Sunday, August 17, 2008
Back to Work
The decision to go back to work is one many moms grapple with. Sure, it may make financial sense to work, as well as help to fulfill a moms' own needs, but stress and guilt can also accompany your choice. You may have a job you'll return to, or your choice may mean beefing up your resume and going on interviews. Either way, a little insight from someone who's been there sure would help.
Diane Lang, M.A., life coach, therapist and author, realizes how difficult the transition from staying at home with baby to re-entering the workplace can be. After experiencing this firsthand, she wanted to offer advice to moms facing the same decision. In her book, Babysteps: The Path from Motherhood to Career ($13.35), Lang provides guidance and coaching to make this step as easy as possible. In an easy to read handbook there is advice on updating skills, dressing for success, brushing up on interviewing skills, and creating a winning resume, cover letter, and thank you note. Babysteps also includes templates and additional resources to help get new job searchers started, as well as an appendix at the back of the book with employment ideas and opportunities for mothers who want to reenter the workplace.
Getting back out there can be challenging from many perspectives. Let Babysteps guide you through the process with ease.
Once you've decided to return to the workplace, you may realize your skills could use some brushing up on. BizyMoms is a resource for moms and they have just announced free e-courses just for moms. For more information please view the BizyMoms e-course brochure. With classes on writing a business plan, networking and effective selling, you just may be inspired to start a business of your very own.
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Win a copy of Babysteps: The Path from Motherhood to Career ($13.35 value). Just leave us a comment and tell us what you're biggest challenge is with going back to work. Don't forget to leave your email. The deadline is Midnight, EST, August 22. Please note, all comments are moderated and may not appear immediately.