Hi all! Seeking career advice here. I got my master degree in computational physics and numerical analysis in 2012, then worked as a data scientist for about 2 years. I had to leave the workforce in 2014 due to health issues. I was able to work again as a tech support for a tech company since 2018. But now as I have completely recovered, I am getting more restless each day, wanting to get back to be a data scientist again.
I have been taking online classes (mainly from coursera) and use the resources here. It’s been going well and I am relearning the concepts/algorithms I once was very familiar with. But I often asked myself this question: how should I present my 7-years absence from this field on my resume? Data science has evolved so much during the past yers. How would I convince a potential employer that I am still qualified to do the work? My current company is a big tech company, so that might help some although I don’t know to what extent, as what I am doing now is so far away from data analysis.
Thank you all for your thoughts and advises!