Career advice after 5yrs gap

By Medha Medha Points: 40 | Level: Starter | Status: [Member]
Posted on: 5/21/2013 8:39:03 AM | Views: 3018 | Points: 30
I want to know whether I can start my career again after a gap of 4 years. I am an MSc. Computers and have 4 yrs experience as a software engineer in sharepoint (MOSS 2007). Due to some personal obligations I had to leave my job in 2011 and now I am occupied by my 2 children. But I would like to have a new beginning to my career once they start their proper schooling. Also I would prefer to work p

Vishwas's Advice on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 :
Balancing family and professional life is need of hour and your thought process seems to be pretty clear. There are many avenues for part time work through freelancing and many web sites offer this option. Your earlier experience would be very handy go get such part time work. If you want you can also focus on testing area for such assignments. Yes, testing is relatively more streamlined job and the hour committment would be different than development. Assuming that you are inclined towards testing, following certification is available

Hope this helps and ALL THE BEST


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Posted by: Nismeh on: 7/24/2013 | Level:Starter | Status: [Member] | Points: 25

I am agree with Vishwas that you should start work. But ya one more thing I would like to add that you can do your job in best way once you get handy on it. For getting handy you don't even need to do much stuff but you need to be just smart gainer. I think just get market updates and understand your level and select your improving areas and bang on it. :)

Another one suggestion as I use to advice my friends even, if you think that you are not matching with criteria even after hard work; you can go for HR stuff like IT Recruiters etc etc. Because this is with limited working hours. At end of day you can leave your busy mind at your office only.

And ya one inspirational quote you might have listened a lot "There's Never Late to do Something Better"

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