As documented by Raja Panchal
A gap in your resume is never a good sign, at least that’s what we’ve always been told. However, this time a gap in my resume actually helped me start my journey towards my dream career. Here’s where it all started.
After finishing college in 2017 as Mechanical Engineer, I worked as an intern at a Machine manufacturing company, after which I got a job offer as a Jr. Design Engineer at a service-based company in Vadodara, Gujarat. After working there for 1.5 years, I shifted into the sales field, where I worked as a Sales Engineer for 1.5 years. However, sadly due to a back injury, I had to quit and focus on my health.
After I decided to get back in the field, I got a job offer as a Business Development Executive. My joining date was supposed to be April 1st, 2020, however, due to the pandemic, it got pushed to mid-August. Even then, I worked in a remote capacity, which was quite tricky. I also could not attend my treatment and physical therapy sessions, which were put on hold due to the pandemic.
The Simplilearn Course
While I was still recovering from my injury, and I was stuck at home due to the pandemic, I decided to better myself. I had already shifted my professions three times, and this time I wanted to commit to something and work on my developing my career. My dream had always been to become a sports analyst, specifically a football analyst. So, a career in Data Analytics seemed natural.
I already had coding skills due to my engineering background and business skills due to a business development job. However, I needed to learn the basics of data analytics. My friend suggested that I do a certification course from Simplilearn. I went through the website and course brochures, and they looked promising. So I started the Professional Certificate Program In Data Analytics from Simplilearn.
I loved the fact you can choose your own pace of learning. Since I already knew how to code, I completed all the material in only 4 months, whereas in a traditional course, I would have to follow their curriculum for at least a year. I even got the opportunity to start doing freelance jobs in the data analytics field.