Are you a stay at home mom wondering “what’s next” in your life? Wondering if it might be time to recapture your career momentum? Try these amazing back to work tips right now!
The reality is that motherhood is one of the main reasons why a woman stops working. It may be the best decision for the family at that moment. When the kids are grown enough – or due to financial reasons – mom may consider going back into the workforce.
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Meet the First Lady of the Career Relaunch, Carol Fishman Cohen
Technologically-obsolete and don’t know what to do – these are just some of the concerns that stay at home moms often worry about when “relaunching” (a term coined by Carol Cohen, CEO of iRelaunch, to describe those that are going back to work after staying at home.)
Her TED talk (below) is a great place to start. It’s comforting to hear of others that have been on this shared path, and successfully navigated their way to a revived career! Her iRelaunch team offers some great free and paid career resources at www.iRelaunch.com.
How to Get Your Foot in the Door
Just like the first time around, getting your foot in the door at that first job can be the most difficult. At least this time, you have the skills and confidence that you’ve earned, regardless of whether it was in an office or “on the job” as a mom!
Just as internships have become standard practice for today’s high school and college kids, more than a few successful back-to-work moms have started to take advantage of “returnships” that more and more corporations are offering.
NBC News highlighted the challenges of workforce reentry for stay-at-home moms in this recent post. It may not be easy, it’s totally possible and there’s more help tailored to the mom relauncher available every year!
Five Tips to Get Started Looking for Work
This post from UK-based Talented Ladies Club speaks about the competitive reality a mom can face against a younger generation in their profession. And, their tip #1 goes directly to the heart of it… definitely worth the read.
Need Some Help to Boost Your Confidence?
Confidence (or the lack thereof) can level many a playing field. I’ve seen people succeed due to their oozing confidence in what they’re doing… they might not be the best skill-wise but that self-belief that “they can!” has helped them on the path to success.
Visit Chalking Up Success for ten tips for boosting your confidence when restarting your career!
By the way, Jayne Westerholt (who blogs at Chalking Up Success), returned to work after 16 years at home with her children plus being in a new country speaking a new language. So, she’s definitely walked in your shoes, and is a great voice of reason for building your confidence today!