By: Sheetal, Application Developer & Majy, IT Support
McAfee offers a new program that offers professionals who dedicated extended time to their families the chance to reignite their passion for the technology industry and relaunch their careers.
Sometimes, it’s necessary to put your career on hold to raise kids, care for loved ones or serve your country. For many, it can be daunting to reenter the workplace after time away. That’s why McAfee designed its Return to Workplace program.
Launched in India in 2018, the 12-week Return to Work program offers training, support and resources for those who are looking to reenter the technology field and put their careers back on track.
Read Sheetal’s and Majy’s stories about how McAfee’s Return to Workplace program helped them build the skills they needed to reenter the workforce and come back strong.
Sheetal’s Return to Workplace Journey – Application Developer
Returning to Tech
Three years later, I was finally ready to get back to work, and I anxiously began my job hunt. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be, and I had a few concerns to say the least. Not only did I fear I’d be behind in the fast-paced technology industry, I also feared I wouldn’t find a supportive workplace as a single mom.
All Thanks to McAfee
As a single mother, McAfee allowed me to balance both my career and my family by giving me flexible work hours, technical mentoring, soft skills training, sessions with the HR team and several other resources to sharpen my professional skills. It helped me build my confidence over time, and today, I am working as a part of the application development team, assuring that the business works efficiently as possible.
McAfee has offered not only me, but a number of other wonderful women, a second chance to resume their careers at their own pace, without having to give up time with their families and children.
Majy’s Story – IT Support
Facing Fears About Getting Back to Work
My son was growing up right before my eyes, and as he became more independent, I considered returning to my career. Even though I was eager to get back to work, I feared I wouldn’t find a company that allowed me to manage both a fulfilling career and raising a child at home—or if my skills would still be relevant.
Discovering McAfee Was the Best Thing Ever
McAfee’s Return to Workplace initiative completely blew me away. With the working environment that McAfee offered me, which was flexible and encouraging, I absolutely could not miss this opportunity. McAfee offered me several avenues to learn and brush up on my technical skills. They even provided me with a technical mentor! Having access to my mentor created a safe environment where I could ask my technical queries without feeling the pressure of asking the wrong question. In addition to this, the host of online courses I could leverage was an advantage for me. Ultimately, McAfee provided me with an environment where I could learn and grow without feeling intimidated. This was empowering and gave me the push I needed to successfully complete the program. McAfee was my natural first choice for returning to work and I couldn’t have been happier to accept a full-time position.
Ready to relaunch your career? Get the resources you need at McAfee. Apply here.
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