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Some of us love what we do while others might consider a career change if given a chance. Read what our readers had to say if such an opportunity came.
Some of us love what we do while others might consider a career change if given a chance. Read what our readers had to say if such an opportunity came. [#TuesdayTalkies]
A career make-over is considered for a variety of reasons. Although money is one of them yet it isn’t the only reason people seek an alternative employment. While some might feel like they have no room for growth in their current field, others might think that the career they are currently in doesn’t give the satisfactions they had hoped for. In either case, switching to a new field can be an extremely daunting task, but it’s often necessary if you wish to find satisfaction in your professional life.
At Women’s Web, we invite readers to share their thoughts on one interesting question that is picked by the team and posted on our Facebook page every Tuesday, calling it #TuesdayTalkies. We try picking questions that would interest readers and put them in their thoughts.
Some of the best replies are posted in our next story and one of them also gets to win a Women’s Web mug. Why don’t you try your luck in the next week’s question?
The question for this week was, “If you are asked to start your career again would you do what you do or start all over again?” Here are 5 best responses from our readers.
While I’m pretty much where I want to be in my career right now, I have reached this stage after quite a few twists and turns. If I could start my career again, I would be more patient and pick just the right kind of job and not the first thing that I was offered. And I would focus on the area that I am good at instead of trying to climb the corporate ladder anyhow. – Satabdi Mukherjee
I am working on it. With 10 years as an open source software developer, I am now a full time blogger, book reviewer and social media marketer. Guess I started all over again and don’t regret being a Work from Home Mom. – Nilima Mohite
I love what i was doing for the last 11 years of my career. So I would rather try to improve my skills, learn from my mistakes, unlearn the unnecessary complications and restart the challenge. So given a choice I would love to just continue but with double speed and gained experience. – Sunandita Roy Sengupta
Not a total restart as my experience has taught me a lot but would start my business sooner. I would take decisions faster. – Roopali Chaturvedi
According to me, career is an opportunity for you to make money through something you are very good at. If given an option I would definitely try to change my career as it will give me another chance to explore myself and who knows, it might turn out to be more lucrative. – Charvi Kathuria
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If you want to get back to work after a break, here’s the ultimate guide to return to work programs in India from tech, finance or health sectors - for women just like you!
Last week, I was having a conversation with a friend related to personal financial planning and she shared how she had had fleeting thoughts about joining work but she was apprehensive to take the plunge. She was unaware of return to work programs available in India.
She had taken a 3-year long career break due to child care and the disconnect from the job arena that she spoke about is something several women in the same situation will relate to.
More often than not, women take a break from their careers to devote time to their kids because we still do not have a strong eco-system in place that can support new mothers, even though things are gradually changing on this front.
A married woman has to wear a sari, sindoor, mangalsutra, bangles, anklets, and so much more. What do these ornaments have to do with my love, respect, and commitment to my husband?
They: Are you married?
They: But You don’t look like it
Me: (in my Mind) Why should I?
Why is being married not enough for a woman, and she needs to look married too? I am tired of such comments in the nearly four years of being married.
I believe that anything that is forced is not right. I must have a choice. I am a living human, not a puppet. And I am not stopping anyone by not following any tradition. You are free to do whatever you like to do. But do not force others. It’s depressing.