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Career Corner: When Mom goes back to ‘paying’ work

I was honored to
be featured in a recent Tampa Bay Times article about mom’s going back to the work force. Several of my friends have gone
through this situation of a career transition and how to re-enter the workforce, so it’s near and dear to my heart!
Plus, I’ll be undergoing my own transition into balancing motherhood and career
early next year.


In the next few
posts are excerpts from this article… I hope it’s helpful to you.

Problem: You’ve been out of the job market for years.

If this is the case you may feel less confident than you used to about your skills and abilities. Know that’s natural – and it’s not true that you’ve lost the talents before you stayed at home. They are still there! Just because you’ve been working as a mom at home doesn’t mean you’ve completely lost touch with your business side. It’s just a mater of tapping into that part of your brain again and getting back into the workforce to brush up on your skills. Plus, you’ve probably used these skills while you were staying at home.

Solution: 1. Review your previous accomplishments and consider taking a class in your field to get up to date.

2. Take a moment to think about what strengths you have that you’ve used with your kids. Organizational skills? Managing projects? Make a list of them.

3. Get out there and do something to boost your confidence. Volunteer or do some consulting work. “If you don’t have the confidence, the employer won’t have confidence in you, either.”

Go here to read the rest of the article.

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Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach