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    PALAK KASHIV
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    It is very challenging for the women to the renter or to resume their work again after the long gap. Because with pace everything is evolving is very fast, women have to relearn and understand everything and this takes time. Also, after taking the gap her work efficiency also gets affected. Women are not giving up on their career is a good thing may a lot of difficulties but they are not going to last forever is just for time being. Some women don’t want to take a long gap but a situation is created they have to take the gap. Women can stay attach to their workmates and keep researching about what is going on her field this will help them to stay connected. Women after rejoining the work they may have given less income also their chances of getting promoted in a short period of time become fewer women need to be confident while working and also rethink that they want to continue the old job or start something new because things will require hard work and consistency. Women should be preparing for interviews because most of the things get changed in the year. Women need to rebuild their network and reach out to their work colleagues to ask if they have any openings in their company.it becomes difficult to rejoin. Women should manage her time and make she is submitting her work before deadlines because if she does not manage it goes bad impression on the higher authority. Women have to keep their attitude of never give up.

    Yash Tiwari
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    Several surveys describe the potential hurdles that women face when they return to work after taking a break. Women, especially those who take an extended time away from their careers or even take off for child-rearing years, must think about changes in their skills, how they present themselves, whether to detail their experience to prospective employers and stay in touch with former colleagues. Restarts are indeed difficult for women, especially in a world that worships youth and newness. But the answer is not to give up on a career. It is to stop wasting time competing with your younger peers. And even though there are some difficulties, things can be done to overcome them.

    After having children women find themselves in a position where they have to choose between pursuing a career and being at home with their family. In most cases, women realize that leaving their careers to take care of their children is the right choice for them. Many women do not end up returning to work after taking time off from work. Working mothers have experienced tremendous changes in their roles and experience in the workplace. With the invention of technology and the more comfortable and faster way of communicating and accessing information, women have risen to higher levels in businesses.

    Women are always more concerned about their career stability and getting promoted in few years. There are high chances for the women who want to take a break that they may not get the job that matches their skills because of age or experience. Women need to consider any opportunities which match their skills and also give them better chances for promotions. It is very difficult for women to restart their careers after a break. This is because everything in this world is dynamic and changing from one another. When the break is taken it becomes harder for a woman to resume her tasks/works as she has to start over learn all the new things. The new knowledge cannot be remembered and if you try to relearn them it takes more than a day or two and that makes us feel low as we have already been among them.

    Research shows that women, on average, are not as willing as men to cut their careers short to take care of family responsibilities. Perhaps because professional life is more stressful for women they value it somewhat more than men do. So it is understandable for them to hesitate before giving up a challenging job or a good salary. It is a fact that more and more women are interrupting their careers. But it’s hard to restart (being hired) because they have been out of the professional market for a long time, and professional contacts dry up. Women have struggled to keep their careers on pace, this is a worldwide phenomenon. Working women are guilty of either not doing an acceptable job or are seen in some competitive hostile environments where they are left out by their male peers. Women hold about 47 percent of all professional jobs and hold roughly 60 percent of all managerial positions which are usually attained before 30 years of age. This ratio between men and women is not very different from other countries.

    DISHA SAPKALE
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    In today’s world, It becomes difficult for women to restart their career because their are already lots of people who are working hard towards their career goals and their are so many women and girls are giving their 100% towards sharping their skills, in that the one who wants to restart their career they has to work hard and by giving their 100% dedication towards work to give a equal competition like other people who are already their in every field. There are women who has to give up on their career due to such situations like after marriage, not getting support from parents, taking care of children, pregnancy and more. Many women and girls don’t want to skip their career or have long gap in their career but due to some situation they has to take gap between their career. Due to which women don’t get chance to achieve their career goals. Their are organizations who help women to restart their career like JobsForHer, Avtar l – win, sheroes, HerSecondInnings these organizations are helpful for women to get job opportunities, internships, part time jobs and many more. Due to online platforms of learning women can sharpen their skills that will help them to get job opportunities. And their are many courses available online on different websites like coursera, udmey, skillshare and many more through which they can gain some skills and experience due to which they will get confident enough at interviews. Women should be honest about their career gap through which it will gives positive point to get job opportunities by being honest. They need to rebuild their network with the help of linkedin app, through which you may get job opportunities. Show professionalism and seriousness to get an opportunities to work at particular company. Being Confident and energetic towards work is must for women to restart their career.

    Shreya Shukla
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    It is hard to start a career for a woman and then it goes on to get harder with time. So it is hard to begin again her career. Life is a roller coaster ride, especially for women. She needs to take care of her family and work hard at the workplace too. I am not trying to say that men don’t take care of their families but in most families, a woman is expected to carry out these responsibilities. Usually, a woman takes a break from her career to fulfil the needs of her child after marriage. Being a mother is a tough task but women nose how to tackle it. The starting period of motherhood is the toughest part of her entire motherhood because in this part not only does she have to take care of her newborn baby but also herself. In this phase, she needs support from her family but some don’t get that so they have to choose between their career and child. Of course, she does what a mother does she chooses her baby over the hard work that she did for achieving a particular position. But the sad part is that when after years she wants to restart her job or business no one supports her. They become used to the daily routine in which a woman works throughout the day and takes care of her child. She gets to listen “oh! Leave it, what will you make out of that job, no need to be a working woman, take care of your child”, ” How selfish she is! How can she leave her child at home like this, just to work outside for a few pennies” etc. Disgusting to hear these kinds of words for a woman who sacrificed her career to fulfil her families dream of a child. Not everything should be considered with the number of money some things are done for self-esteem, confidence.
    Women can achieve whatever she wants to without suspicion. One of the greatest examples is Olympic medalist Marry Kom who is a boxer and she started her career after a long pause. No one trusted her except her husband, people tried a lot to discourage her but she kept on working for her dream and finally, she made it come true. It was a slap on the faces of people who think women are less than men and an inspiration for women who want to restart the journey with full zeal towards their declining career.

    Aditi Sahu
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    It is extremely difficult for women to restart their careers after a break. This difficulty is contributed by both internal as well as external factors. The internal factors include the self-doubt and the loss of self-confidence which is quite normal for anyone who has taken a break from their career, but what is not okay and normal are the external factors.

    The external factors are the ones that affect the women from the outside. These factors include the societal pressure to keep being a homemaker or a stay-at-home parent. The employers also doubt the women’s calibre if they had taken a break for a while. These external are not only harmful in themselves, but they even increase the internal dilemma of women. Their self-doubt increases and they constantly feel the need to prove their capabilities and the will to work hard.

    These factors are the major contributors to the difficulty in restarting a career for women. There are many other factors too that go unnoticed by many people but it is time for us to be mindful of how our actions or words can contribute to someone’s will to restart their career.

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