4 Quick Tips for Stay-at-Home Moms Going Back to Work
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Quick Tips for Stay-at-Home Moms Going Back to Work
The transition from stay-at-home mom to full-on working mom can be extremely difficult. Whether it's the interviewing process to actually going back to work on the first day of the job while your kids go off to school or even work of their own, the process can be taxing for anyone.
However, you know as well as we do that the benefits are well worth it and you are meant to be a total Boss when it comes to relaunching your career goals.
So today, we're bringing you a little bit of inspiration with a few quick and easy tips that will help any stay-at-home mom get back to work.
1. Make Sure Your Skills Are Current
As with most thing in life, the workforce is always changing. And so should you. Get ready to research and learn about what's going on in your industry and the skills you need right now to work in that industry.
For example, if you need to work with any computer skills like Excel, then make sure you play around and brush up on what's current. You can take online classes or even classes that are offered to your community.
2. You Can Start Off Slow
If you're just testing out the waters, make sure you know that you don't have to dive in all at once if you don't want to. You can talk about or apply to part-time jobs at first to get your feet wet and build up to where you want to be. Then go in full-time whenever you are ready.
3. Be Ready to Explain the Resume Gap
No matter who you are or your reason, employers will always be curious about why you have a gap in your resume. In fact, it will be seen as a red flag if you don't address it. So, be sure to include it in your resume and don't downplay your achievements and work as a stay-at-home mom. Things you have learned and picked up throughout this time are transferable skills as well.
No matter your job, having a connection will help and the fact that you have former experience in your field will likely give you an edge on others. Use that!
Reconnect with former co-workers and employers. You can also reach out to people who you have met while working as a stay-at-home mom to see if they can help you get connected, too.
And don't forget to use (and update) your LinkedIn profile!