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Hello all,
It's regarding a start again of my career after a gap of 5 years. I'm a Bachelor in Computers, having genuine exp of 8+ In IT field, had worked in MNCs and also worked in US. Now I got a career gap of almost 5 years, not bcz of higher education, but bcz of family loss and priorities at home made me to stay back.
I don't want to put fake experience. This is my first concern and secondly , will I be considered with my as it is resume, and I'm open to learn new technologies also, but how should I approach, bcz I never got a call with that resume, and do I really be considered back , I hv lot of enthu to work and start again with my genuine exp only. In the current situation is there any way or hope for me that I will be considered. If so, what should be my approach? Please let me know.
Thank you for ur precious time spending in reading my problem.
Looking for your valuable suggestions.
Regards
Sri

From India, Hyderabad
Hello
Well I won't say it is very easy for opportunity knocking your door. But yes if you want to re-enter the industry don't worry whenever we give our 100% we definitely get something good in return :)
Follow Steps:
1. Keep Genuine resume - but in a good format highlighting keyskills
2. Focus more on your technology
3. Start getting updated with latest tools into your domain
4. Do not keep high demands in your mind - first get into the market (this should be your priority task) Once you are in - after few month you can keep demands or expect good package
5. If you want to enrol into a JOB soon - just go with what comes in into your Sector..
All the Best

From United Kingdom, London
Thank you so much for the advice and wishes. Definitely i don’t go for high expectations at the start and hope for the best for the start again.
From India, Hyderabad
Hello Sri,

Like the earlier member mentioned, it surely isn't going to be easy--but surely not impossible.

In this context, suggest give more focus on what you mentioned: '....and I'm open to learn new technologies also....'.

Let's face it: No Company would like any new employee to begin to learn @ their cost & time. Since you are experienced, I guess you realize this aspect.

Suggest brush-up your concepts in your area AND also update technically ASAP. The Best way to ensure you stay focused on what you are updating would be to go for any Certifications, that may exist in your skillset. Getting the Certification(s) would be just consequential, though an added advantage.

Another point that you need to be ready with would be the reason(s) for the 5 yrs Gap--when asked in Interviews.

Not sure of your gender--don't get me wrong. Some reasons jell for females without any additional explanations.

However, since your gap is quite high, it WOULD ALSO BE BETTER TO MENTION very briefly the reason(s) in your resume itself. That would ensure you

DON'T leave the reader of the resume to come to his/her own set of conclusions about the reasons.

And, pl be ready to have patience until you get a break--frankly, that's THE TOUGHEST PART.

All the Best.

Rgds,

TS

From India, Hyderabad
Thank you tajsateesh for your kind advice. Yes , what all you mentioned are the facts and I hv to be prepared to face it.
Yes, I mentioned about learning new technologies - is just to inform you about my enthu in learning, I do agree about your point regarding this.
I have to be prepared to face the toughest part, and thank you so much for the encouragement.
Can I ask , how reliable is to change platform and try in that....
Regards
Sri

From India, Hyderabad
Hello Sri,
I wouldn't suggest you to change the Platform at this point of time for the simple reason that you wouldn't have any real experience to back the knowledge you build-up [UNLESS of course you fake your resume, which I would say NO].
All the Best.
Rgds,
TS

From India, Hyderabad
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