Christine A Howard

You Can Do It: It’s Never Too Late For Moms To Start A New Career Path

As a busy mom, your priorities most likely have changed over the years. You have been focusing on family life and the happiness and well being of your kids. Here’s the disclaimer; you’re always going to be focused on your kids because you’re a good mom. However, if they’ve gotten a little bit older (sob), it may be time to think about heading back into the workplace for financial or fulfillment reasons. Now it is time to bring some of that focus back around to you. It is vital to a healthy and happy family home that you feel satisfied and challenged during your week.  A new job could be just the ticket to finding who you are outside of being a parent.

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Don’t Be Intimidated

It might feel a little bit scary or intimidated to head back to work, let alone start a fresh new career path. However, you’ve already been doing, and continue to do, the hardest job there is.  Give yourself some credit and go for it! With some time and effort, you can plan your next move in regards to a new career. You’ll be able to plan and organize your life for the upcoming months so that you can achieve your job goals. The fact that you’re starting this journey shows that there’s already passion and drive within you to take on a new challenge.  Don’t give up now. The following are some ideas and inspiration for moms who feel ready to head back to work. This is for moms who want to find happiness in a new career, for a bright future ahead.

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Be Prepared to Train

The first steps you might need to take could involve studying, training, and developing your skills further so that you’re more suited to a role. Some companies are happy for you to train as you work.  They will even invest in your development so that you meet the company’s requirements. However, in some cases, you’ll need to research into the courses and qualifications that will ensure you’re the most appealing option for your potential employer. Whether you boost your CV with a Six Sigma Black Belt course, take yourself off to a networking event to make new contacts, or books tickets for a seminar that will boost your knowledge; your initiative and work will shine through in the interview process. If you do need to study, it’s worth looking into timetables so that you can plan your hours around family life.  If you do that you’ll achieve your qualification in what seems like no time.

Moms, It might feel a little bit scary or intimidating to head back to work, let alone start a fresh new career path. However, you’ve already been doing, and continue to do, the hardest job there is.

Give Your Confidence A Boost

If you walk into an interview unprepared, quiet, and lacking in confidence; it’s unlikely that you’ll get a callback. Therefore, it’s crucial that you work on your confidence beforehand so that you can answer questions effectively.  After all,  you want to make a great impression on potential employers. Remind yourself of all the hard work you’ve put in to get to this stage, plan what you’re going to wear, and ensure that you know how and what to promote about yourself. You hold the skills and the tools to succeed in a new role; you just need a boost to ensure that others can understand the same.

Work-at-Home Opportunities

If working outside the home is not an option for you right now, you may want to look at work-from-home opportunities.  Many employers have seen the benefits of having their employees work from home.  Some ideas you could try include transcription, call-center, virtual assistant, freelance writer, or direct sales.  With a work-at-home job, you can have that career that gives you your own sense of accomplishment while you take care of the needs of your family.  This is a great option for special needs parents.

Mom’s, whatever you choose to do for a career, know that you will be amazing.  Simply being a mom gives you so many of the skills that prospective employers crave.  Now dust off that resume and get started!

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