How to get callbacks after a long employment gap
I have a BS and MS in Computer Science and due to illness I have been out of work for 5 years. I seem to be on the upswing and have been submitting resumes with no luck.
I do programming projects when I can as well as pick up new languages(learning elixir right now) to keep in practice. I also work on coding interview and programming contest questions.
The big problem is that my health took a nose dive as I was completing my MS and I only have small internship work and a non-programming consulting gig as work history.
Is there any hope for actually getting an interview and hired or is my degree wasted?