Are You Prepared To Get Back To Work?
Many women assert that It's not easy to get a satisfactory job after a career break. Here are the various options that can help you kickstart your career all over again. It is important for you to first understand if you would like to reinvent your career or build your skills to restart in existing career.
Once your area of interest is identified, in order to restart your career after a break, the most important thing to do is:
Stay Relevant - Keep your skills current by registering for online courses. It’s important to stay sharp. Employers will want to interview you when you’re job-ready, not rusty. They won’t want to have to train you and spend a lot of time as well as money.
Network - Attend industry conferences and follow a variety of thought leaders as well as employers on social media.
If you have been out of the workforce for a while, in addition to staying abreast of trends and getting on top of your game, do things to build your confidence. To ace an interview, you need to not only demonstrate your skill set to the employer, but you also need to showcase your confidence and soft skills.
Connect With A Mentor - A mentor can give you a fresh perspective, will help you identify your strength and articulate them well. He/she will also help you with a confidence boost and resume building.
Take up an Internship or a Live Project - to build on the experience. This will show your prospective employer your willingness to learn.
Some of the women restarters opt for a second career so that they can reinvent themselves into something which aligns with their passion and priorities.
If you are not ready to go back to a 9 to 5 job yet, there are many part-time options for professionals with prior experience. You can freelance or choose a flexi-time option, wherein you can work in an office or from a remote location, your home.
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