Returning to the workforce can be difficult for women after a divorce, especially if they have been raising a family for a number of years. Moms who have stayed at home to raise a family and now have the need or wish to restart their career after their relationship ends are faced with a number of challenges. Last week, we shared four tips on how to make the transition back to work much easier. Here are three more:
- Activate your network. Finding a job after staying home for a number of years can be difficult, especially if you worked in a fast-moving profession. This is an ideal time to call in favors, connect with old colleagues, and ask friends and relatives for leads. You will be surprised by who will help and what opportunities may arise.
- Consider returning to school. You may need to return to school to update your education and catch up in your field. Or you may want to return to school to explore a new career altogether. You may also wish to continue your schooling so that you can apply for better-paying jobs. Whatever your reason, furthering your education almost always improves your employment options.
- Think outside of the box. Many women reentering the workforce only apply for jobs that are identical to the one they held before they married and had children. This may be a mistake. When returning to the job market, don’t be afraid to consider different opportunities, go in a new direction, or make a fresh start.
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