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Himani asked

Hello mam,u have been in teaching from last 6 years in engineering college want to change my job from teaching to software industry.will u plz help or suggest some courses so tht it's easy for me to change even I tried searching courses but no one is there to provide placement after tht or opportunity even thy said age is major issue plz suggest
25 Mar 2017, 06:57pm
Himani, So glad to hear that you want to move to programming and software. The best thing is that you don't need anyone to make the move except yourself how about picking up some workplace basics from online learning and embarking on a project that can be your showcase. Coding is like writing your work speaks. Then of course there are deeper choices you will make but to make the shift, get started now. Start small, code everyday. Check out trends, subscribe to resources like Treehouse and get going! Let me know how it goes we will help you make relevant connects. best Sairee
25 Mar 2017, 07:05pm View Less
Himani, So glad to hear that you want to move to programming and software.
The best thing is that y

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PAYAL asked

Hi Sairee ! Have a heard a lot about you and would Love to connect with you. had seen Your WION channel Interview. A reporter was taking it. You know whats the best part about you and me think we both wish to bring a change in the lives of women. The only difference is that you a have found a way through Sheros And I am using my articles for it. Would love to chat with you. cell: 9869074419
24 Mar 2017, 10:37pm
Thanks for connecting Payal Irfat will set up time to meet / chat happy to! Enjoy your weekend! best Sairee =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D *www.sheroes.in <http://www.sheroes.in>* *Jobs and Careers Community for Women Tell a woman you know about it! * @Sairee =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D The most common form of despair is not being who you are. S=C3=B8ren Kierkegaard
25 Mar 2017, 06:30pm View Less
Thanks for connecting Payal Irfat will set up time to meet / chat happy
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Enjoy your weekend

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Srividya asked

Hi Sairee, I feel you have really created an opportunity where there was a huge void. Amazing and inspiring. I am an Organisational Psychologist by qualification. I have experience in HR consulting, Corporate HR, Teaching and also a bit of Instructional Design. I took a break for personal reasons and am a bit out of touch with the industry and people. I would like to get back to freelance work options that utilize my experience and skills. I also have an interest in social entrepreneurship, but don't know how to start or what to do. I am currently 42 years, have two kids and am looking at a second innings in my career. Please advise. BTW, I joined the WfH certified group of Sheroes some days back. Thanks in advance for all you do! Warm Regards, Srividya
05 Mar 2017, 08:08am
Thanks for writing in Srividya. Glad you signed up for WFH program. With your skills I am sure you will find something suitable. As a mentor, my advice would be to start start small, add consistency and keep growing one percent everyday. It all adds up. Pick up projects volunteer participate it will add to your confidence and rigour. Don't worry about labels, formats pick up work that sounds exciting. And do check out all the resources, articles we share engage more everyday door keep opening. Reading, writing, sharing, conversations all ways to extend ourselves. I hope to see you sometime. best Sairee =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D *www.sheroes.in <http://www.sheroes.in>* *Jobs and Careers Community for Women Tell a woman you know about it! * @Sairee =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D The most common form of despair is not being who you are. S=C3=B8ren Kierkegaard
05 Mar 2017, 09:50am View Less
Thanks for writing in Srividya. Glad you signed up for WFH program. With
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Meghna asked

Dear Sairee, Your profile is uplifting so writing it to you. I am interested in doing freelance work and I have applied via Sheroes but no luck till now. It has been long. Could you please guide me in this ? Thank you !
04 Mar 2017, 05:31pm
Hi Meghna, Thank you for writing in. What is your field and what kind of work are you looking for? Did you check out the Work from home certification it increases your chance of landing a project via SHEROES. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvHqkhj5CMN8z0YfIBZraWhhgHKqVhL38ANbnSxwg9eay4cg/viewform Also, do make sure you pitch yourself strongly and constantly stand out with your knowledge and skills. All the best best Sairee =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D *www.sheroes.in <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvHqkhj5CMN8z0YfIBZraWhhgHKqVhL38ANbnSxwg9eay4cg/viewform>* *Jobs and Careers Community for Women Tell a woman you know about it! * @Sairee =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D The most common form of despair is not being who you are. S=C3=B8ren Kierkegaard
04 Mar 2017, 07:35pm View Less
Hi Meghna,

Thank you for writing in. What is your field and what kind of work are you
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Priyal asked

Hello Mam i have recently completed my MBA in hr domain but i am still confused about my career. My intrests are in health, beauty & fitness but i don't know how to get successful in that field & what options are open for me. Please guide me.\nThanks \n\nRegards \nPRIYAL MEHTA
23 Feb 2017, 04:31pm
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Priyal, Health, beauty & fitness is a big industry with different domains, right? Where does your interest lie? Options depend upon interests, future plans and skills. Career Transition is what you're aiming at, consider few things before getting into this:\n1. Are logic led or intuition led for this decision?\n2. Do you have required skills or is ready to acquire them? \nLet me know where do you see yourself 5 years down the line? \nBest
04 Apr 2017, 03:27pm View Less
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Priyal, Health, beauty & fitness is a big industry with different domains, right? Where does

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preeti asked

Hi Sairee, I was on a long break of 6 years after a career spanning 9 years in established companies such as HSBC and Google, working in customer support and account management. After such a long sabbatical, I am unsure about my next course of action, career-wise. Would appreciate your valuable guidance regarding the available career options for me.
23 Feb 2017, 02:43pm
Dear Vandana, Thank you writing in. I am glad you want to come back. If I was you, I would jump into reexploring the workplace all over again with new eyes - for new opportunities, skills and energy! Also suggest that you look at SHEROES Work from home certification program. You can also connect with your counseling team on our app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=3Dappliedlife.pvtltd.SHEROES&= hl=3Den Lastly, don't forget to check Career Resources, Events and Jobs listed on SHEROES everyday. We also hold offline Community Meets - do show up for some - meet peers, SHEROES team and more. Above all - do something - even if small everyday for your goal - it will all add up. I look forward to hearing from you on how it is going. best Sairee =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D *www.sheroes.in <https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=3Dappliedlife.pvtltd.SHEROES&=>* *Jobs and Careers Community for Women - Tell a woman you know about it! * @Sairee =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D The most common form of despair is not being who you are. - S=C3=B8ren Kierkegaard
23 Feb 2017, 03:35pm View Less
Dear Vandana,

Thank you writing in. I am glad you want to come back. If I was you, I
would jump

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Sabina Tandon asked

Hi Sairee. I am a software engineer with 13 years of experience. Have been on a break for the past 8 years. Would like to get back to work. I am looking for a good course in Data Analytics in Mumbai. What would you recommend?
21 Feb 2017, 04:43pm
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Sabina ,\n\nAre you looking to specialise in a certain section of Data Analytics ? \n\nWeb Analytics or Business Analytics for example
04 Apr 2017, 08:22pm View Less
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Sabina ,\n\nAre you looking to specialise in a certain section of Data Analytics ? \n\nWeb Analyt

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Preeti asked

Hi Sairee, Its a pleasure and a honour to speak to you. I am looking forward for a navigating career for me. I have a 15 years of experience in Corporate world in Finance and Tax with lots of Rollo coaster life. Since I am not good in politics and due to my straight forward nature and the nature of no taking nonsense, I face lots of things in this world of men ego. I am not enjoying this any more.\nAs a person I am conscious towards health and fitness, which has lead me to lots of reading and research on health and fitness and forsee that the tomorrow India. I would like to pursue something in this line. How can I start and where you should I start? What would be the capital? Or such stick to my corporate world as it is too dangerous to explore now and the money flow is ok if not good.\nI am confused and need your guidance. Please help.
03 Feb 2017, 06:22pm
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Preeti ,\n\nThank you for reaching out ! My name is Adi and I will be helping you with this query.\n\nIt is certainly a viable option for anyone to begin their own venture in the current climate - as long as they are aware that there will be some amount of struggle required. What helps people stay focussed through the struggle is passion for what they are working with - you do seem to have that in spades ! \n\nComing to your questions -\n\nHow can I start and where you should I start? \nFor this, the first thing to do is to figure out what part of the wellness industry do you want to work with. \n\nWhat would be the capital?\nThere are multiple ways to get capital - apart from personal financing or business loans , there are also venture capitalists or start up competitions that can serve to figure out seed funding.
04 Apr 2017, 08:30pm View Less
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Preeti ,\n\nThank you for reaching out ! My name is Adi and I will be helping you with this query

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Ankita asked

Hi Sairee, I have been working as a business analyst/consultant in the software services industry. I used to be a functional tester and eventually grew up in the BA domain as the business problems excite me.Since 2015, I have started facilitating training workshops on basics of testing, and introduction to energy business domain. I am very passionate about training and would like to grow in this area. Could you please advice on how and where to look for opportunities in the training domain?
17 Jan 2017, 11:02am
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Ankita ,\n\nJust to ask a clarifying question - are you looking to find clients you can train in BA ? Or are you looking to join a company as a trainer ?
04 Apr 2017, 08:35pm View Less
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Ankita ,\n\nJust to ask a clarifying question - are you looking to find clients you can train in

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Pratiksha asked

Hi Sairee, I am fortunate to connect to you but I am writing this question with not a very good vibe as I feel it around me. I really hope you can guide me through this situation. I am a Software professional with 5.5 years work exp. I recently switched my company and I have alot of learning and professional growth expectations from this firm. As I try myself to involve more deeply into projects and ask questions to the Onshore team, I can somehow feel hidden and a negative vibe from 1-2 teammates ( one male and one female). The female teammate of mine and I had a small issue before related to cab transport issue but I was able to resolve and eventually avoided such conflicts.I could sense both teammates are not very welcoming, I feel as if they talk about me in their language and condemn about my proceedings because they want things their way for instance leaving early, a detailed KT(training) ;which I never criticized. It is the starting phase of project and I am very scared to get into any such team politics. I am not feeling the team spirit. We got team lead also today but pl guide on how to behave and proceed. I am just blank and sad about it.Thanks in advance!!
10 Jan 2017, 12:17am
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Pratiksha ,\n\nThank you for writing in ! \n\nThis is indeed a very tricky situation to navigate - what would you feel about forgoing politics or avoidance altogether and being upfront and honest about this with them ? Especially since you are the team lead. \n\nHere is a possible way to deal with them : \n\nStep 1 - Ask each one individually if you can speak for some time along. Perhaps over lunch or while getting tea in the pantry. Listen to the employee or coworker’s complaints until you are certain that they feel heard out and listened to. Sometimes people repeat negative sentiments over and over because they don’t feel like you have really listened to them. Ask questions. Clarify their statements. Make sure you have actively listened. \n\nStep 2 - Decide if you believe the employee or coworker has legitimate reasons for their negativity. If you decide affirmatively, ask if they’d like your help to solve the problem. If they ask for help, provide advice or ideas for how the coworker can address the reason for their negativity.\nShort term advice that points a person in a positive direction is welcome. But, your role is not to provide therapy or counseling. Nor is your role to provide comprehensive career advice or long-term recommendations. Point the coworker to helpful books, seminars, or the Human Resources Department to solve their problem. Know your limits when advising coworkers.\n\nStep 3 - Sometimes, the coworker just wants to complain to a friendly, listening ear; they don’t want your advice or assistance to address the situation. Listen, but set limits so the coworker does not overstay or over-talk his or her welcome. Long term complaining saps your energy and positive outlook. Don’t allow that to happen. Walk away. Tell the coworker you’d prefer to move on to more positive subjects.\n\nStep 4- If you listen to the coworker’s negativity and decide the concerns are not legitimate, practice personal courage and tell them what you think. Tell the coworker you care about their concern and about their happiness at work, but you disagree with their assessment of the situation.\nBack gracefully out of additional conversations. The coworker will attempt to appeal to your sympathetic nature, but if you believe the negativity is unwarranted, don’t spend your time listening or helping the coworker to address the negative feelings. You will only encourage long-term and growing negative feelings and, potentially, behavior. You will set yourself up as a negativity magnet. Constant negative interactions will eventually permeate your interaction with your workplace.\n\nWhat do you think of that approach ?\n
04 Apr 2017, 08:45pm View Less
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Pratiksha ,\n\nThank you for writing in ! \n\nThis is indeed a very tricky situation to navigate

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kr asked

Maam, I am in B.SC HONS Maths 1st year. And after that I want to do M.SC (Mathematics) from IIT. Please tell me is it a right decision ?
23 Dec 2016, 11:01am
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi kr ,\n\nThank you for writing in ! \n\nWhether a masters is the right decision for you would completely depend on what you wish to achieve in your career. \n\nAre you looking to work in Mathematics - either research or teaching in your future ?
04 Apr 2017, 08:49pm View Less
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi kr ,\n\nThank you for writing in ! \n\nWhether a masters is the right decision for you would comp

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Megha asked

I am an HR Professional with 7+Yrs. Experience in Technology(IT) Hiring. I have not been working full-time for sometime reason being the Only care-giver for My Daughter. But She is 5+ Now & spends Good hours in the school, I would desperately want to get back in gear to independent Myself Financially & Take forward My Career. I have been searching for A Part-time or Work From Home(Fixed Salary - NO Freelancing) Job. But My Efforts have gone in vain for Kolkata as a location. I am in dire need of a Good Opportunity to proof My Skills & capability. KINDLY ADVISE
21 Dec 2016, 09:48pm
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Megha ,\n\nThank you for sharing this with us ! \n\nThere are a number of remote locations work from home jobs that might be the ones you are looking for , on Sheroes. \n\nBefore we discuss that however - wanted to share something about your profile. \n\nCurrently, \n\nin the summary section : there isn't a mention of which skills within recruiting you have worked extensively with. Treat this section as a cover letter. \n\nin the work experience section - there isn't a record of the 8 years you have worked. There is just one entry with the year absent for the start date. Do fill this out with all details. \n\nin the education section : please add details to your masters entry and add your bachelors entry as well. \n\nHaving an incomplete profile may cause a potential employer to reject your application from the get go - do fill out all the details and try applying , \n\nWe wish you luck ,
04 Apr 2017, 08:53pm View Less
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Megha ,\n\nThank you for sharing this with us ! \n\nThere are a number of remote locations work f

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shuchi asked

Hi Sairee...I am a mother of 1 year old kid and working in an MNC in IT industry with 9 years of total experience. I had worked from a developer to team lead and then project leader. After taking a break of 8 months , I had joined back again in March '16 but struggling to manage kid and job both with expertise. I used to be a high performer but now it does not seem so but still I do not want to give up my job. I have again got project lead role and I will excel also in it again but now I feel that the project management activities has taken me away from latest technical developments. There is lots of insecurity in this role since middle level mgmt. is the most soft target whenever any sector starts layoffs. IT future also is not so bright if it belongs to maintenance projects and not with latest cloud, mobile or robotics. I used to be good technically but I am good in data analysis & project delivery management also. I am not able to decide the area on which I should focus. Please suggest considering the fact that learning latest technology requires some extra time which I am not able to devote due to already overburdened with work responsibilities in office and family responsibilities due to a kid and not so well mother in law. Thanks in advance.
22 Nov 2016, 09:19pm
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Shuchi ,\n\nHere's the thing - the top talent in each field will always have a job. Don't worry about not being able to work because of robotics or IT cloud being the new buzzwords. \n\nAre you wanting to move into a project consultant role for some time till your home life is more sustainable ?
04 Apr 2017, 08:55pm View Less
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Shuchi ,\n\nHere's the thing - the top talent in each field will always have a job. Don'

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Suchitra asked

Hi Sairee,\n\nI read about your organization in Femina a few months ago and immediately enrolled myself. I think that Sheroes is a wonderful initiative benefiting many women out there who want to enjoy a work/life balance, where they can not only be happy mothers, and wives, but also just only themselves too! I have 2 children, growing well, and I do have at least 4-5 hours a day where I really would like to engage myself in meaningful work that largely uses my skills and talent in writing in-house letters, or content writing, editing, proof reading. Apart from my love for these, I am a yoga and meditation enthusiast. I wish to also explore the field of digital marketing, and would love to know more about courses on this that would enable me to upgrade my skills further. It would be great if you could advise. Thanks again for such a marvelous platform!
17 Nov 2016, 01:58pm
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Suchitra ,\n\nThank you for writing in and for your kind words ! \n\nFor roles in content writing : as a first step you can take a quick look at the jobs available by clicking on "work from home jobs " on our job board. You can further filter these to be relevant to you by adding more search tags for example on the field you want to work in. Say searching " work from home content writing " for content writing jobs.\n\nFor digital marketing - are you looking to do an in-person course or online ?
04 Apr 2017, 08:57pm View Less
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Suchitra ,\n\nThank you for writing in and for your kind words ! \n\nFor roles in content writing

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Meera asked

Hello Madam,\n\nThanks for starting this platform.\nWhat career choices can one think of with a strong educational background and a service of 10 years in IT industry with a break of 4 years? Can one switch to academics and how easy or difficult would that be as career path for a experienced professional looking for career growth. If not, what are my choices
26 Oct 2016, 11:51am
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Meera ,\n\nThank you for reaching out ! My name is Adi and I will be helping you with this query.\n\nThere are certainly transferable skills in working in IT and teaching computers for example. \n\nHowever, with switching to academic teaching - a certification such as a BEd or MEd might be important. \n\nApart from that - you can consult within IT, start your own enterprise or work with a start up as a knowledge worker in an advisory capacity for example.
04 Apr 2017, 09:40pm View Less
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Meera ,\n\nThank you for reaching out ! My name is Adi and I will be helping you with this query.

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Ananya asked

HI Sairee, I had been working as a Software Tester for more than 3 years. I had to take a break from my work due to certain personal responsibilities. Its has been more than an year, that I am not working. Now I want to rejoin work, but I am not getting any calls. Even if I am, employer is directly asking me if I can work over time. I say no. And I get rejected. I really can't work overtime as I have to take care of my family as well. So I was thinking of changing my career. I have done my BCA and MCA. Can you please suggest me some career option that I can opt and that does not require overtime work at office. I have applied for freelancing jobs, but never got shortlisted. Sitting back home and doing nothing is really driving me crazy. Need your help.
20 Oct 2016, 06:49pm
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Ananya ,\n\nThank you for reaching out ! My name is Adi and I will be helping you with this query.\n\nWhere you can shine ( for work life atleast) is closely tied to what you are passionate about. \n\nIs there something you are debating working with ? In terms of switching from IT - anything that doesn't require a professional degree ( medicine. teaching, law etc ) is a possible option.
04 Apr 2017, 09:44pm View Less
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Ananya ,\n\nThank you for reaching out ! My name is Adi and I will be helping you with this query

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Abida asked

Hi Sairee,\nI am a newly joined member here..I have been working in an IT company in Quality Assurance(Software Testing). Now due to personal inconveniences I have to leave my job and\nsearching for a work from home matching my profile..Can you help me?
05 Oct 2016, 12:07pm
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Abida ,\n\nAre you looking to consult with a company in a similar profile ? Or continue working full time - just from a work from home profile ?
04 Apr 2017, 09:58pm View Less
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Abida ,\n\nAre you looking to consult with a company in a similar profile ? Or continue working f

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Gagan asked

Hi Vaijayanthi, People at office have become good friends. How can I lead my friends at work effectively? I want them to grow and have fun without being realizing that they are being led (not to mention, for the good). Answer: Hi Gagan, Its great that you want your friends to do well however constant unsolicited advice will not be appreciated, so do refrain from that. Are these friends in a team that you are managing? If not any reason for wanting to lead them? The best way is to really listen to them when they are talking and ask them the right questions so that they can figure things out for themselves. If this is your team that you are referring to, then ask them what are the goals that they would want to set for themselves, help them fine tune it if needed to align with the company's goals and objectives, then again through asking them the right questions guide them to action items they can do to achieve the goals. All the best! thanks and Kind Regards, Vaijayanthi.
26 Sep 2016, 12:58pm
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Nisha asked

Hello Sairee dear. You are an inspiration and motivation for all. Sairee i miss business plan meet on 22 september . How could i showcase my business idea now. its basically not a business its a social service i want to do via sheroes. kindly guide. Also how could i be a mentor on Sheroes. Love to join sheroes. \nThanks n Regards\nNisha
23 Sep 2016, 01:32pm
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Nisha ,\n\nThank you for reaching out ! My name is Adi and I will be helping you with this query.\n\nYou can write in to care@sheroes.in with a link to your Sheroes profile and your generous offer to be a mentor. \n\nOur team will help you out from there :)
04 Apr 2017, 10:22pm View Less
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Nisha ,\n\nThank you for reaching out ! My name is Adi and I will be helping you with this query.

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Shampa asked

Dear Mam, \n\nWant to get work from home jobs. Have 10 years of rich experience in assisting top management of a US MNC. Can you please help.
17 Sep 2016, 11:44am
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Shampa ,\n\nThank you for reaching out ! My name is Adi and I will be helping you with this query. Our apologies on the delayed response\n\nAre you looking to continue working with HR ?
04 Apr 2017, 10:26pm View Less
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Shampa ,\n\nThank you for reaching out ! My name is Adi and I will be helping you with this query

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Razia asked

Hi Mam, \nMy Self Razia....you remembered me once I have already communicated with you regarding my career plans and I am from that community where women education in not encouraged but my father had encouraged me to study well and had given me a beautiful and colorful career. But recently father has been pass away I have to help my mom and little brother seriously mam but my husband is not supporting me. I have decided to work independently and help my please show me some work mam I am ready to do any type of work for my mom and my brother. They don't have money for paying atleast house rent also mam where it is just 1500 per month they don't have atleast that money. Please help me and support me in my work. I have applied to this vacancy mam https://sheroes.in/jobs/part-time-typist-g2-global-services/MTU3NDE%3D but I have not got any reply from them mam. Please help me I am asking you with sincerely and I have typing skills with higher certification mam. If they are not ready to give me this work please show me some other work mam please......its urgent mam
17 Sep 2016, 11:21am
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Razia ,\n\nThank you for reaching out ! My name is Adi and I will be helping you with this query. Our apologies on the delayed response\n\nDo let us know if you are still looking for help with this query - \n\nYou can take a quick look at the jobs available by clicking on " work from home jobs " on our home page. You can further filter these to be relevant to you by adding more search tags for example on the field you want to work in. Say searching " data entry work from home " for data entry jobs.
04 Apr 2017, 10:27pm View Less
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Razia ,\n\nThank you for reaching out ! My name is Adi and I will be helping you with this query.

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Rajesh Bhatia asked

Hello Sairee , It was sheer pleasure listening to your speech at BITS Pilani Goa. I was looking forward to a meeting with you in goa but i guess you had to leave immediately after the speech.Me and my better half have formed a company called Ethnic India E-commerce pvt ltd and the board has passed a resolution that this company will be run,managed and turned into a global corporation by sisters and daughters of this great nation .yes it will be managed by only the rockstars [girls].Me & Jyotsna would like to meet you in this regard. I would like my daughter Nayanika to be mentored by you .thanks regards Rajesh Bhatia 9819693355
08 Sep 2016, 01:35pm
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Rajesh Bhatia ,\n\nThank you for reaching out ! My name is Adi and I will be helping you with this query. Our apologies on the delayed response\n\nDo write in to us at care@sheroes.in with your query and we will be sure to respond with a possible next step.
04 Apr 2017, 10:28pm View Less
(Replied by SHEROES Coach via SHEROES Career Helpline) Hi Rajesh Bhatia ,\n\nThank you for reaching out ! My name is Adi and I will be helping you with thi

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Swati asked

Hi Sairee, truly inspired by your profile. As you can see my profile I am currently running a business but I have few hours in a day that I would like to spend doing something else as well. Thats why I am looking for a freelancing or work from home opportunities. Kindly guide me as on which field should I be opting on? Thank you. Regards Swati
28 Jul 2016, 03:07pm
Hi Swati, How wonderful to see your drive. There are tons of opportunities at SHEROES and maybe you can find something like blogging, photography, volunteering - something that helps you grow as well. Do check often and see what works for you. I hope you will join us for the SHEROES Summit. best Sairee
05 Aug 2016, 01:31pm View Less
Hi Swati,
How wonderful to see your drive. There are tons of opportunities at SHEROES and maybe yo

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Gita asked

Firstly, it's an honour to be able to interact with you, Sairee - your work is inspiring! As for me, I'm mainly spend my time blogging these days ( I have some 6 blogs at least, each one slightly different from the other). I also run a Page called Writer Rites on FB where I share a short story, a poem and a literary essay almost every day. I'm now 57 and I've worked for over 30 years as a freelance translator (French to English). I also taught French both in a school as well as private tutor and, in both these fields, I've really not done too badly. The thing is they're not really how I want to spend my time. While I do love working with young ones, I didn't attend the kind of schools we have and it's against my principles to work within the exam system. As for translation, I've had enough of it, especially with the kind of payment that's still in vogue since before the 2000s. What I love is writing - short stories, fiction, in general, and have more than 10 short stories ready. I'd love to see all/one of them published but have kind of lost all confidence. Would you have any suggestions for me?
27 Jun 2016, 09:29am
Hi Gita, Thanks for writing in and an incredible career and skill indeed. I think the challenge and the opportunity is to capitalize on what you got - which is a lot but also at the same time reinvent and readapt. Did you think of a Gita's Podcast or aligning with some of the literary communities online. I see a totally new avtar as a curator in the digital age - even maybe for an organization outside India and remote. Communication, curation, digital are awesome skills and when married with acute professionalism it is powerful. I love what you have done and can do. How about converting your love for fiction into a story teller's license. Re-adapt to a newer context. Let me share something that personally works for me - hanging out and learning from people who I have no clue of - new groups - younger people sometimes or even corporate types :) I would take this skill to newer territories - digital storytelling and audio / video. Meanwhile, do email some samples to our editor karuna at sheroes dot in - one never knows Hope to see you sometime :-) best Sairee
27 Jun 2016, 01:23pm View Less
Hi Gita,

Thanks for writing in and an incredible career and skill indeed. I think the challenge

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Saroj asked

Hello, I thank you for Sheroes. I have over 13 years of experience in pharma marketing. After a 8 yrs long break now looking forward for a part time job in marketing, content writing, training etc. Kindly help
26 Jun 2016, 10:04am
Hi Saroj, You got a great profile and can do more with your career. Surely encourage you to stay on business side of things compared to only content. Marketing, digital marketing, pharma pre-sales, research, analytics are some options. Sales if possible too. Do check out some jobs, especially from CMO Axis (link below) https://sheroes.in/jobs/search?q=cmo%20axis https://sheroes.in/jobs/search?q=cmo%20axis And Work from home jobs are updated every day. You have a core strength, transition it to a position of strength and growth. Do not settle for less. All the best. Hope to hear from you :) best Sairee
26 Jun 2016, 10:24am View Less
Hi Saroj,

You got a great profile and can do more with your career. Surely encourage you to stay

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Aakriti asked

Hi Sheroes, I am aakriti having 5 yrs experience in travel sector in inbound sales.now I m looking for a new opportunities to work from home as i m mother of a small kid n cant go o ut to work.help me in doing this.i am from Noida sec 74 .
26 Jun 2016, 09:55am
Hi Aakriti, Great experience - travel + sales - I see no reason you should not be able to find something relevant - here are a few links https://sheroes.in/jobs/search?q=travel%20work%20from%20home https://sheroes.in/jobs/search?q=travel%20work%20from%20home You could also get coached by our resident coach - on our app if you still feel the need to chat. Do look out for SHEROES Community events and career resources. Stay connected, apply, keep your energy levels high and find daily motivation. best Sairee
26 Jun 2016, 12:43pm View Less
Hi Aakriti,
Great experience - travel + sales - I see no reason you should not be able to find som

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Bijal asked

Hi Sairee. You have started a superb initative! A got a dream Flexi Job at an MNC thanks to Sheroes! People cant believe that i got a 6 months project as an extrenal coonsultant in my area of interest - Logsitics Operations. I have been a happy worker and not too ambitious. But now i dont seem to be having any physical energy for today's corporate world challenges. I have an amazing daughter and love spending time with her but want to work even for 2 - 3 hours every day. Can you assist me in terms of what should I be doing?
27 May 2016, 12:02pm
Hi Bijal, I am glad to hear from you and to know you got a flexible job. I can understand that you may want more flexibility or reduced working hours. We are going to be hosting Work from home Bootcamps in various cities - please attend those. They are meant for exactly the kind of situation you are in. Qualified but want more flexibility and lesser commutes. The first one is in Delhi. Stay connected and see you in Mumbai. https://sheroes.in/event/sheroes-work-from-home-bootcamp-new-delhi-2016/ODY%3D best Sairee
29 May 2016, 02:47pm View Less
Hi Bijal,

I am glad to hear from you and to know you got a flexible job. I can understand that y

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Kumud asked

Hi, I have 3.5 yrs if experience in HR . I have been trying work from home jobs through sheroes but I m not getting any opportunity. I find content writing , blogging interesting and been applying also through sheroes .
25 May 2016, 01:16pm
Hello Kumud, Thanks for writing in and being proactive in asking. I noticed your profile and found HR as your core competence. If you are keen to make a shift to content, blogging, and related fields then it would help to have some body of work - create a space for yourself, before applying. The best part about writing is that your work speaks for itself. You could start a blog or contribute to some sites to build your showcase. At the moment, it is likely that employers have no way to find out about your interest and capability in writing. Did you check out the SHEROES blogger network. Let me know what you think? best Sairee
25 May 2016, 10:14pm View Less
Hello Kumud,
Thanks for writing in and being proactive in asking. I noticed your profile and found

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Anjali asked

Hi Sairee, Hope you are doing good.I have 12+ years exp in Project Management,Operations and Event Management.I am looking for a immediate change and can join at short notice,could you please help me for a job search front..
25 May 2016, 05:50am
Hello Anjali, Extremely good profile - want to consider working at SHEROES? Mail akshay at sheroes dot in to set up a time. best Sairee
25 May 2016, 10:25pm View Less
Hello Anjali,
Extremely good profile - want to consider working at SHEROES?
Mail akshay at shero

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Shubhra asked

Hi Sairee, I have been working an Manager Operations in an IT co., rose from Admin Asst. to my current position, for which I feel proud, but I feel there's not much to add to my profile in this job anymore. i want to study Business Analysis and switch over to that profile in future but I am not sure how that will be possible with my current job as I cant leave it. Do we have any options on Sheroes that can provide with internships/experience in Business Analysis, or guide me more on how to move ahead in that field.
21 Apr 2016, 04:28pm
Hello Shubhra, It is wonderful you are thinking in that direction. You should invest in your skills and learning at all times. You don't need to leave your job to do that. Do look up the Sunstone Nano MBA - https://sheroes.in/career-resources-for-women - it focusses on product management, analytics and digital marketing - all key skills today. There are also so many other options at Coursera, Udacity etc. Once you are a master in a new skill, any shift will be easy, maybe some absolutely new avenues will open up. Keep going! All the best Sairee
22 Apr 2016, 07:05am View Less
Hello Shubhra,
It is wonderful you are thinking in that direction. You should invest in your skill

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Nivedita asked

Hi Sairee....I am master graduate, M.tech(cs) and have experience of almost 2 years in web desingning and developement(html5,css3,javascript,jquery).Now i would like to work from home .Can i have some opportuninties like this.
21 Apr 2016, 03:44pm
Hi Nivedita, Sure there are opportunities but please fill in your profile - how else one can learn about your competence. So many design work from home jobs come up - you can apply for them too! best Sairee
22 Apr 2016, 07:37am View Less
Hi Nivedita,
Sure there are opportunities but please fill in your profile - how else one can learn

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arti asked

Hi Sairee, I have over 20 years of experience in HR and consulting. I work with several large and small corporates in the area of leadership Development, Organization Culture and Diversity & Inclusion. I am on the ICC for Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the workplace for over 15 organizations. I have been following Sheroes for several years now and am very enthused by the work done here. I am keen to collaborate with Sheroes and reach out and support more women. Do let me know how we can take this forward. Warm Regards, arti Chaudhry
19 Apr 2016, 08:13pm
Hi Arti, Please write in to me at sairee at sheroes dot in to set up a time to chat / meet. best Sairee
22 Apr 2016, 07:30am View Less
Hi Arti,

Please write in to me at sairee at sheroes dot in to set up a time to chat / meet.



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Pammy asked

Hi Sairee mam, I have 5.6yrs experience in pharma sector(marketing). I took 1.3 yrs gap because of maternity. Now I want to start my career again but looking for good opportunity not direct marketing. I am searching job for last 6 month in pune, but not getting any good option. i stuck in this situation. please suggest me what i have to do? for which profile i have to search? any business idea. plz suggest me
19 Apr 2016, 06:46pm
Hello Pammy, You have a good profile, you have to pitch yourself better and apply often. For eg - there are all these SHEROES jobs that are open and many others. https://sheroes.in/jobs/search?q=sheroes Please do catch up on workplace, digital and business news. That will help you bridge the gap. You could also download our app and chat with experts. And get updated jobs everyday. https://sheroes.in/jobs/search?q=sheroes best Sairee
22 Apr 2016, 07:53am View Less
Hello Pammy,
You have a good profile, you have to pitch yourself better and apply often. For eg -

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Taskeen asked

Hi Sairee,I have been working in BPO for 9 years now I am looking for something to do from home ,I am good at customer service and email chatting for solving customer queries,I am very confused,pleasehelp me choose something ,I am good at cooking also
16 Apr 2016, 08:04pm
Hello Taskeen, It is good that you have worked in the BPO industry. Those are good skills, as you are used to a high service standard for offshore clients. Here are two recent opportunities you can look at: https://sheroes.in/jobs/virtual-sales-associate-mumbai-sheroes/MTAxMjk= https://sheroes.in/jobs/virtual-sales-associate-mumbai-sheroes/MTAxMjk= You can check often and apply as these keep coming up. All the best!
17 Apr 2016, 04:09pm View Less
Hello Taskeen,
It is good that you have worked in the BPO industry. Those are good skills, as you

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seema asked

hi madam,i completed my b.tech mechanical in 2013.Till now i am not getting any job related to my stream(mechanical) because lack of guidence. i am doing small job that is not related to my career.i have some financial problems also.my aim is i want to settle as a mechanical engineer.please help me madam..
14 Apr 2016, 10:29pm
Hello Seema, It seems you have filled your profile in a hurry and therefore it has so many errors and punctuation mistakes. A good quality profile, with high level of English and punctuations is a basic to even be considered for a job. I would highly recommend that you focus on the basics and improve the quality of your execution. You are an engineer and should be able to get a good job, if your output is high quality. All the best
17 Apr 2016, 04:11pm View Less
Hello Seema,
It seems you have filled your profile in a hurry and therefore it has so many errors

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Rashmi asked

Sairee, I would be moving alone with my daughter...She would be in hostel pursuing her studies and I would be having ample to time to work and go back to corporate like....I have 16+ years of HR exp. in MNCs. I plan to stay minimum for 10 years atleast in Delhi NCR
14 Apr 2016, 08:25pm
Hello Rashmi, Thanks for reaching out and I am glad you are now getting back to work. With your experience, there is a lot you can accomplish. You could go back to HR, join a startup, help a large company set up a new unit - the opportunities are immense. All you need to do is apply to relevant opportunities with urgency. Here is a link of all HR opportunities available. https://sheroes.in/jobs/search?q=hr These are refreshed everyday. Do check back often. All the best.
17 Apr 2016, 04:17pm View Less
Hello Rashmi,
Thanks for reaching out and I am glad you are now getting back to work. With your ex

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Tanvi asked

Hello Sairee! i am so glad for this platform, where wanderers like myself, are reassured we are not lost! I am 33, former flight attendant( 3 years in intl airlines), ive had a few years of experience running a boutique(an informal set up), and mostly particiating in exhibitions displaying home decor, apparels and accessories. Currently i am divorced and am learning stock trading, while also harboring a desire to set myself up for work. My first choice would be digital marketing and i have got in touch with 2 institutes regarding the same- digitalmarketinginstitute and digital vidya. i reside in surat which makes the job scenario slightly difficult, it being a business centric city. But i prefer being here as i would also want to try my hand at organising exhibitions on a medium to large scale. i am trying a bit of networking. I want advise/help/suggestions in terms of how should i start and where should i start? both a job and an independant work( exhibitions are just 3-4 times a year at the most). thank you in advance Sairee. Regards Tanvi
14 Apr 2016, 08:04pm
Hello Tanvi, I am so glad you choose to be pro active and that gives us all the more reason to work hard at SHEROES. I went through your profile and you have some distinct advantages. I will encourage you to think about your career as a series of steps. The opportunity in digital marketing is a good idea and I would suggest that you not only get a certificate but also find some real projects to work on - even if they are free. Hands on learning is important. The second idea about exhibitions and networking is something you could try as a side project, because it will always lack stability and growth. Aim for a track career where you can become a top professional in your field. You already have hospitality, communication among your experience, very soon you could be community manager or a social media marketing expert. Check out the jobs on SHEROES and let us how it goes. Will hope to hear from you soon. best Sairee
17 Apr 2016, 04:24pm View Less
Hello Tanvi,
I am so glad you choose to be pro active and that gives us all the more reason to wor

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Shilpi asked

Hi Sairee, I am a IT professional having 8 years of work experience & now doing various activities of project management from last 3 years. Although I am having WFH option in my current company but growth is very slow. I am looking for a career in food industry with WFH option. Its appears to be weird but I am not enjoying my IT job & want to do domething which I find interesting where I can grow on my own pace & WFH is a requiremt as having a small baby.
13 Apr 2016, 02:23pm
Hi Shilpi, Your experience and job seem just right but the wow factor is missing. I am not sure whether that is a function of a work from home job or a switch to food industry - may or may not be flex friendly or work from home. You are now established in your field and a move to new industry with a totally different outlook will mean starting from scratch - almost like an intern :) An opportunity to reflect and even explore options in the food industry might help - check out food bloggers, critics, chefs - get to know them better, understand the nuances better. Some relevant articles about the food industry https://sheroes.in/articles/love-cooking-here-s-what-you-should-know-about-being-a-chef/MTI5Ng== https://sheroes.in/articles/love-cooking-here-s-what-you-should-know-about-being-a-chef/MTI5Ng== Then also identify what in food - what kind of service/product - what scale. There is a clear opportunity but needs a reset and a new roadmap, which can be very exciting by itself. Hear from you soon?
17 Apr 2016, 04:56pm View Less
Hi Shilpi,
Your experience and job seem just right but the wow factor is missing. I am not sure wh

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Rohini asked

Hi Sairee, I am Rohini, worked as software QA engineer and has a total experience of about 5.5 years. Recently I got laid off from my organisation and currently looking for new opportunities. I have a manual testing experience of 4 years and 10 months. Worked as a embedded developer for a period of about 8 months. Also I am learning QTP automation tool.But right now i find difficulty in getting jobs with manual testing experience. I am trying through many job portals like naukri, glass door, linked in etc. I tried through my friends references too. I am getting reply that either i am over qualified or unfit for the the role. I am trying hard for about last 6 months and I have not even got a single interview call which implies something is not right. How should I proceed further at this point of time?
11 Apr 2016, 10:40am
Dear Rohini, Thanks for reaching out and taking charge. Everyone faces hardships, how they handle is what decides their course. You are correct in your assessment that something is not right. The market is fundamentally shifting and traditional IT / SDLC opportunities are under stress. However that option has now moved to product companies and engineering opportunities like AI/ VR / Consumer tech etc. This would be a good time to pivot - your career to a more relevant space. Your engineering and tech base will give you enough canvas to move into digital, product and business opportunities. A little time to reflect and recourse would be very helpful. You can ask me more as we go along.
11 Apr 2016, 01:43pm View Less
Dear Rohini,
Thanks for reaching out and taking charge. Everyone faces hardships, how they handle

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Kavita asked

Hi Sairee, Firstly a huge note of appreciation for the challenging journey that you have undertaken of being there for Women who want to reach out to someone to share their challenges in making a mark for themselves in the society with Dignity.I connected with some of your mentors and Archana Tyagi proved to be a guiding factor in responding and sharing advice and valuable tips to go about the various channels of achievement.As it has been a short time am sure others too will reciprocate .Archana in particular was proactive and connected on Skype and provided a lot of information to support my cause .I am Kavita Ranjit and I come with 18+years of Corporate experience in a Senior Management position, and after a break of 7 years am trying to restart my career .I have sent across a brief on myself,my experience and my skills to you yesterday.I take this opportunity to Thank you for the wonderful platform that you have provided to many of us .I am positive and confident that I am well supported and guided by you and your team of mentors to provide the best counselling and enable us to try for our goals.Thank you once again .My sincere gratitude to Archana Tyagi in helping me on the path to success. Regards Kavita Ranjit 9916140302 kavita.ranjit@gmail.com
31 Mar 2016, 12:43pm
Dear Kavita, It is wonderful to hear these encouraging words and it makes us want to work even harder and better. Stay connected and keep inspiring us and other SHEROES :) Best Sairee
31 Mar 2016, 06:32pm View Less
Dear Kavita,

It is wonderful to hear these encouraging words and it makes us want to work even h

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Parmeeta Saha asked

Hi Sairee, Myself Ms. Parmeeta, a SHEROES member since July’15. I have been receiving job alerts & other updates from your team & have been following your portal regularly. Today I am writing to you to seek your guidance in restarting my career after a gap of almost 3Yrs . I have nearly 7.5 years of experience (Full Time) in HR functions, which includes recruitment & post recruitment activities. In addition, I also have worked as a Freelance Consultant with various recruitment firms for nearly 8 months. But I had a gap/ career break in between, due to my husband’s professional commitments over the last 8.5 years. This has resulted in giving a bad shape to my professional career in terms of continuity and salary compensation. I have worked with organisations like Sasken, MaFoi Randstad, ZTE Telecom, AXIR Consulting. I am based out of Indirapuram, Ghaziabad since Sep’2013 and despite attaining several rounds of interview with many Corporate in Noida, I am struggling to get associated with a good organization for a good job profile. I am highly de-motivated at this juncture and seek your guidance in helping me out of this situation and get my career on track again. Thanks for your time.
25 Mar 2016, 09:24pm
Hi Parmeeta, Thank you for writing in. Your profile is good and I would surely recommend that you build on your current strengths. Consulting, recruitment and HR are valuable skills but businesses are changing fast and are under tremendous stress. Your success lies in being able to help them become more successful. A little bit of pick me up attitude and a little bit of realigning to current business reality can help. Do reflect on what might be potentially not working out in the interviews you went for. What are the interviewers seeking. Do check the articles on returning to work on SHEROES. https://sheroes.in/articles As an offer, please send an email to monica at sheroes dot in - requesting for an interview with SHEROES delivery team. You could also meet us in person at SHEROES Community meets. It is a great way to catch up. See you sometime. best Sairee
26 Mar 2016, 07:32pm View Less
Hi Parmeeta,
Thank you for writing in. Your profile is good and I would surely recommend that you

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Bidisha asked

Hi Sairee, I was working with a leading e-commerce startup in content and catalog management, I had to quit the job due to health issues, I am looking forward to work from home jobs. I am interested in blogging and content writing options, please guide me how do i go about it. I also write travel blogs for a leading travel startup but not in return of any compensation.
25 Mar 2016, 08:09pm
Hi Bidisha, Looking at your profile, you are still young and have huge potential. While it is okay to take up interim options, do put your career out there and strive for bigger, better options. Content strategist instead of just a content writer, community manager, content curator - are all upward channels. Meanwhile, for blogging, writing, content roles, the best way to land opportunities is to showcase your talent. Writing to editors with samples is still the most reliable trick in the book. Also use blogs / social media to share your writing. SHEROES also hires content writers and community editors. Please apply when you see opportunities up. These are all work from home and content opportunities. Apply consciously to ones you prefer. https://sheroes.in/jobs/search/page:1?q=content%20work%20from%20hom All the best! Sairee
26 Mar 2016, 07:09pm View Less
Hi Bidisha,
Looking at your profile, you are still young and have huge potential. While it is okay

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sailaja asked

Hi , I am an oracle apps technical consultant with 10+ years of experience .I used to work for TCS before I quit this Aug (Aug 2015) as I felt I was not able to manage . I have a 2 year old child and my husband is into sales and travels often . I love my job and I miss it ...I have tried looking for remote work through upwork ,freelancer..but there hardly seem to be anything available in the skillset I have ...I am at crossroads now and am wondering what I can do ? I love working with a team and have worked in a number of roles such as developer/technical lead as well as project lead . I am skilled in orace ,pl/sql ,BI publisher,OAF,unix and AOL . What would you suggest? I am based out of Hyderabad and would prefer to work remote most of the time .
25 Mar 2016, 07:07pm
Hi Sailaja, That's a great career track record but at the same time, maybe this little bump on the way is a pointer towards new possibility? You have worked as an expert on this career track so far and it is only fair to reboot to a new level. Your next level of career growth may not come from legacy only skills. A reorientation to what looks like the gig economy or remote work might be required. When you work in a full fledged set up, the skills and orientation needed are very different from ones you need to establish yourself as a work from home professional. Work is available according to market demand and not only as per skill set, your skill set can be realigned. I would urge more openness in your approach and find opportunities that might be within a broader range. For example - as a Technical Consultant etc. This can be a good chance to move to a business facing role too! Short term courses like Sunstone MBA can help. Treat it like a new phase which needs a new way of doing things. You have lead teams earlier and have delivered large projects. From where I view this, your next opportunity could be a leadership role in a global startup - a company that gets remote work as part of its DNA. Keep preparing, you never know when you run into the opportunity.
26 Mar 2016, 07:56pm View Less
Hi Sailaja,
That's a great career track record but at the same time, maybe this little bump on the

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veronica asked

Hi Sairee I am an IT professional with over 8 years of ITES Experience, across the Globe (China, India and Poland). Post Delivery, I decided to take a break and now I am looking to get back to the professional world. I have worked as Business Analyst and have led a team of minimum 5 collegues. I wanted your insight on "How to grab a good opportunity ?" Thank you. Regards Veronica
22 Mar 2016, 07:23pm
Hello Veronica, I think by making up your mind you have already taken the first step. Your work experience is good and your break not too long. However, the world of business and tech is changing too fast for all of us and not just you. The fastest way to grab an opportunity is to sync in with the rocket ships :) the fastest growing companies in town - the product, SAAS, ecommerce, mobile, home services companies - ones changing the rules of the game or ones writing new norms in AI, machine learning or even robotics. The work you have done makes gives you an edge in moving towards product management naturally. All you need to do is take interest, look up Coursera, Udemy, Growth hackers, Tree house to just align better. Check out the work done by Product Nation, Product Hunt among others. The difference is in your previous job you built software for corporate customers, in this build products for users first hand and I can promise you that can be super exciting. It is also a high growth, highly engaging and lucrative choice. The next step is to hang out at product and tech Startup events - given you are in Bangalore - there are plenty. Finally, apply to jobs as soon as you spot them. For eg, we had Paytm, Snapdeal, Furlenco, MyCFO scouting a few weeks ago - stay tuned and all the best!
24 Mar 2016, 07:00pm View Less
Hello Veronica,
I think by making up your mind you have already taken the first step. Your work ex

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Aditi asked

Greetings, My name is Aditi Chawla. I have been working since October 2004 and have had a total of 9 years and 4 months of work experience. My continuous work experience as a Technical Presales Consultant in my previous assignments with SAP India and Oracle India has given me vast exposure in various industry verticals. I have had very fruitful tenures in both SAP India (over 4 years) and Oracle India (almost 5 years) wherein I could benefit the company and also ensure my personal and professional enhancement. Looking for a return to the job market after a small career break (from January 2014 to date) to raise my son who was born in October 2013. I am now looking to secure a long term, challenging and rewarding role. I am married to a Defence Naval Officer. Keeping in mind the nature of my husband's work in the Navy and his frequent transfers across the country (usually in big cities), I am, at first, looking for a role which gives me the flexibility to work out of a remote location. Such a role would be apt for me as it would ensure that I can smoothly continue any assignment without a break while moving across cities (A problem I have faced with previous companies). During my last tenure with SAP, I was with the SAP Mobility Presales team. We were responsible for technical selling of SAP's mobility platform. As a presales consultant we were rarely asked to develop Proof Of Concepts or do any development. I was responsible for product fitment at client location, technical and business presentation to the various decision makers at different levels in the organization right upto the Office of the CEO/CIO/CTO/CFO, offline and online demos etc. I have have exposure in Sybase Analytical Database IQ (columnar DB) and Sybase database. During my presales tenure in Oracle India, I was responsible for presales of the Oracle Database product family. This was inside presales and not field activity. Prior to presales in Oracle, I was the Oracle Support Services for Oracle's Fusion Middleware Products. I am looking at a non-field role now. I might sound funny saying this but I am ok to do a non-tech role too; in the marketing side etc. I am not very specific around the role. I've come to realize that with my husband's frequent transfers and my changing jobs every few years as a result of his movement, I've not had the opportunity to grow as much as I would have had I been stationed at one place. My desire to work is not going to be a short lived one as I am looking at a permanent and long term solution for the situation I am in and I feel that my past continuous work experience speaks for it. Most importantly, I seek stability wherein I am to provide justice, to both, the work and home front. Hope I have been able to shed some light on the situation I am in and what I am looking for. Thanks a lot. Regards, Aditi Chawla
21 Mar 2016, 12:04pm
Hi Aditi, I noticed you live in Noida, I am happy to respond to your query but I believe there is more potential. Please come by our office and meet me. Please send me a mail at sairee at sheroes dot in to fix up. I think you can have a great long term career and I would like to chat about that in person preferably. See you soon.
24 Mar 2016, 07:26pm View Less
Hi Aditi,
I noticed you live in Noida, I am happy to respond to your query but I believe there is

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Rumani asked

Hi. I am an experienced web content management professional with a sound understanding of the internet market industry and publishing industry. Right now, I am working as freelancer for varied projects. I have over 10 years of experience in the internet service industry. My strength lies in website management, content development, content editing, proof reading/quality checks, search engine optimization (SEO), word press CMS, internet research, and writing for websites & vertical portals. I have worked for e-commerce portals (Times Internet Ltd.), B2B portals (for IndiaMart InterMesh Pvt. Ltd), property websites (Times Business Solutions) and publishing industry (Thomson Digital, Wiley Publishers). Have experience in writing articles, blogs, company profiles, product description, press release, research articles etc. I would appreciate if you can kindly help me to get a good freelancing/work-from-home content writing job. Best Regards.
21 Mar 2016, 09:18am
I believe our team reached out to you! best Sairee
26 Mar 2016, 08:19pm View Less
I believe our team reached out to you!

best
Sairee

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priyanka asked

Hello Mam! I have had an impressive academic background. I have done post graduation in commerce. Due to some unforeseen family issues, my career couldn't take off as desired.I have gone through long periods of depression too. But now, somehow, I want to bring back my life on the right track. I'm really hesitant to approach any company which can provide me opportunity despite a big break of around 6-8 years...yes 8 years!! Although, I have been working in online education industry but I don't think that'll add much to my profile. Please guide me through..
19 Mar 2016, 11:07pm
Hi Priyanka, Thanks for writing in. If you only discount what you have done so far - that is online teaching, how can others value it? Please add adequate details of your work in your profile and take pride in what you have done so far. However, lest not rest on them either. Do make a big change, you will have to take a big decision - to reskill, to work hard, to expand your network, expand your horizons, step outside the comfort zone and everything is a possibility. You do have a big break and a patchy record but that still does not make for your future, unless you let it be. There are so many exciting opportunities available, especially online. I found all these options in education and tutoring https://sheroes.in/jobs/search/page:1?q=tutoring Success is in your hands it seems :) All the best. Sairee
26 Mar 2016, 08:16pm View Less
Hi Priyanka,
Thanks for writing in. If you only discount what you have done so far - that is onlin

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SindhuPriya asked

Hi Sairee, I am Sindhu and currently working in IT Industry with 6+ years of experience. I have a baby of age 2. As a working woman, I am not able to give my time to her and at the same time I do not want to stop working. I would like to opt for work from home job within IT industry. Please suggest the possibilities. Thank you, Sindhu
19 Mar 2016, 11:04pm
Hi Sindhu, Thanks for writing in. You are bang in middle of your career and doing well. You have a bright future ahead of you and I also see that you continued to work so far. Your baby will go to school in about an year or two. I can imagine one feeling guilty about not spending enough time with the baby and wanting to quit to work from home. Unless things are super pressing and not manageable - I am not going to suggest a work from home only job. Guilt and fear are not good drivers of decisions and I would rather have you hold on - see if you can request your company to offer one day a week from home. See if you can get more help for the time being - take off other responsibilities off your plate, so you can make time for the baby. A work from home job is not as easy and not as high growth. It is a good way to keep up but hard to match core corporate work. I would suggest you hang in there, spare more time, get more help - kids grow up fast. It gets slightly better once they are in school and have their routine. Matter of a few quarters really and not worth giving up all your career and work for that. Find ways to increase portions of time, a conversation with your manager, using time at home effectively, setting time aside for the baby .....Babies don't time moms - we do it ourselves. They love you unconditionally and all they need is a happy you when they see you. Don't run into a guilt induced career decision. Instead make small changes to carve out time - say no to other non essentials - social commitments, relatives, daily chores if at all. Even the most successful CEO's feel the same way - but all of us have to find ways to make it work. You have a good career ahead of you, invest in it more instead of slowing down. Tell me if you think otherwise! best Sairee
27 Mar 2016, 10:44am View Less
Hi Sindhu,
Thanks for writing in. You are bang in middle of your career and doing well. You have

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Shilpa asked

Hello Sairee , i have total 7 years of experience in IT industry . On a break maternity since last 3 years . Presently i am in US and my visa status does not allow me to work here. I had a query if i am eliible for any kind of jobs on this site ? freelacing should be fine i suppose. can u guide me for any kind of openings for business analyst or core technical both wil do..as i am ready for learning new things and working on it.
19 Mar 2016, 09:37am
Hi Shilpa, Would love to know more from your profile before suggesting any options. Will wait to hear from you. best Sairee
27 Mar 2016, 10:51am View Less
Hi Shilpa,
Would love to know more from your profile before suggesting any options. Will wait to h

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Ketan asked

Hi Sairee It was inspiring to hear you at Tech circle event held at Mumbai in Dec 2015. We were one of the Pitch presenters shortlisted for Showdown event. We are very proud to introduce to you our state-of-the-art Onebi+ platform which is fast, robust and highly secured, used for automation of collection, distribution and verification of KYC Document bundled together with a fully customizable Workflow Management System. We are in Catch 22 situation where in service provider wants to see some traction and Users wants to avail some services. We are ready with our Product offering and have done the sanity check of the Business Model as well. Now what would be the best way forward? To initiate the talks with Angel Fund / Seed Funds for traction of users or push for Service provider adoption? We are a self funded firm. Your inputs shall be highly appreciated. .
10 Mar 2016, 12:39pm
Hi Ketan, Thanks for reaching out. Looks like you have a good product - do share a demo or link if possible. Having use cases in the market is always a good thing and I believe you should try moving towards that as much as possible. We might be able to help - as we are looking for a similar solution - mail me at sairee at sheroes dot in. What you may just need is some successful pilots at the moment. If your product is good, seed/angel funding will follow too. Try to get to some initial users - through partnerships or sale. Funders may not be able to move ahead without use cases. Send me more details - so that I can input better.
13 Mar 2016, 12:46pm View Less
Hi Ketan,
Thanks for reaching out. Looks like you have a good product - do share a demo or link if

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Aastha asked

Thanks for your reply Sairee. I have a follow-up question - what are the options for editors in the English-language publication industry? So far I have heard about jobs like copy editor and editorial assistant. Can you tell me what are the other jobs in the publishing sphere?
29 Feb 2016, 08:39pm
There is a whole org chart of editorial positions - consulting editor, copy editor, research editor, editorial researcher, senior editor. Then there are reporting and subbing jobs. Finally the more relevant versions of these jobs are content strategists.
02 Mar 2016, 05:59am View Less
There is a whole org chart of editorial positions - consulting editor, copy editor, research editor,

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Aastha asked

Hi. I have close to eight years' experience as a sub-editor but have realised deadline-drive mainstream media is not for me. I still have an abiding interest in writing and editing. What are the options in the periphery of mainstream media? How do I shape my career into something I find fulfilling?
27 Feb 2016, 08:04pm
Hi Aastha, Thanks for writing in and that is a honest question. Mainstream media can run into slow gears pretty quickly unless run a very niche beat or reporting. The good news is that options for good language and content skills are massive. Online marketing, content strategy, editorial operations, mobile media, business writing among a few. Every internet person needs the Ps and Qs and there aren't so many good people out there. The trick is to step out of your comfort zone and familiar network and explore. Land up for events, check out opportunities, learn about the dynamic - a job will be a cakewalk. Either ways go digital, reinvent, question every learning. Times are changing. All the best. Btw SHEROES has content positions open - you could apply from the job board. best Sairee
28 Feb 2016, 07:04pm View Less
Hi Aastha,
Thanks for writing in and that is a honest question. Mainstream media can run into slow

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spriya asked

hi , i have done B.E ece. i am working in core company as software developer.i have one year experince .i want to devlope myself . i want to know which is best doing part time M.TECH or any short term course?which will be helpful for my career growth?doing part M.TECH is useful?please help me .i am so confused.
27 Feb 2016, 07:41pm
Hi Spriya, I wish your profile had more info - God is in the detail. Career growth is a function of not courses but executing well whatever comes your way. A degree mindset is not valuable in this day and age. I would apply to learn practical skills for key business and sectoral trends and of course position myself better. Get some projects under your belt. If you feel stuck please consider the Sunstone Nano MBA - if you need a special reference and a discount - please write to Srishti at sheroes dot in - she will send more details on mail. best Sairee
28 Feb 2016, 07:12pm View Less
Hi Spriya,
I wish your profile had more info - God is in the detail. Career growth is a function o

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madhavi asked

Hi, This is Madhavi C I am working as Sr. Business Analyst/Sr. Process Consultant for educational systems. I have overall 8yrs experience and now a days it is very difficult for to go out from home to work leaving my children at home. Kindly help me in finding out any home based jobs. You can contact me on my mobile: 8096969477. Thank You.
26 Feb 2016, 03:53pm
Hi Madhavi, With your experience, you could easily look at digital and social media marketing roles. Many of these are flex friendly and are growth oriented. You may need to reskill or retrain a bit but it is worth it. The trick is to invest in your career constantly - just like all of us need to do. All the best! Check out jobs on these links https://sheroes.in/jobs/search/page:1?q=work%20from%20home%20senior best Sairee
28 Feb 2016, 07:23pm View Less
Hi Madhavi,
With your experience, you could easily look at digital and social media marketing role

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Ashwini asked

Hello Sairee, I am currently a housewife and my current location is Iowa, United States. I was working till Apr 2014 when I was in India. I have total 7+ yrs exp in various fields. Can I work from home from Unites States? I tried to update my profile but I am unable to enter my current city and phone number as it is from a different country than India. I wanted to ask that how can I update my current location and phone details of United States. Thank you Sairee.
25 Feb 2016, 08:04pm
Hi Ashwini - Letting our tech team to fix that - give us a couple of days. best Sairee
28 Feb 2016, 07:18pm View Less
Hi Ashwini - Letting our tech team to fix that - give us a couple of days.

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Shilpa asked

Hi Sairee.. i am Hr Professional with 13 years of experience in HR Operations, Life Cycle Management, TA, TE. I am single parent living in Mumbai. I am currently employed with Future Retail- i am almost to quit my job as i want to start my own enterprise around Integrated Healing for Kids - Yoga & Coaching- & another venture which me and my friend is thinking on Skill Development for the Youth- Needed your advice on alternative sources for income while i will finish off these certifications - yoga which will be one month and Life Coaching which is 6 months program and another one in Aug/ Sept for 20days!
25 Feb 2016, 05:32pm
Hi Shilpa, It is wonderful that you have decided to take the plunge - but derisking yourself is important. There are two ways to do this - jump right in and start building customer base, slowly and steadily. If that is not the case, use the time to plan, learn, complete your course and pick up a side job. It is hard doing 2 things typically. Also look up a lot of advice by our mentors https://sheroes.in/articles/category/mentor-notes/NA== I would surely encourage you to earn using what you want to build. Only if it is not possible, then you can look for a job or an assignment in the meanwhile. Making the shift to your own startup can be difficult phase and I encourage you to seek help and approach it with a sense of reality. Work at it everyday and learn quickly. You could use this time to work with kids in some form or in the healing space. Move in one direction. A few months / years of hardship are better than defrayed energies. Please check out the startup resources that we share often. You could also attend a SHEROES Community meet in your city. All the best! Be at it and give it a great shot. best Sairee
28 Feb 2016, 07:37pm View Less
Hi Shilpa,
It is wonderful that you have decided to take the plunge - but derisking yourself is im

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Shachi asked

Dear Sairee, First of all, I would like to thank you for providing us a platform where we can discuss our concerns and get valuable guidance. I worked in an insurance company for about 11 years in Operations/Customer service department. After a gap of 3 &1/2 years, currently looking for a part time/freelancing opportunity. I am also planning to enhance my skills to keep myself updated with current trends. I am looking forward to join one of the two courses, either a Project Management course or a digital marketing course. I don't have any previous experience in marketing, so am not sure how beneficial the digital marketing course will be for an operations person. However, I feel that this is a great skill in demand and also with knowledge of digital marketing, I can work as a freelancer. On the other hand, I worked previously as a project manager and think that a Project Management course will add value to my existing experience. Could you please guide me on this. Thank you for your time!
22 Feb 2016, 08:26pm
Hi Shachi, Excellent profile and I would really suggest that you build on top of your skill set. Make your gap redundant - take the operations and projects management expertise and marry it to the product and digital economy. You have the right base, you just need tweaks. Digital, product, and life long learning are our new reality. Also check out the Sunstone Nano MBA - it is a five month course designed for professionals like you. Please send an email to srishti at sheroes dot in - she can make a reference. Also keep your eyes open for startups - they are flexible, growing and informal. Please join us on 12th March for the SHEROES Community meet in Gurgaon. See you :) and all the best
28 Feb 2016, 07:47pm View Less
Hi Shachi,
Excellent profile and I would really suggest that you build on top of your skill set. M

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Vatsala asked

Hi Sairee. Greetings! My name is Vatsala. I am a social entrepreneur. I head a NGO and I'm based in Delhi. Currently I am stuck somewhere in my professional life. Looking for some change. So, I was thinking to meet you from a couple of days. Thankfully, I got to know about the Personal Branding workshop of Sheroes being held tomorrow and I have registered for it. But, I want to meet you personally too. So, will you be available there tomorrow?
15 Feb 2016, 04:32pm
I will be there and look forward to seeing you Vatsala :) but do attend in any case - you will meet new people! best Sairee
15 Feb 2016, 05:04pm View Less
I will be there and look forward to seeing you Vatsala :) but do attend in any case - you will meet

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Keerthi asked

Hi Mam , I have 4 years experience in IT field and i had to quit my job to accompany my husband to US .I am applying for work from home opportunities in sheroes and i got few responses . But , since i am outside India i am in a doubt to proceed to the next level . Kindly guide me what are all the genuine opportunities which can work out for me .
08 Feb 2016, 10:58am
Hi Keerthi, Don't let doubt get better of you - you are young and so is your career - please continue to take steps everyday - look up the growing and very exciting digital world, think of being a community manager, social media manager, marketer, Virtual Sales or support person - all jobs you don't need a physical presence for. Be so good at your job that the jobs will follow you. Take the conversations ahead with employers - evaluate - don't leave before you leave. There is a whole new world of digital nomads - folks who travel and work - you surely can! Check remote jobs on SHEROES everyday and also let us know if you need help in taking the existing conversations forward. Go to the next level and beyond :) best Sairee
08 Feb 2016, 11:11am View Less
Hi Keerthi,
Don't let doubt get better of you - you are young and so is your career - please conti

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Taruna asked

Hi, I am a senior communications professional with 17 years of full time work experience. I took a career break in late 2007 for personal reasons. However, since then I have continued to work/volunteer off and on for various causes of interest. Now I feel free and ready to join back full-time but would like to switch over to CSR. I think, there is no formal/proper education/training for CSR in our country as of now. Most organisations just transfer their own existing employees to such roles. Therefore, would appreciate your inputs on how best to go about it. Thanks.
08 Feb 2016, 10:51am
Hi Taruna, I agree about the lack of meaty roles in CSR or not being available o easily but your skills can be brilliantly reapplied in social enterprise segment, startups, communication, digital communities, social content, research and more. It might help to relook at your core competence and then fit them into existing opportunities, instead of waiting to fit in one mould. Your strength is communication and you should surely pursue that from a favourable position. Do invest in building more relevant digital skills including social media as you get back to work. Instead of waiting to get formal education, try your hand in a real workplace or a startup - great value to both! best Sairee
08 Feb 2016, 11:02am View Less
Hi Taruna,
I agree about the lack of meaty roles in CSR or not being available o easily but your s

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kinnari asked

Hello Sairee, I have always observed that there are many flexi/part time good jobs available either in Delhi or Bangalore. For Mumbai the listing is very rare and very specific to a particular skill. Any particular reason?
08 Feb 2016, 10:33am
Hi Kinnari, Not really - Mumbai does have many flex roles, but compared to Delhi and Bangalore a little less. Our teams are constantly working with companies to encourage them to flex. Over a period of time, flex will be comparable to full time roles. Watch this space and do apply to the ones you can. Let us know if we can help. best Sairee
08 Feb 2016, 10:52am View Less
Hi Kinnari,
Not really - Mumbai does have many flex roles, but compared to Delhi and Bangalore a l

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Manjula asked

Hi , I have a 3 year experience in banking in customer relationship.But after delivery I had to take a break of 5 years(I worked as a teacher for a brief period and also did a technical writing course)Currently I am doing some freelance content writing.I am 31 years now.I would like to restart a stable career which is either work from home or flexible.Please guide
08 Feb 2016, 10:06am
Hi Manjula, Your profile is great because you have customer interaction on your list. Instead of opting for low end inconsistent content jobs, did you ever think of working in sales / BD / Pre-sales - basically a role where you could talk to clients on email / phone - (corporate clients) not retail and help companies in a significant core process. Think of not an easy job but a growth avenue from a career perspective. I think you can do really well. There are some opportunities in the SHEROES ecosystem like that - do check out! I hope you take a call and invest in your career everyday - it will inspire many others too :) best Sairee
08 Feb 2016, 11:07am View Less
Hi Manjula,
Your profile is great because you have customer interaction on your list.
Instead of

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Hema asked

Hi Sairee, Hema Prakash from Mumbai. I am a post graduate in Commerce with over 9 years of work experience across different functions like operations, recruitment and customer engagement. Looking to restart my career in HR or operations, but not been successful till date. I have not done my MBA which I feel is a drawback.i very depressed at times whether I will be able to make a comeback because I am already 39 years old. If I take up work from home jobs, the salary is too less and the work is equally demanding. Pretty confused on my career. Would appreciate if you can provide me some inputs.thanks and regards Hema Prakash
08 Feb 2016, 10:03am
Hi Hema, Action is a great antidote to despair. How about using your advantages and experiences for your career. Age is not a consideration if you are invested in building the new. Have you heard about the Sunstone nano MBA? Do check out and also align to changes in business. I m sure you will be able to find a career that fits. Keep us posted. Act everyday! Best Sairee
08 Feb 2016, 10:19am View Less
Hi Hema, Action is a great antidote to despair. How about using your advantages and experiences for

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Hema asked

Hi Sairee, Hema Prakash from Mumbai. I am a post graduate in Commerce with over 9 years of work experience across different functions like operations, recruitment and customer engagement. Looking to restart my career in HR or operations, but not been successful till date. I have not done my MBA which I feel is a drawback.i very depressed at times whether I will be able to make a comeback because I am already 39 years old. If I take up work from home jobs, the salary is too less and the work is equally demanding. Pretty confused on my career. Would appreciate if you can provide me some inputs.thanks and regards Hema Prakash
08 Feb 2016, 10:03am
Hi Hema, I do believe that Action is the best antidote to despair. Given your experience and strengths, you might be able to find yourself a new fit. It is true that workplace and skills are changing rapidly for all of us - so realignment and learning is the new reality for all, including you. Have you checked out the Sunstone Nano MBA or the Exec course - I think they are awesome and might be able to help resteer your skills and positioning. And you don't have to be in the classroom for that. One has to move up the value chain and find new opportunities. Do act! Everyday! All the best Sairee
08 Feb 2016, 10:55am View Less
Hi Hema,
I do believe that Action is the best antidote to despair. Given your experience and stren

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Deepa asked

Hi, I am a Chartered Accountant and MBA from IIM Bangalore. Post maternity combined with medical issues in the family, I could not resume work and now have a break of 2.5 years. I am looking at part time jobs primarily in the management consulting space but unable to secure contracts successfully. I am also open to developing business models, strategic plans and presentations but am not able to find a demand match. Can you kindly guide? Thank you.
08 Feb 2016, 09:48am
Hi Deepa, I think you are sitting on a goldmine of opportunity - only thing needed to unleash the potential is a bit of flexibility and realignment. You have great skills and experience and there are opportunities - they may not fall in true blue management consulting bucket. A lot of companies find that consultants bring little value if they are not on the execution floor and that may have been the case. How about reapplying your skills and competence to a high growth set up where you can contribute in a modular way - for example - Cleartax / Sunstone / BankBazaar / Collegedekho / Genpact - all companies looking at senior women professionals. A little bit of positioning investment would also help. People need to discover who you are and what you can do for them better. Blogger network / SHEROES meets / summits are all tools to do so. Being able to demonstrate value is important. I think a change in perspective will facilitate a lot more for you. All the best!
08 Feb 2016, 11:18am View Less
Hi Deepa,
I think you are sitting on a goldmine of opportunity - only thing needed to unleash the

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Ashwini asked

Hi I'm Ashwini, BCA graduate. I completed my graduation in Davanagere at 2009, after that came back to my native a small village. Because of financial problems i dropped further studies. Then started looking for a job both government and private but didn't any one. After couple of year got married and then excepting one didn't focused on career. Now from past 2 years preparing for some psu bank exams but yet selected in any one of them. Now im trying for any job with flexibility. I'm a quick learner and adaptable. Do i have chance to get right job? Or what i can do to kick start my career? I'm passionate to work. Please help me.. Guide me.
08 Feb 2016, 12:39am
Hi Ashwini, Your education profile says BCA and you seem to be looking for rather simpler options in your career. Is it a case of poor practical education or you lowering your ambition. If you have the skills of someone with a BCA degree, you should be aiming higher. Learning to code is one option - and you can do it online - using free resources. However, if that is not what excites you - then you should think about quality of everything you are doing. It seems all boxes are checked yet not working - I can't help think of quality here. There is enough for people with top skills in everything. Make sure yours are one of them! best Sairee
08 Feb 2016, 11:32am View Less
Hi Ashwini,
Your education profile says BCA and you seem to be looking for rather simpler options

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Mohinee asked

Hi Sairee, I am Mohinee and currently working with Infosys and total 11 yrs of experience. I need guidance for my growth. looks like my growth in profession is stopped. Currently I am performing managerial activities which mostly involves operational and people management work. I am actually not dealing delivery of the projects directly since I have less opportunity. I am also not doing any technical work since my scope is now moved to managerial work. I am actually looking for promotion but looks like since I am not able to play full fledged project manager role, it is getting delayed. While I work on that I also, I want to know how are the opportunities outside. I am kind of confused now for which role to apply. In my view I can also look for business analyst role since I played that role for 3.5 yrs. So I need your guidance on how can I take next steps for my growth.
07 Feb 2016, 06:39pm
Hi Mohinee, You are so right in your assessment and I believe that this is owing to slowdown in services space and rise of the product economy. You have fundamentally strong skills and experience and now you need to take it to where action is. It would of course help if you delved a bit in what is happening in product startups and companies. Being in Infosys can be a good learning ground but now the real options may not be inside your company. Do check our Product Nation / iSpirit updates, Startup weekend, hackathons - the new way of doing things. Also the manager is a slightly redundant breed as companies grow in the product ecosystem. Be a creator - not a supervisor. Don't look for a stable steady role like an Analyst - challenge yourself - make your mark on what you can create! Good luck! Sairee
08 Feb 2016, 11:27am View Less
Hi Mohinee,
You are so right in your assessment and I believe that this is owing to slowdown in se

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Razia asked

Hi Sairee Mam, I am Razia 25 years old. I am from that family background where women education is not encouraged. But my father encouraged me to study well and I have completed my graduation successfully. And I am the only first women who studied well in my family. Being inspired by me now my sisters and cousins are also making their careers in a colorful way. In the final year of my graduation I am selected in campus recruitment and worked for that company also. But now I become a mom don't want to do regular office job for the sake of my children. I am planning to maintain a BPO non voice center and searching for outsourcing projects too. But I found that most of the BPO outsourcing companies are fake and failed to pay billings. I don't now the person or companies who gives the genuine projects. Please help me in finding the work. I am sincerely requesting SHEROES team to help me in building my career and to change my family society thinking about women, and also to prove what women can do. Mam I am also leaving my mobile number 9701953739. Because I am failed to express all the feelings which I wishing to share with you. Please call me so I can discuss all my ideas with you.
07 Feb 2016, 09:14am
Dear Razia, First of all - thank you for writing in and for being a role model for girls in your community. Hats off to your dad and now that you have come so far, you must persevere and carry on with determination and hard work. Being a good mom and having a career are not mutually exclusive life goals - good moms can have great careers! You are early into your career and have an opportunity to do so much more. Here are my tips: 1) You have basic skills but those won't be enough forever. Please invest in 'globally in demand skills' - like digital, analytics etc. 2) Pallavy from our team will connect for work from home jobs but don't let the format restrict you. Invest in your support system and make your husband a real partner. Get his help in bringing up your child too 3) Build your reputation as a remote worker and as someone who delivers quality 4) Look up diverse projects not just BPO - it is a shrinking market - look up options like Virtual Assistants, Pre-Sales / Process work etc 5) Make sure your learning and career curve is steep - do hard things - do more of them :) Stay connected - will wait to hear from you best Sairee
09 Feb 2016, 12:31pm View Less
Dear Razia,
First of all - thank you for writing in and for being a role model for girls in your c

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Swetha asked

Hi Sairee, I am Swetha, I am very confused about my career. Initially I started working in the banking sector and later went on to the HR management. After my wedding I used to work in TCS for the invetment banking sector and then later I had to leave because of my kids. I got a work from home opportunity to work as a technical recruiter and hr management and payrolls for a US based software recruitment company. I am looking to restart my career either for a part time or a work from home opportunity . Please help and guide me.
31 Jan 2016, 04:28pm
Hi Swetha, Confusing is not so bad, if you manage to follow up with action. Here is what I would recommend. Invest in your profile - so that at least people looking for you can spot you, including the SHEROES team. Once done, please give a call at 9910105861 and ask for Monica - she will suggest some relevant jobs. Second, assess what is it that you are really good at and whether there is a demand for it in the market. Check out over 1000 work from home jobs here https://sheroes.in/jobs/search/skill/location/employment-type/work-from-home/career-level/company/page:1 You have a fair number of skills and can find something good but you have to try hard consistently. Let me know how it goes. best Sairee
31 Jan 2016, 06:17pm View Less
Hi Swetha, Confusing is not so bad, if you manage to follow up with action.
Here is what I would r

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Rashmi asked

Hi Sairee, I have a total of 6 years and 5 months of experience in Manual testing. I have worked for companies like L&T Infotech, IBM and Galax E Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. It was all good until I gave birth to my daughter. After that I lost my Job. Now I want to work Full Time again, but the problem is as soon as they hear that I last worked till September 2014 they just say we'll call you back and they don't. Can Sheroes help me in again finding a job(Full Time)
28 Jan 2016, 12:37am
Hi Rashmi, With your experience you should be able to get a good job, however, since IT services is under stress as a domain, I would suggest you invest in your skills as an ongoing career decision. You could move in direction of product management, where start ups have options or even digital marketing. To stay in the IT Sector and do more, maybe something like the Sunstone B School one year program, especially made for IT sector. There are many returning professional programs on SHEROES including Genpact, RBS, https://sheroes.in/jobs/search/page:1?q=genpact https://sheroes.in/jobs/search/page:1?q=genpact https://sheroes.in/jobs/search/page:1?q=genpact These are some Bangalore Testing jobs - please apply and let us know. These are all companies who are keen to hire women. https://sheroes.in/jobs/search/page:1?q=genpact I wish you the best and look forward to hearing from you. best Sairee
31 Jan 2016, 06:40pm View Less
Hi Rashmi,
With your experience you should be able to get a good job, however, since IT services i

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Disha asked

Hi, I have worked as data managment exe. For 8 months and earlier as tech support for 4 months. Being a commerce graduate, I'm a house wife looking for a good flexible work from home jobs or any creative job at my pace. I am good at quilling , arts and folk dance as well , any business idea will also do as I am ready for risks and adventuring career. Please guide me with your awesome choices . P.S. :- m confused !
27 Nov 2015, 02:27pm
Hi Disha, Thanks for writing in. You are still very early in your career and have an opportunity to grow, learn and do well. However, since flexible work and an income are a must, you may need to take a two way approach. Have work which pays you adequately and learning which will help you grow for future opportunities. Turning hobby into business can be a slow long process, because it needs great products, initial capital and a market - all at the same time. Do think about what is it that you have in skills that is very unique. There are a few work from home options which our team can suggest. I am requesting the team to call you. Meanwhile, do think about what would you like to get really good at - operations, support, sales etc. Learn more in that direction. You have time on your side to build a great career and we are here to help. best Sairee
29 Nov 2015, 10:16am View Less
Hi Disha,
Thanks for writing in. You are still very early in your career and have an opportunity t

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Aruna asked

Hi Sairee, I am Aruna Patil did my Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University in 2011 with 70 %. After that got married and was taking care of the child. now planning to start the career. Can you please guide me regarding the same. Thanks Aruna
27 Nov 2015, 11:34am
Hi Aruna, Thank you for writing in. You are sitting at the beginning of a career practically. So an orientation to learn, grow and stay committed would really help. I would suggest two things - one get a job - preferably in entrance level IT / ITES / Ecommerce and secondly please enhance your skills. Learn to code if you can. Pick up some programming languages. You want to go ahead in the career curve, so high end skills in tech will help. You already have a huge advantage with engineering, now capitalise on it and pick a job where you can grow more than anything else. Shouldn't be hard. We now have an app SHEROES on playstore - there is a career helpline in it. If you need help with which jobs to apply, please ping. All the best and if you are in Bangalore, please come to the SHEROES Summit https://sheroes.in/event/sheroes-summit-bangalore-2015/MjI%3D See you!
29 Nov 2015, 10:54am View Less
Hi Aruna,
Thank you for writing in. You are sitting at the beginning of a career practically. So a

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Pooja asked

Hi Sairee, I have completed BE (computers) in 2006. I worked for 2 years in bangalore and then got married. I had to relocate after my marriage and worked in my home town for 6 months. As my husband was into sales I again got a chance to come back to bangalore where I got job into coding. I was very happy. Due to some personal reasons I had to quit the job and had to work from home for around a year and a half. Then i joined a company on contract which was very short. After this as I didnt want to waste time, I started freelancing again. Now its been around 10 months and if I go and answer interviews, the employers question me for the gaps in my career. I have answered more than 20 interviews in the last 10 months but even if I clear technical rounds, companies prefer candidates who are currently working. Being in the IT city, I am unable to get job in this domain. How should I cover the gaps in my career.
26 Nov 2015, 08:15am
Hi Pooja, Thanks for writing in. I would like more info on your profile especially on coding skills before suggesting further. But would certainly like to say that the best way to overcome a break is to code really well. If you have great skills which can be relevant for product companies - you have a great career ahead of you. Will wait for more details. best Sairee
29 Nov 2015, 11:12am View Less
Hi Pooja,
Thanks for writing in. I would like more info on your profile especially on coding skill

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Rituparna asked

Hi Sairee, I am a Btech 2010 pass out. I worked with HCL Infosystems for about 13 months. I had to leave my job as I had to relocate to US with my husband then had a baby so this whole process left a gap in my career. I now want to start my career all over again with my baby around. In a way I want a flexi job where I can balance my professional as well as personal life. Can you please advice and guide me.
19 Nov 2015, 08:34pm
Hello Rituparna, I am glad you wrote. Opportunities are shared everyday on SHEROES.in - have requested someone from the team to get in touch for some specific options. Meanwhile, do not forget to invest in your career - pick up a new skill, learn, read often. We can get rusted very easily and learning is the best anti dote. You could also call at 9910105861 to speak to someone from the team. best Sairee
30 Nov 2015, 10:27am View Less
Hello Rituparna,

I am glad you wrote. Opportunities are shared everyday on SHEROES.in - have req

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Shweta asked

Hi, My name is Shweta and I possess about 10 years of experience in Human Resource function and various Organization Development and Change Initiatives. In the 10 years of experience, I have been effective in addressing and implementing initiatives across Recruitment, PMS, Training & Development, HR Governance, Employee Engagement, Succession Planning, Competencies and Leadership Development. I have experience of being highly effective in collaborating with the Senior Management to conduct HR Strategic Planning to support organizational goals and am very good in Conceptualization and Execution Skills. My areas of expertise include Succession Management, Recruitment, Competency Mapping, Learning & Development, HR Governance, Leadership Development, Performance Management and Talent Management. I have 2 kids (one being 5 years old and the other being 6 month old). I have recently resumed full time office post my Maternity Leave and believe, that it is time to focus on family along with maintaining a balance at work. I am keen on exploring some Flexible Working Options without compromising very substantially to my monthly Income. I look forward to your guidance and suggestions on avenues / opportunities for me. Have not come across many relevant postings on the Sheroes Site – that would match my role. Looking forward to your advice please. Regards, Shweta H. 9920402013
17 Nov 2015, 10:07am
Hi Shweta, You have great skills and experience and someone with this much competence can transit to a new mode of working. Typically just a flex friendly format - can mean reduced working hours or working from home few days a week and that does not impact too many variables. Having a conversation with your existing org is one such option. However, if that is not possible, a newer fresher org is likely to be open to such arrangement - where you are not only a core team member and contribute but also get some degree of flexibility. A massive change in role and income happens when one is typically available for a limited number of hours with no commitments after that. In your case, you can for example easily be a part of a growing startup, a progressive org with flex built in. A little of that involves prepping yourself up to make these changes and have these conversations. As far as opportunities are concerned, high end, flex friendly ones are fewer in comparison and do go away faster. Do check often, especially for companies like Genpact and P&G. Godrej ran something similar in Bombay. Going independent is another option, however slightly risky. I would encourage you to try the first two. All the best and -please come for the SHEROES Summit in Bombay - it is on 10th Dec best Sairee
17 Nov 2015, 10:40am View Less
Hi Shweta,
You have great skills and experience and someone with this much competence can transit

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Sweta asked

Hi soirée, I m a fresher and would like to work from home. Would like to be consultor as u so that I can work from home or some computer science work. I have completed MCA distinction.
15 Nov 2015, 01:06pm
Hello Sweta, Thanks for writing in. Typically it is tough for freshers with no experience to get work from home jobs, because in order to work from home, you have to have some core skills and proficiency. It is also imperative that one invests diligently in one's profile and pays attention to details. There are enough jobs at www.sheroes.in/jobs - have a look at this link https://sheroes.in/jobs/search/page:1?q=work%20from%20home However, given the fact that you have a degree in computer science, you can build on top of that and use it to your advantage. It won't be easy but it can be worth it. Give it your best. best Sairee
15 Nov 2015, 01:18pm View Less
Hello Sweta,
Thanks for writing in. Typically it is tough for freshers with no experience to get w

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Vineeta asked

Hello Sairee, hope you are doing fine. I came across SHEROES at the time when I was looking for a platform which can help me to engage creatively and in a productive way. I have applied for few of the posts I think I can be a part of and work whole-heartedly. I have got replies too and I am all set and excited to begin. Sairee, I want to know if I can apply for more than one job simultaneously? I really appreciate the effort you have put in to launch such a beautiful platform the the women. HATS OFF to you! You are an inspiration ma'am. Hope to connect soon with SHEROES and wish to meet you in one of the SHEROES's event. Thank you.
13 Nov 2015, 05:58pm
Hi Vineeta, It is wonderful to hear from you and to know that SHEROES can be of help. I deeply encourage you to make the most of it - you can apply to as many jobs and opportunities as you like. Do ensure that you apply where you skills are a fit. I also suggest that you check out the content often, take help from mentors if needed and join us for offline events in your city. I hope to see you too! Stay connected. Stay awesome :) best Sairee
14 Nov 2015, 05:33am View Less
Hi Vineeta,
It is wonderful to hear from you and to know that SHEROES can be of help. I deeply enc

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Sujana asked

Hi Sairee, Thanks for your quick response on the question I posted here. As directed by you. I sent an email to the mail id mentioned by you. Not sure if it reached you. Would love to hear from you soon.
11 Nov 2015, 12:54pm
Hi Sujana, I will check first thing tomorrow and let you know. The Community desk will have it. Happy Diwali - God bless! best Sairee
11 Nov 2015, 04:57pm View Less
Hi Sujana,

I will check first thing tomorrow and let you know. The Community desk will have it.

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Punam asked

Hi Sairee, I am a M.Tech (VLSI) graduate, worked continuously for last 7 years in Semiconductor Industry. I have worked throughout in Bangalore and Chennai, recently I have relocated to Delhi. I am a mother of 11 months old baby and have quit my job in April 2015. I want to get back to work now but I cannot work from office premises as I need to take care of my daughter. I want to start as Independent VLSI professional now where I can take up projects from companies (Established or Start-ups) and do it from my home. I am also willing to work for any semiconductor company if they are ready to give full time work from home. So, my first question is that, how to get projects if I am to start as Independent professional and how to proceed in this regard. Secondly, is there any semiconductor company who can give me full work from home. Trying for last 2 months but with no success. I would be thankful to you, if you could help me in either of the two cases. Thanks, Punam
02 Nov 2015, 08:39pm
Hello Punam, It is great to learn about your education and professional experience. Given your rich expertise in semi conductors and allied domains, it makes sense to capitalise on it. However, what maybe also be relevant is the fact that your preferred work format and expertise may not be available in the same job. I will suggest some openness to build upon your existing strengths but staying open to the option of similar technology opportunities. Meanwhile, do look up opportunities at Intel https://sheroes.in/companies/intel and other companies who share. Please come by for the SHEROES Summit on 18th - you will meet some awesome industry leaders and might get newer ideas to manage your career. I would suggest you start looking at kind of opportunities available and how your existing skills can be re-adapted. Changing formats sometimes means, realigning as well. But it is worth it. Let me know your next steps. best Sairee
09 Nov 2015, 03:51am View Less
Hello Punam,

It is great to learn about your education and professional experience. Given your r

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rajni asked

hi sairee, how r you? my name is rajni and i writing u from zirakpur near to chandigarh. i m 39 year old single women and want to be independent, i have done masters in pol-science from PU, i have two years of working experience as an office executive in chandigarh, i am interested in some work which i can do from my home and can earn a decent money, my typing skills r good, what is the best offer in sheroes for me which suits to my ability. help me in this. thanx
30 Oct 2015, 06:58am
Hello Rajni, Thank you for writing in. And there are many opportunities to be independent, including work from home. As a mentor, I would suggest that even while you look for options, please continue to invest in your career. Learn something new, read more, meet more people, find out about stories of success of other people. Did you see the opportunity from Cuelearn https://sheroes.in/jobs/teacher-franchisee-partner--cue-learn-pvt-ltd/NzcyNg== There are many such opportunities, including BEST TV - https://sheroes.in/jobs/teacher-franchisee-partner--cue-learn-pvt-ltd/NzcyNg== These are all work from home options - https://sheroes.in/jobs/teacher-franchisee-partner--cue-learn-pvt-ltd/NzcyNg== Please apply for relevant ones only, where you think you will do justice to the job. You can apply for jobs as they come, but please do keep consistently connected and invest in your career. I am sure you will do well. All the best and let us know if you need further help. best Sairee
09 Nov 2015, 03:34am View Less
Hello Rajni,
Thank you for writing in. And there are many opportunities to be independent, includi

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Saranya asked

Hi Sairee, Saranya here.. Feeling warm by reading your replies to previous queries. I am new to Sheroes. I just updated my profile. I am yet to start my career as I got married(and moved to Bhopal where there were no opportunities) soon after completion. I am looking for suitable opportunities. Loved the concept of Sheroes. Thanks a lot for starting it all. Hope to meet you in Mumbai Summit
29 Oct 2015, 10:35am
Hi Saranya, Welcome to the SHEROES Community - for you and of you. There are definitive opportunities for someone like you and while you look, continue to make an investment in your career by reading, writing, adding to your network and of course enhancing your skills and domain knowledge every single day. Do check out opportunities with Cuelearn, PrepmySkills, Cleartax etc. In your personal bio, add what seems like your core strengths - things you do well and enjoy doing. Your professional qualification can be an asset and you must continue to keep abreast of changes in the domain. Check out some of the stories of success in Meet the SHEROES. It is a journey - take steps every day and continue to check for opportunities and apply often. I am sure something will fit. I will see you at the SHEROES Summit. best Sairee
29 Oct 2015, 03:27pm View Less
Hi Saranya,
Welcome to the SHEROES Community - for you and of you. There are definitive opportunit

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Shilpa asked

Hi Sairee, I am working mother of two high spirited boys. It was a wise decision to leave my HR professional job of 14 years to care of my family. To cater to my career aspirations I trained myself in Hair Dressing, SPA and Beauty Therapy.I also practice Aromatherapy. I thoroughly enjoy the field I have chosen. I choose to work as a Free Lancer so that I can take work on appointment basis. I am keen on expanding my client base. I want to associate my self with wellness industry. I want to associate myself with hospitals who would want services like massage therapy to their women patients who are recuperating and need some relaxation therapy for recovery. Kindly guide
28 Oct 2015, 01:03pm
Hi Shilpa, I am so inspired to hear from you - you have clarity and you are making sincere efforts. Picking up the trainings in wellness and beauty was a great thing you did. Now is a great time to capitalise on it. To get access to more opportunities, I would highly recommend that you check our Urban Clap on SHEROES and enrol yourself there. https://sheroes.in/companies/urbanclap They help professionals like you discover more options. Being on the app will also help you build a loyal user base and credibility to work with more corporates. Aromatherapy is a growing field and getting in touch with spas and hotel chains might help. Same for hospitals. But I would highly suggest a pilot first and setting a discipline of working with individual clients. If you need any more help, in context of Urban Clap - please do let us know. All the best and we hope to see you at SHEROES Summit in Mumbai https://sheroes.in/companies/urbanclap Let me know how it goes. best Sairee
28 Oct 2015, 01:41pm View Less
Hi Shilpa,
I am so inspired to hear from you - you have clarity and you are making sincere efforts

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DrRenuka asked

Hi Sairee, I am Dr. Renuka Mahajan, working with Amity University , Noida with Department of Information Technology. I have 16 years of experience both corporate and majorly in academics and excellent publications in computer science and engineering. I have deep interest in teaching and research in higher education, however, I am looking for flexi options, in Noida/Delhi so as to devote more time to my children. Kindly advice if there are some similar options that you know. Thanks for your precious time. Regards, Dr. Renuka
28 Oct 2015, 06:24am
Hello Renuka, You have rich experience and that can be very valuable. However, opportunities in universities or traditional academia might be not as flex friendly - and the ones that are very flex friendly may come from startups, private sector or projects. So keeping that in mind would be valuable. Do think about your core skills and how they can reapply to opportunities - your background in computer science and IT is valuable, to say the least. Here are some potential opportunities: 1) Check out Sunstone B school opportunity - they do a lot of flex hiring from SHEROES 2) Look up education and elearning opportunities on SHEROES - they are shared often. 3) Evaluate some of the opportunities outside academia - like this one. 4) Prepare well and apply! I am sure something will work out. Do think about the transition and possible trade off - there is going to be change and managing it is important. I am sure you can do it really well. Let me know what you think? Keep me posted. best Sairee 3)
28 Oct 2015, 03:07pm View Less
Hello Renuka,
You have rich experience and that can be very valuable. However, opportunities in un

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Ankita asked

Hello Sairee I met you two years back at the Times of India Campus Interviews. You have come a long way and am very happy to see Fleximoms grow into Sheroes. True, women are the real heroes provided they shine their light. Thank you for making flexible work options available for stay-at-moms. Have updated my profile and would be honoured if I get to work in any way in association with the Sheroes Community. Keep going strong. Regards Ankita Siddiqui Mobile Number - 9810310606
28 Oct 2015, 04:45am
Hi Ankita, Thanks a ton and hope to see you sometime - drop by our office - send a mail to monica@sheroes.in - she will schedule it - ref this conversation :) See you! best Sairee
28 Oct 2015, 01:50pm View Less
Hi Ankita,
Thanks a ton and hope to see you sometime - drop by our office - send a mail to monica@

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Sujana asked

Hi Sairee, First of all.. Thank you so much for creating such a platform wherein women can freely come and share their thoughts and seek guidance from mentors like you. I have a long story of mine to share with you and I need your help in guiding me through the right channels if it makes sense. Sent you an email at Saireechahal@sheroes.in as my profile and questions were not fitting in this box. Hopefully it reaches you.
27 Oct 2015, 09:57am
Hi Sujana, Thanks for writing in and for being part of SHEROES. Please send that mail to sairee at sheroes dot in and copy to monica at sheroes dot in - to schedule a call or response. Look forward to hearing from you soon. best Sairee
28 Oct 2015, 03:23pm View Less
Hi Sujana,
Thanks for writing in and for being part of SHEROES. Please send that mail to sairee at

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Vandana asked

Hey there! I am working as a Marketing Professional in a Medical Device Company-it requires exhausting travelling. Lately, I have started losing interest in my job. Don't want to continue in Medical Industry, but I am not sure about what else can be done... Getting married in coming year, need a job that can allow me to contribute efficiently to both the domains- Family as well as Profession. Looking forward for a detailed analysis and direction.
26 Oct 2015, 02:58am
Hi Vandana, You have excellent core skills and I would surely hope you keep up with your career - even with a little bit of adjustment. First of all, take a short break - reflect on what you have and what you want, what excites you, sometimes the busyness of routine can be over whelming for all of us. If travel is a key concern, manage that - by seeking an opportunity which means lesser travel. Pre-sales and client relationships are great skills to have and there are so many companies looking for you. Also, don't worry about a problem in the future, getting married does not mean end of career. Have that talk with family and spouse. Prioritise and don't assume that family and a great career cannot go together. Infact that is the opportunity you have. Change your job, industry or find a closer fit, but don't get scared by responsibilities, which you can negotiate and assess. Have a chat about expectations in your marriage - an investment that might serve you well. Maybe a little reflection and positive approach will help. We had hate to see you give up on a thriving career - there are many options and you can find one that fits. best Sairee
28 Oct 2015, 03:31pm View Less
Hi Vandana,
You have excellent core skills and I would surely hope you keep up with your career -

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Reshma asked

Hi, My name is Reshma shaikh.Iam from Pune,I have done B.E. in 2012 and I didnt worked uptill now,because my parents wanted to get married first. Now I am married since 1 year,I was searching job but due to not having Experience and I am not fresher I was unable to get job...... Now I am Pregnant and still want to do something like work from home,I am trying but failed to get some.. please help me....
26 Oct 2015, 12:01am
Hi Reshma, There are many options one can look for - which are work from home. Here is the link https://sheroes.in/jobs/search/page:1?q=work%20from%20home But most important thing is to invest in your career and get market ready. Work from home works best when your skills are of high quality and you are great at your job. A fresher is typically not a contender for the job. I would suggest you consider developing on a skill or area of interest - you are an engineer and coding is a very relevant skill to know. Use your pregnancy to prepare, look up online resources and enhance your capability. It will hold you in good stead. Let me know what you think? best Sairee
28 Oct 2015, 03:44pm View Less
Hi Reshma,
There are many options one can look for - which are work from home. Here is the link ht

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rumeena asked

i want to do good job after my graduation...can u help
21 Oct 2015, 07:50am
Hi Rumeena, Sure, please stay connected and keep checking out opportunities and resources on SHEROES. You can look for jobs, career events, offers and career articles on SHEROES. Check back often. All the best.
22 Oct 2015, 11:14pm View Less
Hi Rumeena,
Sure, please stay connected and keep checking out opportunities and resources on SHERO

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Richa Parikh asked

Dear Sairee, Nice to see your brief profile above. As updated in my Sheroes profile, I have a 6.5 yrs experience in the banking domain with quite a decent salary package. Im looking for a home based profile presently which may involve the banking, marketing and investment business. Since I'm inclined towards reading and writing since school days, I may prefer a writing job. But I do not have an experience in that domain. It is this navigation from banking to being a writer which I'm unable to decide upon. Being less experienced in the sector, I do not know where to start from alongwith the fear of leaving my own domain. Please guide me on the above. Also, based upon your views, advise some jobs at Sheroes that I may to. Thanks and regards, Richa Parikh M 9536460123 Parikh_Richa@yahoo.co.in
20 Oct 2015, 08:16pm
Hi Richa, Your work profile is impressive and you might be take a shot at diverse roles, not just writing. Banking exposure at that level will seamlessly allow you to move in business or operation kind of roles. However, writing might be an issue - for lack of opportunities and kind of remuneration. To get into write, there is only one way - write - a blog, a column, a magazine etc. Once you had a body of work, it is easier to get more paid projects. I would encourage you to look at opportunities in pre sales, operations, investment advisory - etc. Do check out opportunities with Cuelearn, Prepmyskills, Principal and even at SHEROES. You have experience in managing operations and customer interface. That can be very valuable. Build on your strengths as you switch formats. Do apply and ping me again. best Sairee
21 Oct 2015, 03:16am View Less
Hi Richa,
Your work profile is impressive and you might be take a shot at diverse roles, not just

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Archana asked

Hi Sairee, Hope you are doing fine. I am Archana put up in Hyderabad. I was working for a Central Govt firm on a contract basis till recently. Now i have a baby girl and i quit my job. I am at home and want to do some home based jobs. I am good at Data entry work. I request you to kindly suggest me a good link in sheroes to continue my work. Please do the needful. Waiting for your response. With warm regards and wishing you a great life ahead. Thank you mam.
14 Oct 2015, 11:22am
Hi Archana, Your experience and profile is good and you can aim for better jobs, not just data entry. Infact there may not be many data entry jobs on SHEROES. I also noticed you only added data entry in your skills - can you please add skills related to your work experience also. This will help. Here are some options you can apply for - https://sheroes.in/jobs/medical-transcriptionist-quality-analyst--vodox-global-services/NzQxOQ== https://sheroes.in/jobs/medical-transcriptionist-quality-analyst--vodox-global-services/NzQxOQ== https://sheroes.in/jobs/medical-transcriptionist-quality-analyst--vodox-global-services/NzQxOQ== https://sheroes.in/jobs/medical-transcriptionist-quality-analyst--vodox-global-services/NzQxOQ== Please apply well and let me know how did it go? best Sairee
17 Oct 2015, 06:21pm View Less
Hi Archana,
Your experience and profile is good and you can aim for better jobs, not just data ent

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Radha asked

Hi Sairee, Thanks for a prompt response. I saw the ad for Sunstone Business School for the post of teaching executive . I am interested. The option is work from home. I am a management & IT faculty. If you can help me coordinate with them I can coordinate and find out right options. Thanks once again for all your effort...Thanks, Regards Radha Sivakumar
14 Oct 2015, 08:29am
Hi Radha, Please apply quickly, since unless you apply and get short listed for basic level, a reference won't work well. Let me know once done. best Sairee
17 Oct 2015, 06:22pm View Less
Hi Radha,
Please apply quickly, since unless you apply and get short listed for basic level, a ref

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Radha asked

Hi Sairee, how are you? I remember I met you at Noida office along with Ms. Supriya. I am interested in areas where I can work from home like home tutoring or giving business ideas and development. I had sent my views regarding this earlier too. At present I am a management & IT faculty. And so I am interested in online teaching too. If you can help me focus on these areas I can get an online opportunity very soon. If you can give me your contact number I can also talk to you if need be. I am in Muscat so I am focusing on online opportunities and work from home. I also welcome online business if you can help me .Thanking you, Regards Radha Sivakumar.
08 Oct 2015, 06:07am
Hello Radha, Great to hear from you. Sure, there are lots of online tutoring and elearning opportunities - here is a link for some - do explore more yourself. You could let us know once applied - send a mail to supriya at sheroes dot in - she will let the company know as well. Let us know if you face any problem. https://sheroes.in/jobs/search/page:1?q=online%20tutoring Good luck! best Sairee
08 Oct 2015, 01:56pm View Less
Hello Radha,
Great to hear from you. Sure, there are lots of online tutoring and elearning opportu

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preeti asked

hi sairee.i am preeti from Navi mumbai.i was running a men's wear showroom for last 10 years and after that i did my b.ed too.Recently 6 months back my husband is been diagnosed with a kind of blood cancer , and as my situation doesn't allow me to move out for a full time job i am seriously looking for some good job which i can operate from home.I am mother of two daughters and hence apart from my interest i am looking for a job where i can earn well .i take my work very seriously.pls suggest something to me.
06 Oct 2015, 12:25pm
Dear Preeti, Sorry to hear about the situation but I am sure you will come out strong and manage well. The trick to finding a good work from home job is to prepare to work from home - since most of us have not and also check often - these jobs get filled up fast. You can also look up this link https://sheroes.in/jobs/search/page:1?q=work%20from%20home - there are over 500 jobs here - go through them and evaluate the fit - apply to the ones where you feel you can do a really good job. Apply well and check your profile for errors or typos - send in a good application. If you need help, you can call at 9910105861 All the best and keep me posted. best Sairee
08 Oct 2015, 02:14pm View Less
Dear Preeti,
Sorry to hear about the situation but I am sure you will come out strong and manage w

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preeti asked

hi sairee.i am preeti from Navi mumbai.i was running a men's wear showroom for last 10 years and after that i did my b.ed too.Recently 6 months back my husband is been diagnosed with a kind of blood cancer , and as my situation doesn't allow me to move out for a full time job i am seriously looking for some good job which i can operate from home.I am mother of two daughters and hence apart from my interest i am looking for a job where i can earn well .i take my work very seriously.pls suggest something to me.
06 Oct 2015, 12:25pm
Dear Preeti, Sorry to hear about the situation but I am sure you will come out strong and manage well. The trick to finding a good work from home job is to prepare to work from home - since most of us have not and also check often - these jobs get filled up fast. You can also look up this link https://sheroes.in/jobs/search/page:1?q=work%20from%20home - there are over 500 jobs here - go through them and evaluate the fit - apply to the ones where you feel you can do a really good job. Apply well and check your profile for errors or typos - send in a good application. If you need help, you can call at 9910105861 All the best and keep me posted. best Sairee
08 Oct 2015, 02:16pm View Less
Dear Preeti,
Sorry to hear about the situation but I am sure you will come out strong and manage w

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Indumathi asked

Thanks for the reply Sairee. I was wondering if u can suggest me some options to work from home... I would like to try out some options to work from home or home based jobs. Media is also one option which is interesting me these days. If u can help me on this it will be really great. I am a very creative person and always keen to try out different things. Awaiting your reply....
06 Oct 2015, 03:14am
Hello Indumathi, There are a lot of options available but when working from home, you have to pick options where you will excel. Remember, there are no colleagues to shout out across the hall or help at home. Interest is not enough, body of work, proven expertise and lot of self drive is important when it comes to picking diverse work from home choices. I am sharing this link - please go through it and apply to suitable options. Good luck! https://sheroes.in/jobs/search/page:1?q=work%20from%20home best Sairee
11 Oct 2015, 06:19am View Less
Hello Indumathi,
There are a lot of options available but when working from home, you have to pick

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Indumathi asked

Hi Sairee, How are u? I am Indumathi Elangovan from Bangalore and I am having about 14 years of work experience. I was working for a private firm and presently I have resigned. My last designation was Head Operations. I am now wanting to restart my career in a completely different field. I require your help in deciding which field would be more apt for me.
05 Oct 2015, 02:36pm
Hello Indumathi, Thanks for writing in. Having experience in operations can be a great asset. Did you explore work in any of the new startups - Flipkart, Paytm kind of companies - who can do with lot of talent in logistics and operations. Even companies like Urban Ladder, local delivery startups can be great. I am requesting my team to have a look at your profile and see if they have something relevant on hiring side. Meanwhile to stay updated, do track the Top Companies pages - follow their jobs, updates, employee policies etc. https://sheroes.in/companies/featured Do understand that you have career strengths - which you can capitalize on and add complimentary skills to those. All the best. Let me know how it goes! best Sairee
06 Oct 2015, 02:05am View Less
Hello Indumathi,

Thanks for writing in. Having experience in operations can be a great asset. Di

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monika asked

Hi I am a senior management professional in a rice company for the last 18 years now. working as VP Corporate development. Witht he growth of the organization given opportunities to learn different functions and became a general management person . Though by professional a company secretary and qualified MBA. Now looking for a right ladder to give right direction to my career. need your valuable time and inputs regarding the same
30 Sep 2015, 10:45am
Hi Monika, I would like to see more details on your profile but broadly speaking at this level of leadership, any significant new opportunities will come from diverse sectors. You core skill is management and corporate growth - and understanding of food processing businesses - perhaps even retail and distribution. If one was to map your core skills to market opportunities - food retail, food logistics and even food retail emerges as an option. I surely encourage you to look up these emerging areas, understand their dynamics and also evaluate if those seem exciting to you. The food sector per say is growing hugely along with retail - both potential employment sectors for you - in corporate and startup world. What do you think? best Sairee
04 Oct 2015, 04:20pm View Less
Hi Monika,
I would like to see more details on your profile but broadly speaking at this level of

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Piyal asked

Hi sairee....have mailed u a couple of times but received no response so far. I have a profile in sheroes. Need to connect with a mentor for guidance. Please reply.
20 Sep 2015, 03:56pm
Hi Piyal, Please tell me what appeals to you in terms of diversifying your career - you have core skills which I would highly suggest you build upon. Is digital on your radar?
20 Sep 2015, 03:58pm View Less
Hi Piyal,
Please tell me what appeals to you in terms of diversifying your career - you have core

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Shivani asked

Hi Sairee, Thanks a ton for your valuable suggestions. I will incorporate the ideas in my job search. Thanks Shivani
18 Sep 2015, 12:18pm
Awesome :) all the best - stay connected.
20 Sep 2015, 12:29pm View Less
Awesome :) all the best - stay connected.

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Ivy asked

Hi Sairee, Thanks for your inputs last time. I did not choose the safe option of MBA and am totally ready for some risk. but the fact is I am not able to find jobs other than my immediately related field. I am not sure how to do that.
18 Sep 2015, 03:26am
Hi Ivy, Hang in there and also take a few steps to find newer horizons. One of them could be join us for a special event we are co hosting on opportunities in the interconnected world - on Wed with Microsoft 23 Sep https://sheroes.in/articles/it-is-a-woman-s-world-workshop-by-sairee-chahal/MTA4NA== Some newer networks, faces, peers will help open new doors. Don't give up - all good things need persistence and quality. It would be wonderful to see you if you come by. best Sairee
20 Sep 2015, 12:35pm View Less
Hi Ivy,
Hang in there and also take a few steps to find newer horizons. One of them could be join

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Nazia asked

Hi Sairee, I am basically from hyderabad. Sheroes has not become so popular in hyderabad. That is due to lack of popularity. I have seen women struggling to build up their career and i would like to take up the initiative in bringing awareness them. Could you please guide me on?
12 Sep 2015, 04:48am
Hi Nazia, Please send me an email with some more thoughts on sairee at sheroes dot in We can take this forward. best Sairee
13 Sep 2015, 10:15am View Less
Hi Nazia,
Please send me an email with some more thoughts on sairee at sheroes dot in
We can tak

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Priya asked

Hi sairee was great to connect with you today at the Shangrila and so inspiring to hear your views please advice as to how we can get connected my email is priyachabra76@gmail.com ...great to be linked with you and your team ...Priya chhabra
10 Sep 2015, 12:59pm
Hi Priya, My colleague Supriya will call you - she has some relevant opportunities. best Sairee
14 Sep 2015, 09:46am View Less
Hi Priya,
My colleague Supriya will call you - she has some relevant opportunities.

best
Sair

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Shivani asked

Hi Sairee, I'm writing you again. Waiting for your reply eagerly. I'm from the market research industry want to kick start my career again. I searched lot of job here on sheroes but not getting good opportunity. can you please guide me how can i get good benefit from the sheroes. Thanks Shivani
09 Sep 2015, 11:11am
Hi Shivani, I went through your profile in detail and there are certain skills you have which can be relevant especially in startups and growing product companies. However the demand for those skills won't come in job formats you have held so far. So the trick is to reposition your self and seek differently. You also have a background in education which might be interesting. When you look for jobs, don't try to match job roles but match skills, capability and format fits. Most of these opportunities will not be in sectors like traditional market research but upcoming emerging options. Did you see PrepMySkill options? https://sheroes.in/jobs/program-manager-educational-services-delhincr-prepmyskills-com/Njc5NQ== Realign your skills to the market, build on your strengths so that change is easier. Expecting same role with flexibility is tough. https://sheroes.in/jobs/program-manager-educational-services-delhincr-prepmyskills-com/Njc5NQ== Going through your profile, I saw a lot of potential but redefining for better clarity would be great. Can an employer get - what can you do for me - looking at your profile? Stay aligned in the meanwhile. These things take time but you have to keep at it. All the best. best Sairee
13 Sep 2015, 10:13am View Less
Hi Shivani,
I went through your profile in detail and there are certain skills you have which can

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Shivani asked

Hi Sairee, I'm writing you again. Waiting for your reply eagerly. I'm from the market research industry want to kick start my career again. I searched lot of job here on sheroes but not getting good opportunity. can you please guide me how can i get good benefit from the sheroes. Thanks Shivani
09 Sep 2015, 11:11am
See options like these Shivani - apply well

https://sheroes.in/jobs/research-analyst-delhincr-im

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Ivy asked

Hello Sairee. I am a Sales professional handling Institutional sales for Equipment in Dairy and Beverage sector for past 9 years. I am looking forward to moving on from sales profile. I have got admission in IIFT Executive programme for International business, which is a weekend classes diploma course. Would it help? or should I take some other steps to make the move.
08 Sep 2015, 05:17pm
Hello Ivy, Your profile is great and anything you choose to do now, will be duly helped by your experience in Sales. An executive MBA will help you expand horizons and also pick up some nuances of management. However, the big shiny, opportunity flowing with adrenal is startups and food tech is a great sector to explore at this time. As a career norm, move away from your comfort zone as much as possible - while banking on your core skills still. An MBA is a good safe option but it is not a propel into big change kind of option. And while depends on your personal risk appetite, moving to newer areas and fast growing opportunities can give you the advantage quickly. Think about it. Pick growth over safety! All the best. Let me know :)
13 Sep 2015, 09:48am View Less
Hello Ivy,
Your profile is great and anything you choose to do now, will be duly helped by your ex

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Ramandeep asked

Hi Sairee,first of all thank you very much for this brilliant portal for women. It is not only helpful but indeed an inspiration too. I am one of those who found my way and purpose of life through Sheroes by connecting to relevant people. I want to begin an entrepreneur journey in education sector. Have associated with some one on Royalty Business Model where I would be the Licensee (would be take forward the business expansion plan). However, before I begin I wanted some guidance on entrepreneurship esp. the finance part of it. Could you suggest any of the free work shops and discussion where I could gain knowledge and inspiration. This would be a great help. Looking forward for your advice and suggestions.
01 Sep 2015, 04:51am
Hi Ramandeep, We are hosting a Coach Day tomorrow - come by check this link out to register https://sheroes.in/career-resources-for-women This is well timed. best Sairee
03 Sep 2015, 10:37am View Less
Hi Ramandeep,

We are hosting a Coach Day tomorrow - come by
check this link out to register



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Priyanka asked

Hi Sairee, I am an IT professional with a total work-experience of 10 years, mostly on a reputed telecom billing platform - Singleview. In November 2013, I had to take a career break owing to medical reasons. Now I am ready to resume my career, however this time round I am looking for work which has greater flexibility & work-life balance. Also the telecom billing platform I worked on is a niche product making the job opportunities very minimal, hence its difficult to resume the same. During the sabatical, I have learnt(self) one of the mobile application development platform (Sencha Touch). At the same time I have a keen interest/flair for writing and see myself working well as a Technical writer. Since you have insight across many work industries, I seek your advice on 2 aspects: 1. Whichever stream I choose , I would be starting as a beginner and my 10 years of IT experience maynot be considered, is it a pragmatic approach to restart with a new skill now? Is it possible to find a technical writing job in Telecom domain where my previous work experience can also be considered ? 2. If possible can you please advice which of the stream - mobile application development or technical writing can provide a better & stable career, assuming that there are many (young & energetic) mobile app developers available to be recruited. Thanks & Regards Priyanka
31 Aug 2015, 07:26am
Dear Priyanka, Given your experience in a technical industry, I would strongly encourage you to stay put in the tech industry. Mobile applications is a great road to take and I would suggest that you explore that more - work on some projects - get some work under your belt and the possibilities are unlimited. There are many companies looking for that skill and some of the smartest startups are looking for smart mobile app professionals. Let me know if you need further info on this - we are happy to help. Good luck! best Sairee
31 Aug 2015, 10:20am View Less
Dear Priyanka,
Given your experience in a technical industry, I would strongly encourage you to st

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Amandeep asked

Must congratulate you too I took a serious look at your site today. Commendable job lady.... hats off to you :)
28 Aug 2015, 04:02pm
Thanks Amandeep :) - here is a job you can look at - http://sheroes.in/jobs/technical-content-writer--accelerant-india/NjY0Ng== Do keep checking often and apply. I am sure you will land something good. bestSairee
31 Aug 2015, 06:06am View Less
Thanks Amandeep :) - here is a job you can look at - http://sheroes.in/jobs/technical-content-write

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Suchismita asked

Hi Sairee, I am currently working in a bid management team in an IT company, in Bangalore. My husband as gotten the opportunity to travel to Germany for 2-3 years on a work permit from another IT company here. As a result, I am in a difficult situation. I have approached my company for options available to me. I first preference was continuing to work in my current project, remotely and getting paid in INR (as usual). But this is apparently not allowed for dependent visas. I have asked them to check if there are any requirements in their Germany office, but I doubt they'll find anything. The last 2 options for me would be to either take LOP for a year or resign, but that would mean being out of touch with my work. Although I am not in the technical line, where skills might become obsolete in a year, it still worries me. Do you have any suggestions for me? If I do have to go on an LOP or resign, what would be my prospects after a year or 2?
28 Aug 2015, 12:12pm
Hi Suchismita, I would think in this case, your endeavour could be to minimize the negative impact of a career break. If they assign you a remote project in the same role, that would be ideal. But sometimes organizations have other constraints. However, you could try changing your contract from an employee to independent and if you work online - the dependent visa rules won't apply. Freelance work can be location agnostic, and you can bill in your location overseas or in India. In case this does not work out, try looking for work online, which capitalizes on your competence. However, the same JD or role may not be available - some tweaks to role, payments and work cycles will be required. Try to stay connected to work in any way possible - mitigate the impact of the move - even if you have to compromise on salary, continue to work in quality projects. Look up Sourceeasy jobs on SHEROES and please invest in your profile. Most imp is to stay on career map. Find good work, wherever it comes from. Over reliance on your existing company might be a challenge. Look up opportunities in global startups, unicorns or companies at forefront of remote working cultures. All the best! Sairee
30 Aug 2015, 05:20am View Less
Hi Suchismita,
I would think in this case, your endeavour could be to minimize the negative impact

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Yogita asked

I am a 42yrs old special mom. I have some time in hand,which I want to utilize effectively, expand my horizon and explore more. Please refer to my profile and advise. Thank you
25 Aug 2015, 01:01pm
Hi Yogita, Your profile obviously is more than a 42 year old mom - so let us not discount your experience in running a boutique besides all the other skills you have. To begin with, is owning or running a business like you have done part of the plan - does that excite you? There are many opportunities to grow your business online - if you do. Else explore less demanding options like Mystery Shopping, Blogging, taking up smaller projects. But most importantly stay connected to this thought - don't let it fall off your horizon. Sometimes things may time but they will happen. Do check out all the career resources and events at SHEROES. We will be hosting career hours soon. Do call. Good luck always :) best Sairee
30 Aug 2015, 08:22am View Less
Hi Yogita,

Your profile obviously is more than a 42 year old mom - so let us not discount your e

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NAMITA asked

Hi Sairee, Sheroes is a great intiative and a wonderful platform for women to be aware of all opportunities around. I am an engineering post graduate, and have contributed in a reputed multinational for around 16 years. My area of expertise was project management, team management, planning, inhouse trainings and operations. I quit my last job in search of opportunities that can connect me with social causes so that I can see my contribution to society more closely. I am into promotion of chemical free food through smallscale organic farming and I am looking for opportunities that can help me utilise my expertise and experience for sake of social causes that support women, children, animals, education, soft skill trainings or environment. It would be really great if you can lend your advise on how to proceed to achieve it.
21 Aug 2015, 10:43am
Hi Namita, Many great organizations would find your skill and experience valuable - I would surely encourage you to look at Social enterprises and not for profits - including Breakthrough - you will find them on SHEROES. I would also suggest that you join the SHEROES blogger network and share as a blogger. When making a transition, it always helps to share your thoughts, expertise and experience. Besides checking out the job board, feel free to explore some interactions offline - including events in the domain. Part of the transition is also knowing how these domains work - they are likely to be remarkably different from on IT MNC. Meanwhile, if you would like to interview at SHEROES, please send a mail to Shweta at sheroes dot in to fix up. All the best! Sairee
23 Aug 2015, 12:36pm View Less
Hi Namita,
Many great organizations would find your skill and experience valuable - I would surely

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Shipra asked

Hi, Sairee glad to be a part of sheroes team. I am a b.com (hons) graduate. currently working full time as business development, though i have been a bit confused regarding my career path and have been thinking to do a lot of diff things thinking might be that thing will be much better than what i am doing right now. after thinking about a no. of field's now i am going to do a digital marketing certificate course. And i wanted to use this platform to search some flexible/ home based work for those 3 hrs that i find for myself at the end of the day. Any advise?
20 Aug 2015, 08:07pm
Hi Shipra, It is always good to be on a learning curve in your career - and learning digital marketing is a good idea. You can also check out resources from CAREER Resources here http://sheroes.in/articles/category/career-resources/NQ== Once you have some knowledge, try doing some short projects to get practical knowledge. There are many opportunities in digital marketing - content, SEO, etc - which you can look for but do build your proficiency and skill of top quality. All the best and keep us posted. best Sairee
23 Aug 2015, 12:09pm View Less
Hi Shipra,

It is always good to be on a learning curve in your career - and learning digital mar

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ANUPAMA asked

hello sairee,im 30yr and worked for 2yrs as software developer but for personal reasons stopped working 3yrs back n dint even socialise (so have no idea of where to start).I am a btech grad n hav strong communication skills n now want to seriously take charge of my professional life.Im forced to take a hr job in a startup consultancy for 10k ,i agree im amateur in any job but is this the right move?(leaving the 2yrs from the resume n working for a far lesser salary) its not abt the money its abt taking up a right job which paves the path to set my career down the lane.Im interested in public relations and functional areas but dont know how to get into them..is it better if i can talk one to one with a mentor?
14 Aug 2015, 02:40pm
Hi Anupama, Thank you for reaching out and I am glad you want to take charge of things. I have a few thoughts. Everything you do reflects the quality of your work and personality. I am referring to the lack of grammar and punctuations in your question. I am and everyone else will make an impression based on the footprint you leave online. You mentioned you are a developer - I could not find the skill section updated in your profile. You can invest some time to make it look richer, more complete. I think there are opportunities and good ones - but for the ones who invest in themselves, their own consciousness and their roadmap. Begin with small things. You need not be forced to take up a job you don't want. But you certainly need to prepare, pay attention and reflect more on the choices. I will be happy to help you in detail with career option but your turn for now. best Sairee
16 Aug 2015, 08:57am View Less
Hi Anupama,
Thank you for reaching out and I am glad you want to take charge of things.
I have a

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Shikha asked

Hi, I am looking for some help in writing for blogs and social media skills. can you help? I am basically a TV professional with experience in working as a journo and making programmes for national tv channels. Best, Shikha Gandhi
13 Aug 2015, 10:02am
Hi Shikha, Your experience is fantastic and my advice to you would be to invest in your personal brand, (work will find you) use your Miditech and communication experience. Blogs and social media is a wide range - the lower end is not rewarding or satisfying, whereas there are good companies looking for good professionals. Find a professional fit and then find the flex. If you would like to meet - please send a mail to shweta at sheroes dot in - to schedule. best Sairee
16 Aug 2015, 10:25am View Less
Hi Shikha,
Your experience is fantastic and my advice to you would be to invest in your personal b

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anjani asked

Hi Sairee, I am Anjani Presently looking for a good job as a fresher.I have 3 years experience in trading in stocks.
13 Aug 2015, 09:49am
Hi Anjani, I would suggest that you invest in your profile, edit it, add better punctuations and details and start applying. http://sheroes.in/jobs http://sheroes.in/jobs There is no under estimating investing in new skills as well. Good luck! best Sairee
16 Aug 2015, 10:06am View Less
Hi Anjani,
I would suggest that you invest in your profile, edit it, add better punctuations and d

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Rupali asked

Hello, Sairee. Thank you for fleximoms and sheroes. I started working again, after becoming a mum, only because of you. I love to write, and human interest, fashion, beauty&skincare, parenting, society,marriage, and such topics are what I write about, without feeling farce. But given the scarce volume, frequency and varying rates of content writing, it gets really difficult to run a household and careers for a child. I have never, so far, refused a writing job, and yet, I am hardly working 8hours, per week. Would really appreciate, if you could kindly spare some time and give me some guidance. Thanks and regards Rupali Bajpai Sakhiscribbles.blogspot.in
07 Aug 2015, 08:02am
Hi Rupali, Lovely to hear from you. Two quick inputs. 1) Work on creating your own brand as a writer to command a place in the market. Check Kiran Manral's page and articles. Some stellar advice there. 2) There is work but sometimes moving to quality over quantity is a good strategy. Find a spot that you think can be genuinely yours and of course keep working on your craft, skill and body of work. Lastly drop by for one of our open houses :) see you Best Sairee Ps: Typing on phone, pardon the typos.
09 Aug 2015, 03:12am View Less
Hi Rupali,
Lovely to hear from you. Two quick inputs.
1) Work on creating your own brand as a wr

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jyoti asked

Hi Sairee , Thank you for Sheroes ,it really helpful.I am Based in Delhi-NCR.I took break for around 1 year due to my pregnancy complication.I would request you to please guide me should I acquire some new specific skills or go for same. Looking forward to hear from you. Thanks in advance
06 Aug 2015, 11:41am
Hi Jyoti, Thanks! I notice your are a Comp Science graduate and have worked on databases. Would encourage you to invest in learning Analytics, big data, product management. There are learning resources on Coursera, Github, Growth Hackers and online big data communities. Also look up product nation. Use this time well and if possible even do some projects, free or paid for some startups. All the best Sairee
09 Aug 2015, 03:21am View Less
Hi Jyoti,
Thanks! I notice your are a Comp Science graduate and have worked on databases.
Would

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Monica asked

Hi Sairee Thank you for Sheroes.I am looking to get to work at 47 without any prior experience but with a post grad in Psychology and post grad training as a counsellor. Also was doing Phd on a UGC fellowship n have cleared eligibility criteria for lecturship but did not complete my doctorate due to family issues.What options would I have in the current scenario ?....
26 Jul 2015, 01:14pm
Thank you for reaching out and that is your first step. Your skills are valuable and I think you can make a significant contribution. You can't do much about the past but present is now and you can build for future. The need for counsellors, mentors, coaches, kind voices is higher than ever and I think with some orientation, you can have a swell fulfilling career. Could you drop a mail to me at sairee at sheroes dot in and copy shweta at sheroes dot in - come by and meet us. best Sairee
26 Jul 2015, 01:23pm View Less
Thank you for reaching out and that is your first step.

Your skills are valuable and I think you

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Sandesh asked

Hi Sairee, I'm Sandesh an entrepreneur based out of Bangalore. I have always been inspired by daring dynamos like You. The Spark, The Charisma, The Traits that differentiate You have fascinated my. I run a Startup focusing on Direct Staffing and I'm now in the process of Hiring Freelance / Work From Home Womenstars. I have been there and done that, so i can vouch there is nothing so powerful, enigmatic and effective leader like a Woman. I aspire to build an Awesome Team, Pool in talents from Across India and work with them. I would want to create the largest and most effective Eco system of Work From Home WomenStars. I'm not a VC Funded startup nor I'm backed by Angels. But still I'm determined to make it big and deliver a platform where Rockstar Women can make use of their 5 minutes each days towards our common goal of placing The Best Talents to Hiring Companies Would value your inputs / suggestions and also i would love to have You on board as an Advisor / Mentor Kindly suggest
26 Jul 2015, 10:53am
Hello Sandesh, Thank you for finding us and finding us valuable. You will be amazed how many startups use SHEROES as the only or dominant go to for finding smart people - bootstrapped ones and funded ones. I am going to request you to start using the SHEROES job board to share options (it is free) and also send me an email - sairee at sheroes dot in - happy to help your startup. All the best Sairee
26 Jul 2015, 01:27pm View Less
Hello Sandesh,
Thank you for finding us and finding us valuable.
You will be amazed how many sta

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Nidhi asked

Hi Sairee First of all a big thank you .It was only after your reply I could believe that I have a taken a correct decision to leave my job and also venture out and chase my love for writing. I tried Cactus Communications but I was not able to clear their Evaluation test. Can you please tell is there Still a chance to get involved them this company, Else if you could guide me in the same direction I want to earn money to start with sitting at home spending 2-3 hours daily online. Secondly I want to become an established online writer. Thanks, Nidhi
17 Jul 2015, 10:52am
Hi Nidhi, There is only one way to become a great writer - write - write every day :) Write when you can and as often as you can and improve everyday. I will leave a note for the team about Cactus and do think you need to make some more applications to land an exciting opportunity. best Sairee
17 Jul 2015, 11:13am View Less
Hi Nidhi,

There is only one way to become a great writer - write - write every day :) Write when

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Nidhi asked

Hi I am Nidhi presently on break and had been teaching for past even years . Prior my first child I was working in corporate world in telecommunications.I need to help to start an online career wherein I can work flexibly from home according to my own comfortable hours.
14 Jul 2015, 08:05am
Hello Nidhi, Given you have been a teacher and have communications skills - opportunities in e-learning, education content, subject matter expertise are good fits. Look up opportunities with Helpism, Cactus Communications - use keyword work from home - here is a link you can refer. http://sheroes.in/jobs/search/skill/location/employment-type/flexible-work-from-home/career-level/company/page:2 I think you should be able to get something good, work on your application and your backups at home. All the best! best Sairee
16 Jul 2015, 02:34pm View Less
Hello Nidhi,

Given you have been a teacher and have communications skills - opportunities in e-l

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Srividya asked

Hi Sairee, I am based in Hyderabad. I am a Civil Engineer by qualification and my professional experience of 6.5 years was in Design Engineering. I took a break of 8 years from my professional career in order to raise my son. Later I restarted my career in the academic field and was teaching in an ICSE school . I taught Technical Drawing applications to std 9 , 10 and physics to std 6 to 10. Later due to relocating to another city I again had to take a break. Now its two years since I took the break and would like to get back into work. I want to take up something interesting. I am sincere , hardworking and give 100% commitment to whatever work I take up. I am good in spatial arrangement thinking and in problems that involve analytical thinking. I am good in Engineering drawing, I would not mind a part time opening in this area. I am not in touch with Design Engineering since last 14 years , so do not want to go back to that field. I am also open to any field other than engineering line. I would request you to please guide me on the options available.Should I acquire some new specific skills ? Looking forward to hear from you. Thanks in advance
13 Jul 2015, 02:19pm
Hi Srividya, What I see that you have some great basic skill and experience but that is not enough to makes good leaps in today's world. I encourage you to explore the world of usability, UX/UI and user centric design - look up resources on Khan Academy, Coursera - these are great skills and can help in giving you an awesome career. There is a lot of opportunity and exciting work in the space and Hyderabad is a great location as well for them. Why don't you look them up and I am happy to help. So will team SHEROES. best Sairee
16 Jul 2015, 02:49pm View Less
Hi Srividya,
What I see that you have some great basic skill and experience but that is not enough

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padma asked

Hello Sairee How are you.Padma this side,do u remember me?i had asked u few questions last time.i have been working for the company since april,they gave us online training and we were told we would be certified first and then paid.Till that time we were to work for them and pay for the internet charges out of our pocket.we did that but after 3 months we were shifted to a diffrent module.no payment and no certification.we talked with the trainer and put our problems before him ,till date no payment. What should i do? Padma.
13 Jul 2015, 12:41pm
Send an email to care at sheroes dot in with relevant details, we can check, if the company was on SHEROES. best Sairee
16 Jul 2015, 02:52pm View Less
Send an email to care at sheroes dot in with relevant details, we can check, if the company was on S

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kaushar asked

Hi Sairee madam ! Its very inspiring to see women like you help many more woman make the right career choice . With the same hope , I am too writing to you .mam, I saw lots of updowns in my life, today I m self-dependent single mother. But I wanna help to other womans by make them self –dependent. I thinked about start a new e- identity developing company (web developing, seo,e- marketing,social media management) where woman can work from remote location /from home, but I don’t know even business’s ABCD…for your knowledge I would to tell u..currently I m working with projects like(translating, accounting –work from home basis) and not only me ..we r team of 4 ladies (including one widow,one handicapped lady).but for me ..thats not enough.sairee mam, plz mentor me about ..how can I receive more works and brings happiness in more womans life? I have a knowledge about work but don’t about business I am looking for good input and advice. I hope you can help.kaushar
11 Jul 2015, 07:25am
Thanks for writing in Kaushar, I am requesting my team to set up time to talk. Let us see how we can help. best Sairee
16 Jul 2015, 02:54pm View Less
Thanks for writing in Kaushar, I am requesting my team to set up time to talk. Let us see how we can

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Meena asked

Good Evening Ma'am! I am Meena. I want to ask that are there jobs for hindi writers too in Sheroes? I am an author of a hindi poetry book. How can I contribute in Hindi on your site? Thanks!
09 Jul 2015, 06:59pm
Hi Meena, While our site is in English, sometimes we see jobs shared for Hindi skills - translation, content etc. Please keep a look out - I am sure you will spot something. best Sairee
16 Jul 2015, 02:56pm View Less
Hi Meena,
While our site is in English, sometimes we see jobs shared for Hindi skills - translatio

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Vidya asked

Dear Sairee, I am 31 years old, have a baby boy (34 months) and I am going to resign today. Because my instinct is telling me I can do something better with my time. It is only recently that I discovered that I want to focus on OD, not necessarily in the Fortune 500 companies but rather in companies with a strength of 2-50 people. Those just growing. My strengths are that I am a natural organizer and perfectionist. I keep improving systems and processes and have a strong sense of team spirit. I am thinking of consulting out my services. My current employer has agreed to be my first client. I will definitely need more clients. But I need someone to tell me, am I thinking right. My family (except husband) thinks I am a little ungrateful. I can't help feel excited but a little anxious and scared. Would you be able to mentor me? I don't have a specific question but I am looking for good input and advice. I hope you can help. Thank you, Vidya
30 Jun 2015, 01:50am
Hi Vidya, I am glad you are taking charge of your career and following your instinct. If you feel you can do something better with your time, you surely can! However, all risks need to be calculated and evaluated. And working for startups and growing companies is a wonderful way to grow! If can get things done, keep the teams happy and improve quality constantly, there is a lot of potential in your career. As an OD consultant, it is great to have first client - you will need many more and a plan - what will you offer, how will it be delivered, pricing and how will you get customers. All relevant questions to think about. Being nervous is okay, but being proactive is super important. I would say 2 things - work on getting your credibility and brand out there and follow fundamentals of business - and I am sure you will do well. best Sairee
01 Jul 2015, 12:36pm View Less
Hi Vidya,
I am glad you are taking charge of your career and following your instinct. If you feel

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Shalini asked

Hi sairei,I m shalini Nayak .presently a house wife.I hv completed my engineering in 2005 in IT n having work experience of 1 year in s/w testing.later on l left my job due to my marriage and relocated to another place which is a remote area here I can't get even teaching in colleges .again I want to restart my career in the same field as I hv interest on it.I hv a son who is 5years old going to school .taking care of him is my priority .if I'll relocate from here to another IT city can I get any opportunity ins/w field after a long break of 7 years. I wish to utilise my potential n make money n designation for me n a good life for my son.I hv heard about the companies like Honeywell ,TCS ,etc r helping womens in there returnship to career.can I get a break in these companies or not? What can I do? Can I relocate from this place to another as relocation is great decision for me with my kid .is there nice chance for me to get job in IT cities then I ,ll ready to take this step.plz help me out?
25 Jun 2015, 11:02am
Hi Shalini, I am glad you want to take charge of your career and do well. And I am sure you will. Some observations: Your job was a long time ago, in software testing. It means that software, testing, business and skills have changed. Secondly - before you think of relocating, it is important to evaluate your core skills and fit with the market. Since technology moves fast, an alignment to the business and employment world is a must. The good news is that there a lot happening online and you can use that to leap back. Some skill upgrade might be needed - I am going to urge you to look are programming or analytics or even app development. To be able to make a leap back, your core skills have to be high efficiency and self driven. There is a lot of work online and you don't have to worry about finding work. Find your fit first. That includes your skills, your interest and more so your ability to consistently work on your career. That won't be a part time thing I can assure, you job can be. As a mentor, I believe attention to detail matters to success in life and let us begin by small things like language, your SHEROES profile and this conversation. All the best and I will wait to hear from you best Sairee
29 Jun 2015, 05:03pm View Less
Hi Shalini,
I am glad you want to take charge of your career and do well. And I am sure you will.

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Pooja asked

Hi Sairee, greetings of the day.. I am currently working full time in an MNC in NCR. My current profile is into Compensation benchmarking analysis and I have prior experience include Financial research in investments.Right now i am expecting my second baby and want to shift my career toward work from home employee/Freelancer. As m=most of my work experience involve data analysis and research based i will be good at doing these things. I want your guidance regarding how can I get Freelancer work in my field, I know Comp N Ben is a vast industry in Countries like US, Canada and Europe etc, and my skills make me a suitable candidate to provide them ready data as per their requirement. Please enlighten me how should I pitch consultants abroad to get work. Cheers! You are doing a great job!!
22 Jun 2015, 12:39pm
Hi Pooja, You have found that opportunity preety much. One invest in your online brand, especially with a global audience in mind. Second be open to build on top of your core skill. Freelance work may not always come packaged as office work. Just a slight reorientation and a little bit of planning in making the shift and you can go places. You are already in the industry. Tap into your network first. Establish the expertise you want to lend and don't forget your working framework. Let me know how it goes!
22 Jun 2015, 04:15pm View Less
Hi Pooja,
You have found that opportunity preety much. One invest in your online brand, especially

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Shraddha asked

Hello Sairee, I am Shraddha from Bangalore. I am a B.Com graduate with very little close to none work experience. I have worked under a chartered accountant for a year. I am looking for something part time and something which is interesting. I was hoping if you could guide me in the right direction. Thank you :)
22 Jun 2015, 10:37am
Hi Shraddha, You have many things on your side - including age. I understand the need to work part time, being on a learning curve is super important. Therefore when looking at job options, don't look for easy choices, look for ones that will last you long term. Staying connected to your field will help but you should in any case stay connected to online world, changing business trends and also your network to keep up with your career map. Please look up Akosha job and let apply. Same for Cleartax. Once again, stay focussed and look for good options, not just easy. All the best Sairee
25 Jun 2015, 10:08am View Less
Hi Shraddha,
You have many things on your side - including age. I understand the need to work part

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Urvashi asked

Hello ! I am Urvashi . I reside at Noida . I am a commerce graduate. Looking to redevelop myself as my duties as a homemaker are now very limited . I have banking experience and a little bit of teaching too . Creativity makes me cook snacks as well as desserts . I love animals too . Looking for something to do . Ideal work time would be 11AM to 3PM Monday to Friday . Thank you . My email is Urvashi.500@gmail.com Mobile 8800187350 .
19 Jun 2015, 08:27am
Hi Urvashi, Welcome to a whole new world of opportunity as you begin exploring for more. You have a wonderful skill in cooking and you can use that to set up your own practice - look up Hola Chef, Million Kitchen apps and list yourself. The timings are flexible and one can make gradual progress. Let me know if you do, will place the first order. Meanwhile, keep at it - get out and meet more people. Pick up the resources SHEROES puts out. Meanwhile, just a request - please add more info to your profile and don't leave your phone numbers like this. best Sairee
21 Jun 2015, 11:50am View Less
Hi Urvashi,

Welcome to a whole new world of opportunity as you begin exploring for more. You hav

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Sarika asked

Hi Sairee, Thanks for this platform. I recently got a job with flexible timings thru this portal. I would request you to please guide me on the options available to me. I have 11 years of work experience from American Express in operations and quality & Process Excellence in Finance and Accounts processes. I have received high feed-backs from my supervisors, subordinates and peers. For my child of 6 years, I had quit my job and for last two years I am engaged with business consulting firms. Recently I am doing very well in business development as well. I want to be an independent consultant now and hence require your guidance. do I need more expereicne for this? Should I acquire some specific skills? etc. Look forward to hearing from you. My email ID is sarika_gupta@rediffmail.com
16 Jun 2015, 06:33pm
Hi Sarika, It is good to hear from you and about your success. Keep up thee good work. Some thoughts to establish yourself as an independent consultant - which is a great career strategy - combining quality and flexibility. 1) Bank on your network on strengths - let them know your willingness and preparedness to take on independent work. 2) Invest in your brand - use social media / blogging / writing to showcase your expertise 3) Invest in processes and infrastructure - a one person efficient operation is a must and that includes things like invoicing, taxes etc. Take help from a good CA. 4) Set some frameworks - kind of work you could do, your pricing, costs - don't fluctuate or settle - instead try to push towards high quality - you only need work for one person 5) Lastly, move your skill set towards a slightly contemporary relevant one - slowly - analytics is a major area and there are companies looking for folks to help there. Given your work in quality, processes - you can make that shift. Go give this a good shot - I am sure you will do well. Keep us posted. best Sairee
21 Jun 2015, 11:40am View Less
Hi Sarika,

It is good to hear from you and about your success. Keep up thee good work. Some thou

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anshuja asked

Hi Sairee, Hope you are doing good.I am 32 year old mother of twins daughters and a homemaker. I took a career break 3 years back to raise my family. Now I want to restart my career with some thing part time or work from home wherein I can start earning immediately. I come from a banking and finance background wherein part time or work from home profile rarely exist as far as i know. I am looking for some course which can give me a expertise of Finance and Information Technology both. The course should give me an edge in the competitive environment. I have two more doubts, one as a mother of twins , will i be able to manage the challenges of professional life. Second, sometimes my mind gets blocked. I get confused whether I am making a correct career choice which suits my interest at the same time. Please counsel and guide. Thanks & Regards, Anshuja Rana Re Please guide. Regards, Anshuja Rana
11 Jun 2015, 02:35am
Hi Anshuja, Of course you will manage any change that comes your way - you have wonderfully so far - your kids, career, education, family. Just keep your commitment towards it and adapt to the changes in business environment. Sometimes, when you move to flexible work, you job is not just reduced working hours of the job you had but a totally new role / skill and that is the shift you need to make. Look up the work from home opportunities and apply on SHEROES. I would like to see you explore analytics, big data, virtual processes - given your interest and experience in finance and IT. However, the perfect work from home job won't land on day one - but start somewhere - prepare to work, prepare to become a home professional, prepare your family, and start. And keep working on small everyday challenges you face. There are no wrong choices - you have to keep moving and not get stalled. Look up opportunities put up by companies like Intel, Honeywell among others. Apply to relevant ones. All the best!
21 Jun 2015, 12:07pm View Less
Hi Anshuja,
Of course you will manage any change that comes your way - you have wonderfully so far

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Bandhavi asked

Hello Sairee, I came to the United States to acquire my Masters degree. I finished MS in Food Science from Chapman University in California. I have been working as a Quality Specialist in a Fresh Produce Company since last 2 years. I plan to come back to India and contribute towards the food industries in India by working in one. I am currently focusing on Mumbai and Delhi. Can you help me give a broader view about this. I would also like to meet you in person.
10 Jun 2015, 04:39am
Hello Bandhavi, The food and food tech sector is growing leaps and bounds. There are opportunities in hospitality, food processing, consumer internet and more. Do keep checking out opportunities with companies like Zomato, InnerChef who share regularly on SHEROES.in - you could be on food curation, quality control, process management or even user facing roles - the opportunity is immense. Also follow the startup scene where food is a big category now. I am sure you will spot a great opportunity. Please email when you are in India and drop by to meet us. Good luck! best Sairee
17 Jun 2015, 08:07am View Less
Hello Bandhavi,
The food and food tech sector is growing leaps and bounds. There are opportunities

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Radha asked

Hi Sairee, I am a Lecturer cum Trainer in IT & Management. I have done MBA(Information systems) from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. I am in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. I wanted to do some online projects on Training or teaching in India but I am here in Muscat. Is it possible ? Are there organizations which hire people who can work online ...or can I become an entrepreneur training people in management & Information Technology through online...I have given my details in my profile. I would like to send my cv to you through your email id as well. I am coming to Noida in the second week of June so I can also meet you at that time. Thanks . Radha Sivakumar
30 May 2015, 05:11am
Hello Radha, I don't think your location would be a constraint. There are many online options however, I do think some repositioning and change in orientation would be needed. Did you check positions at Sunstone B School - I think your skills will be hugely relevant there. Meanwhile as you do this - please do not forget to invest in creating your own online brand - write, publish, blog, share participate in relevant communities. Do write to ipshita at sheroes dot in to schedule a meeting. best Sairee
31 May 2015, 09:40am View Less
Hello Radha,
I don't think your location would be a constraint. There are many online options howe

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Nalini asked

Hi Sairee ! Its very encouraging & inspiring to see women like you help many more make the right career choice . With the same hope , I am too am writing to you . As i write to you , I am very fondly looking forward to second time motherhood . I have just put in my papers at TATA Motors Ltd . I have been associated with TATA Motors since Oct 2009 . It has been a very pleasant journey so far. While on one side , I am very eager to welcome my second little one , I am also very eager to continue working . Hence , I have chosen " Work from home / Part time " as my choice of work style in the profile section. It has been very discouraging to see the kind of jobs posted online for "Work from Home" options . I wish to continue in the field of Sales & Marketing and make use of my previous experience & not compromise on quality / nature of work. I am due to deliver in November this year . If I find a suitable job , i will take a very short maternity break & get back to work from home . I would be very grateful to you , if you will be able to help me with some suitable job openings. Thanks & Regards, Nalini ( 9845265000 )
27 May 2015, 08:12am
Hi Nalini, Thanks for writing in. And congrats on your decision. Moving from a corporate 9-9 job to a work from home role is quite is a change. It is a shift you should prepare for - it is not just your work location but your environment that also changes. Most work from home roles are ones that are more modular in nature - unfortunately - sales and marketing isn't yet one of them. Digital marketing yes, IT Pre-sales yes - even engineering sales yes - but consumer sales - is very front line and will continue to be so - given the nature of the work. As you manage your life transition - you also need to gaze at the business environment and seek opportunities that are relevant to your skills and experience - the market is always bigger than us and that is the shift you need to make. You have core corporate skills - in operations and strategy - you could move into any relevant role that is also flex friendly. You must also note that good flex jobs will be taken very quickly and one has to constantly watch out. I am sharing a few options but continue to search as relevant. But you must always see where the trends are and how you fit in. All the best http://sheroes.in/jobs/senior-level-management-strategy-bangalore-genpact/NDkyMg%3D%3D http://sheroes.in/jobs/senior-level-management-strategy-bangalore-genpact/NDkyMg%3D%3D http://sheroes.in/jobs/senior-level-management-strategy-bangalore-genpact/NDkyMg%3D%3D
31 May 2015, 07:59am View Less
Hi Nalini,
Thanks for writing in. And congrats on your decision. Moving from a corporate 9-9 job t

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Pooja asked

Hi Sairee, I am a DV survivor coming out of a 14 year old marriage. I have a ten year old son. I am based in US. The bad news is I am stuck here (cant leave my son, cant bring him back because of the laws). The good news is we are green card holders, so visa is not an issue. I am looking for work. My situation being it was, I am physically in US but really not acclimatized in the culture here, which makes it difficult for me. What also does not help is I have a host of health issues which I am slowly addressing now. My hope is to find work in India that I can do from US. I do have some good work, but that is not enough to keep me afloat financially. So I would really appreciate your directing me, pointing even to places where they may require a person of my background and experience. All advice on how to shape my career in future would be very welcome. I have got a scholarship from a DV agency here which I can use towards any educational program of my choice. So once my direction is set with regard to career, I will choose my educational program accordingly. Thanks very much in advance, and looking forward to hearing from you.
26 May 2015, 01:02am
Hi Pooja, I am very keen to help you but I need little more details on your skills / edu / whatever you have done. Give me a little more insight into your profile. Will wait to hear from you quickly. Okay?
26 May 2015, 11:44am View Less
Hi Pooja, I am very keen to help you but I need little more details on your skills / edu / whatever

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Jyoti asked

Hi Sairee, First of all a huge thank you for a platform like this where we can discuss our careers! I am Jyoti, 26 years old. i have worked as a flight attendant for 5 years and and 8 months, i quit my job in 2012 after which i did my MBA(HR) through correspondence and had a baby. I now want to get back to working but i am clueless about where to begin! It has been quite some time since i quit and i don't wish to get back to flying or BPO. Can you guide me as to what all fields can i enter and how? Thankyou
23 May 2015, 09:54am
Hi Jyoti, I had really like to help you but you have to help yourself first. What you told me here is not on your profile. Please add details and let us talk again soon. You have potential and you should act fast. best Sairee
25 May 2015, 04:04am View Less
Hi Jyoti,
I had really like to help you but you have to help yourself first. What you told me here

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Pratishruta asked

Q: Hi Sairee.... I am a Electronic and Telecom. Engineer . I had worked with IT industry with 3.5 years of Experience. But i took a break for my little angel. Now she is 7 years old and i think once again it's the time for me to start my career with fresh mood and skills. Last 2 years i was taking tutions, classes of Xth Std students to keep myself busy . After going through your profile i feel very positive that you will help me out for choosing the career and for my further journey. I would like learn any new Technology , new application for the same. Please guide me .
20 May 2015, 09:32am
Hi Pratishruta, I went through your profile and I feel that majority of your big career success is ahead of you and that is what you need to work towards. You have basic engineering and IT support + IT ops experience, which is great - but that can be taken in a totally new direction with lot of stuff around technology - driven by mobile, cloud and open source. From a technology point of view, I would think that going in direction of any kind tech specialisation - geared towards product companies would be great - you could pick up coding - architecture - app development - integrations or even UX. These are core skills in focus in product centric environments. While you have some skills and experience in place, and a lot in email management - I feel if you move in direction of building core products - that would be swell. Check out sources like Growth hackers, Github etc to get a sense of the product space and then think of what appeals to you the most. Think of your career as a long term play and take calls based on that. Your little one will grow up before you know it. It is a good time to invest in your career. Let us narrow down your options within product and chat again. best Sairee
28 May 2015, 05:49pm View Less
Hi Pratishruta,
I went through your profile and I feel that majority of your big career success is

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Mandeep asked

I am 40 and don't seem to stick with a job.... I have often landed in sales and marketing jobs in Delhi but interested best operations/ backend jobs... Not interested in telemarketing or sales jobs.... What should I do...???
19 May 2015, 04:21pm
Hi Mandeep, Before you experiment more with jobs, how about thinking hard and deep about why do you want to work. Understanding your motivation to work is important. Also might be relevant to map your skills to the available opportunities. I often feel - How you do one job is how you do all jobs. There are enough jobs for the capable job seeker in the market. The trick is to prepare and then apply well. I noticed you need to add skills in your profile else you won't be searchable to SHEROES team. It is fair if you do not want telemarketing or sales, then your skills in other areas need to shine through. Pay attention to details and focus on what seems like a fit. Your application is the only way for your to impress a prospective employer. There are over 1500 live jobs today on SHEROES, you sure can find one? All the best.
31 May 2015, 08:54am View Less
Hi Mandeep,
Before you experiment more with jobs, how about thinking hard and deep about why do y

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Meghna asked

Hi Sairee First of all I would like to appreciate you for the platform created for women. I was on sabattical for 5 years and now I would like to kick start my career once again. That's when I came across SHEROES, which further added to my zeal to start work. However, to begin with I am looking for a job which allows me to work from 8 to 3pm. Please suggest me a suitable job opening. FYI I have updated my profile..Meghna Shah
18 May 2015, 11:43am
Hi Meghna, Thanks :) for finding us and for your #takecharge attitude. First of all - I noticed your skills in sales and BD - which is a great strength - along with your work in other fields, managing projects should all come in handy. For your job search, I have one tip - inverse the proposition - instead of looking for flexibility first, find a fit - become that perfect person for the job, that a companies is looking at and flexibility will come along. I also think that your fit may not come from a large bureaucratic company but a startup innovator / operations / sales heavy business. There are many jobs which come in with a built in flex component - check the job board often and also look up the startup ecosystem more :) it is rather exciting. If I was you, I would be pitching myself as a core member helping a company build its P&L and starting early. The flexibility is not a deal breaker there and you can give yourself a long term solid career story, instead of tactical success. Meanwhile, SHEROES is hiring too - send an email to ipshita at sheroes dot in - will schedule a call. You should look up Shipra in mentors, she leads Sales for us and is a returning professional who managed her transition from flex to back on fast track well. Focus on skill + fit + career goals :) You are set! best Sairee
18 May 2015, 12:44pm View Less
Hi Meghna,
Thanks :) for finding us and for your #takecharge attitude.
First of all - I noticed

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Shahanaj asked

Hi Madam, My name is Shenaz and I work for Volvo india private limited as "Senior officer" in accounts payable department at bangalore. I have two kids 2 year 9 months baby and 9 months baby. I'm planning to quit my job in a couple of months and wanted to settle down at visakhapatnam which is our home town. I would like to do some work from home job while i can earn and also can take care of my children. I do not have any idea of business. I have completed my typewriting higher and also my shorthand higher. I'm good at internet browsing and also good at MS office (word, excel and powerpoint presentations). I have knowledge of accounts payable as i worked for invoice registrations, clearing blocked invoices, dupicate payments, and also query handling through emails and also prepared monthly dashboards. I'm confused and really not sure what type of work from home jobs need to select for my skills and profile. Please tell me if i can join with any one who has already started their own business and i can join them by helping their business to grow as well to earn some money and also grow in my career. Kindly advise.
15 May 2015, 12:21pm
Hello Shahanaj, It is a good idea to plan your career shifts, much like how we prepare to get into careers along our lives. To be able to take care of your children and work around them at the same time needs planning, which includes: 1) Your infrastructure - are you equipped to work 2) Skills and preparedness - do you have advanced skills in being able to manage work independently. 3) Options - what are the opportunities available matching your skills in the market - and how can you get to them (this is where we come come in a lot) 4) Are you willing to invest in this change 5) Lastly how long you want / need to do this - kids will grow up quickly and be on their own. So think long term and think short term. But most of all act every day for your career. There are many positions like Operations, Virtual Assistant, Brand Expert, with companies like Cleartax, Akosha, Squadrun and many more - start aligning, planning and then moving towards your goals. Check out work from home content on the site and also career resources. All the best and keep me posted
17 May 2015, 03:26pm View Less
Hello Shahanaj,
It is a good idea to plan your career shifts, much like how we prepare to get into

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Rupali asked

Dear Sairee, Still need your advice on my earlier query. Dear Sairee, Need your advice as I am quite confused right now regarding best career for me based upon my experience,skills and inclination where I can achieve work life balance and be able to give time to my kids. My current job has become really hectic due to the travel from Gurgaon to Noida. I was looking for some job opportunities in Gurgaon relevant to my skills but somehow nothing has materialized till now. I am away for 14 hrs in a day from home which I do not want to continue any more. I am also looking into the possibilities of doing something on my own especially in education field as I feel I have the natural talent in dealing with Kids. Kindly advice.
14 May 2015, 07:16am
Hi Rupali, You have a lifetime of work in tech and consumer technologies - unless you have a very compelling idea + product, I don't think you should move out of your domain - especially not as an escape route. Your opportunity is most likely coming from an IOT / AI / Consumer internet startup. Companies like GE / Honeywell / Intel / Intuit / IBM / Microsoft are your likely options. Do keep checking the job board for them. But if you want growth and some customization - go for a startup! Did you apply to Zomato / Flipkart or any such company with a large backend? I am not at all worried about you getting an opportunity but a little bit about being caught in this cycle - which is not giving you time or space to think. Maybe a short activity away from the hustle will help. At the risk of sounding repetitive - hang out with startups - in tech :) opportunities will line up - my word!
18 May 2015, 01:26pm View Less
Hi Rupali,
You have a lifetime of work in tech and consumer technologies - unless you have a very

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meetu asked

Hi Sairee, I am Meetu from New delhi. I recently joined sheroes. I completed my Mba in Operations and strategy from MDI Gurgaon. I have a B.E degree and about 13+ years of experience in Operation Management, Backend operations, Warranty Management .I am having 16 months break that is from Jan 2014. Right now I am looking for new opportunities. I would like to use my skills and do something meaningful to give me satisfaction .I am not able to find the right opportunities somehow. Can you please guide me. Thanks and Regards, Meetu
13 May 2015, 07:44am
Hi Meetu, Your skills and experience are hugely in your favour and the market needs skills like yours. Maybe you need to orient towards startup and product thinking for the next phase of your career. Design and engineering led products for scale - which shouldn't be difficult for you. You have leadership skills to lead significant projects. For opportunities at SHEROES, write to ipshita at sheroes dot in and also check out ones at new startups like Zomato, Squadrun, Industrybuying, - all listed on SHEROES. Keep checking and work with smart younger companies - your break won't be a held against you. All the best!
17 May 2015, 04:34pm View Less
Hi Meetu,
Your skills and experience are hugely in your favour and the market needs skills like yo

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Garima asked

Hi mam I am looking for job..i am interested for the profile of brand expert...I have 3yrs of expierence..could you Please send me ur mail Id so that I can forwrd my resume .. regards Garima Chauhan
12 May 2015, 04:29pm
Please apply using the platform Garima. http://sheroes.in/jobs/brand-expert-mumbai-akosha/NDUxNQ%3D%3D Good luck!
17 May 2015, 04:47pm View Less
Please apply using the platform Garima. http://sheroes.in/jobs/brand-expert-mumbai-akosha/NDUxNQ%3D%

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lakshmi asked

Hi Madam My name is Lakshmi, i am from Andhra Pradesh, Prakasam District, Actually i am completed MSc(B.Ed), But my total studies completed in very rural area, so i am not expert in English, mainly i am very poor in speaking English, Present i am married and i have 3 years older and just 4 months Children. present Financially very poor stage, please show me any way, actually i have two business plans, from those you can give guidance to me, please madam help to me.
02 May 2015, 02:12pm
Hi Lakshmi, I am glad you wrote and are being proactive about your career. I had like you to populate your profile more. Without that even you cannot help yourself. While good communication and English skill are key to a good career but that is not all. You need good skills across domains. Operational / finance / business / relationships. Maybe your hardship in finding a job is your clue towards entrepreneurship. There are so many urban and rural opportunities - HLL Shakti, Coke Reseller program, Paree distributorship etc. Do share your business ideas and we can evaluate. Meanwhile, do you know now there are apps where you can improve your language skills - a barrier need not remain one all your life. By hard work, persistent and doing quality work you can change things for you. I had surely recommend a distributorship / reseller kind of entrepreneurial model instead of starting a stand alone business. Use someone's base to grow and also bring financial stability into your life. I will wait to hear from you on your business ideas and the profile. All the best
10 May 2015, 03:53pm View Less
Hi Lakshmi,
I am glad you wrote and are being proactive about your career.
I had like you to po

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pooja asked

Hi Sairee, I am Pooja Upganlawar. I have recently founded THE STORYTUNES- live your story.... as venture to spread stories and help live their story their own way!! Please let me know if you happen to do something in Pune. Would love to get associated with Sheroes in whatever way possible!!
30 Apr 2015, 09:50am
Hey Pooja, Thanks for writing in - congrats on starting up! Get all the help you can to build your venture. Do send an email to srishti at sheroes dot in - to feature your venture. Cheers!
17 May 2015, 05:25pm View Less
Hey Pooja, Thanks for writing in - congrats on starting up! Get all the help you can to build your v

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Rukhsar asked

Hi Sairee, I am basically a person who loves being with people in person or virtually, reaching out to them with solutions to their queries. I founded Mother's Digest to address queries of newly turned mothers with expert advice as well with sharing of each members personal experiences. Each discussion on any topic has high user engagement- 8-12 members respond on an average. so, over a period of two+ years, there is lots of content, but search-ability r retrieving old threads is an issue/ So, my questions are: - how I should make Mother's Digest commercial?How to build business plan and approach investors/ sponsors for inculcating technology or people in it. - what level of technology and design is needed to upgrade it, - how to make it an independent identity (right now I use FB platform) though I just have bought a domain named 'Mother Digest' for an year. - Till now, this group is just driven purely by people interactions. No planned activity or event has been part of it. So I need guidance in all aspects.
12 Apr 2015, 12:00pm
Hi Rukhsar, Congrats on putting together Mothers Digest. Now is the time to think about - 'What is your value proposition to your users and how can that be scaled + monetized.' In the West, build good content + users is very common but in India, you would surely need to think about your revenue sources. I also encourage you to look content under Daily Reads by Startup Hub - you will find lots of info about making B plan, design, funding etc. You could also bring your idea to one of SHEROES events for women entrepreneurship. http://sheroes.in/articles/category/the-start-up-hub/Mw== While your business will not be a technology business, you will need adequate to get it set up and running. There are several aspects of building a business - what kind of business would you want it to be - boutique or scale for one, what kind of team would it have, how will you fund it initially or later, what is roadmap like and how can you market it? I recco that you sync up with startup resources and events shared on SHEROES and also start putting up a plan. Prajakt Raut is our startup mentor and you could also take his advice. The most important thing is to get started. All the best!
10 May 2015, 02:54pm View Less
Hi Rukhsar,
Congrats on putting together Mothers Digest.
Now is the time to think about - 'What i

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Upasana asked

Thank you Sairee, I just found a suitable job through Sheroes. I am delighted and would surely share my success story with other.
09 Apr 2015, 06:56pm
How wonderful! Congrats - do send us a little note we can share with the team at care at sheroes dot in sharing your story.
04 May 2015, 05:56am View Less
How wonderful! Congrats - do send us a little note we can share with the team at care at sheroes dot

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Avantika asked

Hey Sairee, I'm a Software Test Engineer with experience of 5 yrs. I took a break in 2011, to nurture my baby. Now for quite some time I'm trying to get back to work but everywhere i apply either i don't get call or If I get call, HR says its along break. I'm having really difficult time, Don't know what to do. Don't have any such guidance and sources to help me with. I'm open to getting into different profile too, or to get into entrepreneurship, but I need guidance, I'm like a ship without a captain, in middle of the sea. Plz guide me or assign me some mentor who can help me out in this difficult choice. I feel so confused.
07 Apr 2015, 03:08pm
Hi Avantika, Thanks for writing in. I can totally understand the situation you are in. I noticed couple of things in your profile - your total work experience and your break are very similar years. Secondly, you worked in a industrial automation environment, which has very few industry peers. Thirdly testing engineers are now evolving into other roles in organizations all across. Here are my thoughts on what you could do: Honeywell is a top company at SHEROES, you may want to go back to them, if that is an option. Their opportunities keep appearing and you could apply. Secondly, since you have core software skills even though you have not coded, I would urge you to look up, study, read up - Internet of things. Your industrial automation skills could be superbly relevant in this context. Thirdly, I would surely encourage you to move to coding - in any case - as that would be valuable to whatever you do. Move the focus of your job search from your break to your skills and keeping up-ing your skills. Also learn more about the growth of consumer and mobile tech, so that you are upto speed. If you core skills is rare and relevant - you will always have a good career. Do follow Honeywell http://sheroes.in/companies/honeywell and keep an eye out for jobs on SHEROES. Just one advice - stick to your tech skills - the big future is in them. best Sairee
11 Apr 2015, 02:03pm View Less
Hi Avantika,
Thanks for writing in. I can totally understand the situation you are in. I noticed c

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suchitra asked

hello Mrs Chahal, I am suchitra sahi, a very good evening, I am residing in delhi, i had done my PGDBA from ICFAI Business School in the yr 2000 and after that i have worked with an eye institute for 2 yrs, after which i had huge breaks and jobs i took up were very temporary. Thanks to Sheroes platform i had recently got associated with, I have applied in few jobs which r mostly work from home, but still very apprehensive kindly guide me to how overcome this long break. Awaiting your respone. have a good weekend
03 Apr 2015, 04:29pm
Hi Suchitra, I see from your profile that you are well placed to find work including a work from home job. But what is worrisome is the lack of attention to detail. In your profile, in your questions - in language, grammar, punctuations, information, profile completion. While you may not think so, everything you do is creating perceptions about you - especially online. You have a good degree, a decent work record and I am sure lots of potential. You just need to orient yourself and invest in building towards a new kind of work. The second part of success is your preparedness. This includes preparing family, workspace and most importantly your skills. The more prepared you are, better your chances of success. You also need to invest in building relevant skills and systems - including digital skills, remote work practice etc. I am very hopeful for you. You just need to start paying more attention. best Sairee
06 Apr 2015, 07:28am View Less
Hi Suchitra,
I see from your profile that you are well placed to find work including a work from h

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Deeptha asked

Hi Sairee, I am Deeptha here. I am software professional (8 yrs), gave up once I got to family way. Now I am looking for work from home options as of now. Wanted your guidance whether can I look forward for any in my field. Last worked as project lead handling team, database.
03 Apr 2015, 02:08pm
Hi Deeptha, Thanks for writing in. If there was one advice I would give, that is Stay in tech. Your core skills in DB and software are important and relevant. I would say explore more in the same direction - maybe upgrade to a little more newer pieces like MongoDB or mobile but capitalise on your strengths. One of the things that happens in IT jobs is that we get a little tunnel visioned. I would deeply encourage you to align yourself to the startup ecosystem. Check out incubators, accelerators, startups and more. Opportunities will keep popping. You just need to be prepared. Also apply for software and allied jobs on SHEROES.in. Don't be afraid. Just do things. It will all work out. best Sairee
06 Apr 2015, 07:51am View Less
Hi Deeptha,
Thanks for writing in. If there was one advice I would give, that is Stay in tech.
Y

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Gina asked

Hi, I worked in India a lifetime ago, as a business writer. Now i am a part time teacher and a trailing spouse living in South Africa. Can i put my profile for writing jobs. i have not completed my profile as yet because i really do not have an address in India.
01 Apr 2015, 02:56pm
Hi Gina, Of course you can - and feel free to apply to jobs, especially the remote ones with writing and content. You will be surprised how many accompanying spouses are using the platform. Go ahead, fill your profile, apply and land some nice. All the best! Let me know if you had any help. best Sairee
01 Apr 2015, 04:27pm View Less
Hi Gina,

Of course you can - and feel free to apply to jobs, especially the remote ones with wri

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Sheetal asked

Hi Sairee,I am a 15 year experienced software QA professional .I have worked with some of the best software product companies in the world and have headed the QA groups. I have recently taken a break for a month or two.I would like some guidance for I am in a introspective phase and want to evaluate what to do going forward looking at long term perspective of balancing career and family. Is it possible to talk to you or meet up? Regards, S Singh
01 Apr 2015, 02:27pm
Hi Sheetal, I am delighted to hear from you! That is a stellar career and the right thing on evaluating for future. The opportunities are immense with product and mobile economy growing rapidly. I will request our team to schedule a meeting - come by and chat. best Sairee
01 Apr 2015, 04:31pm View Less
Hi Sheetal,
I am delighted to hear from you! That is a stellar career and the right thing on evalu

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padma asked

Dear Madam, Thank u very much for taking time out to ans my question.i have applied to various jobs and also got a call from one employer today.The money they say in the advertisment is less when u talk to them.i get confused whether i should agree or not.Pls guide me as to whether i should agree. Thanks, Padma Singh.
31 Mar 2015, 01:50pm
Padma, I think you can get to a really good place But I also think you need to pay attention to details. Your attention to detail is the difference between average and great. Money will come. Jobs will come. Can you focus on excellence, hard work, high quality and reliability. That is the only way to be successful. best Sairee
01 Apr 2015, 09:37am View Less
Padma,
I think you can get to a really good place But I also think you need to pay attention to de

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gita asked

hi sairee, myself geeta , i have a baby of 1yr n 10 months , iam currently looking for work from home option. i have a 5 yr exp in admin and counselling in coaching center . and i have a good knowledge of word and excel . please help me to find out a good opportunity .i have a net facilities
31 Mar 2015, 06:58am
Hi Gita, If you really would like to work from home and work online - please work on your communication skills. It is the single most important skill required to succeed in the online world. It is also important that you work on your profile - pay attention to detail, punctuations etc. There are tons of opportunities but you need to prepare for them. I am around and happy to help. best Sairee
01 Apr 2015, 10:01am View Less
Hi Gita,
If you really would like to work from home and work online - please work on your communic

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Ratika asked

Hi Sairee, I am currently looking out for work from option, please let me know how to apply for the same on the portal here as I'm unable to do the same. Thanks, Ratika Jasbir Singh
30 Mar 2015, 09:18am
Hi Ratika, Please create a login using the JOIN button and fill your profile up. After that you will be able to apply for jobs. All jobs are at sheroes.in/jobs - you could use work from home in the search box. Let me know if you still face problems. All the best Sairee
30 Mar 2015, 01:48pm View Less
Hi Ratika,

Please create a login using the JOIN button and fill your profile up. After that you

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padma asked

Dear madam, Hope you are doing well.i learned about sheroes from my sister and i joined yesterday.For a long time now iam trying to work out the job best suited to me because if something does not work out i become disinterested rapidly.right now the work from home option suits me best,would you kindly guide me towards the best way i can get maximum benefit from sheroes? Thanks, Padma Singh.
27 Mar 2015, 01:33pm
Hello Padma, Welcome to SHEROES! I hope you make full use of the platform with all the jobs, resources, mentors and events. I noticed HR and recruitment skills in your profile - that is a good start. My sense is that your communication skills are good too and you can also make use of them. Here is a link with almost 300 work from home options. Apply for the ones where your skills and competence is great! Nothing less. Also work on your application to make it better. http://sheroes.in/jobs?q=work+from+home# Have a look at opportunities like these http://sheroes.in/jobs?q=work+from+home# I think for things to work out, you need attention to detail, constant communication and preparation. Without these work from home has a high risk of failing. Do your spadework before getting into projects and find out what is that matches your skills and opportunities available. For example, in your question to me, I see no attention paid to punctuations, a must for business. Same applies to any job - you have to stay punctual and prepared. If you have a job, you should be the best person to do it. If that is not the case, it won't work out. I hope you invest and prepare well. All the best Sairee
29 Mar 2015, 01:19pm View Less
Hello Padma,
Welcome to SHEROES! I hope you make full use of the platform with all the jobs, resou

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Madhumita asked

Hi Sairee, I am Madhumita and I had been in the teaching profession for last 13 years. Now some unavoidable family problem had been arises therefore I am finding a home based job. I want to do anything which suits with my qualification. this platform is new for me so I need your co-operation and guidance. Thanks
26 Mar 2015, 04:41pm
Hi Madhumita, Thanks for writing in. You have core skills from your teaching profession, which you must utilise to find a work from home job and succeed at it. To begin with I am going to suggest that you add more of your competence in your profile. 13 years is a long time. You should not shy from showcasing what you did and what you learnt. Besides that - please use the sheroes.in/jobs link and search for work from home - there are over 250 jobs live and you should apply to ones which seem closest to your skill set. Also probe a bit more and pick up new digital skills - increase your knowledge of the digital economy, mobile apps, a bit of business and technology - only to stay updated. You communication skills are good - do look up online tutoring or customer support options. Once you have done all that and applied to jobs - please send a mail to supriya at sheroes dot in - telling her which ones you did. All the very best! Stay on course. Be fearless. I am sure you will do very well. Ping me for more, ok? best Sairee
27 Mar 2015, 08:33am View Less
Hi Madhumita,

Thanks for writing in. You have core skills from your teaching profession, which y

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radhika asked

Hi sairee, i am Radhika from Banglore. My graduation is Bsc comuters.Now i am house wife and mother too.And iam very interested to sheroe's job. Now iam 24 years old .pls guide.
26 Mar 2015, 06:56am
Hi Radhika, How can you get a job with spelling mistakes and bad grammar, even if you have great skills. Your profile is also incomplete. Why don't you work on both and I will be happy to help. Will wait. best Sairee
26 Mar 2015, 10:23am View Less
Hi Radhika,
How can you get a job with spelling mistakes and bad grammar, even if you have great s

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Antara asked

Hi Sairee, I had been in the IT industry for 9 years now. I had taken a break in career in 2012, had by daughter in 2013, and was back to work since July 2014. However, I am finding it difficult for a work-life balance in my current job. My long term career goal was to be an entrepreneur (5-10 years) from now so that I can give more time to my growing daughter. But it looks like I need to start earlier than planned. I am not keen of staying in the IT world only. From young age I have been keen on art and design and interior designing has been on my thoughts for long. However with no educational background, I do not know if I can proceed with it. And also I would need to understand how to move ahead. I am open to explore other options of working from home or any other entrepreneurship ideas. I want to do something I love to do and at the same time spend enough time with my daughter. Please help. Regards Antara
25 Mar 2015, 11:44am
Hi Antara, Thanks for writing in. I would have loved to see you pic in your profile - it is nice to put a name to a face :) Anyway, your profile obviously is IT rich even though does not seem to be your calling. If entrepreneurship is your thing and seems to attract you, you need not wait. Start exploring. Start working on it right now. Begin by understanding startup ecosystem, how things work, learn more and also evaluate the opportunity in art and interior design. Keep the idea but stay flexible. Your venture needs to be built for the market and not just as a lifestyle. Look up resources like YourStory, 91Springboards, Hub for Startups to begin with. Also check out content under daily reading on starting up. You can explore, evaluate and then take the plunge. However, be warned - an entrepreneurial venture may give you flexibility but not ease off work load. You will be responsible for everything in your venture. Talk to entrepreneurs, attend some events, seek information about the space, read up, check out other ventures doing similar stuff. The potential is limitless. Just don't look at starting up as an easy way out - it will be tougher, more rigorous and more meaningful. If you want to work from home while keeping the idea in the back burner, look up opportunities under jobs. However, the options may not be exactly like your corporate work. For eg there are more UX and coding work from home jobs then there are testing jobs. Staying open and staying true to yourself is key in this exercise. You may have to make some unpopular choices and that is the hurdle you may need to cross. Let me know what you think. best Sairee
26 Mar 2015, 07:08am View Less
Hi Antara,
Thanks for writing in. I would have loved to see you pic in your profile - it is nice t

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poornima asked

mam please help me i need job urgent
25 Mar 2015, 06:29am
Hi Poornima, However urgent your need is you still need to do things diligently. Your profile has not information and your question incomplete. Even punctuations are off. Will you work at that first, please? best Sairee
26 Mar 2015, 10:30am View Less
Hi Poornima, However urgent your need is you still need to do things diligently. Your profile has no

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Archita asked

Hi Sairee, I am Archita and i am so glad to found SHEROES.IN. This is exactly the place i am looking for right now. My situation here is that i worked for more than 3 year in KPO industry but now i am very keen to switch completely to E-Commerce, it took more than 3 year to discover where my interest lies (Thanks to happy realization !!!). Now my trouble is that i have no friend or relative in any E-Commerce domain thus lacking all guidance on how to penetrate this industry. I am ready to do some course related to E-Comm but don't know which one is right or wrong. I am a MBA so i have some knowledge. All I need is a little help and some one who could tell me what all i need to to do. I will be fortunate if you could give me some direction or even telling the right person (any other mentor from Sheroes or any of you contact) to approach would also help. Please ask if want to know any thing else. Thanks already.
23 Mar 2015, 11:24am
Hi Archita, Thanks for liking SHEROES - it is built for you. Make the most of it. Great to know that you have made up your mind to get into Ecommerce. There are tons of amazing opportunities in ecommerce companies and lots of them are shared every week - look up Paytm, FabBag jobs that are live along with You will be able to make the shift given your skills. I would encourage you to get into product and customer facing roles - maybe category management or processes. Read up stories of Ecommerce companies, look up Quora threads and also understand their internal working. Start exploring. The scope is vast and you can make the shift. Just go after it with blatant ambition and energy! Good luck. best Sairee
23 Mar 2015, 01:03pm View Less
Hi Archita,
Thanks for liking SHEROES - it is built for you. Make the most of it.
Great to know

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Nisha asked

Hi Sairee, Hope you are doing good. I came to know about this site from a friend of mine. Thanks for the initiative you are taking to counsel people. I am a 35 years old female and a Business Analyst by profession (in banking payments domain) with around 12+ years of IT industry. I have travelled to different countries in Europe and US for long/short term during last few years. I got married in 2013 and have a six month old baby. My concern is how to plan work going forward. As of now, I am not required to travel (just back from ML). I do not have any support at home, my MIL does not want to spend time with the kid and my husband is in government job, so his income alone is not sufficient for raising the kid. As of now, the only option I can see is teaching in schools (I can pursue B.Ed) as the time will coincide with my baby when she goes/returns to/from school, even though salary will be quite less. Currently my mother is looking after the kid when I go to work, but this is not a long tern sustainable model so I will have to look out something in next couple of years. If you can help me in planning/ choosing options, I will be very grateful. I am BSc Maths, B.Tech (H) IT and MBA, and a certified Business Analyst (CBAP). My dilemma is that I do not have support for the child even though I am highly qualified and draw a high income at present. Being an analyst by profession and by nature, I am trying to plan out things for smooth transition, but do not know the right options (preferably WFH options or if the time coincides with school timings). Please advise. Regards, Nisha
22 Mar 2015, 03:33am
Hi Nisha, I would love to share a perspective with you but your profile does not give me adequate to look at. You should fill it up - as if it is a job application. There are options and opportunities - you are not alone. Will wait. best Sairee
22 Mar 2015, 03:55am View Less
Hi Nisha, I would love to share a perspective with you but your profile does not give me adequate to

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Alka asked

Hi Sairee, Honestly speaking I don't know how to go about getting a job at this age ! After going through SHEROES, reading the various experiences there seems to be a ray of hope for me too. Worked for dimond company as their Store/ Branch Manager, then as the Admin Manager for a food company who had started a new concept as a MLM venture. Due to personal and health issues I had to resign. Now that I am alone at home with a lot of spare time would be really grateful if I could get a job with flexible timimng or home based one. Awaiting a positive reply from you. Regards, Alka Shah
20 Mar 2015, 12:42pm
Hi Alka, Let us put your age aside for a minute. Let us focus on your skills and your experience - both of which are valuable in the job context. Let us also take a minute to figure out your strengths. Given both together - skills and strengths, I do think you are well placed to get a job and start all over again. It may need some reorientation, resetting some patterns, preparing a bit and bringing a new approach, all of which I am confident you can do. Your previous work is a good starting point and let us use that to leap into a new mode - of finding work from home options which are decent. I found out over 250 work from home jobs on SHEROES this am - sharing a few http://sheroes.in/jobs/search/skill/location/employment-type/flexible-work-from-home/career-level/company/page:1 http://sheroes.in/jobs/search/skill/location/employment-type/flexible-work-from-home/career-level/company/page:1 The kind of jobs you can apply - Virtual Admins/Assistants, Chat Experts, Co-ordinator, Project Managers etc - they are all live on www.sheroes.in But before hitting apply, spend 10 minute on your profile. Are you conveying your skills and strengths? Are you doing justice to your experience? Is your bio convincing? Make that effort. Also have that conversation with your family before heading back - their roles and your life with change - both need to work on it. Also get some support, house help etc to make sure you can work peacefully. Don't forget to put together a little work from home space, with proper desk, internet and when you are working, you are working. No distractions. You can do as well or maybe even better! Apply well. Prepare well and above all - focus on your strengths and your age is one of them. Last but not the least grow your skills at all times, learn something relevant and new to the changing work environment - in your case, I would say Business Development can take you places. Let me know once you have applied. Good luck. best Sairee
22 Mar 2015, 03:47am View Less
Hi Alka,
Let us put your age aside for a minute. Let us focus on your skills and your experience -

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Anumeha asked

Hello Siaree, Thanks for your reply. I have updated my profile. I would definitely be interested in home based software work as well, i personally believe i have lot more talent and have the capability to take up any sort of task. But i am always lacking in direction and focus. Looking forward to your reply. Thanks
19 Mar 2015, 04:50am
Hi Anumeha, I couldn't figure out if you code and in what platform or languages. The best work is to take up coding projects, since they are high end and good for career. If were to ask me which way to go - I would say Product and mobile development - design. code. the works. However, no harm in starting small - picking up work which fits and evolving, growing as you go. I am sharing some flex and work from home options here - you can run a new search and find more. http://sheroes.in/jobs/meta-title-description-writing-active-holiday-company/MzU2MQ%3D%3D http://sheroes.in/jobs/meta-title-description-writing-active-holiday-company/MzU2MQ%3D%3D http://sheroes.in/jobs/meta-title-description-writing-active-holiday-company/MzU2MQ%3D%3D http://sheroes.in/jobs/meta-title-description-writing-active-holiday-company/MzU2MQ%3D%3D http://sheroes.in/jobs/meta-title-description-writing-active-holiday-company/MzU2MQ%3D%3D It would also be advantageous to add mobile development skills to your kitty. Meanwhile, start and prepare to work from home or in flex formats. Prep up home office set up, family expectations and communication with employer companies. Keep me posted. best Sairee
22 Mar 2015, 04:41am View Less
Hi Anumeha,
I couldn't figure out if you code and in what platform or languages. The best work is

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Shelly asked

Hello Sairee I would like to work for a great initiative like Sheroes. Please let me know how can i do that :) Regards Shelly
16 Mar 2015, 09:49am
Sure Shelly - do send me an email - sairee at sheroes dot in and also look up open positions with SHEROES on the jobs page. best Sairee
16 Mar 2015, 10:33am View Less
Sure Shelly - do send me an email - sairee at sheroes dot in and also look up open positions with SH

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Manisha asked

Hello Sairee, Good Afternoon. Hope you are having a great time. I am 34 year energetic and hardworking women. Having 8 years of experience in IT-Software Development industry. I am on career break since 3 years to take care my kids. As I am in a nuclear family, its getting difficult to return to the same industry. The reason is I have an urge to perform excellent at my work. For this, I need to neglect my family and this makes me unhappy. For some time, I am thinking about some other options like Work From Home, Flexihours work or to start something of my own. As my total experience in Software Development, I am not getting matching opportunities of Work from Home or Flexiwork. The only option I am left with is a new startup. Could you please show me some path by looking at my profile. Thanks in advance. With best regards, Manisha.
13 Mar 2015, 08:53am
Hi Manisha, I understand your dilemma - finding that elusive balance is hard and getting the kind of work that fits your skills too. But you must make an effort to find work that fits. It would mean primarily reassessing your skills in context of demand, what are things that have changed since you left - growth of mobile and big data for sure. Secondly, there are tons of options - all kinds of jobs - outside and within the software domain. As a mentor, I will encourage you to stick to software - coding / UX / mobile as priority - it might mean realigning your career but you will be able to find meaningful, high growth, flex work. Did you see the number of companies looking for app developers or UX people. Core business work - high paying with flex. There are opportunities, you have to realign. Also restart means finding that fit between what you expect and others expect. It also means having that transition conversation with your family. There are loads of opportunities and I think you can get a really good one. Start by being open and an avid learner all over again. Don't forget to pitch your profile as sharply as possible. Work on your skills and experience. Add custom notes. Sell your candidature. No one else can do it better than you. All the best! best Sairee
15 Mar 2015, 01:41pm View Less
Hi Manisha,
I understand your dilemma - finding that elusive balance is hard and getting the kind

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Anumeha asked

Hello Sairee, I am a software proffessional and working fulltime currently. I have total of 7 yrs of experience in SAP. I am looking for home based opportunites or other enterpruenial opportunites. I am a mother of 2.5 yr and would like to spend more time with her. Quitting is not an option . I am looking for home based opportunites where i can augment my income. But im not sure how to start with it . My interest is in baking, fondant work , cooking . I can even take coaching classes from home . I am actually unable to decide for myself what exactly i should start with . I really need someone to guide and help me with starting up home based proffession. Thanks .
11 Mar 2015, 07:17am
Hi Anumeha, I would like to know more about your software skills and work experience before I share my thoughts. I think you should beef up your profile and add your software skills - across the range. There are many opportunities across - both in software and food. Software and code certainly has more flex and paying options. But depends on your core skill. Will wait. best Sairee
15 Mar 2015, 04:51am View Less
Hi Anumeha,
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Gowtham asked

hi saiee i am male but mother thinking to work in home.really she is exiting to work .how to work .what are the qualifications should be there to work.and how possible time to work
09 Mar 2015, 02:11pm
Hello Gowtham, There are many opportunities for all - the person looking for work has to log in - please direct your mother to SHEROES.in - we have the largest work from home jobs. best Sairee
15 Mar 2015, 04:54am View Less
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Beena asked

Hello Sairee, I am a new mom and this phase of my life is full of anxieties, worries and depressing too! Prior to taking break from my work for my maternity, i have been working as an HR professional throughout my career, i.e, 8 full years. My last worked designation was HR manager. Right now, i am having identity crisis where i would like to be with my toddler for quality time also i do not want to lose my identity as professional and lose out on my potential that i have developed through my self made life and identity! Hence i signed up with SHEROES, and i must say, it has impressed me as it caters to wide topics, horizons pertaining to today's woman. I have also gone ahead applying for some of the flexi-hours/assignment/online basis jobs: (for example: content writer for fashion magazine, online hindi to english translator, online counselor etc). At this point in time, i am also exploring opportunities in HR( employee administration, employee back-end work, employee helpdesk) kind of work and not take up front ending managerial responsibilities as i would not be able to make justice towards those positions knowing i have my toddler to go back to until she at least turns 18 months (right now she is 4 months old). I sincerely need your advice on the kind of career options that i need to take up so that it offers me flexibility with time also helps me love what i am doing and find meaning to my long term career options. I really look forward to a decent work-life balance. I am also keen to explore opportunities at SHEROES if i am eligible for any suitable position. Other than work, My interest lies on vivid topics: Communication Counseling Beauty and make-up Health & Fitness Writing Thanks a million in advance, keenly awaiting your response. Regards, Beena Gokarnakar New mum cum Aspiring professional
06 Mar 2015, 01:01pm
Hi Beena, Anxiety is kind of a little parcel that accompanies parenthood. Don't worry ! Being a parent and being a professional can go together. Though the success formula may differ from what it was earlier for you. It is good you have started to apply for jobs - right now for the next 12-14 months - find a job you can do easily without stress. It will help you stay connected and take care of the baby as well. Keeping up your skills and staying connected is a major part of building a long term career. Add new skills slowly to your profile - social hiring, digital, technical skills etc. Do invest more in your profile, personalise it, add your skills and make it easy for the hiring person to find your talent. Check out jobs by Nowfloats, Akosha etc. Keep me posted. best Sairee
16 Mar 2015, 07:00am View Less
Hi Beena,

Anxiety is kind of a little parcel that accompanies parenthood. Don't worry ! Being a

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Srikanya asked

Hi Sairee, I am happy to be a part of Sheroes. Its really a good platform for all Indian ladies who had been working before and had taken a break for their family.Well i have group of friends who are homemakers with kids.Can u pls suggest us how we can utilize our free time(when kids r in school) in some work.We r all graduates and want to do work from home jobs. Pls help us.No one is interested in doing business,We would be happy in computer based jobs.Hope i would get good suggestions from your side.
05 Mar 2015, 05:09am
Hi Srikanya, Did you explore the Akosha opportunity - Brand Expert - it is work from home, computer based, fixed salary and with a good company. There are many more. http://sheroes.in/jobs/brand-expert-akosha/MzY2Ng%3D%3D When you and your friends apply, make sure you do a good application, and add your skills. Make sure there are no punctuation errors :) Once you and your friends have applied, let me know. Will put in a word for you. best Sairee
17 Mar 2015, 10:09am View Less
Hi Srikanya,

Did you explore the Akosha opportunity - Brand Expert - it is work from home, compu

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Nidhi asked

Hi Sairee, I am Nidhi from Bangalore. With 6+ years of total experience, I was a Business Analyst with an IT Major, until I left it after I became Mother 3 years back . I just wanted to ask are there no opportunities for willing mothers to come back into IT again after the break, cos everytime I get a call the Consultancies or the IT companies they just give me a polite answer that they would come back to me. How do I actually come back into IT is my question?
03 Mar 2015, 12:34pm
Hi Nidhi, Congrats on your decision to return to work. There are a lot of opportunities and you should not once think that there aren't. However, I do acknowledge that there is a mismatch between companies with great culture, jobs and intent and the ones like you looking. That is the gap we are trying to fulfill and I encourage you to apply to companies like Honeywell, who are added on SHEROES job board. There are many programs including one at Microsoft among others. The trick is to prepare well and go after the goal with a sense of conviction. It does get tough sometimes but even then there are options. There is nothing a good skill set and a good attitude can't win. You have both. Apply well and also connect with other people who have made comebacks successfully. Check out resources at SHEROES . Recruiter firms or consultancies sometimes don't have access to returning professional opportunities or are not equipped to handle the situation. A lot of companies are keen to hire women, especially returning professionals. As a person looking for options, I would also urge more openness. Ask for help. Do call in when we host our mentor hours next. All the best to you. Stay awesome. best Sairee
19 Mar 2015, 08:30am View Less
Hi Nidhi,
Congrats on your decision to return to work.
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Sanika asked

Hi Sairee, Thanks for the reply. The companies which you have suggested to follow akosha and enventure are having job openings of content writing and software development only. Is there any other thing that you can suggest?
03 Mar 2015, 08:17am
Hi Sanika, There are new positions added every day, do check. http://sheroes.in/jobs/editing-a-project-management-book-project-management-coe/MzI1MQ%3D%3D Since project management is not a flex friendly job, you need to align your core skills with availabl opportunities. Also do not under estimate the value of reskilling, reorienting towards high growth sectors. A fit in this case might be a function of - aligning skills, long term view and opportunities on the horizon. Don't take an easy way, take a relevant way. Apply diligently. All the best cheers Sairee
03 Mar 2015, 08:35am View Less
Hi Sanika,
There are new positions added every day, do check.

http://sheroes.in/jobs/editing-a

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Shreya asked

Hi Sairee, Very Good afternoon. Hope you are well. Like you would see in my profile I am a design graduate with an interest in handlooms & handicrafts with the social angle to it. I am still very much just getting to know work and how things work. But I would really like to know of your kind suggestions for me. warm regards have a good day
25 Feb 2015, 07:14am
Hi Shreya, I looked up your profile and it is very promising. I think your core interest and capability in handlooms / handicrafts are your biggest strength and I will urge you to capitalise on them. The sector by nature has a social impact and there will be many ways to align it to social and development space. I do not think that is a problem. However, what I would like to do is to implore you to look at enablers, which may help propel this into a larger orbit - multiply the impact. Look at things a little outside of your comfort zone or your training - technology, financial models, enablers of scale and that is when you create large impact. Strengthen your core and keep it and build with help of enablers. Mobile for one. Also look up work done by folks around the world. Study the growth models - something that will be useful as a you grow in your career. This will also lend a larger horizon to your career. The fact that you are taking mindful, open calls - is a great approach. I would just say - step outside - of your immediate horizons, comfort zones to allow for a bigger canvas to operate in. You are going to do really well, I know. Stay in touch and come back :) best Sairee
26 Feb 2015, 03:22am View Less
Hi Shreya,
I looked up your profile and it is very promising. I think your core interest and capab

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SaiSindhura asked

hi sairee Iam sindhu and I would like to start a business but not know whom to speak and where to go.I need a mentor for guidance and to share my thoughts.
19 Feb 2015, 11:28am
Hi Sai, You have to help others help you. I don't know anything about you or your profile - experience, skills, location etc. What kind of business do you want to start? What have you done earlier. Why don't you work on your profile before we speak. A mentor needs you to start first. Go! Waiting. best Sairee
22 Feb 2015, 11:21am View Less
Hi Sai, You have to help others help you. I don't know anything about you or your profile - experien

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Sanika asked

Hello Sairee, I am good at data analysis rather it is the thing which i like. I was working as PMO in Accenture and IBM India Pvt and left job in 2012 as my husband got a project out of India. Currently, I have a 1.3 year old son. I have got strong urge to work, but I am not able to find any suitable opportunity. Please guide
18 Feb 2015, 10:13am
Hi Sanika, There are tons of options and given your skills I am sure you can find something suitable. However, I think you can beef up your profile and personalise it more. Check out jobs by Akosha, Enventure as well. Go ahead and apply with complete diligence. Let me know once you do. All the best Sairee
20 Feb 2015, 09:12am View Less
Hi Sanika,
There are tons of options and given your skills I am sure you can find something suitab

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Vasudhavv asked

Helo Sairee,I am Vasudha from Bangalore.firstly i appreciate the kind of opportunities that sheroes offers to women. i am homemaker and i am looking for work from home options as my family is orthodex and regarding my education is also plus 2.my aim is to acheive something so that i could also be recognised and also help my family financially.so could u pls guide me to acheive my goal as i am good learner also.waiting for ur reply ,Thanks and Regards Vasudha
17 Feb 2015, 06:55am
Hi Vasudha, Thanks for writing in. I am glad you did. But even if you did not work or study, do tell me more by way of updating your profile. All challenges can be overcome with diligence and care. There are opportunities for all - including some very good ones - you can make a career out of. I am sure you will do well, but a little more on your profile first - I will wait to hear from you. best Sairee
17 Feb 2015, 01:39pm View Less
Hi Vasudha, Thanks for writing in. I am glad you did. But even if you did not work or study, do tell

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Ranjini asked

Hi Sairee, Thank you so much for your response. brings in so much clarity. So i did give some thought to some of the things you mentioned. As for the things i did not enjoy during my sales stint, it would have to be dealing with most of the media agencies. I felt bullied most of the time a/nd i found it extremely tedious to build a rapport and maintain it. I was not comfortable with the people i was dealing with both internally and externally. Also, i wouldn't call myself a 'peoples person'. Not anti-social all the same. I understand the challenges with regards to regular income flowing in with regards to my areas of interest. Also, i would like to build a financially sustaining career. So heres what i request your valuable inputs on: 1) What work-from-home options (areas) would you suggest i could start with that can help me when i transition into working full-time? 2) Are there any options that you see me fitting into at Sheroes? Best regards Ranjini
10 Feb 2015, 04:01pm
Hi Ranjini, I am requesting my team to schedule an interview at SHEROES but apart from that you should look up well defined process oriented pre sales opportunities. There is one going for Cleartax, TWB etc. Each org is different and your experience in one is not the same as others. Take a pragmatic open approach to your career while working towards things that appeal to your heart. It is not an either or situation. Harness the power of AND :) Also your career is not always going to be in slow mode, use this time for times when you go full speed in fast gear. A simple parameter for career growth - do you make something or do you sell something - in that case your career will always be on revenue side of things. A part of growing as a professional is to navigate your own space and not let negativity impact you. Take a step back and reflect on things that bothered you. Also the things that worked. I see possibilities for you. I hope you take steps to harness them. All the best Sairee
17 Feb 2015, 04:13am View Less
Hi Ranjini,
I am requesting my team to schedule an interview at SHEROES but apart from that you sh

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shylaja asked

Dear Sairee This is Shylaja.I had been working as a primary and upper primary English teacher in U.A.E.I would like to do on line job/ work from home which is suitable to my experience.I have a very good subject knowledge.I am a post graduate in English Litt.My strengths are to write situational songs and poetry even writing the scripts for the school dramas and skits.Recently I've applied for the online job which was posted on your site and applied but there wan no reply.I've read some inspirational stories of SHEROEs .let me be a part of it.
08 Feb 2015, 07:05pm
Hi Shylaja, I am happy to share my thoughts, but would like to see a properly filled profile first. Attention to detail is the first point of success. best Sairee
10 Feb 2015, 08:20am View Less
Hi Shylaja,
I am happy to share my thoughts, but would like to see a properly filled profile firs

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Ranjini asked

Hi Sairee I am a stay-at-home of a 2 year old and I am looking for work from home options. I have 5.5 years of experience in media sales but I an most definitely not excited about the prospect of selling anything at all. Targets and numbers are not something I want to deal with anymore. I am very excited about the idea of story telling, voice overs and emceeing although I haven't any experience in any. I am only relying on my natural flair for voice modulation and animated expressions and my experiences from college. Having said that, I am also looking for a job that will bring in the moolah. I'm confused! Will appreciate your inputs.
07 Feb 2015, 05:48pm
Hi Ranjini, There are 4 variables to this puzzle - constant income, your existing skills, your interest and your need for flexibility. Existing skills and interest is what you have, flexibility and income is what you have. Could it be that you use what you have to make the transition to what you want? Objectively speaking - sales is a great skill, specially for flex. However, if you are not interested, then it is not a good idea to go after it. Maybe a step back and a relook at what your core skills are and what is it about sales that does not appeal to you. I understand the interest in story telling, emceeing, VOs - it is great, and you must build that strength. Start by taking up projects, getting a small portfolio ready, get as much good work under your belt to showcase your capability but do keep in mind that if you set yourself up as a freelancer, it may not really be a constant source of income - you will get projects but a bit seasonal and the work is not entirely flex friendly. However, it is something that you might be able to carve a niche in. If I was you I would use my strengths to build a short term career goal and a long term strategy. Pick up work, which gives you options to earn, while you build your second career for long term in your area of interest. Media sales itself is changing, digital agencies need people who can use stories and numbers? Did you ever evaluate that? First step in making a change is to open up to delicious possibility. I love the fact your interests are diverse and you must capitalize on that. However, tactical things like applying to flex friendly jobs with your skills along with strategic goal of becoming a well paid story telling/VO professional in due course is possible. Question is - do you see yourself working towards it and making the change. Keep trying, keep doing better than yesterday everyday and also keep an eye on the market. I think you are sitting on a big potential. You have to drop your biases and make space for openness and change. I am sure you are going to do it. Keep me posted! best Sairee
08 Feb 2015, 03:46am View Less
Hi Ranjini,
There are 4 variables to this puzzle - constant income, your existing skills, your int

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Priyanka asked

Hello Sairee, Sheroes is a very innovative idea. I appreciate the idea behind starting this forum. Sairee, I left my job 2 years back. I have 8+ years of experience in IT industry. I have started looking for a full time job opportunity now. I have started getting job interview calls too but sadly couldn't get through any of it yet. In all of the interviews I have faced till date after my break, I have observed that the interviewers tone changes when they see that I have a break in my career. Yesterday, I had an interview in one such organisation. I was very much prepared for the interview but unfortunately the interviewer was not satisfied with any of the answers that I gave. His body language clearly suggested that my answers were incorrect. He even told me a couple of times that I should have come prepared, I do not have any knowledge on database and I don't know anything about data structures. I couldn't bear his comments any more. But I did not allow myself to misbehave with the gentleman. Finally, I asked him to stop interviewing me and let me go. I wanted to know his name,but he refused to answer me. I walked out of the meeting. I felt all my years of hard work went in vain and now some body says I know nothing about database and data structures. I found his behaviour very rude. I am not sure if that was a way of testing my patience. If it was, then I failed miserably. How should I prepare myself to face such interviewers in future? Need your inputs.
06 Feb 2015, 08:33am
Priyanka, First of all my apologies - I read your question but it took me time to come here to respond. It is a tough place to be in. But at the same time I have reasons to believe you are strong and there is nothing gone waste, not your work, not your experience or anything else. It is an opportunity in disguise - to learn, to reframe and step up towards something more significant, meaningful and suitable. You sure don't want working for a company where bias runs so deep. There are invisible biases at work everyday - in so many situations. It won't be a pleasant experience. If I was you, here is what I would do: I would build more knowledge, more skills, more network and I would also open up to better different kind of companies - ones that get it! Ones making an effort to have more women in their teams. I would also realign myself to current business and technology frameworks - both are changing rapidly. You have to show them who is the boss here - you have to bank on your strengths and enhance them. Action is the strongest killer of bias. Your spirit and action will define where you end up and I feel it is going to be a much better place - sensitive, progressive, diverse :) Isn't it? Will wait to hear from you? best Sairee
19 Mar 2015, 09:03am View Less
Priyanka,
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Seema asked

Hi Sairee, Thank you so much for your response. You asked me to Focus and expand my strength and not my constraint. This one line some how really motivated me and gave me strength to re-start my career all over again. Now I have joined a course on Digital Marketing and parallelly helping my husband in his business(Its a Fashion and Lifestyle Public Relation Firm). After working with him I have gained a good basic knowledge on how PR works. I will finish my course also in another months time. And to get a good hands on how digital marketing works, I want to join internship on digital marketing. Please provide your inputs on the same.
04 Feb 2015, 07:50am
Awesome to hear about your progress Seema! You did the thing that was just right and will now help you propel your career. Just one tip - keep learning everyday. Apply to some of the positions listed - go for interviews, don't be hesitant. I am also putting in a word with team at SHEROES. I am sure you can land that job/internship quickly. I do think you need to make your profile more robust on SHEROES - add your bio / strengths, story there as well. All the best! Let me know how it goes best Sairee
04 Feb 2015, 08:30am View Less
Awesome to hear about your progress Seema! You did the thing that was just right and will now help

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Ira asked

Hi Sairee, Firstly I would like to congratulate you on the fantastic initiative of Sheroes. It's truly incredible to see how Sheroes is the perfect platform for women seeking jobs and careers! I am someone who really needs career advice at point in my life. I will give you a quick background about myself and my professional highlights. I am from the first batch of The Shri Ram School, New Delhi. I have been a school topper (came second in my batch). Always had an aptitude for science and Maths. Came to Mumbai in 1998, joined Jai Hind College. Since I did well in my 12th Boards, I got into IT engineering at Thadomal College. The four year degree made me realize that I was not ready to settle for a career in IT, and wanted to study further. I selected a course called Human Factors at Virginia Tech, USA for a Masters program. The course was brilliant. It was the perfect marriage between design, research, psychology. Two years at Virgina Tech were the best academic years of my life- I published papers, traveled the world for research, also managed to publish a book! Completed the course in 2006. Was hired by Motorola in 2007 as a Human Factors Specialist. Worked with a multidisciplinary team of designers, engineers and researchers. Was a fantastic learning platform. Moved to India end of 2009 (since I was getting married to my high school sweetheart :)). Did some design research consultancy for a few first months of 2010. Then got hired by TNS global as a Qualitative Researcher. Spent a wonderful 2 1/2 years there. Got a chance to work with consumers from various economic segments and geographic regions across the country and gained a perspective of how consumer insights are translated to actionables for brands. Started my own venture in 2012. Co-founded an experiential retail brand of handbags called Shwa-Handbags with Secrets. (www.shwa.in) Entrepreneurship has been a roller coaster ride. Some incredible highs after several struggles along the way. One of the highlights was being featured on CNBC awaaz. Had to wrap up my business due two reasons (my business partner got married and left the country, the partnership got a bit complicated and I had a baby). Now my baby is 1 year old- and I am unable to figure out what to do next. Would love to get your inputs on would be a good career move for me right now. I am passionate about the field of design, research, innovation, and consumer insights. Thanks so much in advance. And looking forward for your inputs (Sorry about the incredibly long post)
03 Feb 2015, 09:56am
Hi Ira, So glad you wrote and that you are being proactive about things that matter. From what I see, you are a total rockstar! So let us start from there. My biggest learning has been that following your heart is always the best career move :) I see some awesome skills in your profile - much in demand and so much you can do with them. If you were in Delhi, I would be inviting you to come by our office and have a chat to innovate with us. How about exploring some great design and innovation focussed startups? Go out, meet a few people, see what are the problems they are looking to solve, your next stint will magically appear :) at least it will once you are in the right ecosystem. Check out companies at Rodinhooders, TIE Mumbai, Blume Ventures - follow them on Twitter - also follow the innovators in the country - there is so much action both on social impact and consumer aspects. I think the problem is that of plenty and that is when you listen to your gut feel. Thoughts, ideas that linger, ones that stay in shower are the ones that need working on. I am sure you are going to find something interesting. If you don't, come back - we will make some connects. And also think of using some of your time to give back - mentor a few young women :) Good luck and sunshine best Sairee
03 Feb 2015, 10:32am View Less
Hi Ira,
So glad you wrote and that you are being proactive about things that matter.
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Nagavidya asked

Dear Sairee, I have 7+yrs of experience working as a software professional on embedded systems platform and now on a break since 7 yrs. There are lot of openings in the market for my skills as on today, since am a mother of two cannot got to a full time job(my skills are such that it needs a lab equipment, etc) I can at max spend 4 hours. How do I go about? do I need to re skill, on what platform or competencies I can build on so that I can get work from home opportunity , Confused . Seeking your advice.
02 Feb 2015, 12:44pm
Hi Nagavidya, Your skills sets are gold but like everything else in tech, these need a upgrade too. Since flexibility is a key thing for you, and mobile is the way forward, I would say that look at mobile apps and platforms closely - high skill, high demand, flex friendly. Platforms like Titanium or related skills in frameworks for mobile development. If you just go through opportunities on SHEROES Jobs, you will see a lot of mobile, open source demand. These are the ones flexibility is easy to come by. Since it is a fresh restart, look at these options with a free mind. It might be the best thing waiting for you. Also check out jobs from Honeywell IBM etc to gaze the trend.Also openness towards startups might be good. But stay in tech! You will do well. Wishes and stay in touch best Sairee
02 Feb 2015, 01:21pm View Less
Hi Nagavidya,
Your skills sets are gold but like everything else in tech, these need a upgrade too

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Avarpreet asked

Hi Sairee, Thanks for your revert. I plan to expand my preschool brand to various cities. The first one that I have started is more of a learning experience for me. Would like to take this forward on a larger scale. Seek guidance, on: * How to make a successful preschool brand on a larger scale * Your opinion on the scope of new preschool brands, since already there are many players * Anything additional like a study center or some other educational thing that can be clubbed along with preschool for the second half so as to utilize infra and bring profitability sooner. Kindly suggest. Regards, Avarpreet
02 Feb 2015, 11:28am
Brilliant! Then you have set yourself up in the right direction. I am going to request you to take this question and also share with Prajakt Raut, who helps plan business models and has helped many women in our community. Your questions are spot on and you will need to create differentiation, processes and brand. Did you check out the Hub for Startups content on daily reads? Some interesting insights to follow.
02 Feb 2015, 12:13pm View Less
Brilliant! Then you have set yourself up in the right direction.
I am going to request you to take

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Rohini asked

Hi Sairee, I am Rohini and currently I am home maker and job seeker. I have a total of 5 years of experience with my previous company HCL Technologies BPO Services Limited, Chennai. I had worked on a regular shift for a UK Insurance and Pensions process. It's been an year that I have been looking for a day shift job in Hyderabad. I had and have been rejecting many good offers which are having night shifts or on a rotational basis. Recently I started to write and gave my try by writing letters to the editor The Hindu. Out of two of my letters one had got published last month. This has boosted my confidence to write more and I would like to develop my skills on this. Could you please suggest some tips and websites for improving my writing skills? Thanks, Rohini Tata
02 Feb 2015, 04:36am
Hi Rohini, Glad you wrote and that you are taking the right steps towards writing. It is indeed wonderful. Given your experience and profile - you should be able to find a day job. Though I think you need to replay what kind of roles are likely to come by for you - check out operations, customer care, tech support, even coding if you are inclined. Also do an honest assessment of what kind of real skills you have and where is the scope for improvement to better align to the jobs available. The low end IT jobs are making way for skilled digital opportunities and you must check them out. Go through the SHEROES job board and check for yourself what you see yourself doing. You may need to or want to invest in different skills. As far as writing is concerned, it is a great start, one you must persist on. Check out these links - http://sheroes.in/articles/category/write-track/MTQ= And check daily reads often to see newer content relevant to workplaces. Also writing careers take time to build, meanwhile, do you see yourself combining your skills - in tech and writing? Digital marketing, content, social media are few options. Treat the change as a large opportunity to build a career you wouldn't have otherwise. Go digital. Go social. Go big! All the best Cheers! Sairee
02 Feb 2015, 06:56am View Less
Hi Rohini,
Glad you wrote and that you are taking the right steps towards writing. It is indeed wo

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Archana asked

Great going Sheroes. Hi, Sairee I am Archana from Hyderabad. I have been working as an Admin Asst at an aerospace industry since four and half years on contract basis. I had undergone my surgery for Thyroid cancer in 2012 and i am completely cured now. I took two months break from my job due to my surgery. I put in my full efforts in my job, but my efforts were not recognized by the company. Now my Director is not willing to extend my job contract. I have quit my job after Feb 2015. I am already in search of different jobs suitable to my profile. I request you to suggest me some good organizations where my efforts are recognised. I have to support my husband financially too. So i sincerely request you to show me a good way. Waiting for your response. Thank you Sairee....
29 Jan 2015, 05:20pm
Hi Archana, Hats off to your spirit and attitude. Go on to scale more heights and find your dreams. Here are some tips: I think you can easily move jobs and most likely to a much better one. You have good experience and exposure. There are about 30 jobs in Hyderabad live right now. Go ahead and apply. I would like you to invest more time in your profile - talk about the work you have done, skills you have, projects accomplished a little more. Don't undersell your skills and expertise. Check out IBM, Get Domestic Help jobs at the jobs page. Add a good personal bio and cover note in your profile and apply. I am sure you will land a job soon! best Sairee
31 Jan 2015, 02:17pm View Less
Hi Archana,

Hats off to your spirit and attitude. Go on to scale more heights and find your drea

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Sindhu asked

Hi Sairee, I am Sindhu from Bangalore. I recently joined sheroes. I appreciate the kind of opportunities sheroes offers to women in wide range of of areas. I recently completed my Masters in Software Engg from Harvard Extension School US. I have a B.E degree and about 6+ years of experience in IT. I took a four year break when I had my second baby, to finish up my Masters and move back to Bangalore. Right now I am looking for new opportunities. Mother of 2, I have plenty things to do at home as well. I would like to use my skills and do something meaningful to help me feel good. I cannot get back to the hectic IT schedule but I would love to get into research, training, support , analyst , ops, teaching side. I am not able to find the right opportunities somehow. Can you please guide me. Thanks and Regards, Sindhu
29 Jan 2015, 09:56am
Hi Sindhu, It is heartening to hear from talented women like you and see you taking charge of your choices. I went through your profile and feel that you are very aptly placed to build yourself a career with short term + long term goals. Your skills are great and relevant to the market, though you can always improve them to make them more current. Even though you may not want a 9-9 job right now and would like something more meaningful - I would urge you to stay connected to a career in technology - keeping in view a the trends and prospects for long term. You can do different things with these skills - product management being significantly one of them. You could apply your knowledge of tech to helping build great products - especially for social impact sector or research. Whatever choice you make, do try and build it on top of your current skill strength in technology. Did you see the Janagraaha positions? Interesting opportunities keep coming everyday, but do think about where your core strengths and heart lies - it is at intersection of both that your career sweet spot will be. I am very keen that you use the time while bringing up kids to strengthen your base, gather good learning experience, do good work, even if you may not make tons of money - but as soon as kids are older, you can hop into the CXO league on back of your tech skills and body of work. Some pointers - mobile, SAAS, product management, apps, platform services etc. Be open to startups, as they offer all - flexibility, learning curve and good work. Start applying with conviction and an fearless open mind. I am certain of your success. Will wait to hear from you and see you in Bangalore sometime. best Sairee
29 Jan 2015, 11:51am View Less
Hi Sindhu,
It is heartening to hear from talented women like you and see you taking charge of your

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Ranjeeta asked

Hi Sairee, I first connected on Twitter and now I am a member at Sheroes. I had an excellent career in Operations and HR consulting, which I have been unable to leverage on being in a small city. Your advise on this could be a great support at this time.
24 Jan 2015, 06:49am
Hi Ranjeeta, Thanks for writing in - will you let me know which city are you in and what is the format that you seek right now - a full time opportunity or a flex friendly format? Happy to respond.
31 Jan 2015, 02:37pm View Less
Hi Ranjeeta,
Thanks for writing in - will you let me know which city are you in and what is the fo

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Avarpreet asked

Hi Sairee, I have been working in Print Industry since last 12 years. Few months back have left the industry and started my own preschool brand in Kanpur. Need guidance how to take it forward and make this a successful brand or any suggestions to how to take my career forward.
23 Jan 2015, 06:18pm
Hi Avarpreet, I am glad you took the plunge and started on your own. I noticed your key experience was in media sales and newspaper business. Pre-school is a good idea - it is a niche, containable business too - did you think of franchising options - that might save you the hassle of having to build processes and brand for one place? How do you visualise your venture - do you want to scale it - take it to more parts of your city or do you want to run this one only? Future strategy depends on what is it that you would like to do with this. If it is one center, I would encourage you to look at franchising / partner models closely and evaluate. Check out SmartQ opportunity listed under top companies on homepage of SHEROES. Also check out other brands who might be suitable partners. If you want to build this into a large or a semi large brand / business - then your approach will be different - it will include processes, brand building, capital etc. Do come back with what you think is likely option for you. Also one of our entrepreneurial mentors like Ishita or Prajakt can help you out. Don't drop the ball - take charge! You will do well best Sairee
01 Feb 2015, 03:00pm View Less
Hi Avarpreet,
I am glad you took the plunge and started on your own. I noticed your key experience

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Pratibha asked

Hey Sairee, I am Pratibha & I have been a member of sheroes for quite sometime now & am very happy to see the kind of work you guys are doing to provide work platform to a major section of women in society, I am am MBA with 8 years of experience in Telecom & International Call center in Ops in Managerial position before marriage & after marriage tried Teaching at different school for 2 years but didn't find it fulfilling coz teachers also get a lot of HW, I have 2 children, younger one being 5yrs, I have a lot of work that needs to be done with them at home, be it academics or extra curricular activities which require me to be devoted to them after 6 pm, but I want to do something in day time which gives me satisfaction & sense of well being,I am somehow not able to find right companies or industries that I should be looking at, I can go into Ops, Training, Administration, Teaching. Would appreciate if you can help me in this regard. Thanks & Kudos to the entire sheoes team for good work!!
12 Jan 2015, 08:44am
Hello Pratibha, Glad you wrote and thanks for the kind comments. I saw your profile and I think you have a great chance at finding meaningful work and a steady career. I would encourage you to do two things - one invest in yourself, your profile and every detail relevant to your career and second - look at interesting organizations - the kind of work that excites you, is new, might even be slightly uncomfortable -check out startups - they can offer all 3 - flexibility, growth and meaning. We understand the importance of all 3. But you must make every effort to ensure you are better than anyone else - in your skill, in your attention to detail and most importantly - your energy levels. Pay attention to what guides you, what works for you, what doesn't. Don't be bound by convention. Give wings to these thoughts. I checked your backend profile and I believe that you already are applying and getting calls. Go on! Work at it and get something that works for you. All the best Cheers Sairee
12 Jan 2015, 10:46am View Less
Hello Pratibha,
Glad you wrote and thanks for the kind comments. I saw your profile and I think yo

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sunanda asked

Hi Sairee, I came to know abt sheroes in newspaper. I have work experience of 2 yrs in IT professional. I wanted to start a business with partnership in hydrabad, will I get any known person from your side so that it will be easy for me to believe a person to start a business or invest in an existing business. Can you please suggest on that.
06 Jan 2015, 11:15am
Hi Sunanda, I am glad you wrote in and you want to start a business. Do tell me more about what kind of skills you have - what is your experience - please take the time to detail out your profile before I share more. You can also check out the entrepreneurial options before we talk. There are many ways to start a business - partner programs, resellers, franchises are one of them. A business is not going to be easy - surely not easier than a job but it might be more flexible - if that is what you need. Do come back with details and I could share some kinds of opportunities. best Sairee
18 Jan 2015, 10:39am View Less
Hi Sunanda,

I am glad you wrote in and you want to start a business. Do tell me more about what

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neelima asked

is it sairee if im not mistaken am i seeing JNUite on the board who is my junior and supriya junior too
04 Jan 2015, 09:55am
Yes, that is right Neelima :)
15 Jan 2015, 08:54am View Less
Yes, that is right Neelima :)

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Swati asked

Hi Sairee, I got know about Sheroes sometime ago from the newspaper. Congratulations on the great work. Thousands of women have a lots to thank Sheroes for! I want to make a contribution as a mentor. Please let me know more about it.
03 Jan 2015, 09:39am
Hi Swati, Thanks for writing in, will close this over email - we had love it that you become a mentor to SHEROES community. best Sairee
03 Jan 2015, 01:41pm View Less
Hi Swati,

Thanks for writing in, will close this over email - we had love it that you become a m

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Clara asked

Hi Sairee, I have 11+ years of exp in IT industry. I took a break 4 years back to take care of my kids & family. Now that they have grown up, I wish to start again but not interested in going for a 9-5 job, as i wish to stay with my family in the evening. Presently i am teaching online, but i want a more challenging job/ business. I am not that good at marketing, but technically very sound. Can you guide me to choose a career that would suit me. Thanks & Regards
02 Jan 2015, 02:32pm
Hi Clara, I went through your skill sets and they are a treasure trove. Plainly speaking, don't even think of marketing :) - tech skills are premium and very valid. What might be needed is a slight reorientation but I think just realigning to changing workplace and mobile demand should suffice. Check out the techies jobs - you can negotiate a non 9-5 format or choose to freelance / work from home or negotiate flexibility into your contract. Tons of companies, including Microsoft, Honeywell, IBM, Cleartax, Srijan, Appknox looking for people like you. Also your skills might be hugely suitable for SAAS product companies, Chennai is full of. I will request our teams to find them as well. Just a little effort and mentoring will get you back in the big game and also match your work-life design needs. I am very hopeful and would like you to apply with conviction. I am around to talk :) best Sairee
18 Jan 2015, 11:42am View Less
Hi Clara,
I went through your skill sets and they are a treasure trove. Plainly speaking, don't ev

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Sumita asked

Hi Sairee . Happy New Year to you . We have spoken in the past....I am currently with INDIA COLLEGE SEARCH since the past one year or so....started with them on a flexible working option / work from home but now I am being asked to report daily and work form office.....now that's a bit tough since I have a 7 year old son to spend some time with.....but having said that can look at a full time option too provided the money is good.But would still prefer a new opportunity with flexibility in it........what do you suggest ? Can SHEROES help me with something ?
02 Jan 2015, 07:25am
Hi Sumita, There is perhaps one way you can resolve this easily - make your work modular, granular and easy to measure. You have 2 core skills - digital and customer management - both are valuable. I think it is a question of having a conversation with your existing employer to relay the engagement or finding a new one. I suggest you try the first. If you think, it is a growth issue and not a flexibility one - there are many companies looking for business leaders with skills in sales and digital. It is a great combo. Do apply to so many listed on SHEROES.in - Cashkaro, Social Cops, Wooplr, Appknox - so many companies are hiring - go on apply. Let me know - once you do. Will send in a word. Your need for flexibility need not be an impediment in your professional growth but the onus of managing the terms of engagement, expectations and delivery is yours. Go on! Take charge. Be proactive and strong. All the best. Sairee
18 Jan 2015, 10:52am View Less
Hi Sumita,
There is perhaps one way you can resolve this easily - make your work modular, granular

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Garima asked

Hi Sairee, Hope you are all well :) I am an aspiring photographer, and want to make an impact on the society by clicking photos and creating perspective in the field of woman empowerment, and under privileged section. I have been working on various projects which cater to the social issues and various other issues impacting the weaker sections of society. At present, I aim to associate myself with NGO that works for the uplift of the under privileged in the society and work towards creating an awareness in the public for the growth of the society. I left my fashion career out if my passion for photography, and I also aspire to start my own venture in the near future. Please let me know any suitable guidance available. Thanks :)
30 Dec 2014, 11:55am
Hi Garima, Apologies, for the delay but instead of giving you any advice, I am inspired by you. You have it figured out. What you have done is not easy and you are on your way. Your path is set and you just have to be on the course. There are so many wonderful wonderful organizations looking for bright young people like you - you must think about what are the causes and the kind of work you would like to support. Since you are young, I also want to highlight that you can choose to work for free or balance paid work with voluntary work. There are so many brilliant women who are doing this - Naina, Arti Rao, Priyanka Sachhar among others. Check out the work done by Sankar Sridhar in particular. Media and advocacy can be other forums. Youth ki Awaaz, BetterIndia, Afforest are some I can reliably mention. You have so many ways to tread this path - go on - take charge - don't let fear hold you back ever! Come back to tell me more :) Will wait best Sairee
18 Jan 2015, 11:13am View Less
Hi Garima,
Apologies, for the delay but instead of giving you any advice, I am inspired by you. Yo

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shalini asked

Hi sairee...nice to know about you. Iam shalini completed my Btech from a reputed university.Later on worked as software engineer in an MNC in India for 2.4 years.But I was not happy in software industry, and thought thats not my cup of tea. So ,resigned my job and did MBA in HR, as I found it interesting .now Iam out from the campus and looking for a job in HR arena.But unable to find good opportunities in this sector for freshers .Though consultancies are showing interest to recruit freshers the same is not happening with Companies and MNC'S..Need your advice about how I got to step into this sector,as its a career shift for me from my previous saoftware JOB.
26 Dec 2014, 07:39am
Hi Shalini, Glad to know that you took a call to get into HR, something you are interested in. As a mentor, I would say only 2 things - 1) Attention to detail - if I was going to look at your profile for HR, I had love to see a complete, accurate one with no short cuts, typos or errors. 2) Plunge yourself into world of HR - there are several ways to do that - upgrade your knowledge of real world practices, get to know the trend - join forums like NHRD, WowHR, Indiahrlive and plugHR to stay tuned. Open yourself you startups - because they have all the opportunity and possibility. They like people who can manage transition and you have. Your engineering knowledge will come in handy. There are technical recruitment positions all over - check out the sheroes.in jobs often to get them. I see many new HR jobs every week. Apply once you have made your SHEROES profile better. A career shift can become an advantage, provided you start proving so. Focus on quality, learning and building your foothold, through your work. You are bound to do well. All the best Sairee
18 Jan 2015, 10:26am View Less
Hi Shalini,
Glad to know that you took a call to get into HR, something you are interested in.
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Mounika asked

Hai Sairee, I have seen SHEROES in Newspaper. I feel very glad to be a part of this team. It is a verygood initiative done by you. Iam a entry level woman looking for my career growth.now am working as a Manager for a consultancy for parttime. Iam looking for full time corporate office based work. I also want participate in your events.
14 Dec 2014, 03:24am
Hi Mounika, Thank you for joining SHEROES, it is a forum dedicated to women like you who are taking conscious career decisions. I could think of a couple of things as I went through your profile. 1) You have an engineering degree - it is a strength and if you want a solid career, do consider building career towards the technical side. 2) You should surely consider young companies, to work with - as the learning curve is steep and you can grow fast 3) I think you can strengthen your application more - add your skills, more about your current job and also about things that are of professional interest to you. Apply for jobs in your area - Microsoft and IBM post jobs regularly, so does 91Springboard. Research your companies and apply. 4) Our event in Hyderabad is on 20th - check out our events sections to register. You must come - you will get to meet many new people and hear of exciting opportunities. Stay connected to SHEROES and make the most of it. Hope to see you in Hyd. best Sairee
14 Dec 2014, 10:27am View Less
Hi Mounika,
Thank you for joining SHEROES, it is a forum dedicated to women like you who are takin

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Hina asked

Hi Sairee,Discovered Sheroes through Jagriti's post on FB(We have a mutual friend n she was a client at an organization I worked for!!!)And what a discovery I must say...After more than 10 yrs in HR I have set my a small unit to satiate my desire to create...We craft Home Decor products under the brand name DECK UP...I would be extremely interested to attend a meet in Delhi and if you could brief me how it could help me network and market my brand...Once again a brilliant initiative!!!
12 Dec 2014, 01:46pm
Hi Hina, I am glad you made the effort to connect and I am glad to know about your entrepreneurial stint. We just finished the Delhi edition of SHEROES Summit - you would have enjoyed being a part of it. Anyway, keep connected for future events. Meanwhile, do send an email to srishti at sheroes dot in - to get your venture showcased. Also there are some digital marketing experts like Abhinav on the mentors panel - do reach out with specifics of growing your marketing reach. They are happy to help. You could also use SHEROES offers to extend interesting offers and discounts to the SHEROES Community. Do join the offline events when you can but surely stay connected online. See you sometime! best Sairee
13 Dec 2014, 04:55am View Less
Hi Hina,
I am glad you made the effort to connect and I am glad to know about your entrepreneurial

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Rohini asked

Hi, I am into silk business based in bangalore..We have our own manufacturing n designing unit..I started my Fb page nearly 6 months back, mainly with the idea of promotion, having larger visibility among buyers and to see the online sales response to an expensive item like silk..I have been pretty active on my page, n keep introducing new ideas, contests etc..But i am not been able to convert even a single sales till now..The whole objective is to start online website but Fb itself is challenging... need marketing strategies, ideas and also a reference to a content writer..I have attached the link to my fb page if at all you are interested in seeing the page https://www.facebook.com/indiaellegance.. My email id is rohinidewangan@gmail.com thanks rohini 9620647016
12 Dec 2014, 03:04am
Hi Rohini, Thanks to reaching out. I would have loved to see more details on your profile for a better idea. Also for safety do not leave your numbers on open web pages. Request you to fill up your profile and ask Abhinav from the mentor panel specific marketing questions. Given you have established unit and a set business, smart marketing can really be useful. To hire a content writer, you can post the job on the job board, using Post a Job feature. best Sairee
13 Dec 2014, 05:05am View Less
Hi Rohini,
Thanks to reaching out. I would have loved to see more details on your profile for a be

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Anuradha asked

Hi Sairee, I am trying to make a comeback to the corporate world and have got an offer from an IT outsourcing company for their sales dept. The offer CTC is lesser than my last take home. Financially it might not prove to be a great offer as i might have to spend a lot on transportation. The work profile is as per what I had done when I left the professional world. But at this stage when I want to get back to work and I am getting an offer, should I take it inspite of lesser pay. .
10 Dec 2014, 01:31pm
Hi Anuradha, I can sense your concern. But a job is better than no job. Also if it helps you put your career on track, go ahead. In mid to long term hikes and difference will even out. If the profile offered is mainstream, allows you to grow and will help you make a shift to a bigger well paying role in a few years - go ahead. The thing you can negotiate with the company is some deliverables / targets, against which you salary might be reviewed to be brought to higher levels. Sometimes second careers need reinvestments - much like how we invest when we begin working. Getting an opportunity to grow and move to bigger roles in a few years is what matter in long run. However, if all the logic goes against your gut feel / intuition - do what moves your being. But don't take decision out of fear - be bold, courageous and chase big goals. Nothing good is easy at first. All the best. Let me know how it goes. best Sairee
10 Dec 2014, 05:00pm View Less
Hi Anuradha,

I can sense your concern. But a job is better than no job. Also if it helps you put

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Ekta asked

Hi Sairee, I just read about the Sheroes event in Bangalore. Would it do me good to attend it ? I know i am not down the entrepreneurial path but i would certainly like some inspiration! Ekta
09 Dec 2014, 03:14pm
Of course Ekta - how else would you know what are other smart people upto. Do sign up! If we stay within our boundaries, it becomes an echo chambers. Step out. The event is entrepreneurial and also has corporate representation. best Sairee
12 Dec 2014, 06:36am View Less
Of course Ekta - how else would you know what are other smart people upto. Do sign up!
If we stay

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Kshma asked

Hi Sairee, I am a professional with over 12 years of work experience in the financial services industry. Between work and commuting, I spend more than 12-13 hours away from home every day and it's really getting to me these days. Also, I have a 4 year old son who is a bundle of energy and I want to be able to spend some more time with him. Can you advise of any options for someone like me? I am actually fine with working full time, but something that enables me to get home by 7-7.30 on most days. Other than finance, I also want to explore my interests in the areas of teaching, writing, music etc. which I am currently not able to do. Look forward to your advice
09 Dec 2014, 07:19am
Hi Kshma, Totally understand the dilemma you face. Given your high quality skills and experience - a top notch MBA, deal making experience and the fact that you are based in Mumbai - you should be able to make a switch which allows you more time at home/family. Step one - try zeroing in on organizations near where you live. That would be ideal, to find a suitable role. You may need to do some spade work yourself, but it is worth it. Step 2 - Take a step back and throw light on what are your real skills (not just a repeat of what you have been doing for your org) but a close up on what can you deliver, what excites you, what is something that you are exceptional at. It will help you build an intuitive roadmap towards your next role/assignment. Financial broking skills are valuable and as a simple idea - I would say - try the VC business - at a partner / ops level - you may need to reorient towards startups and funding space but it is a plausible opportunity. A simple way is to attend a VC led networking event - VCCircle forum for example. Extend your boundary into a space which is slightly more flexible and growing. Lastly, the conversation about flexibility - negotiate for it - ask for it, once there is a professional fit and you can deliver top class. Most smart organizations are ROWE (Result only work environment) but the focus is results. Try working from home once a week or build in some half days. Once you work towards, getting back the time, other things, interests, hobbies, self time will happen. Tell me, what you think? best Sairee
09 Dec 2014, 12:56pm View Less
Hi Kshma,
Totally understand the dilemma you face. Given your high quality skills and experience -

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mukta asked

Hi Sairee Congratulations for setting up a wonderful site. Am a retail professional with experience in Visual Merchandising. I have about 10 years experinece in Visual Communcation . I am keen on working in the Indian Crafts / handlooms etc sector for a Not for profit OR an organisation wth a social bent. ( Eg FabIndia) where being married with kids is not looked at as a handicap. Will appreciate any leads in this direction
06 Dec 2014, 10:27am
Hi Mukta, Thanks for writing in and I hope you benefit from SHEROES. I see no reason why someone with your experience and expertise should not get a decent role. However, if we hide our goodness, it is hard for others to discover us. You are a Visual Communication professional and I struggled to find details of your work / projects / social links / your voice in your profile - you will need it - do make that effort. Use social if you will, add a portfolio or a blog. Let your art shine. Orgs like Indianroots, Magicbus, Fabbag, Nykaa all hire from SHEROES and many have good flex friendly roles, however the trick is to let your work do the talking, find a fit and thereafter negotiate for flex. Being married / having kids is not a handicap, however it does build a perception - your job as a communicator is to break that barrier with your skills, expertise and impact. I have no doubt you can do that. There are a good number of orgs in Social space - check out Under the Mango Tree, Unltd, Villagro, who are working in the field and have opportunities. Fill up your profile and start applying. Add your persona to your application. I am sure something will rise! Good luck and hear from you soon. best Sairee
06 Dec 2014, 11:17am View Less
Hi Mukta,
Thanks for writing in and I hope you benefit from SHEROES.

I see no reason why someo

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Arpita asked

Hi Sairee, I wanted to know how would I benefit by attending the Hyd summit? Will it be like a career fair wherein I can directly submit my resume to the companies? Also I would like to know whether there's any group discount as I have a group of friends who wishes to attend. Thanks, Arpita.
05 Dec 2014, 09:11am
Hi Arpita, SHEROES in Hyderabad is an introduction to the SHEROES ecosystem along with TIE. Consider it an opportunity to network, meet us and also learn about the things on the horizon. It is not a job fair and there won't be hiring on the spot. If you would like group discounts, send a mail to care at sheroes dot in. Attend with an open mind to get out for career reasons and also meet entrepreneurs, companies and of course us. Hope to see you in Hyd. best Sairee
05 Dec 2014, 11:30am View Less
Hi Arpita,
SHEROES in Hyderabad is an introduction to the SHEROES ecosystem along with TIE. Consid

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Meenakshi asked

Hello Sairee, Thanks a lot for your valuable guidance. I did apply to 91springboard opportunity. Ours is a nuclear family & due to family reasons I left job in 2004. My husband wants me to get back to work (wfh, part time or flexible options) or start a business, but not compromising much on my family commitments. This is one of the reason not searching for meatier roles. But, as I want to be financially independent & feel if I don't do it now it'll be too late. I would really appreciate your view on this. Thanks & Best Regards
05 Dec 2014, 06:57am
Meenakshi, I am glad you applied and I hope you keep at it without loss of momentum. Do come by for SHEROES Hyd event. I agree that you need to do it now. If you took time to reflect on this, and followed your own sweet will, your direction and your core strengths, some tangible indicators will emerge. While you take this decision as a family, somewhere your career needs will be what you make of it. We prioritise and deprioritise our career cycles but it can't stay in idling mode for long. You need to go with what lets you fly! Soar. Use your strengths. Don't forget to invest in support and ask your family for some too. Keep working on it. best Sairee
05 Dec 2014, 12:00pm View Less
Meenakshi, I am glad you applied and I hope you keep at it without loss of momentum. Do come by for

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Seema asked

Hi sairee. I have six years of work experience in IT field. And I took a career break in Oct 2011 as I had to shift my base to delhi(noida) and I had a small baby to take care of. Now I want to re join work but I am really not sure from where to start now. I started applying for job also but it is not working out the way I want because location is also a big constraint for me. I am right now based in greater noida and I can travel maximum till noida or delhi. I am ready to take up any new training and change my nature of job. But I really don't know from where to start. I can send you my full profile if required.
04 Dec 2014, 11:43am
Hi Seema, I got the basics from your profile but did not get more. Your personal bio can talk about your core interests, your strengths, your direction and what you aspire to do. I noticed your experience in testing, which as a discipline has significantly changed in last few years. If you were to ask me what can future proof your career, give you flexibility and also decent money - I would say - code and app development. You are fairly well placed to move to coding - especially open source - special platforms - Drupal, Hadoop, PHP, mobile - Andorid etc If you are great at the job - there are ways to find flex. Product ecosystem in India is growing, exactly the same way software services grew in 90s. There is a clear opportunity but you need to equip yourself and also position yourself accordingly. Check out resources like Venturesity, Career Resources on SHEROES along with Elance etc. Focus and expand your strength and not your constraint. Even on SHEROES jobs, there are companies looking for people like you. You have to prepare to seem ready to leap for the opportunity, when it comes in front of you. Begin by investing in your profile - you are an engineer and a technical professional - begin by building on that. Jobs and work is changing and will not be served the same way ever again. Prepare for change and become the best person everyone wants to hire. Flex is not a constraint then. Let me know your next steps and stay in touch. best Sairee
05 Dec 2014, 10:47am View Less
Hi Seema,
I got the basics from your profile but did not get more. Your personal bio can talk abou

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Ekta asked

Thanks for your reply Sairee. I was thinking about your question about my issues with my current role. Inability to balance work & life - Married life gives me even lesser time for myself. Maybe that adds to the feeling. I am always doing something at home. Unfortunately i am not the kind of person who wants to outsource everything at home and fully concentrate at my career. I like my house to have my touch. In my new team the oncall support is really tough. Its flooded with issues and calls. For eg - I work 1230PM - 09:30PM, return home by 1030. I follow this shift to avoid traffic and sitting long hours in cab. In past that has done me lot of harm. During my oncall i got called 2am - 4am - 6am and then when i wake up finally from a disturbed sleep ive to think about getting to work. The 24x7 support does not suit my health. Even for 1 week of bad stress i take a long time to recover. I switched team to get to learn new things. But the requirements here are such that sometime a person needs to be in night shift to do critical work. Or say come to office at 3am to handle something. Being a woman i am thanfully kept away from these things. But i feel i miss out on opputunities to learn and show my worth in the team because of this. I feel guilty. I feel the men will always be 5 steps ahead of me here because of the sacrifice with personal life they are ready to make. Today is sunday and i am sitting here in office rather irritated. But yes i need to be here to show i can also do whatever it takes to help out team. But i am not happy. I was told late friday that i need to be in office on sunday and all my plans for weekend went out of the window. After putting in so much hard work i dont even feel proud that i am doing something great. I am just sitting at an outsourced location and helping some UK retail run their websites to make more cash. Certainly not a lasting impact on earth :D. In my daily schedule i am not able to make time for my health, personal goals, hobbies and even for studying to upskill myself. Workplace politics - Being the only woman in team i mostly stay out of most of the work place politics. I dont really enjoy discussions related to it as it kills my enjoyment at work. But i am aware of the things going on in the background and its not the healthiest place to be. Those who play well in this politics will grow faster in the team, and skill is a secondary thing. Compatibity with colleagues - My team is filled with people older than me, or who are from a very different background(educational,social). I am basically alone the 9 hours at work with noone to have a meaningful/intellectual conversation with. Sometimes i really miss company. Surrounded by people whom i dont relate to and cant speak openly which does put me at a disadvantage when i think of growth. Also it slows down my learning. Most people i work with cant even speak a line in english without mistakes. Even i feel i should be moving towards management. I feel i can do good there. But i dont know how to make that move. How to get that break. I have good technical experience but still lesser than many people i know. I have nothing on my resume to prove i can be good at this role. I also have doubts that being a technical team lead / technical manager could make life even harder. Seeing so many people better at my technology makes me feel like i need to ramp up my expertise before i follow this direction. Since the beginning of my career i have missed having a mentor who can help me take my decisions.
30 Nov 2014, 12:32pm
Hi Ekta, Sorry I took time to look at your question but I wanted to dwell on it before I shared my thoughts. I think you need to evaluate if it is just a toxic workplace that is killing your energy and your career. You seem to be stuck in a workplace which does not vibe well with your aspiration and does not have a positive impact on your well being and growth. I would say, hold your rationale and look for a more suitable job. Don't worry about all the things at the same time. It won't solve anything. Take small steps, everyday. Read something positive Polish up your profile Apply for jobs, slowly Research companies before you apply / join Build on your innate skills and strengths, if you need time away. Hang in there but count actions. Take charge of your thoughts - replacing them with positive intent and actions is the way towards achieving your goals. You have done it earlier and you will do it again. Manage how you feel and change things under your control, not depending on others to change to make you happy. Hope to hear from you on progress. best Sairee
09 Dec 2014, 01:04pm View Less
Hi Ekta, Sorry I took time to look at your question but I wanted to dwell on it before I shared my t

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Ekta asked

Hi Sairee, I am re-posting my question with more details. Guess my last post did not have sufficient information. Would be great to get some advice from you. I am working in my current role( DBA - TESCO) since quite sometime now. My tenure has been enjoyable. I could grow technically at a pace suitable to me. I was feeling stagnant in my old team so i moved to another team where i can play on newer technologies and gain crucial knowledge. My domain of work- Database Administration involves lot of support work. You need to be on call & provide support 24X7 whenever requested. Sometimes the work load is so much that you barely sleep at night. I am recently married and coping up with the new life and responsibilities along with the workload has been a little challenging. I can see the impact of the stress on my health. This field of technology is mostly dominated by men because it is quite demanding time wise. So i feel like an odd one out here at times. 7 years has been a constant mind struggle to make myself believe 'i can compete with the men'. But yet physically and mentally i don't see myself matching upto standards set by the men. This often makes me feel inferior which is sad because technically i am not less capable than them. I have learnt to deal with these thoughts. I have understood that i need to upskill myself technically and look for a job which gives me similar oppurtunities without the requirement of 24X7 support. But such jobs are not that easy to find. Most DBA support projects require out of office work. I think about growing up the ladder and be a Team leader or manager someday which might take a few years. But then i wonder how long i will be able to handle the work pressure. How will i manage when i have kids. As you grow up the ladder the work just gets more taxing. I see team leaders/managers working overnight along with the team. That doesn't exactly encourage me to grow in this line. I am not someone who wants to sit at home at this stage. I feel the safest option is to push myself forward in my current skill. I even have financial liabilities so i need to be working for a few years atleast. One day i am confidently trying to study and upskill myself and the other day work load scares me and i wonder if i can handle this. I fall sick at times and then i think how long i will continue this. I wonder whether this is the right time to take a call to do something else or work in a different job where i can sustain. I am currently thinking of quitting few months down the line and take a break for a few months(2-3). I have been working since a week of finishing my college and feel i need to give myself a break. I will go ahead with whatever decision i take after 3 months. Definitely I need to pick my next job very wisely. It should not be making things harder for me. Taking a break isn't considered a positive in our 'IT' industry in India.But that's something i want to do. I am looking forward for some guidance and mentorship to help me take my decisions. Also to help me see any options i might be missing out. Warm Regards, Ekta
30 Nov 2014, 05:37am
Dear Ekta, Let me begin by saying that you have many things going for you and your career and life are going to turn out great. I am glad you are conscious of your transitions and are being pro-active about it. Let me also add that your strengths are strong points - your skill / experience, you live in a big city, are young and can move up ahead. You concern can be looked at with two perspectives - personal preferences and professional growth. On personal side, I would say, that an open and welcoming approach to where life is taking you - marriage, kids, need for personal time - are part of your own growth. Which also means, your priorities will change. Make space in your life to step back and evaluate some of that. We all grew up with one version of success and that becomes an impediment to reaching out to new frontiers. For eg - if tech DBA is a time consuming - management can be as demanding but a little more flexible. Given that you have 7 years already in the domain - time might be right to make a shift to management - maybe doing that before having kids is not a bad idea. But these are ideas. There are many options with your skill - big data, backend services, service providers, ecommerce and more. Diversify and enhance your skills. That in any case will be needed to grow. But do think about what is causing you dissonance in current role - workplace environment or personal discomfort. Some key pointers may emerge as you reflect on your current situation objectively. At this point don't forget that their is an emerging global tech scene, especially in startups, which is hugely exciting, growth oriented and not so bent on 9-9 kinda lifestyle. I am not at all worried about your lack of opportunities - they are immense, what matters is what looks like success to you. Maybe some time away to reflect is imminent - are you carrying a version of success in your head, which belongs to someone else? I don't think you need to take a career break - you need to give yourself a break first. Feeling trapped is a stuck situation can impact our ability to view things with a sense of ease and objectivity. There are some options, which I will be happy to share with you. Will wait to hear from you. Hang in there and be nice to yourself first. best Sairee
30 Nov 2014, 11:01am View Less
Dear Ekta,
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Namratha asked

Hi Sairee, Lakshmi Thampi from Gurgaon introduced me to Sheroes. She told me a lot about you. I have co-founded a start up called "Smart Gardens" about three months ago. Smart Gardens is started with a vision to create a one shop stop for all garden needs: be it a product requirement or a service requirement. We have come up with a few ideas. We have done a little bit of personal investments into the company. We have ideas but we are challenged with the implementation. I can analyze the reasons for this too: 1. I'm a mother of a 4yr old and my timings are restricted. 2. My partner at work is a working professional and has limited time. Because of these factors we are going really slow. We need help at this point. We are trying to hire an agency/company who can help us from the business development plan to marketing and support and also help us create a revenue model first before we proceed to the other services which may require a lot of man power and currency. Lakshmi suggested me to mentor with you before going ahead. Being a first time entrepreneur, 'm concerned about the costs and ofcourse a lot of other factors like quality etc. We need help. Hope to hear from you. Thank you in advance Sairee. Namratha.
28 Nov 2014, 11:59am
Dear Namratha, Congrats on getting hold of an idea and moving forward with it. I can understand your anxiety but let me say, it is only natural as you build a business. May I also add that you noone who builds a business works 24 hrs - the coorelation between size of business and numbers of hours is not direct. However you have to plan, execute and work on the business. At some point someone - you or your partner will need to deep dive to build it, it is okay to moonlight initially. I see two things on your platter: 1) Think about what is of value that you are offering to customer - what is it among your products or services which has high value and high scale 2) Start executing - even in small steps and that includes giving it s shape - a bplan, a pilot, a team, a product price etc. No external agency can help you build a business, I would say, put the basics in place yourself, brainstorm, research, ask for help or even run small pilots. Agencies can come later. Also look up Prajakt's profile on mentor board, I am going to put in a word for you. I also notice I didnt' learn anything from your profile, I might be able to offer better with some details about you and your professional career. Take baby steps, don't be scared - and don't expect certainty - it is a great ride - be open and prepared. Good luck! best Sairee
30 Nov 2014, 02:32am View Less
Dear Namratha,
Congrats on getting hold of an idea and moving forward with it.
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Shyamala asked

Thanku sairee for ur valuable suggestions. I m brushing up my skills in promming n web development. Ventursity is really a very useful site thanks. U guys are coming to Hyderabad,plz send the address on my Id :Shyamala.mona@gmail.com Regards
28 Nov 2014, 09:21am
Lovely! All the best. Do come to the Hyd event - the link is here http://sheroes.in/event/sheroes-in-your-city-hyderabad-2014/Ng%3D%3D - and do tell your friends who might be interested. best Sairee
30 Nov 2014, 02:25am View Less
Lovely! All the best. Do come to the Hyd event - the link is here http://sheroes.in/event/sheroes-in

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Priyanka asked

Hi Ma'am, this is Priyanka from Gurgaon. I am a freelance fashion and textile designer working for the past 4-5 years, but on a very small platform with no corporate or company experience. My clients are mostly my friends, friend of friends and relatives, but i want to gain a bigger exposure i want to reach more people and start my own business. I want to be an entrepreneur. Please guide me how is it possible? I think to open a business you need to invest a lot...but i cannot invest that much, so i want to know how can i start a business with little financial support. I don't want to waste my talent and creativity. please help. My email is priyankaghosh2002@yahoo.co.in
26 Nov 2014, 09:27am
Hi Priyanka, What a wonderful thing that you are in a profession which does not need corporate or platform experience - it needs only one thing - how great your product is - do people love your craft and what you make? If the answer to that is affirmative, you have a clear way ahead. If no, then I would suggest, you hone your craft - become so good that your name / your work = awesome products / class / everyone wants to buy. As far as setting up a business out of it is concerned, do check out the B Plan showcase of SHEROES Summit - check out the gallery under events - also look up startup resources and writings by Prajakt under daily reading. To start a business you dont need to invest, you need to think, plan, create, ideate, productize first. One can find funding once that is taken care of. Any success in creative / fashion / design field has to have great products for consumers first. Do check out the videos and read up! Come back again to tell me what you think. Good luck! best Sairee
30 Nov 2014, 11:35am View Less
Hi Priyanka,
What a wonderful thing that you are in a profession which does not need corporate or

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Meenakshi asked

Hello Sairee, I'm a returning professional who took a career break (in 2004) after working for 12 yrs in Sales & Marketing (more details in my Sheroes profile). Since about 3-4 yrs, I have been working as a freelance consultant in recruitment, internet research & report writing areas. I'm really trying hard to get back to corporate (flexible, part-time, work from home or full time options) but haven't got success. I come across many revenue sharing opportunities but I'm looking for opportunities where I can get fixed remuneration (as I need to support my family financially). Kindly go thru my Sheroes profile and advice me on how to make a difference & get success. Best Regards, Meenakshi
26 Nov 2014, 08:40am
Hello Meenakshi, I went through your profile and it is indeed impressive. I think somewhere you hold yourself back to go for meatier roles or pitch yourself short of your own expectations. Given that you have a sales and marketing profile, you can easily work at P&L impacting projects, however do other people realise you can? Have you had that conversation with yourself? Are you meeting enough people to be able to share that? Does your professional circle see you that way? Some questions you may want to reflect on. I notice that you are in Hyd - do come for our event, check out opportunities and also expand the network. Did you apply for the 91Springboard job in Hyd? I have a feeling that you need to realign to current expectations of the market and yourself. Step back and revisit these projects you have done. Evaluate what are your best skills and what are areas you can improve upon. Being proactive in seeking a fair choice, especially when you are looking for a specific opportunity. Don't hold back. Be open and invest time in preparing for larger, bigger options. See you Hyd? http://sheroes.in/event/sheroes-in-your-city-hyderabad-2014/Ng%3D%3D best Sairee
30 Nov 2014, 02:50am View Less
Hello Meenakshi,
I went through your profile and it is indeed impressive.
I think somewhere you

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Divya asked

Hi..need help in motivating myself in building my career.I have expertise in channels sales,Sales and marketing operations.I am looking for opportunities which can help me balance my work and life..any suggestions on how to keep me going
25 Nov 2014, 08:37am
Hi Divya, Do take time to think about what consists of balance for you. Is it more time off or reduced working hours or work from home. Your job search has to take that into consideration. What is it that needs attention - do reflect on that - personal time / pace / growth? I am glad you have experience in channel sales and marketing operations. There are 2 clear ways you can approach your career - move towards core Profit and Loss roles in growing companies, where you can get flexibility but not without results. The other is that you move towards where marketing is and enhance skills in digital. That too would be fairly flex friendly. However, looking for a similar job which you had with flexibility might be tough. Gaze at where the big trends are and choose your decisions. Flex friendly has to be result friendly, more than an office job. It also means that you will be able to find more time with family, or at least when you need to. There are many opportunities, including emerging ones - Check out one for Internet Business Manager that was shared yesterday. I noticed some very cool analytics skills on your profile and that may help you leapfrog into digital and analytics. Apply for some jobs where you can deliver better than the rest. Good luck! best Sairee
25 Nov 2014, 11:59am View Less
Hi Divya,
Do take time to think about what consists of balance for you. Is it more time off or red

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CHAITALI asked

Hi Sairee, cooking is my hobby & passion. I cook different cuisine, desert, cakes, cookies. From quite some time I have a dream to frame my hobby into a profession. I do not have much fund to open a set up. I am interested to introduce my cakes, cookies, snacks desert in market. I need a platform for this where i can try to sell my products. Your suggestions & helping hand is highly required. Waiting to hear from you. Thanks. Chaitali Ghoshal
24 Nov 2014, 04:10am
What a wonderful gift to have - a skill, an interest and a business opportunity combined together. Food is a great business and you don't need a big investment to start. Work on fine tuning your product offer and your process. Go for high quality. Check out Craves.in - in Delhi to sell your goods, also check out the SHEROES Summit business showcase - a few food businesses there https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKC5mQEHRLs In Meet the SHEROES under community section - there are some exciting stories of home bakers, food entrepreneurs. Also write a mail to srishti at sheroes dot in to feature your business / use SHEROES offers to give a discount to customers. The world is full of opportunity, go grab them one at a time. Do not forget to work on a business plan. I hope to sample some of your goodies soon! Tell us and everyone how good your goodies are :) We are waiting. best Sairee
25 Nov 2014, 04:44am View Less
What a wonderful gift to have - a skill, an interest and a business opportunity combined together. F

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romita asked

Hi Sairee, i have heard so much about you. You are the most authentic foroum where women get flexible work from home jobs. I am already working as a teacher in a reputed school but i want extra income so please suggest some part time work from home jobs. I have done my masters in Business Administrations and B8 also from reputed institutions.
22 Nov 2014, 05:20pm
Hi Romita, Thank you for the kind words, this is your forum, use it to your advantage. I would like to see more details on your profile before I give some specific inputs but meanwhile, do look up project based or part time work, which you can accomplish with your existing job. Also a little note to say that the web captures your footprint, everything you share is available forever, so please be careful with use of language, grammar, punctuations etc. It is important from a professional point of view. I just saw some basic information and data projects on SHEROES job, do look it up in detail - but to apply you will need a complete profile. Do ping back. Good luck! best Sairee
23 Nov 2014, 12:51pm View Less
Hi Romita,
Thank you for the kind words, this is your forum, use it to your advantage.
I would l

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Shyamala asked

Hello sairee,I m engineering graduate(elec & comm)2006 pass out,don't have relevant exp in corporate,right now I m looking for a job work from home as my my child is 1yr old..after sme I 'll resume full tym..I have interest in data structture,algos programming etc..till then I think I should go for online courses like content writing,digital marketing and web development Bt I m confused what to do..I want to be independent now plz help thanks
20 Nov 2014, 07:33am
Hi Shyamala, My sense is that you may not have the right / requisite corp experience, but your interest and skill is in the right direction. You must cast aside self doubt and work on your proficiency and network. HTML5, CSS, Code, data - algos - all exciting stuff to know - I would say, try your hand at programming, even if on your own or for freelance projects - get experience of doing under your belt. I see you are in Hyd, come and meet us when we are there on Dec 20th. Don't forget to check out Career Resources under Community and also the hangout with Myna of Venturesity. Very useful. I think you should focus on one aspect and build high quality of skill and be known for that in your industry. Programming is a function of what you can deliver, so don't waste any time to get there. I promise a job will be a cakewalk after that. Also check out the product companies more than services. Build things with code, you will future proof your career. And don't hesitate to learn. Last but not the least, pay attention to detail, including spellings :) I wish you go places and become sought after in product companies. Will you? :) best Sairee
23 Nov 2014, 01:01pm View Less
Hi Shyamala,
My sense is that you may not have the right / requisite corp experience, but your int

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Smitha asked

Hi Sairee,I have completed BE computer science 2003 pass out,with no relevant work experience.I am interested in java programming/html/css with flexible work timings ,so please suggest me the steps i need to take.
15 Nov 2014, 08:05am
Hello Smitha, A quick word of advice: 1) Fill your profile with great care and detail. To the other person, this is who you are. 2) Having an engineering degree is an asset and so is an interest in programming 3) You should without wasting anytime start working on the quality of your code skills - and become as good as it gets There are online code schools, hackathons, peer forums - learn from where you can - learn everyday and no time you would be able to give yourself a flex friendly well paying career. Also use initial skills to work on live projects so that you gain experience, even if they are fun or non commercial projects. Code is like art - you cant learn it without doing it extensively. There are tons of flex friendly jobs available for people with great skills. Become one of them quickly. Good luck! best Sairee
15 Nov 2014, 12:42pm View Less
Hello Smitha,
A quick word of advice:
1) Fill your profile with great care and detail. To the oth

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Yashi asked

Hi Sairee, Greetings! Im a post graduate in biotechnology and have worked for 2 years in Pharmacovigilance, I am now looking for a home based job, could u please guide me about medical transcription from home. Information regarding companies who are genuinely providing work from home as most of them are asking for some amount for the startup, im highly confused, please help!! Yashi
11 Nov 2014, 05:51am
Hi Yashi, I am sorry I took time to respond but I have been thinking about your choice and I think medical transcription is a last resort. Your core skill is analytics and biotech and I think that is a space you should stay as close as possible to. There are some companies like Mindworks Global (SHEROES Employers) among others who have KPO quality work available remotely depending on their projects. Do not pay to work unless asked upfront in JD. Look for company credentials. Meanwhile, can you explore content / research in this space. Not only the SHEROES job board but also your network and all firms with interest in biotech+analytics. Get the job on merit and then negotiate for flexibility. There might be a tradeoff but at least you would be on track. The trick is to work on your 'brand positioning' and keep looking. You will find a breakthrough. Try not compromising in favour of 'easy' - not a good long term strategy. Highlight your skills and let your industry know what can you do for them. Let me know what you think. best Sairee
23 Nov 2014, 01:09pm View Less
Hi Yashi,
I am sorry I took time to respond but I have been thinking about your choice and I thin

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Ritu asked

Hello Sairee, Currently working with TCS,I have an IT industry experience for the past 7 years (about 2.5 years in US and 4.5 years in India). I have a Masters in Engineering from University of Minnesota and a BE from VJTI,Mumbai. Even though I am happy with my career,it takes up a lot of my time and energy and I am not able to devote as much time for my son (he has Downs Syndrome) and I would like to be with him as much as possible. At the same time,I dont want to give up job completely and hence looking for work from home options. Any pointers on where I can start ? Thank you very much for this forum. Its really a boon for working mothers like me !
08 Nov 2014, 03:51pm
Hi Ritu, I am glad you are consciously planning your career to fit your needs. Your have excellent profile - your skills and education work in your favor. I can understand the need to slow down a bit and find one's fit. Do keep in mind that means a change in expectations and perhaps a change in kind of ecosystem you are a part of. In a large IT firm with a super structured set up, 12-14 hours work day is fairly likely. Here is what I suggest to change that: 1) Look up companies which have a high degree of openness to flexibility and good HR initiatives. There are some Honeywell jobs you can look up from SHEROES job board 2) Keep an eye out for WomeninTech initiatives that companies announce 3) Start exploring the startup ecosystem more - the possibility of a young entrepreneurial firm needing your skill and offering better hours is high 4) Do pick up new relevant skills, especially ones that are flex friendly and have large communities online - open source code communities for example - Drupal has some of the most flex friendly companies and jobs and prefer remote work a lot 5) Reflect on what is it that is priority - you may not get all the things you want at once - be open to figuring our a trade off but not a poor compromise. 6) There are growing number of flex friendly options but they also need you to resteer and unlearn the baggage of large IT set up. Expand your frontiers - start doing some small things you have never done before - your tech skills and experience is rich, build on it. Also check out the world of digital marketing! It is flex friendly and growing. It is a reinvention - we all are constantly doing that - don't hold yourself back and go for it. Good luck! best Sairee
12 Nov 2014, 08:18am View Less
Hi Ritu,
I am glad you are consciously planning your career to fit your needs.
Your have excellen

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C Mangalam asked

Hello Sairee, Thank you for your time, wishes and valued reply. I am looking at doing something in the creative field or in the field of education or training. Need your suggestions please. Also I just created my Twitter account. Thank you.
06 Nov 2014, 06:16am
Look up Pratham Books, Tulika, Teach India foundation, MagicBus to name a few. Also check out the Sankalp forum, DEF among others. best Sairee
06 Nov 2014, 09:34am View Less

Look up Pratham Books, Tulika, Teach India foundation, MagicBus to name a few.

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ShwethaRavi asked

Hi Sairee, Very nice forum for women to get appropriate advise. I am an IT professional with overall of 7.8yrs exp in Testing. Had taken a break as my family needed my support. Now I am in search of a job. Either work from home or regular is fine. Please advise about the opportunities.
05 Nov 2014, 05:45pm
Hi Shwetha, Thanks for writing in and I see you have had a fruitful career. If I look at the macro situation India is trying to move to becoming a product economy from a software services. Having said that testing is still core to coding and SDLC but not as big or growing. It is strangely also one of the skills where cos do not flex easily though they could. So essentially what it means is setting up yourself as an independent professional with a certain calibre of skills - align yourself with where software and IT communities are. Also soup up your skills a bit more, remove any rustiness. Polish up and add more relevant ones to your kitty. Sometimes getting out and repositioning yourself is way to a relaunch. Even on back of what you have. Just one word - be super at what you do! best Sairee
06 Nov 2014, 05:52am View Less
Hi Shwetha,
Thanks for writing in and I see you have had a fruitful career. If I look at the macro

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C Mangalam asked

Hello Sairee, Greetings!! Thank you for the wonderful portal. I have filled my profile. An engineer by education, A trainer by passion and A storyteller at heart. Need your views of how I could do home based work. Thanks in advance. Warm Regards, Mangalam.
04 Nov 2014, 04:57pm
Hi Mangalam, As I was going through your profile, I figured that your skill sets are fairly unique and valuable. You just have to position yourself well in the market. Given that you are an engineer and a story teller, did you ever think of technology evangelism or community management as a way forward. Today a lot of product and tech companies hire storytellers who have a tech bend of mind to take their brand stories out. Look up some of these as a potential fit. Your need for flex is significant but not the first driver, a fit and a long term view is must. Some cos that come to mind are Intuit, Evernote, Microsoft, Secpanel etc who might be a fit. Look up ecommerce and online cos and offer them your services. Craft your role when none exists specifically. Also on your own end, start working on showcasing your strengths. As a story teller, do you blog, can I talk to you on Twitter or is there a showcase online? What are your core specialities? Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. People need to know. Reflect on this and let me know what you think? Good luck! best Sairee
06 Nov 2014, 05:11am View Less
Hi Mangalam,
As I was going through your profile, I figured that your skill sets are fairly unique

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Suma asked

Hello Sairee, I'm Suma & have done my Masters in Industrial/organizational psychology, I have been teaching for 6 years & have taken a break for the past 3 years due to my son's schooling hours, I'm looking forward to work from home, pls do let me know of suitable opportunities. Thanks in anticipation, Regards, Suma..
01 Nov 2014, 07:37am
Suma, I had love to help you with options - but I see no details on your profile, that is not sufficient for me to respond or for you to apply for jobs! Do invest that time needed. best Sairee
01 Nov 2014, 12:37pm View Less
Suma,
I had love to help you with options - but I see no details on your profile, that is not suff

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PREMA asked

Hi I would like to work in Admin cum Executive assistant I have to support my husband who does not keep well and my son who studying currently.
31 Oct 2014, 10:03am
Hello Prema, You have a great work profile and any org would be lucky to have you. You should particularly look at young startups who need solid admin hands. These positions keep coming up at www.sheroes.in/jobs - do check often. There is also a SHEROES position which was open, do check out. One thing you may want to keep in mind while upgrading your skills are new CRMs and other office automation softwares. Should not be a problem for you. I am assuming you are looking at full time office work since your profile mentioned that. Do specify any problems you face at interviews or while applying. Good luck! best Sairee
01 Nov 2014, 12:54pm View Less
Hello Prema,
You have a great work profile and any org would be lucky to have you. You should part

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vijeta asked

Hi Sairee Mam, first time I have found a genuine forum where women are getting career advices. Kudos! I am a freelance photographer and I work for a micro finance organization as a Research Analyst/Trainer. I do two things because one I need for constant income and other is my passion (photography) but now its been over 2 years am travelling on two boats and I need to pick one to excel more and be successful in the field. I am also at a marriageable age. I daily struggle with this question,what should I choose as career. Job these days isnt satisfying in terms of quality of work and money wise. If I swtich, I will have to change the city which means my photography business clients will be gone. Please suggest.
29 Oct 2014, 09:51am
Hello Vijeta, Your dilemma is not unique. All of us find similar challenges - of finding a fit between work we love and work that pays us. You seem to be on right track. I want to see you profile in detail before giving you more feedback. Will you please fill it up soon? best Sairee
02 Nov 2014, 11:02am View Less
Hello Vijeta,
Your dilemma is not unique. All of us find similar challenges - of finding a fit bet

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Sapna asked

Hi Sairee, I am a mother of a 1 month old baby and on maternity leave till April. After completing the same I would like to change my job to one which is not a typical 9 to 5 kind of job and is more flexible in nature. I have closed commercial deals in digital marketing in my current job and would like to switch to the same. Wanted to know what will be required in my profile to move into digital marketing?
26 Oct 2014, 09:14am
Hi Sapna, A flexible job can mean many things - reduced working hours, working full day from home, work for a few hours from home, work in office part time or for a few days in a week. The combinations are many and you must think about the fit for you. A flexible job is a good way to manage life transition but not always the best way to build fast track growth. Things you must give a thought to. Going by your skill set, you have managed client facing businesses in VAS and digital - BD / customer support are great skills to have along with your technical knowledge. You could aim for a flex friendly job with similar profile for a few years and then come back up for a big track growth in a few years. Moving to digital is anyway an inevitable piece for all of us now. For you it could mean staying in business side of digital or moving to delivery/product. Both are good as far as you are the top performer in your range. Do look up the career resources section under the community link - and perhaps add to your skill basket. As a rule, when moving to flex, stay closer to skills and competence where you are the top five percent of class. Do not mix learning on the job and flex. While applying invest in your profile, application (I see profile pic missing). Also look for jobs, with modularity of delivery so that flex does not become a lingering possibility. Your baby will grow up sooner than you know! Don't get bogged down, instead work on it one step at a time without giving up on the idea of a great career. I am sure you will have a good one! best Sairee
27 Oct 2014, 02:33am View Less
Hi Sapna,
A flexible job can mean many things - reduced working hours, working full day from home,

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Sreya asked

Hi, Is there a way I can connect to you over phone?
11 Oct 2014, 06:04pm
Yes, you can whatsapp your query / call us during the next Mentor Hour to speak with me or other mentors / or meanwhile use this to interact. If you have any other queries, mail to care at sheroes dot in
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Yes, you can whatsapp your query / call us during the next Mentor Hour to speak with me or other men

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Garima asked

Hi Sairee, Thank you very much for putting up this great platform to connect with women's who want to continue to work.I quit my job to take care of my child and have been working from home for a year now,however currently I have very less work and have almost 3 hr to spare during daytime while my daughter is away at school. I have a total work experience of 4 years and have worked primarily in the following fields: 1. online media monitoring 2. Recruitment consultant 3. Customer Support: HDFC home loan recovery.have also done tuition at home before my kid was born. Do you think there are fulfilling roles out there for my profile? And, I am interested in online work however I am not certified nor do I have any relevant experience;Kindly share your views on how/where I can find a part-time time work from home opportunity that will utilize my experience/skills. Looking forward to your expertise comments. Regards, Garima
08 Oct 2014, 06:40am
Hi Garima, It is a good thing that you recognize you can contribute more hours and you have adequately decent experience. So you could look up more Remote Support, Virtual Assistant or Customer Support kind of roles. However, if you take a long term view of your career, these roles are increasingly getting technical and need slightly more high level of skill. Companies like Sourceeasy, Cleartax, Dogspot have had positions that might be relevant for you. Do look up and apply. I also would say, spend some more time, adding skills and pic to your profile. Do look up Career Resources section often and also come see us at a SHEROES event in your city. I think you can give your career a little jump. All the best! Sairee
12 Oct 2014, 03:06am View Less
Hi Garima,
It is a good thing that you recognize you can contribute more hours and you have adequa

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Abhinaya asked

Hi Sairee, Thank you for providing this amazing platform for women, helping them find their careers and create sheroes out of them. I quit my job as a software Engineer after working for nearly 3 Years. There were many reasons for it - the important one being I didn't enjoy my work and it was not what I wanted to pursue. So living alone away from family, when parents needed me to be with them, for a job that didn't excite me contributed to my decision to quit. So in short I quit my job by choice and not by force. Its been a year since I quit my job. I have spent this last one year travelling, discovering my love Zumba fitness, learning photography, reading and spending some much needed time with family and friends. Meanwhile I have started MBA (HR) via distance learning from Symbiosis, Pune. This is my first to change my track from techie to management. This however will take two years time. I am single now (Parents want me to get married) and I still want to be independent and make my own earning but in a field that I am interested in. I Love writing and have been applying for content writing jobs but none has materialized yet. I also want to continue my photography learning to get something substantial out of it. So I am looking out for internship/workshop options in this field too. My long term dream is to work for an NGO, as I am passionate about giving back to the society. So this is my story. One thing I can say for sure is I am more hungrier to do something now than I ever was. This break has certainly helped me in that. I want your opinion and guidance on how right or wrong my decision to quit was and how I can progress from here. What are the options I have right now? Is it a good idea to start working for NGO right now or is it wise to wait until I have settled down first? Waiting to hear from you soon. Thanks and regards, Abhinaya
05 Oct 2014, 07:10pm
Hello Abhinaya, I am glad you took the call to take a break and explore things for yourself. That means that you understand what a meaning in a job looks like. You have tried your hand at various things and expanded your horizon. I do think you should start work asap if that the lack of it is a lingering feeling at back of your mind. I also want you to think about the great skills you have - tech, code, digital, customer interface - how can you make the most of them, without turning them into a baggage. Ever thought of product management? On content writing - the clincher is body of work and samples, even if they were done for free. I noticed a blog on your profile, that is good, use that as a showcase. Also add a picture to your profile, personalize it. Do a column for SHEROES to begin with? Since you write, you do photography, you can code or understand websites, did you consider becoming a community manager or a digital marketer for an interesting organization? There are many looking for smart, multi skilled open people. In your applications, highlight the diversity of interest and add your body of work - samples, links etc. An NGO or no NGO - you can look for work with interesting organizations - the key is to find a scope to learn, and openness. Come meet us at a SHEROES event in your city! Things will fall in place but you have to take small steps everyday - write everyday, learn everyday and put yourself out there everyday. You have a solid backing and a great resolve, make it work in your favor. I am very hopeful for your career and dreams. You just have to stay the course and work in small steps. Will wait to hear from you! All the best Sairee
06 Oct 2014, 02:12am View Less
Hello Abhinaya,

I am glad you took the call to take a break and explore things for yourself. Tha

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Swathi asked

Hi Sairee, I am a Clinical Research professional. I have 2 years of international experience working in MNC and university setting in Clinical Data Management. I have a very good educational background and exposure. I took a break to raise my 4 year old son. I am finding it very hard to get back to work due to a gap of 4 years. I see jobs posted on the Career section of companies that I am interested in and have applied to them. But I am unable to get any interview calls or an opportunity to explain my profile. Can you please advise on how to approach my search? I am flexible looking at jobs in allied areas or learning a new skill that would enhance my chances. I am looking for full-time, part-time, flexible, work from home opportunities based out of Bangalore.
05 Oct 2014, 04:24pm
Hi Swathi, I agree that your education and experience is great and you must bank upon that but also at the same time, look at the horizon and align yourself to workplace trends. There are 2 things to consider - you not getting a job which is flex friendly is not a reflection on you - in some jobs and fields, flex is hard to find and hard to build for companies. There just might be fewer opportunities. Second, if you put yourself in an employers shoes, things will look different. Is your application/case compelling to someone who does not know you? Does it showcase all your strengths smartly? Your education and experience is a base to build your long term career on - a 2 year work experience is a small link in the longer chain - step back and look at the big picture. Who could possibly use your help? - Did you explore the emerging trend in healthcare startups? Could you be a product manager for one of them or be their data analytics manager? The key is to look at what can you do - flex will come second. Have you been checking out the new trends in healthcare and clinical management? These are vital links and clues to your next steps. A job is a last mile closure but you will need to connect some dots for yourself. Can you help a hospital chain do better with their patient data? - A proactive understanding of your core skills will help in closing this gap. Most jobs sites and career sites get lot of applications and therefore few stand out - can you revisit your career strategy and work on innovative approach to building your career. I can surely say, there are people looking for your kind of skills. Secondly, brace yourself for a flex friendly job - invest in your support, internet and your own routine. Prepare before you need it. When was the last time you attended an industry conference and met 10 new people from your sector. Get out there and let others know of your capability. They have no other way of finding out. The workplace and its skills are changing fast - connect the dots to find your fit. I am positive that you can find a good, flex friendly job. best Sairee
06 Oct 2014, 02:39am View Less
Hi Swathi,

I agree that your education and experience is great and you must bank upon that but a

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tejaswini asked

Hi Sairee, I am Sofware Engineer and have four years of experience in manual software testing and have worked with Capgemini and Syntel but also have gap of four years. I have a kid who is now 3yrs old so in the mean time I want start my job. But applications just get rejected because of my gap. Could you please help me find one flexible job or could you please suggest me of any entrepreneurial options. Thanks Tejaswini.
05 Oct 2014, 10:22am
Hi Tejaswini, Consider your break as a blessing because it gives you an opportunity to reinvent for the bigger, better, more fulfilling career path. A four year work experience in a career that spans more than 40 is small. You need to look ahead and prepare accordingly. But before I share more, I have two flag offs for you - invest more in your profile - add more info, add a personal bio and more details where possible. You are coming back from a break - it means your application will be under more scrutiny - spellings, punctuations, detail matters. Very simple and important. The quality of your application is quality of your candidature. Having said that I believe that you also need to look beyond the job you had and assess your core skills - what do they include - process based thinking / analytical work / understanding of SDLC - team management - go back to retrace your steps on this. Work from home software testing job like the one you had is not going to happen but you can look at reapplying your skills - to similar kind of jobs - in software, mobile (upgrade your mobile skills), programming, product management, pre-sales - the possibility is endless. You also can establish yourself in entrepreneurial mode by taking a franchise or setting up your own business. The dynamics will be very different though. As an exercise, I want you to think about your core competence and check out the opportunities available - for example - programming has lots of flexible well paying jobs, especially in newer skills - can that be an option, perhaps yes. Did you ever consider design/UX/UI - the market needs lots of those. Can you work with database teams to extra pollate data for large projects - these are just some examples but the real game changer will be how you view your own strengths and are ready to reapply them. I surely think you have a strong case and you can give yourself a great career by adapting and reinventing. All the best and let me know what you think. best Sairee
05 Oct 2014, 01:57pm View Less
Hi Tejaswini,

Consider your break as a blessing because it gives you an opportunity to reinvent

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Nisha asked

Hi Sairee, I was working as a Software Test Lead for 6+ years in Manual and Automation Testing at Infosys. I took a career break for about 5 years and am a mother of 2 kids. I want to continue in the field but with a work from home option. I have registered for job opportunities but very few "work from home" jobs are available and I have not been successful in getting one still. I have worked with banking clients like ANZ and ABN AMRO and been to onsite (melbourne) for system testing. Also worked with health Insurance clients like Aetna and Horizon. Can you please help me find some good opportunities? Thanks Nisha
28 Sep 2014, 06:12pm
Hi Nisha, An engineering + software background is great and an advantage for you. So is your experience in testing. However at this point for a long term career view, I would urge you to look at opportunities outside of only testing. These can bank on your interest and capability in software - product management, analytics, code are open options. We see few very few pure work from home jobs that pay well in testing, since it is an activity companies are not ready to invest in new systems in. The other way to build on your existing testing expertise is to position yourself as an independent professional you can work with startups, new projects or even growing firms. It would mean that you make an effort to pitch your work and establish your credibility. This would be very different from a typical work from home or office job. At this stage think of career as a long term inning and not just another job. Testing strength might be one key pillar in your upcoming career path but you need to look at the big picture once more to give yourself that career advantage. Also check out career resources and jobs on SHEROES and you could also catch the big trends at one our events. I hope you find a successful path very soon! best Sairee
03 Oct 2014, 01:10pm View Less
Hi Nisha,
An engineering + software background is great and an advantage for you. So is your exper

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NIDHI asked

i am in a transit phase from full time employee to full time mom ...but still need to meet my ends meet by earning ..looking for home based profile how to initiate
27 Sep 2014, 06:49pm
Hi Nidhi, Went through your profile, you have excellent experience, and my suggestion would be to bank on your strengths and build on them further instead of taking a tactical short term approach to a job. Your need to flex is also transitionary and things change pretty rapidly. With your skills and experience, I see 2 distinct possibilities - one is a step up into more 'flex friendly' spaces within your sectors - for example - move to digital marketing / community management in healthcare - I am sure many hospitals are looking for that mix. Second is to use your administrative skills and step up into more management/strategic roles - though not as flex friendly but great from a long term career point of view. Don't feel guilty about your career needs changing, just make sure you have an eye out for your own growth and options. If you look at it - it is a beautiful toss between two fabulous choices and the nicest thing is to enjoy both and do both well - as per your own priority. Thoughts? :) best Sairee
28 Sep 2014, 07:40am View Less
Hi Nidhi,
Went through your profile, you have excellent experience, and my suggestion would be to

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Anubhuti asked

Hi, Sairee.... I am an experience Freelancer (Content Writing). I have a total of 2 years of experience now. Apart from freelance I am in a PR company as a Senior Executive. I have a total of 6 years in PR and CRM. The problem is when i apply to any of the jobs for freelancing on Sheroes I do not get any response :( Is there any specific way to apply?
23 Sep 2014, 07:59am
Hi Anubhuti, I have two observations for you here. 1) Getting a call is a function of just the right level of fit - sometimes your profile can be overwhelming or underwhelming. 2) Your personal bio gave me a sense that you can do more than content and more so on customer facing roles - very valuable in any business. I hope you realize that you can build a solid career on that skill. On the question of getting called or preparing better - anyone looking for writers will tell you that a link to body of work or samples helps a lot, especially if your training is not in content. So maybe you need to showcase that better. Put your samples out there for sure. Also a little more on your content writing skills, capability would not hurt either. More so, don't see not getting calls as a reflection of your ability, it i more often a case of fit - availability, pricing, style, etc. Let me know if this works. Good luck! best Sairee
23 Sep 2014, 08:34am View Less
Hi Anubhuti,
I have two observations for you here.
1) Getting a call is a function of just the ri

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Kanika asked

Hi Ma'am, Thanks for your reply. I am trying to learn about start-ups, funding, marketing and other details through internet. Can you give me some references of people who can help me? Also how can i reach you directly for any further assistance.
22 Sep 2014, 06:02am
Check out the links in Community section - Career Resources and Startups and also follow Prajakt Raut, Ishita Agarwal, Manav Subodh. We host mentor hours, you can call in. Stay in touch as you build your entrepreneurial course. http://sheroes.in/articles/category/the-start-up-hub/Mw==
22 Sep 2014, 02:34pm View Less
Check out the links in Community section - Career Resources and Startups and also follow Prajakt Rau

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Priyanka asked

hi sairee. i got to know about this site from one of my friends. i am having 7 yrs of experience in bank but now i want to quit this job and move to some other sector where i dont have to do sales of financial products. but somehow my resume doesnt get such job opportunities. now i have a baby of 2yr. i wish to continue working for better financial conditions. where can i reach out for change in career change.
21 Sep 2014, 04:10pm
Hi Priyanka, As you plan your career, do consider the reason behind making the changes you do. If not selling financial products is the aim, try to look for a different track. Sales is a fantastic flex friendly skill, you can take it to any sector or business, do well and still keep your time. So before you dump sales for anything else, think about it deeply. Maybe all you need to do is move to corporate institutional sales or a BD role. Financial services sales can also be of varying nature. Also if you want to move to different kind of opportunities, you may want to build a new set of skills - especially in the digital space. These include digital marketing, community managers, SEO-SEM etc. You also may want to consider financial research - look at options like these or the ones listed with Principal Advisors in SHEROES Top Companies. http://sheroes.in/jobs/MTgxNg%3D%3D If you ask me keywords for career success, I would say excellence - being great at whatever gets done by you, openness - always open to options and opportunities and personal honesty. best Sairee
23 Sep 2014, 05:09am View Less
Hi Priyanka,
As you plan your career, do consider the reason behind making the changes you do. If

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Meetu asked

hi sairee i am meetu i am managing my family business since last years before that i worked for a telecom company i was a very intelligent student and loved teaching now i want to do something in the feild of writing or education to satisfy my self can u guide....
19 Sep 2014, 11:55am
Hi Meetu, I am happy to know that you are managing a business and also have worked in a corporate job. Looking at your profile, I feel that you should focus on your strengths. Writing as a professional career choice is a hard to break into because one needs superb quality of skills and body of work. You have operational experience and should make use of that. Did you ever think of opening an education franchise or a similar business? As a first step make a list of things that excite you or you see yourself doing. Follow that list with a list of things you do best. Are there any which match the first? This process may take some time and I urge you to stay open and consider opportunities practically as well as personally. I hope you have seen some of those at SHEROES as well. I will wait to hear from you again on your next steps. All the best. Cheers! Sairee
21 Sep 2014, 08:52am View Less
Hi Meetu,
I am happy to know that you are managing a business and also have worked in a corporate

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Kanika asked

Hello Ma'am, Kanika here from New Delhi Hope you are doing good!!, I am writing this note to you asking for you guidance. I am working with a leading travel n tourism company & i dream to be an entrepreneur one day.I am flexible with carrier options. I want you to please help me setting up. Looking forward to hear from you. Thanks Kanika kanika.grover1@gmail.com
19 Sep 2014, 10:49am
Hi Kanika, Your profile did not tell me anything about you :) but my advice to you is to start dipping your toe in water. Start learning about startups, funding, marketing and about things that seem like opportunities. There is a lot happening and lots of people who can help you. You have to take first steps. Start now. best Sairee
21 Sep 2014, 09:03am View Less
Hi Kanika,
Your profile did not tell me anything about you :) but my advice to you is to start dip

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Kavya asked

Hello Sairee, This is Kavya here had spoken to you 2 days back. As you suggested i have updated my profile . I have done my Masters in foreign trade. I have work exp of 8 years in the logisticis (freight forwarder). had taken a break of 1 year now am ready to work from home. Am even open for any H.R related job as wel. Please do guide me. thanks you so very much.
19 Sep 2014, 07:30am
Hi Kavya, Moving to work from home from the hum drum of a logistics job is quite a change. You need to keep in mind that there are some core skills you have and your new job may bank on that more than on your experience. You also need to prepare yourself to work from home - a little working space, internet, your daily routine, conversation with family and your own preparedness. Begin by applying to jobs that seem doable, with a high degree of efficiency. Also stay open to a range within your skill set. When you do your application, put across your strengths, your ability to manage things among others. Over invest, over deliver, under promise is a good way to work from home. Also think how long do you intend to work from home or is it a stop gap. If it is a long term choice, maybe investing in more flex friendly skills is also an idea you could consider. Check out positions with SHEROES Top Companies - http://sheroes.in/jobs/manager-corporate-alliance-image-consulting-business-institute/MTg5Nw%3D%3D Some of them are established work from home models and can be a good way to start. Do check often and apply well. Wish you luck and success. best Sairee
21 Sep 2014, 12:06pm View Less
Hi Kavya,
Moving to work from home from the hum drum of a logistics job is quite a change.
You n

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Divya asked

Hi Sairee , congratulations for the great work being done by you and also for the international recognitions that you rightly deserved. I have been a fleximoms second chance aluminus :-) and have been following Fleximoms/Sheroes for sometime now. I am working part time in the area of Management Consulting but am now inclined to explore the new field of Data Analytics.Is it a career for freshers or women like me can try to pick it up. Any guidance on What,How and Where of this profession will really help....Thanks Divya
17 Sep 2014, 09:42am
Hi Divya, Wonderful to hear from you and thanks for all your generosity :) I am glad you are thinking about Data Analytics - it is a indeed a great field to step into, more so in your context - do look up the jobs Paytm had put (link from Top Companies) page. Also check out the Venturesity links in Community. Big data, analytics, power a lot of digital economy and very relevant skills, high end in the value chain - I would deeply encourage you to look up resources and jobs in the field. Companies like Google, Linkedin, Flipkart, Paytm and all others - infra, hospitality, consumer, banking - all need data analytics to move decisions. Go for it! Let me know how can I help. best Sairee
17 Sep 2014, 12:17pm View Less
Hi Divya,
Wonderful to hear from you and thanks for all your generosity :)
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Srishti k asked

TEST
16 Sep 2014, 10:42am
You pass :)
16 Sep 2014, 10:49am View Less
You pass :)

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Prathibha asked

Good morning Mam , I am looking for HR Talent acquisition opportunities . I have had a ten month break in my carreer . Need your assistance in understanding how well should i position my self
10 Sep 2014, 04:15am
Dear Prathibha, Do fill out your profile details, so that I can understand your education, experience, skills better. I look forward to helping you out. best Sairee
12 Sep 2014, 01:01am View Less
Dear Prathibha,

Do fill out your profile details, so that I can understand your education, exper

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Hiral asked

Hello Sairee, Thankyou so much for wonderful platform. I am mother of 7 year old wonderful daughter from Bangalore. I have experience of 10+ years in the field of Quality Assurance. Now I want to do something for myself. I am planning to open a day care center for infants and kids upto 9 years of age. Along with the day care center I also would like to have small activity center startup so that children learn to excel in their hobbies too. I have the ideas in place but don't know where to start from. Please guide me on what are the legal and practical requirements i need to take care to fulfill my dream. Please introduce me to someone who can be my guiding light. Please Thanks Hiral Acharekar
09 Sep 2014, 11:44am
Hi Hiral, It is wonderful to know that you want to start up. If you have an idea, the best way forward is to making small beginnings. Start by checking out models that exist. Also make a small business plan - a list of resources and processes. Have you seen these articles on starting up by Prajakt, one of our mentors - you can ask him specific questions but do go through - these are quite useful. http://sheroes.in/articles/category/the-start-up-hub/Mw== You may also want to consider minimizing risk by taking a franchise - since the model and the process is set. Check out SmartQ. It is sometimes nice to have a framework to operate a business in. http://sheroes.in/articles/category/the-start-up-hub/Mw== If you are clear about the idea, start putting it on paper, check out the market landscape and then start building your service. Building a startup takes time, so do not worry about the uncertain path - just work at it. Also keep an eye out for a women's business initiative we will be announcing soon. Do nominate your idea - we all need to take our ideas to the world :) best Sairee
12 Sep 2014, 01:17am View Less
Hi Hiral,

It is wonderful to know that you want to start up. If you have an idea, the best way f

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shweta asked

Hi Sairee I read your article in Banglore Mirror And it is really inspiring and thanks for creating this platform and i have done MBA and want to start my career in education field and i had one year experience in teaching college students. Please guide how to start so that i can manage my work and family.
09 Sep 2014, 06:40am
Thank you Shweta - the platform is for women to benefit from. I had like to see more information on your profile to be able to advice. Will you do that? Will wait. best Sairee
13 Sep 2014, 02:37am View Less
Thank you Shweta - the platform is for women to benefit from.
I had like to see more information o

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Diksha asked

Hi Sairee, Thanks for helping and guiding women like us who want to pursue their careers with several other responsibilities in life. I am a mother of a 10 months old baby and have recently quit as i had no family support to look after my baby. I have 7.5 years of experience in testing and was groomed to a business solution analyst (BSA)for almost 2 years. I have been searching for some work related to my skills in a work from home option but could not suceed. Could you please help and guide me as i want to keep up my learning and growth alongwith the IT industry Looking forward to your reply. Regards Diksha
03 Sep 2014, 09:59am
Hi Diksha, You have great experience and skills - do realign yourself to work from home - look at options closer to your skill sets. For eg - this http://sheroes.in/jobs/associate-operations/MTgxNg%3D%3D Since you have a tech and business analyst background, do consider analytics, product management as potential new career breakthroughs. Stay connected, keep me posted and come see us at one of the SHEROES Events. best Sairee
13 Sep 2014, 04:04am View Less
Hi Diksha,
You have great experience and skills - do realign yourself to work from home - look at

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Neha asked

Dear Sairee, Thankyou so much for your response. It has given me some confidence to explore various options and to start moving in a direction. I have been exploring the courses on Venturesity. For now I will focus on building on my previous skills. I shall be in touch in the meantime for more guidance along the way. Thanks, Neha
01 Sep 2014, 09:25am
All the best Neha - do not give up and stay flexible in your approach. I will wait to hear from you. best Sairee
01 Sep 2014, 01:54pm View Less
All the best Neha - do not give up and stay flexible in your approach.
I will wait to hear from yo

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Saumya asked

Hi Sairee,first of all thanks for creating this wonderful platform. It is a very good initiative which is helping so many women shape their career while also handling their family and social responsibilities. I am a newly married woman. I had to quit my job and move to nashik because my husband is working here. I have a work experience of 4 years and 3 months in insurance operations. I am looking for work in insurance here but I am only getting sales job which I am not keen on. I am a post graduate in risk and marketing management and also very interested in languages and hence I am pursuing my MA in English Literature (II year) from Mumbai University. I would like to explore the opportunities in content writing. Could you please advice me as to how could I take it forward. May I also request you to have a look at my profile and suggest me any other suitable options that I could consider? Thanks and Regards Saumya
30 Aug 2014, 07:12am
Hi Saumya, Good to hear from you and I am glad that you are working towards making a comeback. I would say, since you are young and a potentially rewarding career lies ahead of you, it might be a good idea to look at things with a little more openness - one never knows where is opportunity lies and what is the next big thing. Since you already have an insurance background, and understand the space, I would surely like to encourage you to keep yourself open to the sector - maybe not pure play insurance but other financial services and allied spaces. With the growth of internet and related services, there are many opportunities but one has to be open. On content writing, the first step is to write - start a blog, write articles, rite regularly, showcase your work and improve the quality of your work everyday - that is what successful content professionals do. I also think that since you have domain expertise in risk management and insurance, you can even combine your love for writing with financial space - there is a dearth of writers who understand the space and can write well. Also look up Shipra's mentor profile on sales - I think sometimes we under rate the potential of sales, which we are anyway doing in everyday life. Look up the Principal Top Companies page and evaluate the opportunities - learn more about them. When you see content writing jobs, apply and invest in your knowledge, digital skills, and digital presence. Content marketing is a growing field and you can build a career on back of that but you have to take first steps - show promise, skill and commitment. I am sure you can find great success. I will wait to hear from you. best Sairee
30 Aug 2014, 10:12am View Less
Hi Saumya,
Good to hear from you and I am glad that you are working towards making a comeback. I w

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Liji asked

Hi Sairee, I quit my job to take care of my child and would like to resume work, however I only have the option of working from home (4hrs a day) as my child is still little, to be left a daycare. I have a total work experience of 8 years and have worked primarily in the following fields: 1. IT Governance 2. Process Documentation 3. Customer Support (email & voice) 4. Process Quality Assurance - Coaching & Training Do you think there are fulfilling roles out there for my profile? And, I am interested in Technical Writing however I am not certified nor do I have any relevant experience; do you think I can get an opening for a WFH format? Kindly share your views on how/where I can find a WFH opportunity that will utilise my experience/skills. Looking forward to your expertise comments. Regards, Liz
30 Aug 2014, 04:01am
Hi Liji, Let us look at the situation in steps: , You need a job which is modular given your time and location constraints and it needs to be closest to the skill sets you have. , It is highly unlikely that you will find a similar or same job with a miniature commitment. , Your first step should be to identify your best skill sets - things you do better than most people - things you excel in and can manage independently., When I look at your profile, I find some great skill sets which are valued in the job market - customer support, MIS, process experience, training etc. , I also find that you are an engineer and can build new high end skills on top of existing sets. , As a strategy I would say, work towards applying for jobs that are flex - and can be done using your existing skill sets - Virtual Assistant, Process experience, data mining, online training, etc - Some of these jobs might not be in the same league as your current job but it will make sure you are not out of touch and that is very very important. The trade off between time for family and having a job is sometimes changing tracks or gears. Do look up jobs with Cleartax and some of the startup companies especially including Akosha. There are also opportunities in online tutoring, tech support, teaching tech and virtual backend office operations. Do keep an eye out for them, add as many relevant skills to your profile and add a pic. Personalizing your profile helps in making sure you are seen and heard. I also would like you to consider investing in new skills like mobile app development or data analytics - these are the top jobs with good pay and you can be flex if you are proficient. For more on technical writing, if you are not top of the line, add to your skill and experience - look up places like twb.in for a course. Do some practice assignments but don't treat employers like guinea pigs. Be great at a job before you flex at it. Your baby will grow up and the job market will evolve, your first task is to not fall off the map, second is to find a fit - even if there is a trade off and third is build a roadmap so that you can work towards some goals. I think you are well placed for both and you can have the best of both worlds though may vary in proportions. Be open and enjoy what you have and work towards what you want. Wishing you best and I hope to hear from you and perhaps see you at a SHEROES event!
30 Aug 2014, 04:53am View Less
Hi Liji,

Let us look at the situation in steps: , You need a job which is modular given your ti

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Mohit asked

hi sairee,beautiful pic,i m a blessed mother of two daughters.i wanna sme job which i can manage from home.i cant leave the house n move out to work.plz suggest me something.i m a graduate(B.A.)done NTT(nursery teachers training).i m teaching in a school.after school i have to b with my daughters n in laws.i waana earn money as we are running short of money.i want to save for my daughters future.plz suggest some work which i can manage from home.waiting very eagerly fr ur help n suggetion.
24 Aug 2014, 01:45pm
Hi Mohit, Thanks for reaching out. I think you have potential and possibility both. A work from home career is very doable but before I recommend options I want to see more details in your profile. Education, exp, personal bio, your current job and a pic. As a mentor, it helps me make a connect. I will wait for your response. best Sairee
24 Aug 2014, 04:05pm View Less
Hi Mohit,
Thanks for reaching out. I think you have potential and possibility both. A work from ho

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Malini asked

Hello Sairee, I'm a Sr Software QA Engineer, looking at a long term career goal of moving into Product Management. Since my current job does not give me enough resources to prepare for the role, I was thinking of taking some training/certification in Business Analysis. Your thoughts/any recommendations please!
21 Aug 2014, 06:15pm
Hi Malini, It is great that you have a background in Software and are keen to move into product management. The good thing is product management is a diverse growing field and per say there are no courses (thank God) - but one needs to understand the function better. Before I got further, I would like more details on your profile. Your question is simple for I am responding but adding more details on education, experience and personal bio will make your profile complete. Look up these links https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsB8q1L6JpY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsB8q1L6JpY Also check out more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsB8q1L6JpY Product management needs a mix of diverse interests and a keen eye for the user. Design thinking, data backed decisions, market gaps and fundamentals of software are good to get into product mgt. More than anything, one need personal interest and drive - assist someone build and grow a product, participate in product communities and most importantly challenge your status quo. You can check out some courses in Analytics, mobile apps or growth hacking including ones offered by Venturesity (Community page) - but most importantly get an idea of what life as a product manager is. I am sure you can make that shift. Keep me posted. best Sairee
22 Aug 2014, 03:19am View Less
Hi Malini,

It is great that you have a background in Software and are keen to move into product

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Neha asked

Hi Sairee, I have just uploaded my profile which contains my most recent experience. As a brief background, I am an IT consultant with over 12 yrs of experience ranging from software development, quality assurance and project management with large global firms. I took break following our relocation from London in 2011 and since then I have been busy around kids and family. For sure this has been a very satisfying phase which requires an equal amount of planning and time management skills. I am now prepared to revert to professional life and am currently exploring relevant options. To give your an idea what is going on in my mind at the moment - 1. Entrepreneurship - It just feels like something I would like to explore I have no such prior experience. May be it is also driven by the fact that I am not seeking a typical IT role with large amount of work hours which effort I would prefer on something of my own. I am a yoga practitioner so was I thinking of doing a yoga teachers training and can do personal training but lot of players out there and needs a few years to get there. not sure how to find that *calling*. Also can take up some course in web development to be a freelancer but not sure where to start from and whether its going to be of any use? 2. Another option is start with a part time role which leverages my previous experience. It will not be easy to find such roles but with my current situation I cannot afford an intense role. I could also take up a course which provides headstart. Please advise. 3. Yet another option is to work from home if you could advise accordingly as not many roles may fit this criteria. Note I am open across transition to other industry roles. Thanks in advance for your help and guidance as I have been mulling on this for quite sometime but have not been able to progress forward with lack of proper direction. Many thanks, Neha
19 Aug 2014, 06:14am
Hi Neha, From what I could gather was that you are in middle of horizon gazing for yourself. All these are valid ideas and a logical move. Here are some thoughts: You have inherent strength in IT and core skills, you can build both a flex friendly and entrepreneurial roadmap using those skills as a base. It would be great to upgrade to more market friendly technologies in any case. Check out the Venturesity offer on the SHEROES Community page. Secondly, your interest in yoga and wellness can become a source of professional growth, provided you feel you can be an expert and can put it into entrepreneurial use. One needs to either move in direction of things one is fascinated by or try a few to see what attacts and keeps your attention the most. While you try and look for opportunities, there are two things that need work - one is making the personal transition - conversation with family, support system and your own personal readiness. Second is your own routine, openness to change and rebuilding your network, skills and marker presence. I saw your profile and I think you should populate it more, add a pic, don't shy off from sharing. Take a career approach and not just a job approach. Check out the big things in tech - cloud, mobile, open source etc along with analytics, social media etc. There is no dearth of options but one need to build personal clarity and also find the right kind of support. SHEROES is one of them. I also would urge you to go through the job board and see the kind of jobs available. Taking up a voluntary role at a startup is one of the options. Think about it and let me know what you feel. Whatever it is, you are very fairly placed to make a successful comeback! best Sairee
21 Aug 2014, 12:20pm View Less
Hi Neha,

From what I could gather was that you are in middle of horizon gazing for yourself. All

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Roshini asked

Hi Sairee, I am a mother of 9 month old.Currently i am working as a senior software engineer.I have 7+ years of experience in .net programming.I am looking forward to work in a company which provides work from home opportunities or flexible work timings so that i can spent more time with my little one.I am also interested in software testing(no prior experience) if there are any sites which provide opportunities for home based testing.Please advise.
18 Aug 2014, 09:56am
Hi Roshini, Noticed some flexible dot net positions, you may want to check them out - do a good application - and focus on your strengths if you apply - good luck! best Sairee
30 Aug 2014, 10:27am View Less
Hi Roshini, Noticed some flexible dot net positions, you may want to check them out - do a good appl

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Anjana asked

Hi Sairee I am mother of two young children.I am an electrical engineering graduate but not having industrial experience.Due to poor supporting structure i am taking tuitions at home since last 20 years.Now my children are in college. I want to work professionally now and on line from home.For this which short term courses is beneficial for me.Please advice me .I want to do that course in future.
12 Aug 2014, 12:42pm
Hi Anjana, It is a wonderful idea you want to work in an organizational set up, you were working all this while anyway and you should not discount that! All your experience and education is valuable. I would suggest first you fill your profile, including your skills - add your teaching and subject skills too. Since you already have a strength in teaching, you can try elearning course development or MOOCs or even teaching online. It would certainly help to upgrade your skills - check out the resources in the Community section and also look at Digital Vidya courses. There are many courses in Moodle (elearning tool) and online models that are free. You could also check out Venturesity / Udemy / Coursera As your build your next step, reassess your conversation with self. That is the real change you need to manage - everything else will fall in place too. Kudos to you! and I will wait to hear from you. best Sairee best Sairee
13 Aug 2014, 01:39am View Less
Hi Anjana,
It is a wonderful idea you want to work in an organizational set up, you were working a

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Deepa asked

Hi, I have recently joined Sheroes, i.e. actually completed the profile seriously. But my profile shows incomplete all the time. I have filled in my date of birth and mobile number many times but not able to get through. Also it says mobile number already registered. So I am not able to apply. Kindly help.
12 Aug 2014, 07:45am
Hi Deepa, Your profile is complete when I see it. Can you mail a screen shot of error you get to care@sheroes.in - the team will resolve it. best Sairee
13 Aug 2014, 01:33am View Less
Hi Deepa, Your profile is complete when I see it. Can you mail a screen shot of error you get to car

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Archana asked

Hi Sairee, Just like many others, I went with the flow and worked in IT in mainframe manual testing for 3 years. But during the 6 year career break, I never felt eager to learn or having spirited interest to polish my IT skills. As if I have lost interest in it. Meanwhile, I love taking photos, and since most articles says, "find your passion" etc, I wonder whether I should try something in the photography field. But I find it very hard to try out different genres or kind of jobs related to photography for women. I also have confidence issues, and is not an extrovert to mingle with people, which is quite essential in photography. Should I still dream ahead or stick to my skills and try to re-enter IT field?
11 Aug 2014, 05:36am
Hi Archana, Six years is a long time in IT if you havent kept up but having said that - if it still sparky for you - nothing except you can stop you. Photography is a wonderful space and growing leaps and bounds but nothing short of ace skills will fetch you work or success. Being an extrovert is not mandatory but being great at your job is. Also photography is unlike other jobs - its no 9-5 and needs outdoor work a lot. You need to consider this. If you are passionate you can work with all constraints and reskill in the new space. One thing is sure - the learning is not going away - it hasn't gone away for any of us. SHEROES posted some jobs in photography - photo editors - this week - have a look - something like that can be a wonderful break! Don't hold yourself back for fear of failure or letting go of comfort zone. You perhaps have other skills which are valuable. Relook at them and give yourself the liberty of finding your calling and then go after it like a person on a mission. If you can't get yourself to do that, something larger needs to be revisited in your personal zone.
11 Aug 2014, 03:28pm View Less
Hi Archana,
Six years is a long time in IT if you havent kept up but having said that - if it stil

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Alpana asked

Thanks Sairee. Can I request for Supriya's email id and contact number please. It will be wonderful to talk to her. Regards, Alpana
10 Aug 2014, 11:10am
This is done!
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This is done!

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Purva asked

Hi Sairee I am trying to upload my details on Sheroes but it fails. Also I tried to search some jobs on your site but it does not help me to apply. I am a trainer with AI SATS, and looking out for Freelance options in trainings in Hotel Front office operations and basic ground handling operations of Aviation. THANKS
08 Aug 2014, 10:51am
Hi Purva, Please send a screenshot of the problems you faced with your phone number to care@sheroes.in best Sairee
09 Aug 2014, 11:57am View Less
Hi Purva,

Please send a screenshot of the problems you faced with your phone number to care@sher

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Prachi asked

Hi Sairee, I have worked in Google for 2 years as an AdWords Expert. Then moved to my hometown (Ludhiana) to start my own venture of selling jewellery. Then after an year I took up a job in an educational centre - TCY and currently I work as a branch manager there. I manage a team of teachers and educational counselors. I want to move to Mumbai/ Pune. What industry should I apply in now? Which roles do you think would consider my experience? Also does that one year of entrepreneurship be counted as an experience?
08 Aug 2014, 06:58am
Dear Prachi, All of your experience is valid and relevant. Entrepreneurship even more because it teaches you so much. Don't doubt yourself and power your job search by applying to relevant roles that excite you. There are many growing companies including ecommerce startups who would love to hire you. Go ahead and chase your dreams. Wish you the best! Sairee
09 Aug 2014, 12:06pm View Less
Dear Prachi,
All of your experience is valid and relevant. Entrepreneurship even more because it t

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Gunjan asked

Hello Ms. Sairee. Thanks for answering my question.That's so nice of you. I have uploaded more details of my profile. But the challenge I'm facing is that I had 12 years experience of handling Overall Business Functions and did Masters in HR during this time as I was passionate about this field. Then in a need to shift to Delhi, I took an administrative job in an MNC. Now I want to finally settle in the field of my passion, i.e., HR but people ask for designation.Can I speak to you regarding this?
05 Aug 2014, 05:15pm
Hi Gunjan, We can speak during the Career Hour - do watch out for the details. Meanwhile - I think you have an opportunity to articulate the same for an employer - mentioning your expertise and interest in HR in the summary box. I also find that you can add extensive HR skills to your profile. Make it more personable and impressive. Add a pic if you will. If you can't sell your skill, noone can. Go for it!
09 Aug 2014, 12:20pm View Less
Hi Gunjan, We can speak during the Career Hour - do watch out for the details.
Meanwhile - I think

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Payal asked

Hi Sairee, I have an extensive experience of 5+ years in Financial Service Industry but due to Pregency & child care i had to take a career break . But now i am earnestly looking to come back.Had been trying very hard to go back to work but am not getting any opportunity due to my career break.Please advice or do the needful .Thanks
05 Aug 2014, 05:11pm
Hi Payal, From what I could gather, your case is a peculiar one of powering your job search. Your last job was not so long ago, you are in an industry which has opportunities and the skills are similar from what they were 5 years ago. You need to focus on presenting your personal brand, paying attention to details in your application and making sure you are showcasing your strengths well. Your experience with Principal Advisors would also work in your favour. Meanwhile, don't over estimate your skills, polish them, pick up trends in your domain and stay updated. Keep yourself open to the kind of opportunities - try startups in financial space - you might get a good fit. Stay positive and on track. Keep me posted. best Sairee
09 Aug 2014, 01:01pm View Less
Hi Payal,
From what I could gather, your case is a peculiar one of powering your job search. Your

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Alpana asked

Hi Sairee, Many thanks for your prompt response. I have actually identified what you have suggested and keen to make the transition. I plan to develop knowledge on some of the upcoming technology areas like Cloud Computing and virtualization, not from a technical standpoint, but on the business side. I am in the process of identifying some of these self learning and certification options. I have been active on typical job portals, but the issue I have with them is that they do not help in career transformation in the real sense and only maps available jobs to my exact current profile - so all the jobs I get are so called "relevant" which are mostly software testing. Is their any model by which Sheroes can help me? Do you charge some money and help find jobs mapping to my requirements even if they are not exactly relevant to the role that I am in currently? Looking forward to your response. PS: I am sorry for framing my question with a wrong message - I know that it is practically impossible to tick off all the "wish lists". My ask is a slightly better work-home balance along with scope of learnability than what I have now :-) Best regards, Alpana
05 Aug 2014, 07:13am
Hi Alpana, I am requesting my colleague Supriya to connect with you - we might be able to help you with a new service we have. best Sairee
09 Aug 2014, 12:22pm View Less
Hi Alpana,

I am requesting my colleague Supriya to connect with you - we might be able to help y

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Lavina asked

Dear Sairee, I am a marketing communications professional seeking a change from full time to flexi hrs option in Delhi as my 6 yr old requires more attention. Kindly advice on suitable opportunities. Regards, Lavina
04 Aug 2014, 07:40am
Dear Lavina, Your profile is great and your experience will come in handy. I do think you need to have a conversation with self on being able to work in a slightly open, unstructured context of workflex - changing gears and finding a new fit after a long time. Your decision is about prioritising and being able to see what fits in your version of success. I can recco some companies like TaxiforSure, WeAreHolidays, CMOAxis, MakeMyTrip, YorkeCommunications - all share opportunities on SHEROES for you - do watch out and apply with a note on your strengths and ability to adapt to newer contexts. My sense is you can work this out well with an open approach and a positive to do attitude. Good luck! Will wait to hear from you best Sairee
09 Aug 2014, 01:18pm View Less
Dear Lavina,
Your profile is great and your experience will come in handy. I do think you need to

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Malathi asked

Hi Sairee, I am an Admin professional with good experience working as Executive Assistant to Senior Management in MNCs. I am exploring work from home opportunities, I have even applied for some jobs on Sheroes but with no success. Am I on the right track? Please guide me. Thanks
02 Aug 2014, 04:00am
Hello Malathi, I am assuming your need to work from home is aligned with the career path you want to build for yourself. You have a great track record, you need to make sure your application, personal bio / summary reflect your skills, true strengths. Do check out the Domestic Workforce jobs in the Work from Home section. You also need to display your preparedness to work from home / manage tasks independently. Be ready to to diversify your skills to certain degree - for eg - your skills as an EA are pretty transferable to a VA role but a customer care team member would need slightly different orientation. Your application, readiness and your ability to put value on the table is key. Do keep in mind your remuneration might be structured differently if it is a part time job or a project based assignment. Articulate your skills and ability to deliver on time with high quality. Don't forget to check out the resources in the SHEROES Community section. Be patient and fearless Good luck! best Sairee
03 Aug 2014, 05:14pm View Less
Hello Malathi,
I am assuming your need to work from home is aligned with the career path you want

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Alpana asked

Hi Sairee, Thanks for launching Sheroes. I have 14 years of corporate experience in leading organizations, mostly in Quality assurance and project management roles. I am currently working for TCS as a Test Lead. However, the delivery model of working of the IT services companies leaves me with very limited scope for personal development as well as flexibility. I am looking for a more dynamic career which also gives me the flexibility to manage work and home in a better way without compromising on the values that I can bring to an organization. My strengths lie in excellent project management, people management, perfection and diligence. Also, over the years due to various circumstances I have worked on varied domains, which might look disparate, but I consider that as my strength. I will appreciate your feedback and advice on where and how I should go and grow my career from here on and what kind of help Sheroes can provide me on this. I am 6Sigma Green Belt and ISTQB certified professional. I Look forward to your valued advice. I have created a profile on Sheroes and if you want, I can send you me detailed resume. Best regards, Alpana
01 Aug 2014, 07:38am
Hi Alpana, I think you have great workplace strengths and I would encourage you to use them while you built more adaptability to the changing work environment. Your ask of great job + great flexibility + growth is possible but the timing and proportions may vary. I see you have core strengths in technical as well as managerial skills. Those can be nicely reapplied to the emerging landscape of tech and product. Look at the non coding tech roles in high growth companies. For eg - MIS and Analytics are functions you can manage, so are business operations but there will be a relearning curve. Once you have accommodated that, it gets easier. Also approach this with an open mind - the biggest career transition barrier is internal - align with your context without bias - you will go a long way. ps - Do add more personalisation in your profile - bio, skills, pic etc. Helps :) Good luck and do share as we go along. best Sairee
01 Aug 2014, 11:37am View Less
Hi Alpana,
I think you have great workplace strengths and I would encourage you to use them while

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Rajita asked

Hi Sairee, congrats on this relevant site and connection portal. A couple of things pls: (1) I am one of your mentors on this site and have been receiving request for women who want options to WFH. Is it ok to direct such cases to Sheroes career site alongwith giving them a contact number of any of your representative, who can talk to these candidates to better assess and categorize on skills. I think it will be great to have a voice connect. (2) I am connected to Smriti Middha and talked to her on my intention to get more involved in this initiative, especially public speaking forums, attending any of Sheroes events (Mumbai is were I reside so can start from here), also asked what other biz dev/ career placement assistance can I provide. I have not heard back on any of these, neither do I get a copy of newsletter. I see my submission being published on site though. So, I seek your cooperation to make this a 2 way relationship as I am doing all this on voluntary basis ...and no / weak response from Sheroes is something we should look at improving upon. I am with you to help this come to speed. Also, letting you know that I am on a job break and can take up any challenging opportunity at Sheroes, based on requirements. I am k travelling and can conduct independent workshops, orchestrate & organize events etc. So, looking forward to you getting back soon. Thanks a lot, Rajita
01 Aug 2014, 05:00am
Dear Rajita, It is wonderful to have you onboard SHEROES and we need possible support to make things happen. You will get a detailed mail from me over the weekend. Grateful Sairee
01 Aug 2014, 11:30am View Less
Dear Rajita,
It is wonderful to have you onboard SHEROES and we need possible support to make thin

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Shahnaaz asked

Hi Sairee, I am a HR Generalist with six years of experience, i am on a short break to take care of my kid who is sick. I am now looking for a full time HR oppurtunity . Can you pls advice. Thank you.
31 Jul 2014, 05:07pm
Hi Shahnaaz, Finding a full time HR role should not be a challenge but do keep in mind that HR is also evolving and you do want to go back refreshed in your skills and knowledge besides personal preparedness. I noticed small errors / lack of detail in profile - don't let that hamper your career - invest in detail, fill your profile with care. There are many jobs on SHEROES itself - go ahead and apply! Good luck! best Sairee
01 Aug 2014, 11:42am View Less
Hi Shahnaaz,

Finding a full time HR role should not be a challenge but do keep in mind that HR i

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Kavitha asked

Hi Sairee, I'd like to thank you for this great platform that you've created. Can you guide me on how to balance the financial needs and the need to pursue my passion.
31 Jul 2014, 08:31am
Kavitha, thank you for the kind words and I hope you get to do what you really love and find financial stability as well. Since I don't know what is your passion but your profile is of course that of a specialist and to make your passion your livelihood, you certainly will need to be deeply involved and great at it. There are no magical answers but there are tons of stories of inspiration, success, mentor sharing on the SHEROES Community pages - don't forget to look them up - after all this is something we all want. I would surely say honesty of purpose, clarity and some good old planning would be good. Some articles I had read, happy to share http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-12190/how-to-make-money-doing-what-you-love.html http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-12190/how-to-make-money-doing-what-you-love.html Please evaluate more and share more on what are your ideas - some ideas have a faster market and some take their time. I am happy to discuss with you! In any case, be fearless - you are born to shine anyway :) best Sairee
03 Aug 2014, 03:14pm View Less
Kavitha, thank you for the kind words and I hope you get to do what you really love and find financi

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Kaveri asked

Hello ma'am, I am Kaveri from Guwahati.I have done my masters in Business Administration.Currently I am looking for positions in HR and with great belief I have registered in SHEROES that it will help me in shaping up my career.I have tried my best to search for openings in HR but since I am a fresher there is no such opening for us.Could you please help me in this.I have my profile in SHEROES and I will be grateful if you kindly check my profile and give me an opportunity to showcase my calibre.All I need is an opportunity and I am sure SHEROES will provide me with that.Freshers can also prove to be an asset,all we need is a support.
30 Jul 2014, 11:23pm
Hello Kaveri, Sometimes opportunities don't turn up in shape and timelines we like but as freshers your advantage is your agility and ability to learn. Keep moving in direction of having to learn something every day. Having said that positions in HR are not that hard to find, do however, add to your skill even as you look for a job. I am not sure if you are looking for a job in Guwahati or elsewhere. Also look for internships, which can translate into a job. Check out Campus SHEROES. Your journey has just begun! Be fearless. All the best Sairee
01 Aug 2014, 11:51am View Less
Hello Kaveri,
Sometimes opportunities don't turn up in shape and timelines we like but as freshers

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SHILPI asked

Hai Sairee, I am currently based in Mumbai. I have done my MBA in HR and Marketing and was working with Bank as a Branch Operations Manager for 7.5 years . I have quit recently as needed to be at home for my child. Request your assistance if there are any options for work from home
29 Jul 2014, 07:03am
Hi Shilpi, Your steps forward are simple 1) Spruce up your profile with core skills 2) Check out this link with over 200 work from home jobs - there are many in HR / Teaching / Process work http://sheroes.in/jobs/search/skill/location/work-from-home-only/employment-type/opportunity-type/career-level/company 3) Apply However do keep in mind that this is transition to kind of work format not done earlier. So change in context, environment, money is likely. If you see yourself doing this for long, explore moving to high end of digital skills. Check out the hangout with Myna on SHEROES Youtube channel. Let me know how it goes? All the best Sairee
01 Aug 2014, 12:08pm View Less
Hi Shilpi,
Your steps forward are simple
1) Spruce up your profile with core skills
2) Check ou

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Shelly asked

Hi Sairee....First of all thank you for setting this up and giving working women like me an opportunity to look at a portal that focuses more on women's career in a male dominated and preferred environment. I just joined the community today and here I go with my first but not last question. I have 6.5 years of experience starting as a Software Engineer a reputed IT company and now working as a Consultant for a leading services company. I am looking for career options where I can get a chance to balance my personal and professional life with ease without compromising on the quality of either of the lives. Right now I am little confused on the right career path for me and what really is my calling. Could you please suggest me something after going through my profile that I have updated completely on this portal. Looking forward to your response. Thanks Shelly
28 Jul 2014, 05:09pm
Hi Shelly, Looking at your profile makes me very happy and I can see you are on the right path. As a mentor I would encourage you to look at the fast growing product ecosystem, new open source tech and mobile. I would also like you to do some baby steps in exploring the startup ecosystem. You have all it takes to run highly successful projects but I would like you to resteer your orientation towards more independent, on the feet solutioning kinda setups. Your profile needs small details - do add including a personal bio. I am happy to hear from you again. best Sairee
01 Aug 2014, 12:21pm View Less
Hi Shelly,
Looking at your profile makes me very happy and I can see you are on the right path. As

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PRIYA asked

Hi Sairee, Am so glad to know about the opportunities made available through Sheroes. And do feel encouraged that this could be a new beginning for me. I am 31 years and a mother of 2 yr old. I have a work experience of more than 7 years . But I have not been working for last 6years after marraige. Kindly suggest how I can once again begin my career. I am keen on being involved in social n community development. I also have a desire use my creativity in the advertisement industry but dont know how to go about it. Kindly suggest . Thankyou.
27 Jul 2014, 04:02pm
Hi Priya, I look forward to this conversation with you but before that, why don't you be a little creative and diligent in filling your SHEROES profile - I can know your skills and strengths a little better. Will wait
01 Aug 2014, 12:15pm View Less
Hi Priya,
I look forward to this conversation with you but before that, why don't you be a little

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Rupali asked

Dear Sairee, Gentle reminder for the advice. I have put my details in the profile and posted a query to you too. Thanks
24 Jul 2014, 08:02am
Apologies. I just realized I missed responding to you. Do you still need any thoughts?
25 Nov 2014, 12:17pm View Less
Apologies. I just realized I missed responding to you. Do you still need any thoughts?

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Pankti asked

Hi Sairee, I have a degree in Electrical Engineering and I have a diverse work experience. I worked with a power utility in its distribution section. Later I cleared a PSC and joined a Govt. Engineering College as Lecturer in Electrical Engineering. My last job was with GE as a software tester for its electrical protection systems. Here I worked with some software automation tools like Silk Test and QTP. I took a break when I had my daughter & now I am ready to join back the workforce. Last year I had an option of going back to my old role, but now we have moved cities and we are in Noida, while my old job was in Hyderabad. AsI wanted to stay with my family I didn't pursue it further. During my break, I have done some freelance writing projects, started writing two blogs and started a home based baking business. I have tried contacting a lot of Noida based software firms for software testing (as my last job was of software testing) directly but haven't heard back from anybody. I am now thinking of doing classes with pure testing as they provide placement assistance (but no assurance). They are suggesting that I do a Business Analyst course with them as chances of me getting placed as testing professional are bleak. Can you please share your thoughts on the situation? Thanks Pankti
21 Jul 2014, 06:56am
Hi Pankti, I am impressed with the calibre of education and experience you have. As a first step I would want you to relook at your strengths - your core expertise, your learnability and have more faith in them. As a second step I think while your fundamentals are superbly good, and I will also suggest some potential fits, let that not stop you. I see you are making the effort but instead of finding job guarantee kinda trainings, invest in something fundamentally stronger and long term. Did you do a reiki of all testing jobs on SHEROES? Did you notice the skills in demand - blackbox testing, API testing etc. Move where the market is - even training institutes are a function of that, except you can upgrade faster on your own. There are positions with companies like GE, Pitney Bowes etc who are looking for women in technology like you - Did you apply for the Microsoft Returning professionals program? Or look at companies like Schneider Electric. I think have faith in your roots and grow more wings - you can fly high - I am sure. Also whatever you do, don't settle for something that underestimates your growth - you are young, learnable and skilled - aim high, higher than you can possibly imagine. I will wait to hear from you. best Sairee
16 Aug 2014, 11:50am View Less
Hi Pankti,
I am impressed with the calibre of education and experience you have. As a first step I

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Gunjan asked

Hello Ms. Sairee. I have had a unique career path. I urgently need your suggestion. How can I speak to you?
18 Jul 2014, 07:19pm
Hello Gunjan, Thanks for connecting, could you please add details on your profile, before we speak again. Also let me know what is it that you seek or are facing challenge with. best Sairee
20 Jul 2014, 05:38am View Less
Hello Gunjan, Thanks for connecting, could you please add details on your profile, before we speak a

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aparna asked

Hi, Sairee, I have 4 years of experience {2002 to 2005} freelancing for various newspapers and magazines. My articles got published in Hindustan Times, Bhaskar and Aha Zindagi . Since last 8 years have n't done much except writing few poems and a very short term job with preschool. Now I don't have any idea from where to start. But one thing is very clear .... that I want to write...... please suggest ....
18 Jul 2014, 10:13am
Hi Aparna, It is a good thing that you have done freelancing work and want to write. I noted couple of things for you: 1) Writing and attention to detail, especially Grammar go together, your profile can do better on that 2) Don't wait for anything to happen, write at every instance 3) You could also share your writing portfolio online in your summary 4) Do checkout this hangout with Anu Singh on writing as a career - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxRK6M4bZOQ 5) Do follow the journeys and writings of writers like Kiran Manral, Annie Zaidi, Kavitha Rao. Kavitha also has a book https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxRK6M4bZOQ 6) Join writers forums like Caferati and Mandali by Nilesh Misra, enroll for a creative writing course if you like 7) Keep the writing connection alive at all costs, if this is something dear to you and you want to pursue it. You can send some writing samples to SHEROES, if we need writers, we will reach out There are many writing and content positions that come up, apply with good profile, credentials and portfolio. God is in the detail, when it comes to writing. Good luck and keep us posted. best Sairee
20 Jul 2014, 05:49am View Less
Hi Aparna,
It is a good thing that you have done freelancing work and want to write. I noted coupl

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Pratibha asked

Hi Sairee, I have around 4 years work experience as a software developer and a tester. So my profile is split in testing and web development. I had taken a break to be with my daughter and now am ready to take up job, since my kid is going to school. I am confused whether to go back to IT industry to get into some other stream where working hours are less than 8 like teaching in schools or Engineering colleges. Please help
18 Jul 2014, 06:26am
Hi Pratibha, If I was in your place, I would certainly consider staying on in the code development space - for two key reasons - scope to grow and learn constantly and ability to work on own terms - in terms of flexibility and money. However if that does not excite you - don't venture deeper. I would advice you to not pick up options because they are easier or closer but not something where you will learn deeply or grow. Don't fall for the easy trap. It never works. If code is something you have done earlier, testing would be a brilliant add on - you could move in direction of building on top of your PHP skills - and related languages - Java Script, front end, CakePHP frameworks etc are live opportunities - on SHEROES job board you will find many such jobs, which are also flexible enough. Teaching is a great option but go after it only if it calls out to you. I will wait to hear from you on what is it that is exciting to you. best Sairee
03 Aug 2014, 03:50pm View Less
Hi Pratibha,

If I was in your place, I would certainly consider staying on in the code developme

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Sujata asked

I came back to India one and a half year back. I have more than 15 years experience with international exposure, eCommerce expertise and strong technical background specially in latest technologies. Let me know if you can help me get some opportunity in India.
14 Jul 2014, 02:09am
Hi Sujata, Looked up your profile, please fill it up so that one can refer better - you have a fantastic in demand skill set and with all the ecommerce and mobile hiring you have a great prospect. Some of those jobs are on SHEROES - look up Paytm, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon, Honeywell specifically. All the best! best Sairee
03 Aug 2014, 03:03pm View Less
Hi Sujata,

Looked up your profile, please fill it up so that one can refer better - you have a f

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SANILA asked

Hi, Sairee, I have about 5 years work experience but partially in travel industry and in secretarial profile. I want to start up a something of my own but don’t know what. But I am confused. Initially, I wanted to make my career in Travel industry .For that I took up a foreign language in graduation. I am graduate from Jesus and mary collage, Delhi University. While working on the way back home from my evening shift I met with an accident. After which I was not in a position to use my left hand for some time. In the mean while travel agencies were getting into 24*7 modes. When I resume to work I could get comfortable with 24*7 shift, that's when I thought of changing my career and jumped into a EA profile. Now, after 2 years gap I want to resume to work but not interested in office job. I have a baby who is 1 and half year old. I want to give her enough time and at the same time I want my financial independence and have an identity of my own. Please advice. What to do..Am all confused.. I am ready to take up any course if required but need guidance. Thanks, Sanila
11 Jul 2014, 06:51am
Hi Sanila, There are tons of entrepreneurial options one can look at - from reseller programs, franchise to other home based businesses. However, before we speak about them, why don't you take some time to add details on your profile - skills, especially, education, experience along with other details. Hope to hear from you soon again! best Sairee
11 Jul 2014, 07:20am View Less
Hi Sanila,
There are tons of entrepreneurial options one can look at - from reseller programs, fra

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Trupti asked

Hi Sairee, I have 6yrs experience as an HR Generalist and currently with a break of 1 yr and above its becoming difficult for me to get a job due to the gap. Kindly mentor me on other possible options or the other ways to search for jobs which can help me in keeping myself busy..
08 Jul 2014, 12:15pm
Trupti, We have been speaking over the phone - so I assume this is taken care of now. best Sairee
11 Jul 2014, 07:42am View Less
Trupti,
We have been speaking over the phone - so I assume this is taken care of now.

best
Sa

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xx asked

Hi Sairee, I have 10+ years experience in SAP including project management. After taking break of almost 3 1/2 year I am looking to join back. I would like to meet any mentors face-to-face in Delhi. Let me know if it possible. Thanks,Archana
03 Jul 2014, 12:34pm
Hi Archana, Yes, we are working on making that happen - do stay tuned, meanwhile why wait - please make the most of what is available online to you. best Sairee
16 Aug 2014, 12:55pm View Less
Hi Archana, Yes, we are working on making that happen - do stay tuned, meanwhile why wait - please m

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Nikhat asked

Hi Sairee, I am keen on connecting to an Entrepreneur coach, this is a gentle reminder for the same. Regards, Nikhat
30 Jun 2014, 05:59pm
Hi Nikhat, Noted - lots of mentors are traveling - out for summers, this is on the list. best Sairee
03 Jul 2014, 08:24am View Less
Hi Nikhat,
Noted - lots of mentors are traveling - out for summers, this is on the list.

best


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Jasmine asked

Hi sairee, I have been looking for jobs through Sheroes but have not got any response. Also is there a way where I can attach my resume to your site, as the default format does allow me to furnish the details in a conducive manner. Also I have also offered my services to one of your mentor Ruchi Bhalla of Pitney Bowes. She did answer my question and query but further I am not able to reach her. I would request to kindly help me in the above two concerns.Will await for your reply. Thanks Jasmine
20 Jun 2014, 01:55pm
Hi Jasmine, The SHEROES profile is your showcase, you can add any information relevant to your professional profile. The site does not accept resumes. We find low success rate for women in using traditional resumes. Showcasing skill and competence in a one snapshot makes sure the profile is saved and not deleted by recruiters. To power your job search, I think you need focus on your strengths. I would urge you to not use the mentor board to pitch your services, instead go through the proper channels in companies. This forum is pretty much for career queries and related conversations.
21 Jun 2014, 07:15am View Less
Hi Jasmine,
The SHEROES profile is your showcase, you can add any information relevant to your pro

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Riby asked

Greetings Sairee, I wanted some advice as I am an introvert but I am academically an MBA HR candidate. I am hard working and well disciplined but soft hearted and calm. What will be a good career prospect for a person like me? Would I be able to continue in any field related to HR? I am into admin job at present basically desk jobs, however if an opportunity arises to interact much, I don't feel comfortable. Please suggest. Regards Riby
20 Jun 2014, 05:15am
Hello Riby, Half the world is introvert :) Have you read Susan Cain's book - Quiet - The Power of Introverts. ThePowerOfIntroverts.com I can imagine your discomfort at interactions but the way to look at it can be - do I want to change perspective and enhance my ability to interact. Or do i completely move away. As your career and life progresses, these situations are bound to grow. I would say, power yourself to face better and also invest in having a choice. So that you feel empowered. Irrespective of our personality types, we all need to invest in our skills, development and always always do a great job of task at hand. In HR you could look at moving to other functions - recruitment, generalist role, social etc but the possibility of interaction will be there. Unless you make a drastic switch to design or code where hours of solitude to work on something exist, the truth is we all struggle with finding that right fit of personal space and social interactions. For someone with those personality traits, you could also look at options in coaching/counseling, education, etc but don't let the assumption of personality restrict you. You are very early in your career, take a moment to think what is it that excites you the most, what do you want to do (especially if there were no expectations - internally or externally) - what gives you joy and can you take your career to those places - will mean research, new learning, new assignments - but if it calls out to you - it is yours :) Go ahead and listen to your heart. best Sairee
21 Jun 2014, 07:26am View Less
Hello Riby,

Half the world is introvert :)
Have you read Susan Cain's book - Quiet - The Power

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Shilpa asked

Thanks Sairee for your prompt reply. I truly appreciate that. I am also looking for some startups and small organization wherein i gets exposure to different technologies. I dont want to continue with mainframes. If you have any contacts in any startups whom i can converse with please let me know . I dont know if my question is right but all i wanted is to get started with anything that can utilize my experience and give me pleasure of being independent while managing my family.
19 Jun 2014, 06:33am
I get your concern Shilpa but do not worry about balance too much - you will do just fine. Don't compromise on what can be a long term rewarding solid career due to anxiety of flexibility or getting started. It will happen. If you send us a mail at care@sheroes.in - referencing this conversation, we will make some connects wherever possible. However I deeply urge you to gaze your newer horizons, read up on changing trends, stay connected, write a learning blog, come back with specific queries if you have. You are on the right track, just power yourself up :) Use the time you have to find growth and learning opportunities, the right opportunity will also be aided by that. best Sairee
21 Jun 2014, 11:09am View Less
I get your concern Shilpa but do not worry about balance too much - you will do just fine. Don't com

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Mini asked

Hi Sairee, thanks a lot for your inputs..., I have updated all the project and necessary details. Actually during my tenure in my previous company, last six months I was working from home and was trying to balance the things. But due to the high work pressure and no support at home I took the decision to leave the job. Now its been two months I have left the job, and analyzed that in the conditions I am in currently, I need a light job or no job :(. So was thinking, what could be the other areas I can shift into like teaching... .Could you please help/suggest me any other stream in which I can easily shift with my current education/experience. or if I can do any short term course to get into any other stream.
19 Jun 2014, 06:27am
Hi Mini, Here is what my sense of the situation is: You need to reassess and realign both work and priorities. It might be a good idea to look out for short term projects at the moment. It will make sure that you sample a different kind of work, without getting overwhelmed. It will also help you in realigning to new priorities. Look for projects closer to your skill set - if you get high learning, low earning projects, take them as a way to restock and recreate. Having time on your hands will help you reinvesting in your skill, focusing on personal time and gazing at the workplace horizon. I also urge you to connect more with professional networks, reading groups and technology forums so that you stay informed and connected. For a short term project, apply to one the many with on www.sheroes.in - unless you ar deeply interested in academic teaching, I had request you to stay in tech. It is a core and relevant space and great for long term. Hope this helps! best Sairee
22 Jun 2014, 01:45pm View Less
Hi Mini,
Here is what my sense of the situation is:
You need to reassess and realign both work an

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Anjali asked

Hello Sairee, I am a highly confused individual. I am a Chartered Accountant by profession and a commerce graduate from SRCC, Delhi University. I have around 8 yrs + post qualification exp. I have huge diversity in my work profile. I stared with AMEX then switched to Education and then entered Banking. I had to take sabbatical many a times due to family situation post marraige and child. We have a Family run Management Institute at ITO , Delhi which is facing many challenges due to changes in technical education council.I support it in running quite often. But feel very anxious about my future. Am not clear about my career. I thnk i dont know what path to take. Please advice how to proceed. Regards Anjali
18 Jun 2014, 08:36am
Hi Anjali, Thanks for reaching out. Let us for a minute keep the confused assumption aside and look at the facts. 1) You seem to have both education and experience. (Though would urge you to add details on your profile without SHEROES can't be of much use) 2) How about for a moment consider your diversity as a strength and not a weakness 3) Do a simple exercise - whatever jobs and assignments you have done, just list down what you did and what you learnt from those - these are the key skills you have for the workplace today 4) A career is not one kind of path or job, it is a maze you need to navigate, so let us not worry about not being on one path. 5) I think your job search will be much easier with your skills as strengths playing out. 6) It is great that you are helping with the institute, and that means that you are fairly in sync with working schedules. 7) How about inverting the gaze and checking what are your expectations from your career as opposed to what a career should look like? Should we speak again once you have made some progress? I look forward to hearing from you and urge you to explore all the resources SHEROES has to offer to you. ps: Did you apply to the Cleartax opportunity for CAs? best Sairee
19 Jun 2014, 01:32am View Less
Hi Anjali,
Thanks for reaching out. Let us for a minute keep the confused assumption aside and loo

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Shilpa asked

HI Sairee, Greetings This is in continuation with my previous message to you. Just to brief you again , I am a mainframe professional with 6 years of experience. I was working till sept 2009. Now i have break of about 4.5 years and i wish to get back to my career. As discussed with you mainframe doesnt really give me an opportunity and flexibility to get started again after a long break. In your last message you suggested to learn some new technologies. I am also thinking on same lines. Could you please suggest some courses and the institutes who provide the training for the same. Kindly let me know your views. I am feeling highly stuck.
17 Jun 2014, 07:39am
Hi Shilpa, You could check out www.Venturesity.com www.Udemy.com www.WizIQ.com Even NIIT may have online courses. More than just learning, seek out opportunities with #startups - where even if initially it is slow and small - you get to work on real stuff.
19 Jun 2014, 01:38am View Less
Hi Shilpa, You could check out

www.Venturesity.com
www.Udemy.com
www.WizIQ.com

Even NIIT ma

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Mini asked

Hello Sairee, this is Mini Kaushik. Recently I have quit my job (IT) and looking for a carrier where I can achieve a true work-life balance. I have experience in education also. Honestly at this point of time I am looking at a job where I can give some 5-6 hours to my work and rest to my family. Please guide me.
17 Jun 2014, 05:40am
Hi Mini, There is a clear possibility of one having a flex friendly / work from home career, one just needs to retrain and reinduct oneself - exactly how one did for a full time career. Here are my quick to dos for you. 1) Showcase your profile well - showcase skills, projects and everything else relevant to your career 2) Make space and time to work from home 3) Apply for jobs which you can deliver on with high degree of ease and efficiency 4) Invest in communication - work from home needs a constant effort in communicating 5) Talk to your stakeholders - family, support etc Stay open, stay aware and stay on track! Good luck! Will wait to hear from you. best Sairee
19 Jun 2014, 01:47am View Less
Hi Mini,
There is a clear possibility of one having a flex friendly / work from home career, one j

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Varsha asked

Hello ma'am, First of all, I would like to praise you for giving us such a great platform "SHEROES".I am a last yr(just 2 more months left) student pursuying B.sc in multimedia & animation from Arena animation institute.So,being a fresher i would ask you to help me out for better career in the same field.I am keen to learn new things and ambitious,one who doesn't see herself starting a career anywhere at normal level(I,like others,desire to have both,name & fame) & desires to become successful sooner.Also,i would state here that i am confused for should i go in interior/exterior field(3ds max) or this graphic designing as both are of my equal interests.So,can you please help me out suggesting outstanding career platform overall as per my skills updated on my profile. Thanks & Regards, Varsha Ram Rakhyani.
09 Jun 2014, 03:51pm
Dear Varsha, Thanks for your words and for becoming part of SHEROES. I am glad you are approaching your career consciously and I am sure great things are in store. As you build your career in design and graphics, don't forget the key demand in the market - including flat minimal design, responsive, mobile friendly, story telling via design, interactive, etc Go for an area which you like or are really interested in. If you ask me I would encourage you to look into UX/ UI - HTML5 - mobile as an option. Hone your skills in these, train with smart people, work in challenging environments, even if it is not all cushy - the fundamentals of your career are set by and with the people you work with now. Also look at people at forefront of design, join and learn quickly, work in spirit of product building and team work, dont just be another desk in the marketing department. Work with core teams who use design as part of their businesses, that is a great step in building a solid design career. Last, not the least, we might have some positions - watch out for them. You skills are in place - you need to add experience, proficiency to them along with an understand of the contexts design revolves in. Design is a great career - wish you the best Sairee
10 Jun 2014, 09:04am View Less
Dear Varsha,

Thanks for your words and for becoming part of SHEROES.
I am glad you are approa

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Nikhat asked

Q: Hi Sairee, Thanks for your quick and well analyzed reply , I have made a list of things that I love : 1. Design clothes 2. Music 3. Technology 4. Pets 5. Writing 6. Travelling not necessarily, in that order. I am very keen on starting something of my own and the health will be my priority but i see myself setting time out for myself while doing the same. Please put me forward to openings and mentors/entrepreneurs in any of these fields so that I can learn the nuances from them. Regards, Nikhat
09 Jun 2014, 07:23am
Hi Nikhat - Can you send a mail sharing your thoughts - will connect you to an external mentor who will help you crystallize you thoughts. srishti at sheroes. dot in best Sairee
16 Aug 2014, 12:19pm View Less
Hi Nikhat - Can you send a mail sharing your thoughts - will connect you to an external mentor who w

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Jeena asked

Hi Sairee, This is Jeena. I am 36years old. I am a post graduate in MBA specialized in human resource. I had been working in Bangalore, Abudhabi and Kerala or a total of 10 years from 2002 to 2012. My experience was in the field of administration, front office, secretarial jobs and reception. I am a fresher in the field of HR. In the year 2012 I had to quit my job as I had to take care of my sick parents. Now I would like to get back to work and I am preferring HR field. Please advise and let me know how to go about it. Thanks & Regards, Jeena
06 Jun 2014, 11:31am
Dear Jeena, I think you are fairly set to work again. To maximise your success I would say consider the following: 1) Spend more time adding your skills, 10 years of work experience can reflect a lot more. 2) You have strength in operations and have enough rope to get into HR. However, HR is evolving thanks to advent of digital. Do invest time and energy in picking up new trends 3) You could look at PeopleMatters.in - join twitter chats like #hrtrends #indiahrlive check out citehr.com - these are great forums for HR professionals 4) Last not the least, while you apply for jobs, including on www.SHEROES.in - go ahead and find yourself a startup project - set up an HR department - best learning ground or volunteer some time in an fast paced environment. It is the best kickstarter for a spanking new career. Capitalize on your core strengths and align yourself you trends in the market. I am sure you will do great. Will wait to hear from you. best Sairee
07 Jun 2014, 05:41am View Less
Dear Jeena,
I think you are fairly set to work again. To maximise your success I would say conside

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Chaitrali asked

Hi Sairee I had send you a note on 14th Feb regarding an urge to start something on my own and you reverted back saying that you would connect me Entrepreneurship Coach but have not heard from anyone till now. Can you please help me here Chaitrali
02 Jun 2014, 11:29am
Will do that. Thanks for the reminder.
04 Jun 2014, 07:58am View Less
Will do that. Thanks for the reminder.

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Nikhat asked

HiSairee,Congratulations on this wonderful endeavour! I am 33. I have been working in Software industry with brands like Infosys and TCS for last 8.5 years.I dont see myself spending the rest of my life coding . Also hectic work hours lead to health issues so I am looking at options. I am open to freelance,part time or home based ,basically something hat will give me chance to meet good people and decent income.I am very keen on starting a business of my own and have a small office setup available that I own. But am confused about what I would like to do as all these years i have been in software only.Also looking at some questions here, it is my general feeling that business could be highly stressful, is this true?I have a passion for music but no formal training. I ave brainstormed about MBA,Freelance (don't know of genuine ones), and ecommerce,please guide. Thanks in advance.
31 May 2014, 03:58pm
Hi Nikhat, There are couple of things I noticed. 1) Software can extend beyond pure coding but has much to offer 2) If you want to turn entrepreneurial because the stress will be less, than I had believe it is not a valid reason. Entrepreneurship can be an all encompassing business with a lot of uncertainty and various variables impacting it. 3) I had like to think that before take a call - answer 2 questions for yourself - what are things you do best - perhaps better than anyone else and secondly what are things that interest you deeply - stuff you can't imagine your life without? 4) It seems to me that you might want to move towards something that is customer facing - for eg Key Account Management or Sales. Sales does allow one limited hours (not as long as in coding) and good income but it also needs those skills. 5) Given you have basic infrastructure in place, taking up a reseller program or a franchise for a fast growing technology business might be interesting. Any business or sales will be revenue target driven and if that is something you are willing to handle, the potential and flexibility are great. 6) Lastly don't do an MBA because it looks good on paper - go for building real skills, work in a startup if you have to or find an exciting project to work on - take steps to move out of your zone to explore. Sample new things with no expectations and then see if it works for you as a goal. I notice health as a priority here - don't do things because someone defines them as success for you - do what fits in your life, what you will be proud of doing! As a mentor, I had hate to see you move vastly away from tech and code - given you are a fellowship holder and a performer. Do that only if you find passion doubly calling you elsewhere. You could find a new format to apply your tech skills - consulting / part time / freelancing - for ease off the 9-9 but only long hours are not worth dumping years of code. You have just begun exploring - I am sure some exciting things are in the works :) I will wait to hear from you. best Sairee
01 Jun 2014, 12:35pm View Less
Hi Nikhat,
There are couple of things I noticed.
1) Software can extend beyond pure coding but h

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Shrabani asked

Hello Sairee, I've updated my profile. Do have a look and suggest me regarding joining any management educational institute. Thanks, Shrabani
31 May 2014, 12:15pm
Hi Shrabani, Great profile, do add more, esp. Personal Bio - your playing small does not serve the world. Did you check out the Course Creator's job by Twenty19 or positions at PlugHR? Do that please. Work from home and management teaching is not perhaps conducive to each other but do invest in working from home and apply with good applications. Here are a position which you can look at as well http://sheroes.in/jobs/career-manager-freelancer-blaze-infomatiks-p-ltd/Njk2 http://sheroes.in/jobs/career-manager-freelancer-blaze-infomatiks-p-ltd/Njk2 Since you are keen to teach, there is not harm in setting up a meeting with institutes around where you live. Let them know you are keen and capable. All the best! cheers Sairee
01 Jun 2014, 12:51pm View Less
Hi Shrabani,

Great profile, do add more, esp. Personal Bio - your playing small does not serve t

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Anshu asked

Hi Sairee , I am an HR professional with about 5 years of work experience in MNC as a full time employee however now I am looking for opportunities for work from home as I got married 2 yrs ago and unable to pursue a full time job , although I have been free lancing for some time and then also did some ground work to start with my own HR consultancy tied up with one or 2 clients but somehow nothing has really worked out and I am just too confused more over I am on my family planning way so dont want to get into anything of my own, hard work is not a problem for me neither is devoting time but if you can help me figure out that right thing it will be great. Thanks appreciate your help.
28 May 2014, 10:10am
Hi Anshu, Before I say anything about what can you do, I do want share a perspective on growing with your constraints. If you don't make your career your priority, nobody else will - at home or at work. Plan your career for the long term, think of things you had like to do, are there any things that seem like natural calling? You don't have to start a business if that does not fit in but a sustainable career with provision for flex may mean reinventing yourself, ground up and then getting better as it progresses. I looked up some options http://sheroes.in/jobs/training-quality-assurance-analyst-india-samasource-inc/ODkx http://sheroes.in/jobs/training-quality-assurance-analyst-india-samasource-inc/ODkx http://sheroes.in/jobs/training-quality-assurance-analyst-india-samasource-inc/ODkx But more than jobs, the thing to consider is those things didn't work out, because there is a likelihood of happening again. Marry your hard work with more quality and your share of personal drive to it. I am sure it will work. best Sairee
22 Jun 2014, 02:11pm View Less
Hi Anshu,

Before I say anything about what can you do, I do want share a perspective on growing

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smiti asked

HI Sairee. I have made a major mess out of my professional life. I have done my BDS but it was never my cup of tea. So after graduation, I did a 6 month course in clinical research and joined a company by name Lotus Labs Pvt Ltd. I had to quit the job post-delivery as my child had some complications post birth. I had worked in that company for 3 years. Now I want to start working again but due to my son’s condition, I can’t join full time. Even if I do, the pay should justify leaving my son in day care or my family will not let me work. Please suggest what kind of work I can do. I can’t sit at home any ore not doing anything.
24 May 2014, 09:58am
Dear Smiti, Let us take first things first. I had an opportunity to go through your profile and what I saw was a brave woman who stuck out with a tough situation and stayed on course. Let us begin by giving yourself credit for that. You deserve as much kindness and generosity as anyone else. Being kind and true to yourself is the first step. Second is what has gone by has gone, won't come back, won't matter in future, but it did leave some learning. Capitalize on that. Before I jump into a job advice, I would say, an exercise in mapping your skills and interests - stuff you can do best, stuff that interests you and stuff that your keen on would be relevant. I noticed you could add more details in your profile including more skills - stuff you can do, deliver, work on like a pro. Your job search comes after that. In an interconnected online world, what ever skills you have matter and you can build a career with them and add to them. I am not for a moment doubting your capability to find a home based job that pays adequately. But one must reflect, focus and grow. As a a mentor, consider this the first step. Options are many - you could help a healthcare startup, help a dental chain in their backend, work with a research org, pharma company among others. But first - a reflection on what are your strengths and how do you internalise your own roadmap. Let us begin! best Sairee
24 May 2014, 10:54am View Less
Dear Smiti,
Let us take first things first. I had an opportunity to go through your profile and wh

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Vandana asked

Hi Sairee, i am keen to get back to a full time or part time job and wind down my business completely. can you please advise me where I can get an opportunity. Ideally I would love to work in corporate communications.
22 May 2014, 10:45am
Hi Vandana, I went through your profile and found all your experience very rich and relevant. As a mentor, I would say, even though business is tough, you want to move out, what ever you move out to, keep in mind - do not lower your ambition but up your strength. You have excellent profile, pedigree and experience, which would be highly relevant for any growing enterprise. You also may want to acknowledge that this is the best time for 'former entrepreneurs' - since you are in Mumbai, look up forums like TIE Mumbai, - go meet Kanchan Kumar, Sweta Tiwari.... Also go out and meet firms like Blume Ventures and India Quotient whose firms can potentially have a role for you. Only thing - make sure on a solid base of media and advertising, you are clued in solidly with digital as well. I am sure you will find something good. Focus on your core strengths and see where they fit in the evolving business scenario. I will wait to hear from you! All the best. best Sairee
24 May 2014, 11:07am View Less
Hi Vandana,
I went through your profile and found all your experience very rich and relevant.
As

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RAJASHREE asked

Hi Sairee.....my job is almost hitting a dead end.....high time i think to unleash my entrepreneurial side....seen many business opportunities in this page but still pondering....my heart lies in opening up my own baking unit but right now space,time and money all 3 are a constrain............Kindly guide...
20 May 2014, 11:20pm
Entrepreneurship is a great thought and might be the answer you are looking for. But you must plan and prod. If baking is what excites you, start with baby steps - up your skills, work towards knowing the trade and the craft. Just having interest is not enough - high end of skill and planning is required. Start small, do some pilots, put together a B Plan - get a business mentor - maybe within SHEROES. Did you see the Mompreneur hangout which had Monika Manchanda in it? - Do look it up if you haven't - classic reinvention story. Don't forget, your family is not a target market - the paying customer is :) Look for them Start now! Hoping to hear soon on your progress Rajashree :)
21 May 2014, 04:23am View Less
Entrepreneurship is a great thought and might be the answer you are looking for. But you must plan a

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RAJASHREE asked

Hi Sairee.....my job is almost hitting a dead end.....high time i think to unleash my entrepreneurial side....seen many business opportunities in this page but still pondering....my heart lies in opening up my own baking unit but right now space,time and money all 3 are a constrain............Kindly guide...
20 May 2014, 11:20pm
Rajashree - the SHEROES events have been announced and there is a lot of to learn, and participate - even take your first steps - do watch out
16 Aug 2014, 01:18pm View Less
Rajashree - the SHEROES events have been announced and there is a lot of to learn, and participate -

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radhika asked

Hi Sairee, I have uploaded my profile. Can you please let me know as to what position i can aspire for in the field of Healthcare ?
20 May 2014, 10:36am
Radhika, I went through your profile and must say it is very impressive. I get the sense the except for a long haul 9-9 commitment your career challenge is a reasonable one. In fact, I would deeply urge you to reapply the same skills to upcoming healthcare companies - ones who are building healthcare businesses using technology and not just traditional set ups. You may also want to use your expertise in communication to work in healthcare communication - PR agencies, digital marketing firms can do with your expertise. As a small learning experiment - just spend a day researching healthcare start ups in India and you will be amazed at the wonderful work being done out there. You may want to work with some of them. I had a conversation with a senior professional who runs some reputed hospitals and he did confess to looking for people who are passionate first and then extending some kind of workplace flexibility to them. The trick is to plan for a career and then look for a job and not the other way round.
21 May 2014, 04:33am View Less
Radhika, I went through your profile and must say it is very impressive.
I get the sense the excep

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Pragati asked

Hello Mam, I am BE and HR, worked as HR for one local company as well. But now I am not able to goto office, as I have my 8 month baby and who needs my attention. So I am looking for working from home, and luckily saw your profile and joined SHEroes. As I want to help my husband financially and want to keep in touch with my career as well, I want to find a good job.I have experience in HR training and development. As I am new to this Sheroes please guide me. Thanks & Regards, Pragati
20 May 2014, 08:36am
Pragati - please fill in profile details, before one can really say anything. Best Sairee
21 May 2014, 04:39am View Less
Pragati - please fill in profile details, before one can really say anything.
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Sudha asked

Sairee, I updated my profile. It would be great if I had some info on the positions and any feedback from them asap. I would also like to connect with any individuals or companies who need a cofounder/partner.
16 May 2014, 12:11pm
Great Sudha! Noted and I think that would be wonderful - there have been some co-founder asks recently.
17 May 2014, 03:54pm View Less
Great Sudha! Noted and I think that would be wonderful - there have been some co-founder asks recent

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Sudha asked

Sairee, Thanks for the reply. Will work on the online profile - any suggestions, please do send me a mail!
14 May 2014, 07:04am
All the best Sudha! Stay in touch and keep us posted.
14 May 2014, 12:24pm View Less
All the best Sudha! Stay in touch and keep us posted.

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pallavi asked

hi Sairee , this site and you came to me like angels blessing .I would like to thanks Times Of India also because i got to know about this site through it . Madam i have qualification in marketing and computer science .I have experience in teaching field .Because of some health issue i cant take regular /full time job but wants to do justice with my qualification .please guide.
14 May 2014, 05:28am
Sorry, It seems I missed your question - do you still need help?
30 Nov 2014, 11:39am View Less
Sorry, It seems I missed your question - do you still need help?

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Nilanjana asked

Hi Sairee!! Firstly a big thanks for your quick response & motivating me to get back my confidence .Now I am seriously trying to pursuit my career. I want to share my portfolio with SHEROES. Can you please guide me where & how can I post it. I am really looking forward to it. Best Regards, Nilanjana
13 May 2014, 12:00pm
Hey Nilanjana, I missed your post here somehow - do mail it to care@sheroes.in - mark it to me - it will reach me. Tons of design positions online now - hope you have seen some of them best Sairee
11 Aug 2014, 05:46pm View Less
Hey Nilanjana,
I missed your post here somehow - do mail it to care@sheroes.in - mark it to me - i

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Sudha asked

Please do look at the mails sent to care@sheroes.in!
13 May 2014, 05:53am
Hi Sudha, We got your mail, actioning it, meanwhile request you to personalize and power up your profile - your experience and education needs to shine through more. best Sairee
13 May 2014, 06:36am View Less
Hi Sudha, We got your mail, actioning it, meanwhile request you to personalize and power up your pro

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Nilanjana asked

Hallo Sairee! I am a web designer with 5 yrs exp. I took a break for 6 months for my family. I started my career lately as I have to look after my baby. Now I want to return back to my career but it seems some difficulties for my age to manage a good job. Please give some suggestions so that I can pursuit my career to the same field. Thanx Nilanjana .
12 May 2014, 12:51pm
Dear Nilanjana, I am glad to hear from you. I saw your profile and I would believe that you are in a good position to give yourself a career, age not being a consideration, skill being. You need to think about whether you see yourself working as a corporate employee or as a freelancer. Either ways brush up on key trends in design and web, mobile design, UX, UI and explore design related groups online. Pitch your work to growing companies, (BTW SHEROES is hiring, look up and apply) and share your portfolio nicely. Do a showcase. Also add a line in your personal bio and add all skills. Small things make big difference. Design is a very result oriented field, be that person to one can depend on. You are bound to shine.
13 May 2014, 04:13am View Less
Dear Nilanjana, I am glad to hear from you. I saw your profile and I would believe that you are in a

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Darshana asked

Hi Sairee, firstly a very big thank you for creating such a fantastic plaform forladies like me who are on a career break and want to restart. I am currently on a break and have been wanting to work part time basis or home, i have my 4 years experience only in customer service and back office, with such less exposure I find it difficult to approach, and employees are also quite relunctant in giving jobs because of my long career break.i have recently shifted from Mumbai and i seek your help in getting me a suitablt work. thanks Darshana
12 May 2014, 12:00pm
Hi Darshana, I seemed to have missed your question - sorry about that - do you still need help? Have you been looking? There might be some relevant jobs you can check out on the jobs page.
30 Nov 2014, 11:41am View Less
Hi Darshana, I seemed to have missed your question - sorry about that - do you still need help? Have

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Shrabani asked

Hello Sairee, I'm in the final stage of submitting my doctoral thesis in human resource management. Prior to that, I have 2 years of industrial experience in a recruiting firm. Also, I'm a mother of a 10 month old baby. Please guide me to go ahead to find some teaching or research related job from home or part time basis in Kolkata. Right now, for my baby, I will not be able to take up any full time assignment. Regards, Shrabani Bhattacharjee | Kolkata
12 May 2014, 03:28am
Hi Shrabani, I would be very happy to share more with you, on choices and opportunities available to a professional like you. But I would like you to add all requisite details like skills and other career info on your profile. I find it odd to respond to people I know nothing about. I look forward to hearing from you. best Sairee
12 May 2014, 08:54am View Less
Hi Shrabani,

I would be very happy to share more with you, on choices and opportunities availabl

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Kriti asked

Hello Mam, This is Kriti, I completed PGDBM in (HR) from Symbiosis Center of Distance Learning in 2009 and having working experience with IBM, Convergys (India) for 7 years as a customer care officer, worked for web based profiles in both the companies. I have a two years kid and it is very difficult to pursue with a full time office job.So please guide me how can I move forward in life without sacrificing my career. Looking forward to hear from you. Regards,
10 May 2014, 10:49am
Hi Kriti, You don't need to sacrifice your career - you just need to be more conscious of it and plan accordingly. Never stop working towards your goals. You are talented, skilled, have good experience - capitalise on that. I did see some details missing on your profile, add them - bring a personal touch to your profile - a glimpse of who you are and what strengths you bring to the table is valuable. Did you see this home job by HDFC - did you apply? There are many work from home jobs and other home based options - the trick is to invent yourself - all our lives we are trained to work in an office - all our education and experience is towards that - to work from home is to work independently - and be accountable as an individual - how you communicate, prepare or even lead through your work day matters. I see no major challenges except you should do good quality applications and thereafter work - there is no reason why you can't have a career that is sustainable. Will wait to hear on your progress. best Sairee
21 May 2014, 05:04am View Less
Hi Kriti,
You don't need to sacrifice your career - you just need to be more conscious of it and p

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CA Shivani asked

Hi Sairee, first of all I would like to thank you to make this platform for professionals like myself who had to take a break. I am a Chartered Accountant with 8+ years experience. I had the priviledge to work in leading MNCs in managerial roles. It has been almost months since I have this break. Now I want to keep myself occupied in a productive way in whatever limited time I have. I don't know where to start. Could you please guide me. Thanking you in advance
06 May 2014, 09:10am
Hi Shivani, Apologies, I am late in responding. But did you check out the Cleartax opportunity on www.sheroes.in ? Do that - they have an excellent work from home program for CAs. And of course there are options like ones with Principal Advisors, which you could consider. Do explore more and you can find something pretty suitable. Holler out if you need further help. best Sairee
22 Jun 2014, 02:25pm View Less
Hi Shivani,
Apologies, I am late in responding. But did you check out the Cleartax opportunity on

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Gunjan asked

Hi Sairee have updated my profile...please if you suggest some options
05 May 2014, 05:50am
it. Go ahead and capitalise on your strengths. I noticed a strong presence in Tourism operations and delivery. Did you apply to the MakeMyTrip Holiday expert program? A very successful home job initiative for women in travel and tourism industry. You can check out over 500 home based jobs here http://sheroes.in/jobs/search/skill/location/work-from-home-only/employment-type/opportunity-type/career-level/company/page:2 Apply focussing on your skill and format fit. Communicate proactively and huge possibility of you finding something that is work from home. Good luck!
20 May 2014, 02:55pm View Less
it. Go ahead and capitalise on your strengths.

I noticed a strong presence in Tourism operation

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Gayatri asked

Hi buddy! i am a civil engineer from kolkata.i worked for five years in different companies. after my baby's birth i quit from my job. My baby boy is 5.5 year old now and i want to start work again but from home. I dont know how to start. please help!
04 May 2014, 10:47am
Dear Gayatri, It is wonderful that you want to restart and I am sure you can get back to your career. Here are some observations as a mentor: 1) In the online world perceptions are being formed constantly, especially on communication skills, attention to detail among other things. Do take the time to use correct English and punctuations. They matter. I promise. 2) You should add more skills so that a prospective employer knows all about what can you do or have done 3) Engineering gave you some fundamental skills which are applicable in a range of professions. Do make sure your core skills in analytics are in place. 4) Start applying to opportunities which appeal to you - ones that seem doable and ones that challenge you a bit perhaps. 5) Do a great application, personalize it, add more of your capability, don't shy away from it. 6) Revive your network, make a few calls to peers, tell them you want to work, and also reach out - our mentor hour is one such place to talk! I am sure you can start now and in a few weeks be geared to work again! Wish you the very best!
20 May 2014, 02:06pm View Less
Dear Gayatri,
It is wonderful that you want to restart and I am sure you can get back to your care

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Deepti asked

I am Deepti. I have 5 years of experience in HR Department worked in reputed MNC (TCS) I took a break from work since i was on my family way. Now i want to start again my career. I have keen interest in setting up my own business of clothes targeting age group as 21 to 30 years, but have no experience for it. I just want to start with retailing of the product and not manufacture. Please guide me in sourcing the manufacturers and making a strategy to sell the products.
02 May 2014, 11:08am
Hi Deepti, It is good to know that you have an idea and you want to convert it into a business. It is also fair that you do not want to manufacture at this stage. You may want to explore franchising or build a unique USP of your own. Given that there are several constraints to this arrangement, you may want to think through and work on your business plan and your marketing plan. Of all the help you will get, the execution is still the most significant aspect of your business success. There are several manufacturers who are already looking for partnerships - look at hubs in Ludhiana, Tirupur, Noida etc. The segment - men/women - formal / casual - range, USP are pretty much things to think about along with what is the unique value you will add and how will you execute your plan. If you like we can connect you to one of the startup mentors - mail srishti at sheroes dot in with BPLAN help in subject line. Best Sairee
03 May 2014, 01:40pm View Less
Hi Deepti,
It is good to know that you have an idea and you want to convert it into a business. It

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SUCHARITA asked

Mam, I had resigned from my job in the year 2012 due to health issues. Now I want to start working from home. Is it possible to get a decent home based job after a gap of 2 years? I am finding it difficult because of the forced break that I had to take.
01 May 2014, 06:59pm
Hi Sucharita, I am glad you want to come back to work and I can assure you - it is possible - there are opportunities and there is support but you will have to work hard at it. You will also need to figure out how much time and effort you can put diligently. I am hoping your health is fine now and you have kept in touch with workplace trends. If you haven't - I suggest let us do that by reading more on business and economy, checking out what is happening in your industry and of course making a call to people you worked with. Also make sure your infrastructure is in place to work from home. Home jobs are typically tougher, because you work alone and have strict timelines - so your skills need to be top notch. There are many digital work from home options, entrepreneurial work among others. I am sharing the Mobivite option which might fit you since it needs restricted hours of work. Do update your profile and apply with a well put summary and personal bio. Good luck and keep us posted! best Sairee
03 May 2014, 01:51pm View Less
Hi Sucharita,
I am glad you want to come back to work and I can assure you - it is possible - ther

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KARUNA asked

Hi, I am 33. I was into software Testing and had worked with brands like Infosys and TCS for almost 6 years.Before coming into software industry I had also worked for 2 yrs as a lecturer in an engineering college .I had quit my job after over 8 years of experience because of some health reasons. Working for 9 -9 became difficult for me so I switched into corporate trainings as a freelance trainer.For 1 year I got good assignments .But slowly the work is reducing.The trainings are very few.I am now interested in something more stable but have no clue how to approach this. Meanwhile I have also done Distance Learning MBA in CRM. I am brainstorming on a lot of things like teaching ,training in MBA schools,engineering college or corporate trainings. Request you to Pls. guide me in how to approach it, so that I can take advantage of my time and skill and the opportunities provided by you fully. Thanks, Karuna Mittal
01 May 2014, 11:24am
Hi Karuna, I am glad that you want to build your career with clarity and you are ready to put in the effort to make things happen. I went through your profile and you are on a good wicket. I can understand that working as a freelance trainer can mean unsteady work. Here is how I perceive your next steps: 1) If you want to continue to work freelance - than you have to invest in your brand and focus on a specialisation - everyone doing everything means a diffused value to your customer. Go after a specific segment - perhaps a high end one and become the best resource companies can get in that. That would mean building your personal brand, having more process oriented growth and building some bit of marketing channels which keep giving you returns. If this is not an optimal choice, you have an opportunity to move up the technology value chain - you are already in testing - how about getting familiar with the big tech trends - mobile, cloud, big data and finding your next job/ project there. Don't look for easy options, look for good options , which will always challenge you - it is an investment that will pay off both in money and satisfaction. Don't back off from where the action is - look out for more of this stuff on SHEROES - especially high end tech stuff. I hope that you will remain connected and keep me posted. I host the Career Hour every Tuesday - 9910105861 - call if you would like to speak about this. best Sairee
03 May 2014, 02:12pm View Less
Hi Karuna,
I am glad that you want to build your career with clarity and you are ready to put in t

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Shikha asked

Dear Sairee, Thank you for replying to me. I am sorry the question appeared repeatedly as there was message appearing saying there is some problem with the site! Hope to speak to you on career hour this Tuesday.
01 May 2014, 10:03am
No worries! Stay in touch and speak soon :)
03 May 2014, 02:22pm View Less
No worries! Stay in touch and speak soon :)

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Alpana asked

Hi Sairee, I am a software tester who took career brake 8 and half years ago. Would like to resume back to work now. However to start with I would like to work from home or part time. I do not have any other experience besides software testing. However I am ready to learn or change career path. I am in need of money as I am a single mother. Please help me in finding the right direction. Thanks
30 Apr 2014, 11:10am
Hi Alpana, Here is a question for you to begin with - you are a software tester - and my assumption is a you are a good one - why are you not pitching to me or to other startups - can you sit at home and test various products all of us are building. What kind of specialization you have in testing? Do you see yourself working a software testing consultant for so many product startups who do not want to have one in office? Can you refine and pitch this? I will help you get your first project. To begin with add some details of testing projects who have managed in your profile. Tell me more about your interest in testing, have your written something that conveys your prowess in the field? I think the options and opportunities exist - also look up sites like puretesting etc who specialize in the field. More so, if your skills are rusty, make them sparkling awesome, if they are already there, tell product heads and business heads - how you can help us in testing. Pitch!
01 May 2014, 07:57am View Less
Hi Alpana,
Here is a question for you to begin with - you are a software tester - and my assumptio

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rupindet k asked

Hi pls suggest me.i tried to get my answer frm last 20dys chk My qus at keya page.thanks
30 Apr 2014, 06:15am
Hi Rupindet, I responded to your question earlier - which was the same to Keya and on social - resharing it here Q: Hi sairee im 39yrs old commerce graduate.i tried manycompetitve exams but failed.i want to be self dependent but whr to start dont know.at this age what to join.pls suggest me to find a way.i live in ambala cantt haryana. A: Hi Rupindet, Before I share any career or job tips, here is something I think one needs to watch out for - attention to detail. I went through your profile and as I reading this question, lack of correct punctuation, grammar and spellings became my first impression of you. In today's competitive job environment, this is a NO NO. Age has nothing to do with skill or readiness. Basic communication skills are core to any job or work you do. I suggest you fill out your profile in detail, correct all English errors and also tell me what did you study / what is your area of interest / what is it that you have tried your hands on. A mentor response is not a magic wand, you still have to work towards your goals - we can support you and nudge you in the right direction. First things first - top class communication! Will wait to hear from you! best Sairee
30 Apr 2014, 09:09am View Less
Hi Rupindet, I responded to your question earlier - which was the same to Keya and on social - resha

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KHUSHBOO asked

Hi Sairee, I am Instrumentation Engineer & have 1.8 yrs of experience in Electronic Controls. My profile then included - sales, purchase & customer support. I left that job last Nov. for my wedding. Now I want restart my career but into Automation as a Design & Programming Engineer. I have been applying to relevant Pvt. Ltd. companies since a week but haven't received any response as such. How does the industry respond to such career breaks for the wedding ? How can I justify the same & also keep an upper hand for salary negotiations ? Thank you. Khushboo Mehta Shah
29 Apr 2014, 08:39am
Hi Khushboo, Let us discuss this once there are details of your career path on your profile. In a nutshell, reengineering your career is a possibility and a week is too short a time to really judge success. Why don't you share more details and I will share my thoughts. best Sairee
01 May 2014, 08:19am View Less
Hi Khushboo, Let us discuss this once there are details of your career path on your profile. In a nu

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Gunjan asked

Hi Sairee, I am a mother of a 2 year old baby with almost 10 years experience in the travel industry .Unfortunately my husbands travel firm is not doing too well , and i cannot leave my daughter alone for more than 5-6 hours a day and take a job. I am good in Interpersonal skills as well as operation management other than my strengths in travel field. I desperately need to use my skills and take up something to keep myself busy as well as help me financially ( i can do this even sitting in my hubbys office) . can you suggest something?
29 Apr 2014, 07:50am
Hi Gunjan, I wish you had filled up your profile, I could have suggested better. There are positions which are work from home, entrepreneurial or process based work. Please add details, I will suggest something more specific. best Sairee
01 May 2014, 08:17am View Less
Hi Gunjan,

I wish you had filled up your profile, I could have suggested better.
There are pos

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Hema asked

Hi Sairee, Im glad we have a place like Sheroes! Thankyou! I live in Bangalore and I have a decade plus of sales exp.( in advt space sales- outside bangalore ). My sales years encompassed driving sales through a team of 4-5, managing the affairs of the branch, client relationship handling, public relation effort, .. In Bangalore, I worked in an NGO( in fund raising) for a year..but have been on a long hiatus since 2009. I have a management degree from mumbai university. I wish to get back to work now. Work that doesnt spread out from 9 in the morning to 9 at night! I dont think I can go back to that kind of flavor anymore ! Plus, back home, I have a daughter who could do with my attention ! So, if its not biz development, what other areas/departments can I direct my job hunting effort / will I fit in ? given the above. I'd like some advice. Please do( advice ) Thanks Hema Shreekumar
28 Apr 2014, 03:42pm
Hi Hema, You are in for some good luck - sales and ad sales is a fab skill, even though initially not flex friendly, change is happening now. I understand the need to move away from 9-9 jobs and find a personal fit. Please stay with BD if you enjoy, though I would highly encourage you to invest more in some digital skills, even in ad sales, for eg digital real estate is growing faster. We will be hiring for our BLR operation, watch out for the detailed posting, and apply :) I do feel your current profile needs more info and personalization - do make the time. There are opportunities consistently in sales and BD - pls apply. Keep us posted. I am very confident of you finding a fast track job with some degree of personal time. Do work towards it consistently. Good luck and hope to see your application too! best Sairee
01 May 2014, 08:31am View Less
Hi Hema,
You are in for some good luck - sales and ad sales is a fab skill, even though initially

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Lipsa asked

Hi Sairee, i'm currently based in Hyd, and i've 6+yrs of work experience in HR related roles and completed an advanced course from a premier institute in 2012.but in spite of that i've not got a proper role in line with my career. i have put all my efforts in all ways that i can , but have been unemployed for the last 2 yrs. the problem is co.s don't value talent , they are hiring only on the basis of exp, i've tried convincing to give me an opportunity, but i've only faced disappointments. ( well, how does one have exp, without getting an opportunity??) i've not been able to deal with all the frustration that i've been going through. what do i do ? Please guide. Thanks, Lipsa
28 Apr 2014, 10:59am
Hi Lipsa, I am sorry for the hardship you have faced but my learning says that we can't change the world, without changing ourselves. How about investing in building your candidature and maybe even going a step further in knowing what is the value that market seeks. Unfortunately, no degree in the world is a sure shot way to get jobs, in these tough financial times, even Ivy league MBA's struggle to get jobs. The way forward is to enhance value available to the employer and conversation with oneself which is true to yourself. Sometimes, when things get tough, one has to step back and reassess things. It could be anything - attention to detail, communication gap, your personal brand, technical aptitude or just the way your applications are perceived. The internet is a great tool - there are some awesome learning communities in HR - IndiaHRCHAT, HRLive, PlugHR, CiteHR among others. How about engaging more and building a roadmap for yourself, as opposed to being demotivated by whats not working. How about helping a HR startup or any other startup set up and grow with them - an openness to change and an alignment with the world around you will pave way for beautiful opportunities. We all fail at things, but those are not a reflection of our capability but our approach. We can change that approach and succeed. I hope to hear from you and I hope you find that win you need! best Sairee
03 May 2014, 03:03pm View Less
Hi Lipsa,

I am sorry for the hardship you have faced but my learning says that we can't change t

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