Getting back to work after being home for a while.
Being a mom is one of the busiest and most rewarding jobs in the world, but what do you do when your kids are slightly older and you want to re-enter the workforce?
Well, these days there are plenty of opportunities for moms and, whether you want to work full-time, freelance or work from home, there is something out there for you (you just need to find it)!
First things first, you will have to update your resume and this is where a lot of moms stumble as they have difficulty explaining the gap in their resume. The good news is that there are ways around this. For example, if you are a former HR specialist, you could say that you’re an HR professional looking for an opportunity. Although you’ve been taking care of your children over the past few years, you could mention how you’ve kept up-to-date in your field of expertise with courses, associations, etc.
A great cover letter is the next step and this should summarize your work experience and why you feel you are suitable for the position. Almost all recruiters require a cover letter for applications, so pay special attention to this important document and try and use the “keywords” that the employer is looking for (like “personal assistant”, “coding”, etc”)
After taking a few years off, some moms choose to enter an entirely different field. There are many online courses available out there and you could easily study towards something new and interesting. IT especially, is a great industry to work in (with lots and lots of jobs worldwide!)and you could learn how to code in a matter of months. Also with the high shortage of nurses, in some countries they will even pay you while you study to become a nurse!
Make sure to check in your country if there are any plans available for studies in a job where there is a big shortage. It might save you, and even gain a whole lot of different posibilities.
To find the job of your dreams, you can look on online job sites like Indeed. Great jobs are also often posted on LinkedIn and it is always a good idea to have an updated and carefully thought-out LinkedIn profile.
Good luck mama!!