Anusha Shalunkey graduated with a Bachelors in Electronics & Communications Engineering 10 years ago and then worked for 2 years as a system admin in India on E-commerce platform, Redmine, before marrying and moving to Australia.
When she joined Blaze Your Trail in August 2021 she told Jessica that it was her 2 - 3 year goal to win a Salesforce System Administrator role. She had successfully passed the Salesforce Certified Administrator the month before but had no experience working in Australia or with Salesforce.
Anusha had 63 badges on Trailhead at the time of sign up, went on to become a Trailhead Ranger, and now has 166 badges and 2x Superbadges.
Anusha volunteered on several different pro-bono projects - including being a team leader for One Ball, and racked up an impressive 153 hours of work experience.
Prior to Blaze, Anusha had participated in over 20 online virtual jobs interviews, but couldn’t secure a suitable role. So then she focused really hard on her interview technique and after her second face-to-face interview, she was offered a Salesforce Developer/Co-ordinator role!
In January 2022, Anusha joined Pact Services Group in Dandenong South, in a full-time role.
This was something we did for One Ball and it was exactly the sort of development her new employer was looking for.
"Blaze Your Trail provides an opportunity to volunteer and gain experience in working on real time pro-bono projects. It has been instrumental for us to develop our skills in Salesforce by collaborating with various team members and helping us to achieve our career aspirations. Special thanks to Jessica for giving me an opportunity to volunteer and build my career and thanks a lot to Blaze Your Trail team," says Anusha.