Women re-entering the job market after time off for childrearing,
a leave of absence, or retirement face special concerns. Depending
on how long its been since you were employed outside
the home, you may have to deal not only with your emotional
barriers (Am I too old? Will anyone want to hire me?) but
also with logistical concerns such as updating your skills,
presenting your time off in a positive light, and jump-starting
your network of fellow professionals.
Despite these internal and external barriers, you couldnt
have picked a better time to go back to work. With unemployment
at an all-time low, companies are beating the bushes to find
qualified workers. With effort and determination, you can
position yourself to pick up where you left off or even better.
Getting back in the flow after years of childrearing.
How to explain breaks of a year or less--for extended travel,
personal needs, or any other reason.
Coming out of retirement and into the work force.