Many times this is the woman’s role, and sometimes it leaves her out of the workforce for many years.
Reentering the workforce can be tough – but if you research your options and look into your resources this overwhelming project can be manageable.
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You should determine your long-term goals and then set your sights to achieve it. There are many careers that seem to be successful for women returning to the workforce after spending time at home raising the children. Some of those careers are accounting, nursing, lawyers and other various healthcare professions. Many careers, such as those in accounting, you can return to with little disruption.
One of the biggest obstacles women returning to the workforce face is the length of time they were on hiatus. Many find that they do not receive responses to their inquiries for positions and that the recruiting agencies state they have been out of the workforce for too long. Sometimes it is necessary to obtain a position to build your confidence and get back in the job market before aiming for your ultimate position. There are agencies dedicated to helping mothers reenter the workforce who will help with resume building, interviewing techniques as well as helping to find you a position.
It is also recommended that you call the company that you would like to obtain a position with and inquire about their requirements. Do they have certain educational requirements? You may have to update your skills in order to achieve your long-term goal.
There are many online and distance education courses that you may take while working. It may be necessary to accept a different position with the company you are interested in until you meet all of the requirements for your desired position.
It is important to remember that even though you were home caring for your children you were using valuable skills, such as time management and organizational skills.
For many women the major challenge is overcoming the fears of returning to a younger workforce.
Women that stayed active in their communities or children’s schools found the transition back in the workforce less challenging as they kept their skills fine tuned and were able to remain confident in their abilities.
Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solutions – Six Sigma Online ( http://www.sixsigmaonline.org ) offers online-based six sigma training and certification classes for lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.
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