I have a total of 2.5 years of experience in Java/J2EE (Servlets, JSP, EJB). After that, I got fed up with my job and decided to embark on a business (non-IT) with a friend. This ended in total disaster. For months after that, I became a recluse and just wasted my time not knowing what to do. I don't want to go back to my old organization.
Now I have started applying for jobs. Though I did get a few calls, I find that I have fallen behind in the race with technology and I couldn't clear interviews. So I am working hard on updating my skills and gaining back my lost confidence.
I just want to know one thing. Do IT companies in India accept anybody after a 2 year career break? Even if I do manage to perform well in an interview, will they accept someone with no hands-on experience? Has anybody got a job after such a long break?
It was hands on. By 'Hands on' I mean to say 'recent' or 'without any break in between'.
Thanks for the advice. I will definitely do something like that to update my skills. However, I don't know if people here in India will value that kind of work. They seem to prefer recent experience.
posted 8 years ago
I just wanted to post that I finally got a job in a good organization.
When I searched the internet to find out if it is possible to land a good job after a long career break, I mostly found cases of women who had left due to pregnancy and childbirth. I just wanted to say that it is very possible to get a job even after a long break.
As I was out of touch with technology, I prepared myself by doing my own project. I worked on my own requirements document, use cases and design documents. Then I executed the project using JSP, Servlets, EJB, JDBC- the technologies I had worked on. Apart from that, I also started learning Spring and Hibernate. This made me confident during my interviews. I failed in nearly eight or nine interviews before I landed the job.
So, for anybody who is in the same predicament as I was, I want to say that it is possible to land a job in Indian MNC's even after a long break. You may need to compromise in terms of salary and position, but that's OK.