I moved to Canada with my family in early 2018.
Before the move I was working as an accountant in Russia. I wasn’t happy with my work. Wanting a career change I got a job as a business analyst. It was there I had my first exposure to the world of tech, and I was hooked. I knew what I wanted to do. Wanting to go into web development and programming I tried to study tech my own, but without mentorship it was difficult.
We moved to Canada. As a newcomer I had no solid footing here. I felt lost. I had to start a completely new life in a new country. I knew it would not be easy and wanted to make the most of this time of change. I wanted to start working in tech but I didn't have enough experience or faith in myself.
At the same time as I received an offer for an analyst job, I found Hatchways. I was faced with a choice: to take a stable, familiar job - or to take a chance and jump into the world of tech.
I chose tech. I am happy I made that choice.
After that, I received a full-time job offer at Shop Bonsai as a junior React-native developer. I love working with React-native, and I love how my workplace uses new innovative technologies. It’s a challenge but an interesting one, and I know I am well on my way to developing professional skills and to becoming a great developer.
I am grateful to Hatchways for their support, help and mentorship. My life has changed for the better and I would not have been able to change it on my own.