Friday, January 18, 2008

Going Back to Work After Children

Found a great article to share with those of you who might be considering going back to work after staying at home and raising a family.

Back to School = Back to Work by Dawn Rosenberg McKay

For those of you with not enough time to read the entire article, here are some of the highlights:

1. You and your family must make the decision based on the needs of everyone involved
2. Plan for the unexpected such as a sick child or family member
3. Think about where you want your career to go. Consider meeting with a career

One additional tip I want to suggest? Explore multiple options and talk with others who have made that transition as well.

1 comment:

Peggy McKee said...

As a recruiter, sometimes there are fantastic candidates that are looking to re-enter the workforce after children. Many managers aren't fond of this background. I have found that using the video interview - to introduce the candidate can overcome many of the objections that a manager may have and almost forces them to interview the candidate - when they view the video they "see and hear" the candidate answer common interview questions. So the roadblock of getting to the face to face interview is removed.