Dear colleagues,

I hope this message find you in good health.

I am a stay home mother for last 5 years since I live in a nuclear family, I had to take care of my baby and had to leave a flourishing career in HR all those years ago. I have 6 years of experience of working with various companies ,Times of India being one of them , as HR business partner. Now , I am looking for a full time or a part time job since my kid is 5 yrs now and is mature enough to stay without me for a couple more hours after school. I have been trying to find a job opportunity for last 6 months, but no such luck. Have not received even one call , not even for a telephonic interview. I regularly update my resume and keep applying to various jobs but to no avail.
I already feel outdated and defeated. I am a humble person, with very good communication and interpersonal skills, I am good at MSword and pretty clear on HR concepts, thought might need some brushing up to do,but i feel it would not take me much time to come into a full flow of work. My husband is the VP-HR of a reputed organisation in gurgaon and helps me whenever I am stuck. One of his consultant friend suggested I should show fake continuous experience since its difficult to get a job now with my kind of gap, but I find that highly unethical since I have done nothing wrong by taking a step back from work for my kid, which is the world's most important job, I should not have to resort to such measure to earn a decent job. I don't demand high salary, i am ready to join in short time and I have no qualms about the profile either since I have handled all the functions of HR before. Still, I don't get it why , I am unable to find one damn job for myself!!!
Can anyone please throw me some suggestions. Help would be much appreciated.


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Raj Kumar Hansdah
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Hi Poonam,
We may have some part-time/freelancer role in HR. Would you be interested? Please share your resume so that I can show it to my boss and let you know. OUr email is

From India, Chennai
Dear Poonam,

I really appreciate that you took out so much time to care for your kid and its definitely equally if not more important than having a career. Pls dont let this bog you down. You have a legit reason to feel low self esteem but you have to be more and more patient. Look for companies which encourage women who return from maternity career break!

This website has vacancies for such moms who want to return to work ----

Also, go through an excerpt from an article below :

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All the best and cheer up! :)

Intel – Intel India has launched a one-of-its-kind “Home to Office” initiative that will help bring women back to work from their career breaks due to family or personal needs. For more details go here.

Tata Second Chance Internship Programme was launched in March 2008. It is a career transition management programme for women professionals who have taken a break of 6 months or more for any reason, and wish to re-enter the professional space. The programme provides opportunities for such women to take on flexi-hour assignments with various TATA group companies.

GE – The RESTART program at GE’s John F Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore is a program that focuses exclusively on hiring women scientists and engineers who have taken a career break and wish to get back to work.

Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL) Career by Choice – is based on the insight that there is a need for a gradual transition as women on a career break to step back into the working world. To ease this transition, HLL designed a comprehensive programme that balances a woman’s personal and professional needs. Career by Choice allows women to structure your work around your life and the other way around!

IBM ‘Bring Her Back Program ’ – Meant to attract back women who have taken a mid-career sabbatical. “Any woman professional with the requisite skill-set can apply, and anyone with, at maximum, three years of personal sabbatical qualifies for the programme. Began in 2011

SAP ‘Stay in Touch’ – The company ensures that women employees return to work after a sabbatical or maternity leave.

Axis Bank – India: In 2014 the bank started ‘Re-connect’– a program that offered jobs to former women employees who have left the system in the past 10 years, in select states. For more, click here.

Philips – Back in the Game (B.I.G.) is a unique initiative recently launched by Philips India that provides a platform to women talent to return to a corporate career at Philips, post a break in their career (due to lifestyle, personal or any other reason). This internship program is aimed at providing these interns necessary mentorship and an environment of flexibility as they resume their careers at Philips.

From India, Delhi
Hi Poonam, If you are interested in working on freelance basis you may get in touch with me on Regards,
From India, Mumbai
Dear Ms. Poonam. Presently Kotak LIfe Insurance company looking candidates who is ready to work with them. It is purely a recruitment process and form a team in your area. Please contact me for more details. Please write with your contact number to kotakapc1atgmaildotcom
From India, Chennai
Dear Poonam
Your decision to kick-start your career again is highly appreciated.
In fact, this should be recognized and more opportunities should come your way, rather than this being taken as a handicap and attaching certain stigma to those who have taken a break in their careers.
However, times are changing and more and more companies are realizing tht taking a break from one's career is a good thing and one should not be expected to work continuously till he ie retired or expired.
these are the opportunities which are used to relieve stress, re-new oneself physically, mentally and spiritually; and also gives one an opportunity to fulfill one's family responsibility and obligations.
VINI.WONDERS has given you some very good suggestions. Please pursue those lead given.
Keep at it, sooner than you think, some good opportunity will present irself.
Warm regards.

From India, Delhi
hi Poonam,
You are interested with a job but u have not mentioned about your location, wat type of job you are looking for...
better you give some basic informations which would be easy for us to help you out..

From India, Coimbatore
Hi, We may have an opening for you in gurgaon. please send your resume to if interested.
From India, Mumbai
appreciate your help guys. dear Priyanka, I reside in South Delhi and looking for something in nearby locations.
Hi Reshma, is it a full time or a part time opportunity. Full time in Gurgaon would mean I would reach home very late, which is not feasible for me. So, Let me know.

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