If you are thinking of heading back to work after being a super stay at home mum for so long, then we think that’s a great idea. Heading back to work after a long break can be tough though, especially when you’ve been raising your kids and your head hasn’t been in the business world. It doesn’t matter though, as long as you can prove to a new employer that you are ready for anything that they can throw at you. In this article, we’re going to be looking at what you’re going to need if you want to head back to work. Keep reading if you would like to find out more.
Up To Date Training
The first thing that you are going to need is up to date training in your area. It might be the case that you take some online courses to keep your knowledge base current throughout the time that you have off. This is going to be far better than trying to do a range of courses all in the space of a couple of days. Keep yourself busy in the free time that you have by doing courses for your subject area. For example, you might want to look into ITIL courses so that you know you are certified in this specific framework if that’s what a company wants to implement. It will put you ahead of the game if you have knowledge that nobody else has!
Knowledge Of When You Can/Can’t Work
The one thing that employers hate most is people who don’t show up to work when they are supposed to. When you go for your interviews, you need to make sure that you have a list of when you are available, when you are flexible and when you absolutely cannot work. It might take a while to find an employer who is willing to adhere and work your shifts around this, but your kids must always come fast so don’t budge on this. Of course, there will be some days where you’re going to have to hire a babysitter because you need to work an odd hour when the kids are home, but you should be able to make it work. Just try to stick to your original plan as much as possible if your employer allows.
A Professional Manner
Finally, after being at home for so long, you’ve got to put yourself back in business mode. Employers aren’t going to want to hire someone who isn’t acting in a professional manner through their interview, as there is no way to know if they are going to act professionally when working for them either. As such, you need to make sure that you are presenting yourself in a professional and friendly manner.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you are going to need if you want to head back to work. It’s not as though any of this is unreasonable or unattainable, so just do your best and you’re going to get where you want to be! We wish you the best of luck, and hope you find a job you love soon.