Today’s job market requires employees to regularly acquire new skills to remain relevant and competitive. And whether it's to move forward in a current field or to change careers altogether, upskilling provides an efficient way to achieve that goal.

When a family emergency forced him to quit his job and leave his career in banking, Anand Jha decided to upskill during his extended job search. His interest and previous knowledge of programming, along with his solid understanding of mathematical and statistical concepts, lead him to choose Simplilearn’s Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Data Science.

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Declared the sexiest job of the 21st century by Harvard Business Review,  data science is a promising field for professionals looking to upskill in a high-growth, high-paying discipline. In addition, professionals who gain expertise in data science and data analysis find opportunities across just about every industry, making it an even more appealing field.

“I wanted to build a strong skill set in data science since that is the career I want to pursue,” he said. “After almost a month of research, I decided to upskill with Simplilearn because the reviews that I saw were simply great! I read and listened to so many Simplilearn Alumni who said that they were very happy with the platform and also that they saw very positive results after completing the course.”

Upskilling to Close a Career Gap

Gaining new skills provides an effective strategy for closing a resume gap when professionals return to the job market. For Anand, the gap in his career was a barrier that kept him from getting a job after an extended time out of work. 

“I figured that instead of wasting my time looking for a new job I needed to upskill so that I have a stronger portfolio that will enable me to get a job,” he said.

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During his time in the PGP in Data Science, Anand enjoyed the live class format that created a collaborative environment for learning. “Asking questions and solving doubts in real-time only added to the learning experience,” he said. “In most cases, I would post my questions and a learner from the same cohort would help me with it.”  Anand was also impressed by the course instructors’ experience and expertise, citing their willingness and ability to answer questions and simplify course material in a way that made it easier to learn.

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A Career Investment That Pays Off

Upskilling with Simplilearn’s PGP in Data Science immediately made Anand more attractive in the job market. Where his job search before upskilling produced meager results, successfully completing the course allowed him to secure a new position within a desirable organization just two months after his studies ended.

“I was not only getting a job offer after two years of gap in my career but I was also offered a 50% salary hike,” he said. “Completing the course has really helped me to fast-track my career in my field of interest and has also upped my confidence.”

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career and are looking to upskill in a dynamic, high-growth field, check out Simplilearn’s Post Graduate Program in Data Science

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