I knew that people will not be very welcoming after a long sabbatical of 4 years when I decided to come back and start my professional career again.
But giving preference to my interest I took this challenge head-on and went ahead...
After appearing for dozens of interviews...finally grabbed one opportunity as an Asst.HR Manager in a Fitness chain company in Delhi.
Small company and MBA in HR as qualification, I thought this combination has worked for me and I was on cloud nine:)
Suddenly everything seemed in place and my struggling days were over but when life hits hard, you can go into a darker corner.
In a wink, I realized that I’m at the wrong place. Abusing others anywhere, anytime was widely encouraged and made the culture toxic.
Although I never encountered it personally, looking at such incidences regularly changed my mind and I decided to quit in a couple of months.
During my exit interview, I was again asked about my reason for leaving, and with full confidence, I replied "my support is needed as HR in our family business’
After listening to this the CEO got annoyed and out of frustration said "You don't have it, don't go for HR as a profession, you will fail" listening to these words in my first job after a long break was definitely not motivating and for some time really made me doubt myself. But since childhood, I tend to consider my critics as fuel to drive me further towards my ambition and within days I was back and this time "back with a bang".
Got another job soon and was more confident, optimistic, and hungry to prove myself than ever before:)
Since then I have never looked back and have managed to carve a decent career in the field of my interest which is "HR"