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Clawing back into the ABAP world after a long absence

Postby VTHokie » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:39 am

I can't believe I remembered my password to this place...

So, I left the workforce nearly ten years ago when I had my son. I added a second kid in there at some point, but now she's six and he's nine and they're in school, and I figure it's time for me to head back to work. The question is, what is a former ABAPer with no other practical skills to do after a decade long absence? I would love to get back into SAP programming, despite the headaches, but I can certainly see the difficulty in finding someone willing to hire me with ten years of nothing but child-rearing and volunteer experience to my name.

Any advice? Has anyone ever successfully gone back into ABAP after taking so much time off? Paying for re-training out of pocket would be prohibitively expensive, so I'm stuck with my old SAP course materials to brush up on - unless I'm missing an option somewhere?

Any help/suggestions/advice etc would be greatly appreciated. Recriminations for not keeping my skills/education up to date are unnecessary. I've already taken care of that part.

Thanks!

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Re: Clawing back into the ABAP world after a long absence

Postby Snowy » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:19 am

First thing:

create a Linked In account and get in touch with all the previous people you worked with in the past.

Try to find your old ABAP books and read them again to put you back in the mood. You can also install a netweaver trial isystem to practice.

Be ready to start down the ladder, you will get back high quickly with your past experience.

Good luck!
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Re: Clawing back into the ABAP world after a long absence

Postby kumar » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:33 pm

Try to get your hands on ABAP to the future. This has got all the new fetaures of ABAP. Get a free account in hanatrialto practice your SAPUI5 which is a hot cake nowadays.

One problem now a days for ABAP programmers is most of the jobs are being offshored to India, China and far east. Most of onsite jobs in europe have also moved to the near shore category. i,e people work in eastern europe at a much lower rate, but at the same time zone as western europe.

Best of luck

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Re: Clawing back into the ABAP world after a long absence

Postby VLozano » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:18 am

Let's be honest: almost all my colleagues are still coding the same way they did in 2004... No worries.
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Re: Clawing back into the ABAP world after a long absence

Postby Pedro » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:22 am

Same here.. Hope we get back to where we left off.
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