May 15, 2018

How Can Stay-at-Home Parents Sharpen Their Skills to Get Back into the Workforce?

If you’re returning to the workforce after having a baby, it can feel daunting to jump back into the business world – and it can be a challenge to find an employer who is willing to take a chance on hiring you.

The good news is, parenting advances your business skills in all sorts of ways. You learn how to experiment, how to rebound from failure, how to roll with changes, and how to empathize with others. All these skills should give you the confidence to succeed in the workforce.  You just need to make sure your skills are sharp enough to help you land the job of your dreams. Some of the key steps you can take to prepare to re-enter the workforce include:

  • Volunteer for an organization that allows you to advance your skills

Volunteer work is a wonderful way to get back into the working world, make contacts, and enhance your resume. You can even do many volunteer positions on a flexible schedule, so you can transition from being home with a baby full time to having a professional career outside of the home.

  • Renew certifications or taking a course

If you feel a little rusty in your job, taking a course of renewing certification will help you get back on track. It will also show potential employers that you’re ready to hit the ground running.

  • Consider temporary work

Companies may be much more willing to take you on even after you’ve been at home with the kids if they know they aren’t making a long-term commitment. Temporary jobs can give you a chance to build your resume back up and to get your foot in the door. A temporary job may turn into a long-term opportunity or may give you the skills and confidence to find your next full-time gig.

Spectra 360 can help you to find a great job when you’re ready to re-enter the workforce after taking time off with a baby. To find out more about how our staffing service can help you to find a great new job where you can put all those skills you learned as a parent to work, contact us today.


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