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Upskilling Helped Me Get My Dream Career as a Business Analyst

Shruti Iyer

Shruti Iyer

11+ years

Search and Rescue Associate

Search and Rescue Associate


Senior Business Analyst

Senior Business Analyst

Tech Mahindra

As documented by Shruti Iyer

After a gap in career due to personal obligations, Simplilearn’s Business Analyst Masters Program allowed me to shift my career and land a new job as a Business Analyst with Tech Mahindra. It’s really difficult to resume your dream career when you have a gap in your resume. I’ve learned that upskilling can help you get back on track. Simplilearn’s Business Analyst Masters Program helped me get my career back and my dream career. Here’s my upskilling journey!

The Journey

I graduated from Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering in 2008 from the Government College of Engineering, Amravati. This helped me get a job as an Associate Consultant with IBM, where I worked for 7.5 years from 2008 to 2015. Realizing I wanted to give time to my family and my new baby on the way, I decided to take some time off from my career. A few years later, I decided I wanted to get back to building my career, but jobs for people with gaps in their resumes are hard to come by. While my interests lay in Data Science and Business Analytics, I got a job as a Customer Service Associate in Amazon in 2017. The best way I could get a heard start in my career would be through upskilling.

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The Simplilearn Course

After extensive research and realizing YouTube wasn’t the best place for me to learn, I stumbled upon Simplilearn’s Business Analyst Masters Program. Looking through the syllabus and coursework, this program seemed perfect for me. Unlike either companies that offer fixed schedules and mostly theoretical subject, Simplilearn gave me the option to enrol at a place that offered a flexible timetable. I addition to being able to study on my own schedule, I loved that the course Simplilearn offered was systematic and organized. The course offers an application-based approach using live sessions and projects. Focusing on implementation instead of the theoretical part, it was easier to understand many concepts easily.

The Result

The course gave me the confidence I needed to get my career back on track after my break. It allowed me to also fill the knowledge gaps to ensure that I could now compete with all the business analysts currently in the industry. The certification and knowledge I got from the course helped me get shortlisted for multiple jobs and also helped me bag the position of Business Analyst at Tech Mahindra. I definitely would recommend Simplilearn to anyone who is looking to upskill and take   the leap in their career. If you have planned anything, don’t be afraid. Go for it. Please don’t wait for tomorrow, do it today. I am now working towards my dream of leading a team of Data Scientists!