“Moving my life, my career and my family around the world and becoming a Business Analyst whilst doing it!” – Blessings Chakupa
# Embarking on the journey to become a Business Analyst
Blessings started his journey with me in 2014 whilst still living in Zimbabwe. Blessings enrolled for the BAE Beginner Business Analysis Training Program as part of his strategy to not only change his career from being a technical support analyst to becoming a Business Analyst but also to migrate permanently to Australia (with a very young family in tow). He was still living in Zimbabwe at the time of enrolment and worked online and via Skype with me –we had long calls planning his training and best career transition strategies. For anyone who has ever immigrated between countries, you would have a clear appreciation of the enormity of this endeavour.
# Some real-life challenges to overcome
Blessings completed the BAE Beginner Business Analysis Training Program with flying colors whilst he went through the arduous application process to immigrate. He eventually landed in Perth, Australia and spent a number of months trying to secure that first Business Analyst role. Being brand new to Australia and not having any Australian work experience and being new to being a qualified Business Analyst too, Blessings embarked on a very challenging path of looking for his first Business Analysis job! It took incredible perseverance and he never considered failure as an option.
I spoke to Blessings a couple of times throughout this challenging time and suggested a few career strategies. With being a new dad with a baby and wife waiting in Zimbabwe for him to get a Business Analysis role, the pressure was certainly on.
# The light at the end of the tunnel
After a few months in Perth, Blessings decided to look for work in the bigger Australian cities and managed to find his first Business Analyst role ever in Melbourne! Not only was it a formal Business Analyst role, it was with a large well-known organization in Australia. Wow, I was impressed and delighted to hear this amazing news. He set the bar of what is possible to a new level for many Business Analysts out there.
# Finally thriving as a Business Analyst!
Since getting this job Blessings has flourished and not only completed more Business Analysis Excellence training with us, but have started to look at more ways to progress in his Business Analysis career. Currently Blessings is part of a well-established Business Analysis Practice in Melbourne where he is making valuable contributions to developing and improving their internal processes and approaches.
I am so proud of Blessings and what he has achieved! He has incredible perseverance and reached very ambitious goals in the end! I feel very inspired and honored to be his mentor. Thank you Blessings, you are an amazing example of perseverance, faith and success. You are a true Business Analysis career success story.