Get Back On Career Track

                                                                                   Image:www.collegecareerlifeplanner.com     After years of being a stay-at-home mom you’ve decided to return to work. For a variety of reasons, you may have come to the conclusion that this is the right thing to do. Most likely, the children for whom you decided to stay home are now in school full time, or grown up and no longer in need of a parent at home full-time. Regardless of why you’ve decided it’s time to resume your career, there are several issues with which you will have to deal. The first and the most important thing you will have to do is decide whether to continue in your previous career or change your career.   Should You Change Your Career?   After spending some time away from your career, you may have decided that a change is in order. Perhaps you don’t feel the career you worked in before is compatible with your new life as a parent. It could be too demanding, requiring you to work long hours or take frequent trips.   You may want a career change because you’ve discovered new interests that you would like to develop into a career. Or maybe you never really liked what you were doing before, and now you want […]

Advantages of Hiring Returning Women Professionals

  Partner with Her Second Innings vision to enable returning women professionals to restart their career, to make them financially independent, and to help our society benefit from their contribution. For more details please write to us at support@hersecondinnings.com, we would be happy to connect with you.

Sitting on Your Talent?

  Decisions Determine Destiny – Thomas S. Monson   All individuals have talents, things they have natural aptitude and skill in. However, individuals often times do not utilize their talents.   This waste of aptitude is not only a disservice to individuals in question, but it is a disservice to their respective communities.   Having talents and either not having an outlet to channel them, or having no desire to channel them, has far reaching consequences that affect more than the potentially talented individual.   For example, consider an individual who is exceptionally gifted in science and with proper training could become a doctor that could save many lives. However, she thinks of science as a trivial subject and pursues a career as an acrobat. This individual’s entire life will be spent training for something that is not her natural talent.   Of course, with practice this individual could become a very good acrobat, but the time and energy spent to become an acrobat is tenfold that of which she would have used had she trained to become a doctor.   This is not to say that becoming a doctor is easy, or that the world does not need acrobats. The point is that if the talent is present do not brush it to the side. Do not simply think, “oh I’m good at it, but it is not for me.” You have the talent for a reason, do not undersell its importance.   Often time’s individuals will bounce from […]

POLL: Career Restart

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LOGO & TAGLINE DESIGN CONTEST

LOGO & TAGLINE DESIGN CONTEST Her Second Innings welcomes our community members to participate in the Logo & Tagline Design Competition for our newly formed ‘Not for Profit’ Organisation “World of Opportunities for Women Foundation” (WoW Foundation) a Social Enterprise to empower women professionals. Please find details of the competition below:   Your Logo & Tagline to: Capture the spirit of Bringing Women Back to Work. Reflect company’s essence as a platform to Empower Women Professionals, and Make the world of work a better place for women professionals.   Terms and conditions Applicants to be women professionals and members of Her Second Innings Community with completed profiles to qualify for the competition. Entries to be submitted to support@hersecondinnings.com under the subject – Logo & Tagline Design Contest. Last date for submission of entries is 28-06-2017 at 05:00 PM (IST). The Emails received beyond 05.00 pm of 28.06.2017 shall not be considered for the competition. One Submission per applicant.   Specification: Submissions must contain a folder with, Page 1 – one colour version of logo on white background, Page 2 – one transparent version of logo Page 3 – PDF file with summary of designer’s rationale of the Logo. (Maximum of 50 words in English to describe the concept, theme and symbolic elements with Tagline) File to be of high resolution — at least 300 pixels per inch at 100% size. The file should be on .JPEG/PNG format. File should look clean (not pixilated or bit-mapped) when viewed on screen at […]

Are You Looking For a Career Booster?

   Image: my2ndheartbeat.com Follow these 5 Simple Attitudes To Get You Ahead In The Workplace. The value of these attitudes is they make you more motivated and hence, give you a career boost. Enthusiastic To be enthusiastic at work is about a mental state. You need to make the decision to be enthusiastic. Start by saying, “I will be an eager participant in this project or task.” Attack your task with energy. Do not drag your feet. The more you tell yourself, “This is so boring,” or whatever the excuse maybe the worse you will feel. Get interested in the work and the energy will come naturally. Then decide to be eagerly involved. Being enthusiastic and energetic are attitudes in the workplace that can get you ahead. You cannot get ahead without energy. Efficient Strive to be the most efficient worker in your team. According to Webster’s Universal College Dictionary, to be efficient means “performing or functioning effectively with the least waste of time and effort.” When you are effective, you are producing the intended result. When you are efficient you do it with the least waste of time and effort. That means you are capable and competent. Excellence Of the five attitudes in the workplace, this one probably calls for you to give yourself some pressure. Strive for excellence in everything you do. Do not be contented with good. Go for great. Exceed expectations by knowing good is sometimes not good enough. Give everything your utmost best. You will […]