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Astana, Kazakhstan • 20 January 2023

Kazakhstan–Ireland–US: How one photo changed Yeldar's career in software engineering

Kazakh IT professional quit Microsoft to pursue a dynamic career in America

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Yeldar Kurmangaliyev
Yeldar Kurmangaliyev
Yeldar Kurmangaliyev
Yeldar Kurmangaliyev
Yeldar Kurmangaliyev
Yeldar Kurmangaliyev

I still wanted something fast-paced, something dynamic where I could advance my career.

Yeldar Kurmangaliyev
Yeldar Kurmangaliyev
Yeldar Kurmangaliyev
Yeldar Kurmangaliyev
Yeldar Kurmangaliyev
Yeldar Kurmangaliyev

The difference between students at Western universities is that they come into industry at 20 and say “I have three internships, two projects, I have ideas, volunteer work, and I will make the world a better place by achieving my great goal”. And the people who get hired not only know how to write code but can sell their ideas and bring success.

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