Saturday, December 1, 2007

Counseling Women on Career Reentry


Not surprisingly, women make up one of the largest segments of career reentry workers. Based on existing research, most reentry women are middle-aged and are returning to the workplace for numerous reasons including life changing activities such as divorce, death of a spouse or grown children.

For many of these reentry women, they are seeking to balance family with a new career. (Padula, M. (1994). Reentry women: A literature review with recommendations for counseling and research. Journal of Counseling & Development, 73, 10-16).

The Journal of Employment Counseling encourage those of us who work with career reentry women to work through the transitions by discussing:
- Career barriers related to gender role stereotyping
- Job trends for women
- Expectations for women reentering the workforce
- Raising the aspirations for reentry women

Read the complete article here at All Business.

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