I found out about the global talent visa a few months ago and I decided it will be much better than a skilled immigration visa but here’s my dilemma.
I got into tech in 2020 with almost zero guidance and found myself in the network engineering field. I did that for about 9 months of which what was promised didn’t happen, so it was just us monitoring for practice all through. Then I left and decided to get a graduate position, to enable me learn and integrate properly. After 6 months, I realized network engineering wasn’t what I wanted and took some career research and finally found myself in software engineering. One month into learning and seeing it was exactly where I would rather be, I left my job to fully immerse myself in the learning. I’ve been doing this since January of this year. I applied for a software engineering apprenticeship in the uk and after 5 months of recruitment process and passing the assessments, I got dropped and the recruiter told me, they couldn’t sponsor for that role ( getting this job offer was what I hoped would be my biggest supporting document).
I have never spoken in Public, in short, I was an extreme introvert who would have intense panic attack when I was asked to talk in front of the class. All of these things were things I picked out to work on when I took time off work to get better all round before applying for a job in software engineering.
I have spent the whole of this year working on everything like my soft skills, my technical skills and more. It’s been a very very long road and I also through it all completed my masters degree. After 6 months of self learning and improvement, I started a bootcamp to fill in the Knowledge gap I currently have ( of which I would be done in November).
I know I am a promising talent but I don’t know how else to show it. I’ve been advised by everyone I’ve spoken to, to do it regardless. I currently have a job where I have my basic pay plus stock options. I have my other job contracts. I have blog posts, I made to help others as it took me a lot of trial and error to find good resources. I help others as well
But not officially with contract to show mentorship. I’ve realized how much of a problem solver i am as now I am steady looking for how to optimize every technology I come across or is it spotting the problem that could be solved at every point. I currently lead a group at my bootcamp to build a project and I also have been mapping out the process for some projects ( problems I discovered while traveling ).
I don’t want to rush any of the things I’m doing because of the visa, I want to take my time with building my project and I’ve been preparing for interviews at this point. I know I’m a promising talent and I want to apply in September. I was told by someone that what matters most is how I sell my story! I’m really hoping you guys can help me out in telling me how to go about things. I have a draft of my statement and I already have 2 people for recommendations ( working on the third now). Please help me.