Restarting your career after a break
Women have many social responsibilities to fulfill. That includes taking a break from the job. Many other women skip their jobs after marriage for settlement. Many take a “Maternity Leave.” As per the ASSOCHAM survey” 25% of Indian female quit their job during first pregnancy”. When a woman wants to pursue the job again after the break, there are many challenges that she comes across. Let’s discuss them:
Difficulties in getting job after break
- There are emotional factors which always come on a way for women. Indian society uses to expect from women to stay in a home. Hence these emotional difficulties may come as a divider in your way.
- Recruiters ask them the question regarding the gap. They look for reasons that are genuine. If you are unable to satisfy them with your explanation, then it will become difficult to crack the interview.
- Technologies change frequently; every industry and companies technically update itself for growth. Hence recruiters sometimes find it difficult to hire you, as they feel you are not technologically updated.
- Lack of confidence will become the big hurdle for you, as during break time contact from the professional world is discontinued.
How to tackle these difficulties
Confidence- You will win the first half of the race if you are confident throughout the interview. At the time of interview recruiter always check confidence, firmness, and willpower. Taking a break is not a big deal many women join jobs after the break, only the point is how confidently you answer each question.
Prepare for frequently asked questions- There are some questions which you know prior going to interview.
Prepare these questions thoroughly.
o Why there is a break in your career?
o How you manage professional and personal life?
o Why do you want to work again?
o Why our company?
o Why hire you?
Stay updated- As you want to enter in the corporate world, you need to be a little bit updated. Like many companies especially have programs for women who took a break. Hence you can apply to these companies. So stay updated with current vacancies and post for which you are applying it.
Be firm with your mind and your decision. You need to be emotionally strong also as many times difficulties comes on your way, and you have to face it alone. It’s really not a big deal ladies! You can see live examples around you and in society.