As we celebrate International Women's Day 2017 today, let's see how we can empower stay-at-home-moms by taking a look at these expert advice.
Change your mindset
It’s easy to fall into a rut when you are at home. If you want to return to work, it is most important to prepare yourself mentally to step out of your comfort zone.
Get your family ready
Especially if the children are still young. They have been used to you being at home. “Work yourself out of a job” at home by teaching the kids to be less reliant on you – to be responsible for their own matters, and reassigning household chores.
Build up a network of contacts
You can consider building contacts from your current sphere of influence (fellow moms, excolleagues, etc.) and join social media platforms like LinkedIn or Facebook. You could also join networking sessions like the WEWAM forum. Send in your CVs to recruitment firms and organisations which provide employment assistance. Spread the word of your intended return to increase your chances of securing a suitable job.
By attending courses and building up your skills, you in turn build up your confidence. There are many government-subsidised courses available. These places are great for further networking. If need be, do a career profile or meet with a career coach.
It takes planning and perseverance to ensure a successful and smooth return – but you can make it happen! And The GMP Group can help you. Simply visit our Careers page for a wide range of jobs available.