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How can a Virtual Internship help you in your Career-break?

To help you understand better how virtual internships can help you make the most out of your break

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Ruchita Jain was working as a software application developer in a reputed company. Being good at her work, she was earning herself a handsome salary. She continued her job after getting married but, after two years, when she had her son, she decided to take a break from her career to look after him. For two years, she happily took care of her child but this transition of her, from being a self-dependent woman to a homemaker took a toll on her self-confidence. When her son started going to a play school, she could find some free time daily which she started utilizing to read, write, and learn. Later she got to know about virtual internships and started applying to them, after facing a few rejections she was selected for one. After that she never turned back, she did more internships along with taking care of her son and discovered her lost confidence and self-worth.

In India, every year, millions of women like Ruchita take a career break due to added responsibilities of getting married or having a child. Many a time a break meant for a few months stretches up to many years. And, with the continuously prolonging breaks, they become more and more distant from their professional selves. What if there was a way to bridge this distance along with fulfilling your responsibilities as a wife and mother? Well, there is a way that can make your career break productive and keep you near your professional life.

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You can take up various virtual internships while you are on a break to take care of your family. Pixabay

To help you understand better how virtual internships can help you make the most out of your break, below listed are a few points highlighting the benefits of pursuing one:

Convenience in working: The major pro of doing a virtual internship is that it provides you with the flexibility in terms of time and commitment. Since you won’t have to be physically present for the job, this will enable you to work as per your convenience and keep you tension free. And thus, doing these virtual internships will keep your confidence up and give you a sense of self-worth while you won’t be able to pursue your profession.

Keep you in touch with the industry: Most of the companies don’t allow work from home or other flexible work options to their employees, which in the end, forces many women to quit their jobs as they need to handle some new responsibilities at home. In such cases, to keep up with the industry trends and skills, you can take up virtual internships.

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Additionally, having such internship experiences on your resume will later help you with the job securing process when you are ready for it. Pixabay

A chance to explore new opportunities: For some job profiles, it is not feasible to work remotely. Here, you can explore some new areas through internships without much work pressure. Who knows you might even discover your true passion which you were not able to explore and pursue before because of your commitments to your job.

Added income: With added responsibilities come new expenses and quitting your job at the same time might weigh on the economic setting of your home. Considering most of the virtual internships come with a stipend, doing one can enable you to contribute to the financials of your home and give you a sense of self-dependence.

If you are already on a career break or are planning to take one, pursuing a few virtual internships during the time will help you stay up-to-date with the advancing technologies and industry trends, and ultimately help you ease back into your professional life when you decide to.

Courtesy: Internshala (https://internshala.com/)

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E-learning Can Help You in Getting a Job

To help increase your chances of getting a job/internship focus on getting the skills because a degree won’t assure a job, but relevant skills will make the difference!

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“I was always intrigued by how a website functions and wanted to learn how to develop one but had no prior knowledge or experience in web development. I did some research and enrolled in a Web Development online training. It was a 6-week long online training which was divided into 4 modules – HTML & CSS, Bootstrap, MySQL, and PHP. The training started with frontend technologies wherein I learned to develop a webpage using HTML tags and to design and style it using CSS. The first and second modules introduced me to the working of various tags, the styling of pages, and the concept of responsiveness. The next two modules taught me the nuts and bolts of the backend. I learned different storage techniques, types of databases, MySQL queries, DML commands, and various types of keys and their uses. Lastly, I learned server-side scripting language and MySQLi. Most of the queries I had during this training were solved via Q/A forum but if I ever had a doubt, the teaching assistant was there to help. The quizzes and coding challenges made this journey quite interesting and the solutions to all the assignments were helpful. In those 6 weeks, I learned much more than I had expected.

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Unlike the conventional learning in a classroom, online training makes the content available for students digitally. Flickr

Just after the training completed, I began my search for relevant internships with an eagerness to work on live projects. I applied to an internship along with the link to the e-commerce website I had built as a part of the training in my application and within a week or so, I received an email stating that I had been shortlisted. Going forward with the selection procedure, they gave me a task wherein I had to design a homepage for their website with a header followed by a photo carousel, services, and other details. I put everything I had learned during the training to use and submitted my entry. I was shortlisted for the telephonic interview! In the interview, the recruiter asked me about web development and I answered with ease, after which I was hired as a front-end developer. My responsibilities include developing various blogs and websites for the organisation and testing them for speed and performance. I also work on their SEO plans, meta tags, and WordPress plugins. “

This is the story of Sanya Singh, a student of Northern India Engineering College and how an online training helped her get an internship. Despite not having completed formal education in the field of web development, the training equipped Sanya in getting employed. 

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Online training is the perfect medium to bridge the gap and realising what you can do and can make a career in.. Pixabay

To help you understand how an online training can make the difference, let us first discuss what is online training? Unlike the conventional learning in the classrooms, online training makes the content available for students digitally. Students can learn online, anywhere and anytime. Instead of physical copies of books, e-learning uses visual content and gamification.

While hiring, employers seek relevant set of skills which can easily be gained through learning. The test and assignments along the duration of the training will provide you with knowledge and experience that will instil confidence in you.

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Online Training Can Help Kick-Start Your Career. Pixabay

Every year 60 Lac students graduate but only 8-10% get hired and the reason for it is – skill gap. So, to help increase your chances of getting a job/internship focus on getting the skills because a degree won’t assure a job, but relevant skills will make the difference!

About the Author: Sarvesh Agrawal is the Founder and CEO of Internshala, an internship and trainings platform (Internshala.com)