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Re entry in IT field, Is it acceptable by the industry?

 
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Hi ,

I have 3 yrs 6 months of experience in java,j2ee. I took break in IT field and went to other field(business) in some critical situation.
I want to be back into IT industry.Will they consider my profile?
How can approach to get job in IT industry?



 
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It would help if you tell us (1) how long you have been out of the IT field, and (2) maybe the type of technologies that you dealt with when you were in the industry.

Henry
 
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(1) how long you have been out of the IT field,



Around 3 years

(2) maybe the type of technologies that you dealt with when you were in the industry.



Java,J2ee,Struts
 
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Hi Shiva,

You already have experience in IT industry which gives you chance to get back to job.

Brush your existing skills and acquire knowledge about technologies that are currently in demand. (e.g. Spring / Hibernate)
May be, you will face difficulties in first few interviews. Take it as practice.
Highlight your experience and not the gap.
If asked about the gap, then and only then give the reasons that are genuine.

I made it with 0 years of experience and a gap of 6.5 years after graduation.
You have 3+ years of experience and gap of just 3 years.
Start early and have patience.

Best of luck.





 
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Shantanu Puranik wrote:
Highlight your experience and not the gap.
If asked about the gap, then and only then give the reasons that are genuine.


I think that depends on what was in the gap. Plenty of other roles will provide experience and skills that are directly useful in IT, and if you can then make a virtue of your other experiences. The catch is that this may not be immediately obvious to employers, so you'll have to highlight exactly how it was valuable. Get it right, and it can make you stand out.
 
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I have to say thank you guys. You gave me courage.
Upto now I felt gap breaks my future in IT.But now I got confidence with your words, and I will concentrate on skilss.

Shantanu Puranik wrote:

Highlight your experience and not the gap.



How can I hide the gap?
In professional summary, we should mention it.

@Shantanu Puranik
You mean professional summary should not be highligt, right? or any thing else?

 
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How can I hide the gap?



You dont. Highlighting != hiding
 
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And there is nothing wrong with talking about the gap. I know of a few people who took years (in one case 5 years) to try a completely different career. It is perfectly valid to say what you tried, and came to the decision to come back -- may even have a few good stories too.

Henry
 
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Hi Shiva,

Henry and Deepak are right. Highlighting is not hiding.
You will be asked about the gap. Tell the truth and that you don't regret the past as it was need of the hour.
Tell about your learnings during that period and skills that you mastered while in business.
Explain in brief how those qualities will help to perform the job that you will be offered.
Interviewer is interested in knowing what you have and not what you don't have.

Me too, was involved in family run business, prior to taking job in IT industry.
People are always amazed, looking at my profile but, at the same time, they do appreciate.
Keep your mood right. Your story won't be any different.

Cheers!


 
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Thanks for valuable suggestions.

At present, I need job,I dont think about the company size/level whether it is MNC or not

But, How can I approach the employers?

Can I go for walkins?

Is there any restriction to consider my profile by MNCs?

Please suggest me....
 
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Hi Shiva,

I would love to help you out.

In which city are you located?
Is there any gap in your education too?

I can try forwarding your CV in my company and you can go and see if they shortlist your profile. It will be on weekend.
 
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Hi Sunny BHandari,

I am from Bangalore,India.

I have send private message to you.

Thanks for your intrest on me.




 
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