Have you taken a break from work and want to resume now?
There is a plethora of jobs available. There are organizations that are offering
‘returnship’ and then there are institutes that will help you restart your career.
But before that, ask yourself a few questions.
- What kind of job are you looking for – government, or private? salaried,
- How much time will you be able to devote (full-time or part-time)?
Consider the commuting time while answering this question.
- What will be the nature of the job? Online (work from home), offline or
hybrid? Will it require you to travel?
- What kind of support will you require while working and from where are
are you going to get that support?
- What will be the income generated from that particular job? Is it
comparable to the expenses incurred?
Do the SWOT analysis – know your strengths, and weaknesses, and understand the
opportunities and threats. Also, find out your interests and dislikes (these
might make you enjoy or hate your job).
Once you have done this ‘homework’; start looking for the options available. I
am suggesting a few here; however, the list is quite long.
- Computer applications – web developer, mobile application developer,
video game designer, software engineer
- Counseling – school counseling, career counseling, family and marriage
counseling, mental health counseling
- Designing –web, graphic, interior, jewelry, user experience, and/or
- Foreign languages – language teacher, interpreter, translator,
researcher, international travel coordinator, etc.
- Household – rangoli, art and craft, cooking and baking, cloud kitchen,
- Marketing – Digital / social media marketing, public relation specialist,
market research analyst
- Stock trading and consultation
- Teaching – yoga, coaching for school, and other exams. Photography and
“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” –
Dr. Aabha Pimprikar is an established Dentist, Entrepreneur, and Life Skills Trainer