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need suggestion after being unemployed for 5 years

 
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hi,

i worked around 5 yrs in java development in software industry but unfortunately because of some reasons i was unemployed for around 5 yrs.
now i want to work or goahead but i am not able to understand which way to start with. employers are not taking my profile seriously.so which new or recent /demanding technologies i should
update with and  from where it will be good. i am at maharastra state of india currently. or shall i leave this idea and do some other line?
need suggestion..

thanks
 
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Hello Sisti.

Have you considered the possibility of working for yourself?  Perhaps writing mobile apps or creating websites?

In the five years you have been unemployed, have you at least been active in your own personal programming work?  Are you putting such work forward on your resume?

Also, if you find yourself getting stale in one area of programming, would you consider trying your hand at another area?  For example, if you have been programming databases for years, how about trying your hand at networking?  You might not need so much a new technology or language, but just merely a different kind of programming.

Finally, you need to ask yourself "Am I in software just for the money, or because its what I want to do and enjoy it?". That is most important, because if its just the money then you are in the trap of forever pursuing an employer for work and chasing whatever language or technology is in demand, and you are not pursing what you truly wish to do with your life. If its for the love of programming, then pursue the kind of programming you desire because you will only get better at it due to your motivation, and your work will speak for itself.


I hope this helps and best of luck! ^_^
 
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hi Steven,
thank  you so much for  your valuable inputs.
i tried freelancing but it did not worked for me as
i have not received any response after bidding/applying for
 work in those sites .i created small applications at my
own level 3-4 years ago but don't know where to sell .

creating own website is a good idea ...

previously i worked in software field because i loved
software development very much.

but now i want to work because i want to earn money .

thanks
 
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Some of the questions that you will be asked are ... Why did you leave the industry? And what did you do during these last five years? I recommend that you have a good response... Answers that shows that it was important to leave (originally), and yet, shows that it is unlikely that you will do it again. You need to balance that you are responsible (ie. left for a very good reason), that you didn't leave your previous company in a lurch, and also, willing to make a commitment, if hired.

Good luck,
Henry
 
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Sisti Dey wrote:hi,

i worked around 5 yrs in java development in software industry but unfortunately because of some reasons i was unemployed for around 5 yrs.
now i want to work or goahead but i am not able to understand which way to start with. employers are not taking my profile seriously.so which new or recent /demanding technologies i should
update with and  from where it will be good. i am at maharastra state of india currently. or shall i leave this idea and do some other line?
need suggestion..

thanks


Most important point is, can you keep up with the new developments? In 5 years there was a lot going on, if you can fill technically the gap, the rest is only marketing of yourself, and looks to me as downhill in my opinion
 
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The is Internet is here for a reason. Your question can be easily answered from a quick search. An example might be What are dev technologies are most in demand You already have some development experience. You should use those technolgies as a guide. Are there new versions of them? Have they changed to something else? Have they been taken over by a better technology? If you answer these questions, you will find your answer.
 
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Unemployment is hard, I have been there, sometimes you have to reassess
what it is you can do now while focusing on what you want to achieve in the
future.

Don't give up something you enjoy, if you give up, you will never succeed!

Have you considered starting a portfolio website with your most recent projects
to gain interest? Show potential employers what you can do with the available
technology.



 
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DT: welcome to the Ranch (I see Jeanne has welcomed you elsewhere, too).
 
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thank  you so much for suggestions .
i am trying my best and will be back with some results.

thanks again..
 
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