I want to bounce back after a career gap
I am an MBA in finance. I worked for three years, after which I got married and did not work for two years. I would like to work again. I am thinking of doing some certification courses in finance. Please suggest a few courses which I can pursue in Delhi.
I think that you are on the right track. You need a couple of refresher courses to get you back on the career track. The kind of course you do will depend on your interest. You need to select the domain you want to work in. For example, would you like to work on taxation or payroll? Or should it be in financial systems (for example the FI and CO modules of SAP)? Would you like to refresh your knowledge in accounting or look at investments as an option? Remember that this course serves two purposes. One, it psychologically bridges the gap caused by your two-year break, and second, it allows you to convince prospective employers that you are serious about your intentions. Otherwise, you need to rely on your previous experience to mainly apply for jobs. The author has more than 30 years of varied experience, including as head of the HR consulting practice at Arthur Andersen, Pricewaterhousecoopers and Ernst & Young. Write to him at men[email protected]