How to utilise a break after 17 years of IT experience.
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I have been working with a software firm since 17 years. I am basically a core developer (C,c++, scripting) and have been in telecom projects from basic wireline to 4G/5G wireless.
From past 2 years I am into project management work (no technical hands on). These days I have been thinking of taking a break from my current job as my presence at home seem to be a priority for kids education (one child in primary and other in high school).
The plan is to take a break of about 7 years during which I would want to do something that will add on to my CV and also would fetch me some money (decent 20k+). I would be free between 9.30am in the morning to 3.00pm in the afternoon. Would want to utilise this time. I hold a MSc (computer science) degree and recently turned 40. Would need your advice on this. I have below plans in mind (nothing finalized).
1. Do a degree
- BEd or MPhil or any other ( need details on best universities providing correspondence course and fee structure etc)
- professional certification (degree) which will add on to my CV (just know of PMP orany other suggestions would help)
- short term course on something that interests me (interior design, fashion design) which would definitely fetch me a job.
2. Do a job
- work from home jobs where I get some quick money (suggestions guidance needed)
The idea here is that after my break when I see back, I would need to be satisfied that the break was worth it.
Awaiting career guidance.