Caroline is a Principal Reporting Engineer. As part of her role, she needs basic knowledge of coding to automate repetitive tasks. If you buy Caroline a Latte, she will talk to you about how to keep skills up to date whilst you are on a career break. 👩💻
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Do you want to go back to work but don’t know where to start?
Whether you put your professional life on hold to take care of small children, support your partner's career or travel the world alone, this workshop will provide you with practical tips and inspiration to restart your professional journey after a career break. Join our workshop on September 12 at WeWork and gain useful tips and strategies to address employment gaps on your CV and land your next job in the Netherlands. “Return to work after a career break” facilitated by Angela Fusaro, a Career Coach & Consultant with a background in Psychology and several years of experience in HR.
Seeking validation is a natural human desire, yet it can lead you to hang onto a job that may look good on the outside but doesn't make you feel great on the inside. Huron Pines marketing director @ColbyChilcote shares her experience of walking away from her reputable marketing role at Google to shift into the nonprofit world. She explains the impact taking a paycut has had on her life and what she ultimately learned about what makes her truly happy.
Hear the episode today 👉[podcast link in bio]👈🎧
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While travelling, people grow. They may be able to learn new languages, gain an understanding of different cultures, develop self-awareness, discover news skills, and improve old abilities ✈️
“Whether you stroll through the streets of Paris, hike through the most trying trails in the Himalayas or spend a sunny afternoon on the Caribbean beaches, travel will never fail you as a teacher," said Nabin Paudyal
As a foreigner living in Australia, you might have a lot of travelling experiences to share with potential employers. Do not miss out the opportunity to include it on your resume, as it may help you to stand out from the crowd
Visit the Lynx website today to discover more. Link in bio
Are you writing your Australian resume, but you don't know how to explain a travelling gap?
You should start by thinking about everything you’ve done while you were away
➡️Is any paid or volunteering work you were engaged in related to the job you’re applying for now? ➡️What results did you achieved while you were there? ➡️What other activities helped you develop hard or soft skills? ➡️Have you learned a new language, or improved any professional ability?
After answering those questions, you'll be able to understand what information is relevant to your work experience and what you should take as personal growth 🌱
Then, you have to find out how you’re going to communicate all of it throughout the pages 🤔
Lynx can help you with that. Visit our website to learn how to explain time off on your resume. Link in bio
Photo by Porapak Apichodilok
Hey all! We are in SEATTLE looking for tossed salad and scrambled eggs! Just came to the art gallery but it costs $60 for us both, which is £50+ at the moment, so we are just using their restrooms and wifi and going to do something less cultured and less expensive. What would Frasier say?
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Are you happy? I am. 😌
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One month ago, I decided ( with a heavy heart at first) to quit my job as HR Director for a leading fintech company. Everybody, including myself thought it was crazy, I even heard some people close to me calling me selfish- and I admit, some part of me thought I was, and that I am letting my team, my people down, especially in the current stage of the company. But I realized, I have to take a stand for myself, and really live the life I want. Am I concerned that taking a break will hurt my career? Hell yes, I’m scared! But I am choosing to fight this fear, to protect myself. Remember, there is only one you, and you should never feel guilty of making yourself a priority. .
The synonym of love, care, multi-tasking, and perfection – MOM! A little motivation and inspiration from the world can spur them and make them proactive to conquer the greater conquests. Mothers, WSquare is here with the first of its kind ‘What Mothers Want Conclave’ to imbue you with a variety of masterclasses and sessions to take you back on the career track.
Being a mother myself, I know the hardship of balancing the mom-work life. The conclave presided by several thought-provoking womenpreneurs, who have travelled along the same path, will guide you and foster you until you are ready for the journey. WSquare always focuses on women empowerment and this event intend to make the moms financially independent. Whether you are a mompreneur or taking a career break and looking forward to fresh opportunities, then this forum is for YOU! Have an exchange of thoughts and happy tech talks with the unanimous fellow moms.
Join us on 6th September at MMA, Chennai.
Register for an Exclusive Invite Only Mothers Conclave.
Link in the bio #WhatMotherswant#Whatmotherswantconclave#womenentrepreneurs#homepreneurs#careerbreak#mothers#chennai#secondinnings#womenleaders#supermoms#inspiring#motivating#empowering#Wsquare#Workplaceforher#careeropportunities
We had two separate recommendations from friends to visit Chandigarh; we’re so glad that we followed their advice!
Laid out in the 1950s as one of the first planned cities in post-independence India, Chandigarh’s grid system is easy to navigate, incredibly green with parks and gardens, and has lovely wide pavements with trees offering plenty of shade!
We only had a couple nights here, and our main goals were to visit the Nek Chand Rock Garden and the Capitol Complex, designed (as was much of the city) by Swiss-French architect, Le Corbusier.
When numerous villages were cleared to make way for Chandigarh, Nek Chand (a roads inspector by day) collected and recycled materials from demolition sites and, across a vast area of forest land, he created a fairytale kingdom, with mini-buildings, waterfalls and thousands of statues/figurines. He managed to keep his efforts secret for many years and when discovered, it came under threat of demolition itself, as it was illegally constructed on government land. Fortunately, the authorities relented and ended up employing Chand to complete his work. It is truly stunning!
At the other end of the scale, the Capitol Complex designed by Le Corbusier is an epic example of brutalist concrete architecture; much of the original city was constructed in this style, but this particular area, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is very impressive. It’s not possible to wander around the complex unaccompanied, but you can turn up and register for one of three daily guided tours (free of charge) with no hassle. Unfortunately, we couldn’t enter the buildings due to renovation work, but the exteriors are apparently the stand out component. The Shadow Tower (8th picture) was particularly welcome on this relentlessly sunny day!
Thanks Helen and Lucy for the recommendation!!!
Day 47, 🇧🇴 La Paz, Bolivia
Today we spent the morning mountain biking down ‘Death Road’ - not your average Monday morning!
Death Road is a dirt track in the mountains on the outskirts of the Amazon. In the past two way traffic would navigate this narrow route, and it gets its name from the fact that around 300 people would die every year from the vehicles falling over the edge. In 2007 it was replaced by a new safer, wider tarmac road. Now, while some vehicles still use the original road it is mainly used for an exhilarating downhill mountain biking route. Lily, Andrew, Adrian and I began at 4,670m altitude and rode 50km all the way down to 1,200m altitude. The start was cold and framed by snow capped mountains , the end hot and humid at the edge of the Amazon jungle. On the way we passed through cloud forests and deep valleys, trying not to get too distracted from the rocky, narrow track. The best section was particularly narrow and passed a waterfall - this part was featured on Top Gear in the past. The route was almost entirely downhill so very little peddling was required!
A great day out of the city. #backpacking#backpacker#travelling#trip#roundtheworld#travel#careerbreak#wanderlust#exploring#instatravel#adventure#solotravel#travelgram#igtravel#explore#travelphotography#gadventures#southamerica#bolivia#lapaz#deathroad#deathroadbiking#enhancebiking
Week 11/17 into #careerbreak ; 3 competitions done, final one (the Euros) in September. Still enjoying my riding and even getting my photo face sorted - some pics to prove it.
Back to the #wakeboardtraining this week when I will be popping down to @willen_lake to work on getting 2 air tricks in between corners!
A #throwback to our All Hands Meeting!! What’s next for @reachire ? Lots and lots of magic to invite the winds of change because WE believe in making a difference! #returntowork#reachire 🦸🏻♀️🦹🏾♀️👩💼🤱🏿🤰🏽🙋🏽♀️
When: Friday, September 6th, 2019
Where: Madras Management Association, Anna Salai
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Note: This is an Invite-only event.
Only parents will be invited for the event with more preference to mothers. We will send you a confirmation based on your answer and availability of passes.
In partnership with MMA, WSquare launches for the First Time in India - What Mothers Want Conclave, a community of 350+ addressing mompreneurs, mothers on a break with opportunities in technology and panel discussions by a community of women leaders and an all-working mothers panel.
This unconference highlights various angles of being financially independent through interactive workshops, masterclass sessions, storytelling sessions, fireside chats and panel discussions with accomplished mothers, who are willing to mentor and be role models for more mothers looking to get back to work.
I wanted to describe the word “MOM” with the best available adjective. But then I realized that MOM is not just a word, but an emotion. It can’t be described but can only be felt heartfully. Juggling between the life of a mom and an entrepreneur isn’t an easy task. They are the superheroes we meet every day! WSquare, in partnership with MMA, proudly launches India’s first 'What Mothers Want Conclave' addressing the supermoms, who are homepreneurs, or taking a career break and looking forward to fresh opportunities.
The conclave is chaired by a community of women leaders who are ready to take the supermoms under their wing, mentor them and be their role models so that they can begin their second innings in the business world. The forum aims to make moms financially independent by walking them down the memory lane of established mompreneurs present and with various other masterclasses by radical women!
Join us on 6th September at MMA, Chennai. Register for an Exclusive Invite Only Mothers Conclave
Kids back to school soon? What about you? For anyone looki g to reignite their career, we’re running free bootcamps in 6 locations outside London - Putney, Woodford, Guildford. Tunbridge Wells, St Albans, Gerrards Cross. Spoiler alert - no dreams & visions. Instead we take a very practical approach to teach you how to become your own recruiter & find a job that recognised your value. Free but spaces limited - link to short questionnaire to register your interest. See you there💃 #returntowork#bootcamp#returners#careersadvice#careerbreak#womenreturners#workingmums
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New workshop announcement!
Have you taken a long break from work and now want to restart your career?
Join us for an interactive session and learn the first action steps to regain confidence in your skills and find the next direction following your break. The speaker for this workshop is Angela Fusaro, a Career Consultant with a background in Psychology and several years of experience in HR.
Being a new mom, i devoted my entire time caring for my daughter. Six months passed after my delivery that's when your paid maternity ends too. I was one of the few who got the privilege, since the act got passed just few days after I delivered. I decided I will go on loss of pay to take care of my daughter. I wanted to be part of every milestone of her during her first year. 🎖️One year passed and I was happy that was again placed into the same project as I was before maternity.
Things had changed, I had to gear up myself, learn and keep me updated with the changing technology. I managed this and baby at home to an extent.
🎖️Inorder to keep me stress free, I got myself into reading books. I discovered a new world.
But writing gave me a breakthrough. I started a blog writing articles on parenting which would help new moms. I wrote for a couple of mom- baby platforms @momspresso@mybabychakra and also @womensweb which recognised the writer in me by publishing on their website.My articles were received well. I started reviewing the books I read and slowly I took a bigger step to write reviews for bigger publishing houses like @penguinindia@email@example.com 🎖️I started participating in blogging contests and bloghops to keep my writing at a regular basis. 🎖️I owe a lot to @blogchatter
And @supersocialbiz for their competitions that kept me going and giving me the confidence.
🎖️Them comes micro Blogging and influencing. I did that quite well too. Though I won't say that I made it big, I was able to make few heads turn Genuinely.
🎖️I realised that this is where I belong. I took a decision to quit my job and take up writing.
🎖️I am really happy to see where I stand today. The journey has been having few ups and downs, but the results have been amazing. 🎖️I even got an opportunity to be the official Blogger for @starsportsindia for their @prokabaddi . Which is another feather on the cap. #thatmadrasmom#sindhuvinodnarayan#bustamyth#careerbreak#gratitude#careershift#writing#myjourney#momblogger#momsofinstagram#chennaimommyblogger#chennaimoms#chennaiinfluencer#tues20augaaj#momsofindia#momswhowrite#letalkinz#instamoms#mommiesofig
People should explain a long gap between jobs in a resume 📃
By briefly explaining the reason why you’ve left the job market for an extended period, you can avoid passing the wrong message and tell the employer that you’ve been productive during your career break
If you took time off to travel or study abroad, even better. You may use those experiences to boost your resume. Some information you may consider adding in your CV is:
1️⃣Any volunteering and freelance work;
2️⃣Blogging & social media activities;
3️⃣Paid jobs performed in another language;
4️⃣New hard & soft skills acquired
Would like to know how to put this in your resume? Visit Lynx’s blog this Thursday
Photo by Roman Synkevych
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Have you taken some time off to study another language in a foreign country or to travel the world? 🌏
After months or years away, you’ve decided that you should settle down and start to look for a new job. By now, you may be wondering how to talk about a gap in your resume.
According to Michael Page, “if the gap you have to explain is due to a break you took to go travelling, it should be easy for you to spin this positively. Many employers will appreciate the fact that you’ve been travelling before you apply for a role in their organisations”. There are many ways to address international experience on the resume. If you’d like to learn more about it, follow our IG account
Photo by Mesut Kaya
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For more than 20 years, Margaret Seery had worked in the tech sector, steering projects, running labs, and leading teams. But she took a hiatus at the turn of the century to raise her three kids. Now, after 19 years, she’s going back to work, and the 61-year-old mom is feeling excited—“like a kid on their first day of first grade,” she says.
Across the United States and beyond, days like these have finally arrived. More and more, women who took job hiatuses are getting back in the game. Given that research shows companies with more women leaders in all roles perform better than those that are less diverse, this return offers firms the opportunity many know they need. But organizations are still grappling with how to properly train and place anyone who has been on a long hiatus.
Look at how freaking cool this place looks. #salardeuyuni
Since coming back up to la Paz we have been chilling done the red cap city walking tour which was amazing, have also been on every cable car line in la Paz. A must do if your every here so much fun great views and so so cheap.
Moved hostel to the @wildroverhostels
La Paz for the all Ireland hurling final (hon the premier)
We also got invited to a friend's home to have dinner with herself and her lovely parents. We thoroughly enjoyed our night thanks so much again @elii_arte
Tomorrow we head to Cochabamba for a few days then onto Santa Cruz for a few more before hoping over to Sao Paulo Brazil
Over 9 months on the road still a couple more to go
Hit the follow button to keep up to date on all our adventures and activities😀
Are you a career woman? Looking to reposition yourself in your career? Or considering a return to work after a career break?
On 21st August, mix and mingle with graduates, professional women, returning mums, and hear tips & techniques for successful career networking from Uma Founder and CEO, and award-winning diversity, inclusion and career strategist, @rita.kakati .
Event : Networking For Success
Date : 21 August 2019 19:00 - 21:00
Location : London Business School
I haven’t gone back to the rat race after finishing my last job because I have chosen to take time out to upskill myself. Today I have completed my course - yay!! 🤩
Really excited to be entering into the next phase of putting my knowledge into practice, supporting small businesses with their social media marketing and enjoying the flexibility of running my own business.
You've got a few years behind you so you know how life works, no unrealistic expectations. You also have many years ahead of you to learn, grow and develop even more and that makes you extremely valuable"
These are the exact words someone said to me in a work meeting recently and they have transformed how I'm looking at life.
I've had a few years away from my career to have my daughter and take some time out which whilst amazing and fortunate has also been hard. I've missed the corporate identity and grey suit I used to be able to hide behind and allowed the self doubt to creep in at times but hearing those kind reasurring words has put my mind at rest and reminded me I am good enough and I have lots to give.
I go back to work in a couple of months and instead of allowing myself to worry and fret about everything that could possibly go wrong or that I will have forgotten even my basic times tables I'm going to remember those words, banish the black and grey suits and be a stronger more confident me.
I've toyed with writing about this for some time now but I saw a post last night that made me realise most of us have insecurities and no matter how much it looks like we have our shit together, probably, behind the scenes there's some ridiculous beef that we have with ourselves because we're often inwardly critical so because they helped me I thought I would share his words incase they help anyone else too, were all valuable, we need to remember that X @martinealexander #bekind #motivation #womenempowerment #instainspiration #selfcare #bethebestyou #beafriend #mummy #careerbreak #confidence #women #mummyblogger
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Our faculty member Sarah Ellis (@gravity_road & @amazingif) who joined us in June, reminded us maternity leave is far from the average 'career break', in fact not much of a break at all.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's really important to be kind to yourself. Yes, you may have had time off, and your colleagues may mistake it for a holiday, but is it really restful?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you're making the return to work this September, remember you can't conquer this transition all in one go! With gentle 'baby' steps and little wins you'll make small progress every day and be thriving in no time!
1 2519 August, 2019
Ready to Reenter the Workforce? Read This First.
Great advice on how to relaunch your career after a break.
GetAheadVA provide flexible outsourced business and marketing support to their clients across the UK. Their services include telephone answering, virtual PAs, social media marketing and PR. Get Ahead are flexhibiting with us on 4th October and we cannot wait to pair them up with some of the most awesome people!
Don’t stare at the closed door too long, you’ll miss the window opening.
This time last year I had just graduated from my postgrad masters, got my first dietetic job and was paying back college loans. When I drove back to Galway to start my job I had €80 in my bank account and still had to buy petrol 😬
I thought this was it for the foreseeable future. Then I panicked and thought, wait, I haven’t done a gap year, Erasmus, J1, inter-railing, stint in Australia or worked abroad, what am I missing out on!?!
At 28 I thought I was too old to do any of this now and should be working and saving to ‘settle down’ 😳. Everyone kept saying it’s now or never so I moved home, started saving and then at the start of this year convinced Brian to quit his job and come travel with me.
I don’t plan on having much more than €80 when I come home again this time again but so far it’s been worth it.
Um dos grandes objectivos desta viagem é não planear. Não queremos ter uma itinerário fixo como normalmente fazemos quando vamos de férias 15 dias. Sabemos que queremos viajar pelo Sudeste Asiático, mas a escolha dos países é feita à medida que vamos caminhando. °
A ideia é não sabermos onde vamos estar na próxima semana, quantos dias vamos ficar em cada cidade, se vamos prolongar o nosso visto, porque simplesmente adoraramos este país. °
O único que planeamos com alguma antecedência são os workaway, para garantir que há disponibilidade e que seremos aceites. °
Mas isto de não planear é um grande desafio, principalmente para mim (Amélia), pois gosto de planear, organizar e pensar quase todas as minhas decisões. °
Mas o lema desta viagem é não fazer planos! ° "O plano é não ter plano" @doforloveproject
Running away from responsibilities like....🏃🏼♀️💨💨💨
Advice to anyone who’s considering going travelling....GO FOR IT!!! 💯🌍
Is it scary? Hell ye! 🙈
Is it worth it? 10000% YES!!!! 🙌🏼
The people you meet, places you see and experiences you have will stay with you forever and completely change your outlook on life! 💭💗
Tomorrow is promised to absolutely no one...so don’t have any regrets and just do whatever the heck makes you happy 🗺✈️🥰
After working as a hotelier for 13 years, I took a break at the time of my marriage and childbirth. Soon I found that I need to do more than just homemaking. I started to publish my organizing skills on YouTube. Some planning prior to the launch of my channel @simplifyyourspace — really helped.
Losing my parents early was very shocking for me and then unsettling phase of changing cities due to jobs. There were phases of uncertainty, chaos and desperation. I chose to stabilize myself one step at a time and not to be bogged down.
Now, the channel has grown to close to a 100 videos with more than 0.6 million subscribers. The best part of this journey has been the interaction with so many talented and knowledgeable people, which inspires me to strive to do more.
It is easy to get sucked into daily routines of being a full-time homemaker, which is a great task by itself. But you must strive beyond. Why? Because you can.
Contemplating a career restart is the most daunting part especially if you’ve been out of the workforce for a while. You may not know what your options are and how well those options would fit you. Simplify your thoughts to reach your goals in simpler ways. Pen down your goals and plan to achieve it. You will get there.
This is a shout out to all the women out there who want to start fresh or restart after a break possibly due to marriage or kids. There will be challenges when you decide to restart your career, but you need to stand tall and hold your ground.
Find someone who makes even a trip to the supermarket fun, then see the world with them 😍
Will and I flew into Christchurch and were picked up by my wonderful uncle (don’t you just love a ‘drop your bags and hug me!’ airport moment?) who has lived here for 20+ years, and we’ve had a beautiful weekend in Akaroa as well as planning our time here. We’ve changed our outgoing flights from Auckland to Christchurch as everyone we’ve spoken to has said that five weeks isn’t enough to do both the south and the north island, and it’s looking like that was the best decision! Tomorrow we’re driving to Lake Tekapo, and as we were heading to bed this evening (I’m up as I’m an insomniac through and through) Will said, “off on another adventure in the morning!” That sums it up ☺️ if you have any NZ South Island recommendations (we’ll be travelling all over for five weeks) then please let us know! #MegSaysTravel ed. by @bethsandlandpresets
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