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Hello,
I have a Masters degree in CS and 5+ years of experience in Java/J2EE for web based applications.I also have SCJP,SCWCD and SCBCD certifications.
Four years back I left my job to be at home with my then newborn and have been at home since.Now I would like to come back to the field, but obviously employers want current experience.How do I get around this? I have been doing practice programming, but nothing to write on resume.
Also,just fyi, I am based in the US.
Please let me know,
thanks.
 
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Are you a woman? (Sorry for the cultural gap, I cannot tell by your name.) It's quite common for a woman to temporarily leave the work force for child rearing, so no one will bat an eye about that. If you can demonstrate that you've kept up with current trends and knowledge while you were away, I don't think it will be much of an issue. I know I wouldn't care as long as your skills are up-to-date
 
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