Motherhood is a beautiful experience and a full time job. All around the world, talented and ambitious women give up their jobs and careers for a while to become a stay at home mum and see their children grow up. Some of them decide to join again after some time. Coming back into the corporate world is not easy. Here are useful tips for mothers returning to work. These tips will help you jump back into your career more easily.
What Do You Want?
It is very important to decide early on that what you want out of your career. Do you want to stay deeply involved with the family as well or you want to have a rewarding but challenging career. Often, with the passage of time, our goals in life change. Decide what exactly your goal is!
Stay in the field
You’ve been at home for some years. It doesn’t mean that you completely break off with the outside world and especially with the area of your interest. Mums are generally too busy to attend regular classes, but going to informative seminars once in a while will keep you updated with the world. Read and stay informed. Keep your resume and LinkedIn profile updated.
Stay in Touch
Once the family life starts, it becomes harder and harder to stay connected to even the closest of friends. But making an effort pays off. Nowadays, it is not as hard as it used to be, thanks to the social media networks. You never know, when an old friend or a neighbor might become helpful while landing a job.
Take Baby Steps
You might be competent enough to grab a great job but the employers need assurance that they are hiring the right person. Taking up internships or working voluntarily would introduce you to new people and companies. It will also prove your credibility.
Get Professional Help
If the idea of joining back seems mind boggling, get help from a professional career counselor. He could help you devise a plan and seek out new opportunities to enhance your career. Getting help can speed up and ease the process of going back into the field.
With a little effort, you would really appreciate coming back into the corporate world.
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