Sainath's Advice on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 :
As frustrating as it can be, this is definitely not the end for you. Many women take a break as you have done and manage to restart their careers - but yes, it can be a bit of a challenge in the initial stages. Crossing that initial hurdle will take some amount of patience and mental toughness. Let's analyze, what are the positives in your situation:
- 3 years of experience
- Sound knowledge of fundamentals (I assume so)
Targeting the same technologies in which you worked previously may not work - as there will be people who have more hands on experience now. However, an experienced hand who has got strong skills in the newer, in-demand technologies in the dotnet zone is required and preferred. Any potential employer who calls you for an interview is trying to come to only 1 decision - whether you will be productive if hired. If you have strong skills in newer technologies the balance will tilt in your favour -
Strong skills (not just concepts/theory) --> Higher self-confidence --> Better interview performance --> Crack the interview --> Get the job
The part-time MCA will also take a backseat if a potential employer is convinced of your skills - and this will happen only if you are absolutely convinced of your skills yourself and your body language conveys the same to the interviewer.Getting a break is all about conveying your potential value as an employee against your drawbacks so that the employer can arrive at a balanced and informed decision.
You may need to lower your expectations due to the 2 year break but let the market feedback tell how much you need to compromise on your salary / designation levels to step back into the main stream once again.
All the best !
The same question was also asked by other people - please check the below link:www.dotnetfunda.com/advices/a5-break-in-my-career-.aspx
Brainothri said on Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Tons of thanks for the wonderful input sir.
I will try to make sure of these points.