If you're a stay-at-home mom trying to rejoin the workforce, chances are you have lots of questions about the smoothest path back to employment. To help I was recently on Living Today with Mario Bosquez sharing career advice tips for moms returning to work. In case you missed it, read on for highlights and check out my video on How to Rejoin the Workforce After a Break from Motherhood.
If you're not interested in going back to the same career you had before a family, try making a list of what you don’t want. For many moms, returning to work after family means less tolerance for long hours or a long commute. So create an ideal job description that has flexibility and time freedom built-in. If you’re not sure it’s possible think again. There are many staffing firms that focus on flexible career opportunities including MomCorps and Flexible Executives.
Virtual careers are also a viable option for most working moms. Growing areas include virtual assisting where you can use your skills on project-based work for clients all over the world while working from home. Find out more at International Virtual Assistant Association (IVAA). Tune in for more career advice on my radio show, Making a Living -- it airs again next Wednesday, May 13.