After having successfully reared your children to be responsible and loving contributors to society, you are ready to get back into the workforce … but how? This question is asked by millions of moms around the globe who are ready to rev up their creativity and intellectual capabilities to jump back into the workforce. However, the moms who effectively make this transition have a few tools that they have been storing in their belts in preparation for this big day.
For those who have an interest in returning back to the business world after being full-time moms for several years, should consider the following opportunities to fold into their busy lives.
1. Take Part-Time Jobs
You need something to put on your resume to avoid creating a huge gap. Don’t be afraid if it’s not lucrative. The experience and the contacts will help you in the long run.
2. Volunteer Like You Mean It
Forget the bake sales and car washes. Make it measurable work. Sit on a school board or do community projects to develop contacts.
3. Education Is the Magic Bullet
Depending on what industry you want to embark upon, returning back to school could be a necessary step. Not only does it provide you with knowledge and skills, it shows an employer that you are serious and willing to invest in yourself. It is also a great resume filler.
4. Update Your Resume
Don’t wait ten years to brush off the dust from your resume. Keep it current and ready at a moment’s notice.
5. Create a List
Continuously investigate women-friendly businesses and create a list that you can return back to once you are ready to send out resumes. If you find a business that you absolutely LOVE, consider linking up with someone within the company who is well established to learn more about the work environment and to serve as a mentor.