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Upskilling With Simplilearn’s PGP in Data Analytics Helped Me Start My Dream Career

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Raja Panchal

2+ years

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Business Development Executive

Addonix Technologies Pvt Ltd

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Data Analyst

Aretove Technologies

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.

The Journey:

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.

Professional Certificate Program In Data Analytics
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The Result

Once I had completed my postgraduate diploma and had a couple of freelance jobs under my belt, I started applying for jobs. Within a few days, I got 3-4 callbacks, two of which were from different branches of the Aditya Birla Group. However, the perfect job for me was as an Associate Data Scientist at Aretove Technologies. It put me on the right career path where I was one step closer to my dream of becoming a sports analyst, all thanks to Simplilearn. 

Nowadays, I enjoy my work so much that it doesn’t even feel like work. I want to end up working 12 hours a day, not because I have to but because I enjoy it so much I lose track of time. However, I still take time out to go on walks and play football, which is suitable for my back injury. Who knows, one day, I may even work as a data analyst for my favorite football club, Arsenal!

A Word From Simplilearn

Data Analytics is one of the fastest growing field in today’s data-driven market. Not only is the industry growing, but so are the jobs and salaries along with it. With the tough competition in this field, Simplilearn offers a great opportunity to help you get ahead of the curve.

Our Professional Certificate Program In Data Analytics has been designed to give the students the best possible chance at joining and succeeding in the Data industry. In addition to covering basics and core topics, the program also includes master classes and follows an applied learning model designed with real-life projects and business case studies.

This helps students not only understand the theoretical concepts but also how they are used in real-world applications, while simultaneously building their portfolio with rich projects.

So, what’s stopping you from making your dream come true? Enroll now to get started!

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