Tips for Returning to Work After Divorce

Divorce often brings major life changes for both parties. For many stay-at-home mothers, it can necessitate a return to work after many years of being at home caring for their children. While returning to work can be a scary prospect, by keeping the following suggestions in mind, women can make the transition back to full-time employment easier.

Use Your Connections

While at home with their children, most stay-at-home mothers develop a large network of contacts in a wide variety of settings. This is the time to network and reach out to any acquaintance willing and available to provide leads on job opportunities. Also reach out to former co-workers, managers of businesses frequently visited, and family members who often provide helpful connections when job seeking.

Seek Help When Necessary

Obtaining employment involves a series of steps, including writing a resume, applying for the position, and interviewing with employers. Do not be afraid to seek assistance when completing any of these steps. Many women find it helpful to hire a job coach who can assist in updating a resume or practicing interview skills. Using a job recruiter may be another option for those with professional or technical degrees.

Embrace the Opportunity

Reentering the workforce can allow many women to change their career tracks to pursue a field in which they have a hidden passion or talent. Think outside one’s degree when looking for post-divorce employment. By not limiting their prospects to only jobs in their previously chosen fields, returning workers can embrace different opportunities. Many women have successfully made the change from one career to another when returning to work after years at home.

Recognize Stressors

Many women returning to work identify childcare as their primary cause of stress when seeking employment. If the thought of leaving your children at daycare or with a sitter causes anxiety, deal with the issue proactively. By figuring out childcare arrangements in advance, job seekers can go into the process with more focus and confidence. Other women might fear the need to use new technology in a future job. Address these concerns by becoming familiar with the most popular software or borrow a friend’s computer to become comfortable with the technology that may be used in future employment settings.

Putting the Best Foot Forward

Dressing for success really can make a difference during the interview process.  It may have been awhile since business attire was needed. Now is the time to purchase a professional outfit for meeting potential employers. Self-confidence is a job seeker’s best friend. Taking the steps necessary to feel good about oneself can be the most important step in the process of relaunching one’s career.

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