How to explain a break of 10 years after graduation?
(Ashburn, VA, USA)
I did my bachelors in electrical engineering in India and Masters in MBA with Marketing as my specialisation. Haven't worked till now but after 10 years gap after my education, finally I strongly have the urge and necessity to work.
Planning to pursue a career in Manual testing. I currently live in Ashburn, VA. I need tips to prepare my resume.Answer:
I'm not sure what to tell you, Sunitha. 10 years is a long gap and my question as an employer would be how current any of your knowledge even is at this point. Have you done any schooling in the interim to stay up to date?
I think you're going to have a hard time convincing an employer that you're the best candidate, with no experience, possibly a lack of current knowledge and a questionable work ethic. At least, I believe that's how you may be viewed.
You are the only one who can come up with an explanation for such a long gap between school and getting a job. Have you been doing anything during this time to keep up your skills or learn other types of skills that might be valuable to an employer?