I’ve spent the last couple of hours reading through this forum and it’s been so encouraging to see how helpful and supportive this platform has been for people trying to apply/re-apply for the Global Talent Visa.
I started gathering my evidences last year but had to hold on due to some personal reasons but I’m ready to move forward now and I would like an initial review of my evidences for MC, OC1 and OC3.
Please, all critism is welcome. I would appreciate any feedback (re-arranging, replacing, removing etc)
Profile: Computer Science graduate, digital marketing, transitioned to biz dev/analysis (2 years) then transitioned to Product Management at 2 different organisations, built several products but mostly fintech that powers credit to SMEs in the FMCG space, payment processing for stores and airline bookings (3 years)
MC (show I have been recognised as having potential to be a leading talent in the digital technology field in the last 5 years)
Evidence 1: Dashboard screenshots of growth metrics of product A since launch + news clippings of money raised particularly for company since I joined + stories I created showing influence on product growth
Evidence 2: Letter from Head of Operations at my current company speaking to above
Evidence 3: Public Profile + Proof that I lead 3 different product teams (organogram perhaps ?) + Proof of High Salary document highlighting historical earnings and growth including bonuses, appraisals
Evidence 4: Promotion Letter to Lead Product Manager signed by Head of Product/Strategy
Potential Evidence 1: Spoke at a church backed event (not paid) for young people trying to get into tech (I was one of two key speakers, 100+ people, can provide video/banner and letter of reference from organiser
Potential Evidence 2: Engaged by my former employer after I had left for a Mentorship program (not paid) aimed to help potential/early product managers find their feet and navigate the new role, had mentorship sessions with them once a week where we would dive into case studies and go over any questions (can provide letter of reference, emails showing interactions and questions covered in sessions)
Please note: For the potential evidences, I want to know if they’re strong enough, if I already have enough for MC, and should move them elsewhere like maybe an OC.
OC 1 (innovation as a founder of a product led digital technology company or as an employee working on a new digital field or concept)
Evidence 1: Product B - Concept doc/process docs + Website screenshot + financial data from console + New clippings for money raised for product B (not company) + stories/tasks created/managed by me to show my involvement
Evidence 2: Audited accounts, projections for current financial year
Evidence 3: Product B dashboard screenshots showing date range, and other analytics + doc with table info: Region and distribution by rank, (Regions + Number of customers + Value of transactions) + news clipping referencing product numbers, partnership, growth etc
OC 3 (I have made significant technical, commercial or entrepreneurial contributions to the field as a founder or employee of a product-led digital technology company)
Evidence 1: Employment contract + earnings history
Evidence 3: Letter from CEO of current company corroborating above