How to Re-enter the Workforce
as a Stay-at-Home Mom
As a mother, we want to be there every step of the way in our child’s lives. This may result in us making many sacrifices. It’s no secret that being a stay-at-home mom is a full-time position — much less adding a nine-to-five on top of that. As a stay-at-home mom, it may feel like you have little room for other jobs or activities. Once your kids gain more independence, you might find yourself wanting to work again, and while the transition of re-entering the workforce isn’t easy, it’s still very much possible.
The following four tips are great ways to get your foot back in the door after having left the workforce:
- Know what you are looking for out of your search.
Before you research positions to apply to, think about why you are applying to a job. Ask yourself if you have any goals you want to work towards. This way you can build a strategy early, and get a head start.
- Connect with others in the industry.
Networking is an important part of the job hunt process that often gets overlooked. Not only can others provide you guidance, but they can also help in opening up new opportunities. A majority of people secure jobs today as a result of networking.
- Establish your brand.
Believe it or not, this can help distinguish you from other candidates who are applying to the same position. Employers can only learn so much from your resume or application. Your personal brand is what gives them a glimpse into who you are as a person and worker.
- Work proactively in your search.
It can feel discouraging once you apply for a job and don’t hear back. Take matters into your own hands by asking for an informational interview first. This can help the company recognize you easily and even possibly put you on their radar.
For a complete guide to going back to work after time as a stay-at-home mom, check out the infographic below...