Monday, September 12, 2022

How to Become More Employable When You're Going Back to Work



Being a mom is one of the hardest jobs in the world. It's also one of the most important. But what happens when you want to or need to go back to work? How do you make yourself more employable after taking some time out of the workforce? There are a few things you can do to make yourself more attractive to potential employers. Here are four tips on how to become more employable when you're going back to work:

Update Your Skills

One of the best ways to make yourself more employable is to update your skills. If it's been a few years since you've worked, things may have changed in your industry, and employers will want to see that you're up-to-date. There are plenty of ways to update your skills, whether it's taking an online course like MyCPR NOW, attending a seminar, or even just reading relevant trade publications. Whatever method you choose, make sure you can show potential employers that you're keeping up with the latest trends and developments in your field.

Network, Network, Network!

Another great way to become more employable is to network—not just with potential employers but with anyone and everyone who could help you in your job search. Attend industry events, join relevant LinkedIn groups, and connect with people who might be able to give you insights into the job market or help you land an interview. The more people you know, the better your chances of finding a great job.

Highlight Your Parenting Experience on Your Resume

If you've taken some time out of the workforce to raise your children, don't hesitate to highlight that experience on your resume. Parenting requires a lot of skills that are relevant in the workplace, such as multitasking, time management, problem-solving, and teamwork. Mentioning your parenting experience on your resume will show potential employers that you have the skills they're looking for—even if those skills were gained outside of the traditional workplace.

Polish Up Your Online Presence

In today's day and age, employers will almost certainly Google your name before they invite you in for an interview—so it's important that your online presence is polished and professional. Make sure there's nothing online that would give an employer pause (e.g., photos from wild nights out or inflammatory social media posts). If there is, consider making your social media accounts private or deleting them entirely.

Making Working Life Work For You!

Being a mum is a full-time job—but sometimes circumstances change and we need or want to go back to work. If that's the case for you, don't despair! There are things you can do to increase your employability and land the job you want. By updating your skills, networking like crazy, highlighting your parenting experience on your resume, and polishing up your online presence, you'll be well on your way to getting hired in no time.

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