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want to work after a gap of 7 years

By htush ·

I was woring as a java/j2ee developer from 2007 to 2014. But due to some personal reasons I quit my job and went to my home where we run a small guest house. Now I want to work again, but not sure whether I will get a job.
Looing forward for your helpful advice/suggessions.
My base qualification is Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Thank You,

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Re: back to work

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to want to work after a gap ...

Although Java is losing some terrain to other programming languages, it's still common. So you have 2 possible directions, I think:
1. Find a Java/J2ee job. Your experience is clearly a good point, and you can easily explain the gap in your IT CV.
2. Find a developer job in another language. It might be junior at first, but for experienced developers (and it seems you are) in a good team it's very well possible to catch up. And there still is a lot of need for developers.

The best would be to find a company that still uses Java but offers you the opportunity to become an expert in newer languages while they shift languages themselves. Then, as I said, an experienced developer might be a very good asset to have. But I don't know if there are many such companies.

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upskilling and internship

by htush In reply to Re: back to work

Thanks Kees_B for your advice. I think upskilling myself and doing some online internships would be a good way to start again. What do you think?

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