After taking four years off to care for my young child, I decided to re-enter the job market. However, I had three obstacles: I lacked an IT background, needed to upskill myself, and needed to find a course that provided flexibility.
I am Bharathy, an electrical and electronics graduate from Chennai, located on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India. In 2018, I left my job to get married, and I moved to Bangalore to live with my husband. Today, we are the parents of a two-year-old son.
Last year, I decided to upskill myself to focus on my career and re-enter the workforce after being away for four years.
I chose Simplilearn’s Full Stack Java Developer (Job Guarantee Program) course because it offered greater scope. Simplilearn is a major upskilling platform with excellent reviews. Also, I thought that Simplilearn’s job guarantee program would be a better fit for me.
My experience with Simplilearn was amazing. The course was worth the money, it was high quality, and the live classes were very good. Coming from a non-IT background, I did not have any knowledge of Java, but the Java classes by Professor Nisha Waikar were extremely helpful. The live classes addressed and answered any doubts and questions I had.
Sure, it was difficult at first because I had to take care of my child. So, even four-hour classes on weekends were difficult. I used to take two-hour classes, and during the break, I would feed my child and put him to sleep.
But Simplilearn’s flexibility was key. They offered recordings of live classes, which I used to complete my course. I would post my questions on a Q&A thread where I was able to connect with trainers and get my questions answered.
Also, the trainers were open-minded and cooperative. Some trainers posted their LinkedIn links, which allowed me to connect with them and ask questions.
Initially, I lacked confidence in whether I would be able to get a job in the IT field, but my confidence grew by the end of the course. My certification helped me land a job at Capgemini, a job I obtained soon after completing Simplilearn’s capstone project. It was not just a career transition — it also changed my life.
Brushing up on my IT skills
I left my job in 2018 after I got married and moved to Bangalore. Then, I took a four-year break from my career to look after my family. Because I wanted to enter the IT sector and had no IT background, I needed a fresh set of skills. The full stack Java developer profile is at its peak, and it comes with many options. So, I decided to upskill myself and take up the Full Stack Java Developer (Job Guarantee Program).
Simplilearn’s reputation made it the obvious choice
Everyone knows that Simplilearn is a major upskilling platform. I read many reviews before applying for the course, and every review I read was positive. Also, I felt that the job guarantee program offered by Simplilearn would be a better fit for me, considering the four-year gap in my career.
My experience with Simplilearn
It was worth the money. I am pleased with the results. The course quality was good, and the self-learning and live classes were also suitable. Initially, I was not aware of Java, but Java classes by Nisha Waikar were beneficial. All my doubts were well addressed and answered during the live classes, and I feel that she made every effort to make learners understand basic concepts.
After completing the Simplilearn course, many reputable companies contacted me after seeing that I had a Simplilearn certification — even though I didn’t even apply for the jobs. Recruiters just see the Simplilearn badge and believe its students have a grasp of the subject.
I come from a non-IT background. Getting a job without any certification would have been difficult. But Simplilearn’s course gave me the knowledge I needed. The certification helped me land a job at Capgemini, which I got soon after completing the capstone project.