Re-Entering the Workforce– Make a Great First Impression
About 5 years ago I took a deep breath and prepared for a huge change.
After sixteen years as a stay at home mom, I was ready to jump back into career mode.
This was not easy! It was especially complicated by the fact that my only “real job” that I had after college only lasted for a year and a half until we had our first son AND it was not a career that I felt I actually excelled at (medical sales).
I had to totally re-invent myself at age 40. It was a daunting task, but I was determined.
First, I had to Write a New Resume
And, boy had resumes changed in 16 years! Thankfully the internet is full of rich resources to help you craft an eye catching resume. I found this article on resumes for stay at home moms to be very enlightening. Here are tips for making your resume look nicer from a graphic design standpoint.
Next, I needed to Get my Mindset Right
I also watched an unbelievable number of Ted talks–this one was my favorite:
So, now that you’ve sat up. . .
What are your career aspirations? Do you like your job? Ready to change careers? Ready to re-enter the workforce? Ready for a change?