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 ---- https://www.jobsforher.com/
Also, go through an excerpt from an article below :
(article link ---- https://sheroes.in/articles/8-indian...for-women/OTQ4 )
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.
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.
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.