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Closing a Resume Gap by Upskilling in Data Science

Anand Jha

Anand Jha

3+ years

Data Scientist Trainee

Data Scientist Trainee

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As documented by Anand Jha.

A family emergency forced me to quit my job and leave my career in banking. When I started looking for work again two years later, it wasn’t easy.  I decided to upskill during my extended job search. My interest and previous knowledge of programming, along with my solid understanding of mathematical and statistical concepts, led me to choose Simplilearn’s Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Data Science.

I wanted to build a strong skill set in data science since it is a promising field in a high-growth, high-paying discipline. Professionals who gain expertise in data science and data analysis also find opportunities across just about every industry, making it an even more appealing field.

I chose 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 that they saw very positive results after completing the course.

I knew that upskilling is an effective strategy for closing a resume gap. After an extended time out of work, my resume gap was a barrier that kept me from quickly getting a new job. I figured that I needed to upskill so that I had a stronger portfolio that would enable me to be successful in my job search.

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My Experience With Simplilearn and the Results

During my time in the PGP in Data Science, I enjoyed the live class format that created a collaborative environment for learning. Getting my questions answered in real-time further added to the learning experience. In most cases, I would post my questions and a learner from the same cohort would help me with it. I was also impressed by the course instructors’ experience and expertise. They were willing and able to answer questions and simplify the course material in a way that made it easier to learn.

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

I not only received a job offer after a two-year gap in my career, I was also offered a 50 percent salary hike. Completing the course really helped me to fast-track my career in my field of interest and also upped my confidence!

*Disclaimer: Post Graduate Program in Data Science has been renamed to Professional Certificate Program in Data Science