New Job? – Brace yourself up to a fresh start

 

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Article By Lakshmi Vijaykumar, Senior Research Consultant – AVTAR Group

Often women fear taking a break from their professional lives due to pressing personal reasons and consider those breaks as professional suicides. The fact is those breaks actually can be stepping stones to something new, something more.

Now that you have made that big bold decision of returning to your career and have landed yourself in an organization, brace yourself up to a fresh start. You feel oblivious to the world full of career- focused people around you. You don’t know anyone around you. Every face is a stranger to you. No matter what job you are in, the first day at work especially after a long career break can be a nerve racking one. The thought of meeting new faces, making new friends, building something new and of course, starting from the scratch can psyche you out. Hold on to your breath. It isn’t that scary as it may sound. All you need to do is maintain your poise and remain composed as much as possible for you to not display your stressed side out.

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Career Break: A Privilege, Not a Problem

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Article by: Ms. Mamta Shanware, IT Professional turned Technical Content Developer. 

When it comes to career break, most women professionals have mixed feelings. On one end, career break seems liberating, while on the other hand, there is a fear of losing your identity and being left behind in the profession. Whatever may be the reasons for taking the career break, one thing that is of utmost importance is to accept your current situation. That is, if your situation demands a career break, you must go ahead and embrace it with open mind, without guilt or fear of future. I know it’s easier said than done, but once you accept your current situation, it helps to bring a mental shift where you take your decision as a privilege, not a problem. Once you reach that point, you get the power of converting your career break from a problem, to an opportunity. 
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