So, you’ve decided to transition from full-time mom back into the 9-to-5. After spending years dedicated to changing diapers and cleaning scrapes, it might feel overwhelming trying to get back into the workforce. Where do you begin so you can assimilate back in the business world as quickly and smoothly as possible?
The following tips will help you as you make the big transition from focusing solely on your children to putting some of that focus back on you:
Pinpoint what you’re looking for
The first place to start is to get clear about what you desire. Make a list of what exactly you’re looking for, and who you would like to work for. What type of business? What type of position? Are you looking for promotion opportunities, or simply something you can fill your day with and then head home? Pinpointing what you would enjoy will help you avoid becoming overwhelmed by the many job postings.
Update social media profiles
If you haven’t updated your business social media profiles in a while, now is the time to do it. With over 400 million members in more than 200 territories and countries throughout the world, LinkedIn is the perfect tool to promote yourself. It is also a great way to seek out potential employers. Make sure you also keep your personal social media profiles set to private.
Prepare your marketing materials
Before you jump back in, set aside some time to update your resume and cover letter. Make sure they speak to your experience, education and capabilities. When you find a position you are interested in, tailor them to fit that particular position you are applying for. If you’re not sure how to write a strong resume, consider seeking professional help.
Thanks to the internet and social media, networking has become more important than ever – and easier than ever to do. As you prepare to get back into the workforce, research local networking events and online groups you can participate in. Don’t forget your friends and family. Consider sharing your resume with them and let them know what type of position, and at what type of business, you are looking for.
These tips will help you as you enter this new and exciting chapter. Start by making sure you have everything up-to-date that you need to be successful, a belief in yourself and ask for help along the way. If you need assistance creating a space that will help you be productive and comfortable, consider working with the experts at Trader Boys. Get the best office furniture in Los Angeles.
Author Bio: Melissa Rayner is the owner of Trader Boys, family owned since 1949 where you will find quality modern office furniture in Los Angeles. She’s a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three children.