- At some point, many stay-at-home moms decide that it’s time to get back to work, but for women that have been away from work for a long period of time, this isn’t always simple. One of the biggest concerns that women have about going back to work is explaining to interviewers why they have been out of the office for so long.
- You’ll find that self-confidence is key to getting back to work. Don’t lose your self esteem – many women wrongly think that they owe their employer something and that they are doing them a favor. The fact that you’ve not been in an office for a few years, doesn’t mean that your skills aren’t desirable. If you are hired it will be because they need your skills and experience.
- Brush up on your interviewing skills. It has been a long time since you have been through an interview and your skills are likely to be a little rusty; practice interviewing with a friend or career coach so that you will be sharp at your first interview.
- Give your Curriculum Vitae a freshening up. There will probably be something you can add to your resume; maybe you have helped run a non-profit organization, or helped at your child’s school?
- If you are finding that your job and family duties aren’t working out, don’t be afraid to change something. If you think that the strain caused by working is having a negative effect on you or your family, no-one will judge you if you choose to quit.
Going back to work can be a fun and rewarding challenges for moms, once you get by the initial concerns.