How to break into the IT industry

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Hi, I have completed MSc Software Engineering in 2010 and I couldn't find any IT job so I went Saudi Arebia and worked in mechanical about 2 years and came back to bangaluru. I searched for a job in IT but again failed and back to saudi after 3 years and start working in mechanical as planner. My question: Is it possible to get back to my own IT field? I'm very good mathematics and programming but my communication was very bad.

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A lot of opportunities may exist outside of your immediate area. They may require a long commute or possibly relocation. Sometimes an area may get saturated with talented people and the future employers can be very pick as to who they hire. As good as your skills may be you should work on communication skills. In my job I have to sit with users to develop projects. If there are language issues or poor skills then the project will suffer for lack of understanding.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    While you are very good in mathematics programming, but not so comfortable to communicate. Here assuming communicate indicates English speaking/language problems. If this is the case, hopefully this is not a big obstacle to build your career. You can learn language like English (speaking) and try to talk in same language with your nearby persons. Read magazines daily/loudly pronounce news paper's (English) writings. That companies denied to provide you a job, although you can try for more. Which companies did you try. That companies are so big name in the market/ just local companies? Did you fumble in front of them during interview session. Don't worry, you can overcome this situation with your best try.
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  • Jaideep Khanduja
    Most of the companies don't give higher weightage to communication as far as entry level programming is concerned. If you were good at programming, it would not have been an issue for you initially. But now after a gap of 5 years, I am not sure if you will have the same sharpness in programming as you had. And moreover, technology and languages are changing quite fast in the industry. My suggestion is to continue your career in Mechanical field. Else if you still want to go to software field, brush up your knowledge by joining a good software crash course and try for a new job.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    Anything's possible if you make it so. If communication was holding you back then work on that. Do whatever it takes to get back into the field and do the work that you love doing.
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