I am : – Kalpana, a Software Engineer, wife & mother of two, multitasking homemaker.
My Expertise: Web Development of apps for Androids, iPhones, thin client, set top boxes, tabs.
My passion: Computers
Work to me is: a way of creatively working on technology. Having worked for almost a decade, I wanted to take a sabbatical to look after my family and two beautiful kids.
How I used the time of break: A career gap of 8 long years and every day was the day to get started. I connected with friends who inspired me and helped me to upgrade myself through skype. I did freelance projects and developed some confidence. I kept looking for projects and opportunities and volunteered in neighbourhood training centers too.
My Motto: Never give up and keep moving. Even the smallest step taken is an effort towards the goal. Do not shut yourself up. And keep meeting people. Start networking. Not everyday will bring required results, but a result is guaranteed every day.
HSI platform: Her Second Innings, helps capable women professionals /homemakers to find their calling in their second innings. Women looking to get back to their careers, or starting a career and needing advice to pursue alternate career to be financially independent have a community to help them through HSI.
Assessment: Assessment programs were conducted by the team and the feedback was that there was a knowledge gap. This was a great breakthrough, as now I knew exactly where I was lagging and what I had to do next. I did certification courses in Dot net technology to upgrade my skill set.
Path to second innings: Successfully placed as return-ship consultant with Infosys. The direction and guidance I received from HSI team made the road to resuming of career simpler, more focused and meaningful.
From ME to YOU: When I was scrambling to work out the logistics of managing schedules of kids, commute etc, HSI was my backbone and I was constantly counseled on how I can make this work again.
To every woman out there, whether it’s a gap of 8 years or 8 months, every day is the day to restart again. Just take the first step and rest will follow.
Women professionals looking to restart their careers Sign up with us and complete your profile today. Feel free to connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org after completing your registration formalities, our career experts would be happy to have a conversation with you and assist you to take the assessment to gauge your current knowledge level to restart your career.
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