Introduction: Olga Polishchuk
Olga Polishchuk moved to Wellington, New Zealand in January 2012 from Kazan, Russia. Olga is currently working as a Test Analyst for a government agency. We asked Olga some questions about her experience moving to NZ and working with Qual IT.
Application and Recruitment Process
How did you find out about opportunities at Qual IT?
Found the vacancies at Qual IT website
What was it about the role and about Qual IT that attracted you?
The role required skills and experience I had and work in various fields.
How did you find our application and recruitment process?
Straightforward, simple and friendly :)
What, ultimately, made you decide to accept Qual IT's offer and make the move to NZ?
First of all, I was looking for a job overseas in an English-speaking country. When I first got in touch with Qual IT I was thrilled about the opportunity to get into the world so far away and so different from what I'm used to. I was pleased to have a job in Testing field, nice salary, and adventure :)
We make an effort at Qual IT to support you through the Immigration and moving process. How did you find this?
I'm deeply grateful for all the support and patience throughout the whole immigration process. Prearranged accommodation saved me from having to arrange it from overseas, and from rushing into flat-search right on the arrival. And the fact that someone from your company picks you up from the airport is a really great thing.
Tell me about the client and role you are currently engaged in with Qual IT? And how are you finding the role?
I'm working on an Information Project in a Government Agency as Test Analyst. I like that this project has many types of testing such as disaster recovery, performance, resilience, security which makes it very interesting from technical point of view.
How are you finding the "kiwi" lifestyle and the people?
I really like that people here are into different kinds of sports. I have never seen so many people jogging, swimming, rowing etc. I also noticed that people are quite health-conscious here.
Tell me about any sports, activities etc that you've gotten into since you've been here.
I started going to swimming pool on a regular basis. Also started going to Zumba classes. That's something I haven't heard of before:)
Finally, are you glad you made the move!?
I am:) It's a great experience and not a single thought of regrets.