I know how hard it is on families with one income right now and I really wanted to provide tips to all the Stay at Home Moms and Dads that need to re-enter the workforce after being gone for 5+ years. First I want you to know that YOU CAN GET A GREAT JOB AND MAKE MONEY too!
I have coached many domestic engineers 🙂 and all of them have gotten hired and are making great salaries. Some of them get hired within 1 week of posting their resume (extremely lucky) and some take up to 6 months to find a job. Here are some tips for your job search. 1) You need to value yourself. So whatever you need to do for yourself to feel better, like getting a new hairstyle, buying new clothes for interviewing, or conducting your research before you start your job search will help you feel more up-to-date and confident. SO JUST DO IT! 🙂
2) First create your linkedin.com profile and invite everyone you know to join because remember all of your activities with the PTA, Mommies Group, Church Group, Athletic Club, Philanthropic Organizations, Civic and Community Volunteerism, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Club Sports Organizations, etc., have exposed you to a huge number of people, friends, and acquaintenances, who will want to help you and introduce you to their family, friends and colleagues who can help you find job. 3)Let your network (while you were a domestic engineer) help you in your re-entry phase.
4) Hire a coach or go to the local career center and get some free career counseling. It’s so important and will cut your job search time in half because you will receive valuable and current job tips from the experts. 4) Join a professional association within your chosen profession (they always bring in great speakers who talk about the latest trends, etc. 5) DON’T FEED THE MONKEY, meaning stop beating yourself up and just get into action and try tohave a positive attitude. 6) Join a job search support group. Good luck and let me know how things go!