted to share my journey and aspirations with this community in the hopes of finding a referral for a role that I'm passionate about.
Over the past three years, I've dedicated myself to breaking into (mainly) the tech industry. I lost track of how many roles I have applied to but it is up-words of the high four figures. Curating my resume to each job description, reaching out to the hiring manager, any technique you think of I have likely tried. I want to add that I currently am a notary public and run a small dog sitting business as I exhausted my unemployment back in 2021. However, it provides me with just enough funds to survive as I had to move back in with my parents a few months after I lost my last contractor role almost two years ago. I've explored various paths and everyday is consumed with continuously upgrading my skills and making me a desirable candidate. My journey has been challenging, but it's also been a profound learning experience.
🚀 My background:
🌟 My main barrier is my unfinished bachelors degree. I do plan to return to school to complete this when I have the money to (vicious cycle) and lack of network which is why I am begging for referrals from strangers lol. Also, I have considered well-known bootcamps, unfortunately, they are all out of my budget. Recently, I caught a break and am enrolled in an IT analyst boot camp called NuPaths. It completes April 2024. However, I have been burned by obscure boot camps and programs before.
🌟 My formal background includes healthcare, pharmaceutical and insurance. All of which I have seen similar people successfully bring their transferrable skills into a high paying tech role while I watch with my jaw agape. 🤯 This is my first time making a post so I will try to post my resume on here as well.
👩🏻💻What sets me apart:
👩🏻🏫 One thing that makes me stand out is my ability to quickly adapt to new technologies and methodologies. In my previous role, I successfully transitioned our development team to an agile framework, improving our efficiency and product accessibility. This adaptability, combined with my technical skills, make me a valuable asset to any team.
🥅 Ultimately, my goal is a role at least 75k and fully remote as I plan to relocate to the UK in the new year (U.S. Citizen).
If you or someone you know is looking for a dedicated and driven team member who is malleable and learns quickly, I would be incredibly grateful for a referral or any advice you can provide. Also, practice gratitude when it comes to your own job, admire how far you come. Let's connect, collaborate, and help each other succeed in the community.
Thank you for your time and support. 🙏
A woman who is four years behind
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