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Upskilling Gave Me An Edge In The Job Market and a 60% Hike!

Phani Kumar Nelanuthula

Phani Kumar Nelanuthula

5+ years




Business Analyst

Business Analyst


As documented by Phani Kumar

Excerpt: My dream career took an unexpected turn when I was forced to take a break for 2 years. However, upskilling helped me re-start my career and even get a 60% in my new job! Life can be unpredictable, and that can bring about job uncertainty. However, with upskilling, you can ensure that even if you have a gap in your resume, you can easily keep up with the latest tools and technologies. This can help you get an edge in the job market.

The Journey

I graduated with a Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology from Osmania University, Hyderabad, in 2008. Right out of college, I got the fantastic opportunity to join Capgemini as an Associate Consultant. After 3 years of working with Capgemini, I got the chance to work with Syndicate Bank as a Probationary Assistant Manager for a year. Deciding on further studies, I did an Executive MBA in Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies from CEA, Hungary. Post-MBA, I started working with Randstad as a Consultant on deputation to JPMC. 

Two years into my dream career, I met with an accident that required me to quit my job and focus on my health. This resulted in a 2 year gap in my resume, and I felt like I had lost touch with the current technology market. This is why I chose to upskill to stay updated with the latest technology and trends.

The Simplilearn Course

Simplilearn was my first choice because I had taken a course with Simplilearn. I did a CBAP course at Simplilearn from the recommended trainers list on the IIBA website. My past experience was great, so I continued to pursue Simplilearn’s Data Scientist Master’s Program.

My experience with Simplilearn was thoughtful and appreciative. I liked the flexibility of OSL, re-registration of Live classes, and Projects that were associated. Also, the support team’s assistance was excellent. The course had different levels of project toughness and Capstone project training.

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The Result

After completing my course with Simplilearn, I was offered the opportunity to join Simplilearn as a Business Analyst. I cleared the interviews using their own taught methods and even managed to get a 60% hike to match my experience level!

A Word From Simplilearn

Simplilearn’s Data Scientist Master’s Program is the perfect way for you to start your career in Data Science. An IBM-sponsored course that is ranked as No.1 Data Science Certificate Program by Career Karma, this course will help you get started the right way.

The program focuses on giving you a hands-on experience with technologies like R, Python, Machine Learning, Tableau, Hadoop, and Spark. Improve your knowledge with this Data Science course and live interaction with other practitioners and Machine Learning Engineers.