Three years after Sandra moved to Ireland with her family, she was still out of employment. Having a degree in Administration, an MBA in Strategic Planning and Management and over 10 years of work experience in Brazil, she was confident that would be able to find a job pretty quickly but this didn’t happen.Sandra learned about the EPIC Programme through a friend in 2016 and decided to join. “I quickly realised that I was unsuccessful in my applications because I didn’t know how prepare my CV and a cover letter according to the Irish standard. I also had difficulties to be able to communicate in English language by phone which is necessary when attending interviews”.
Joining EPIC Sandra was able to learn more about interview preparation, increase her confidence and expand her networks. She also enrolled in a work placement within Business in the Community Ireland which helped her to develop her communication skills, learn more about the working culture in the organisation and gain experience in the Irish job market.
Sandra is now working with a leading Tech company in her area of expertise.