Incredible Suggestions On Returning To Work As A New Mum

Posted on August 3, 2010
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Now that you have welcomed your new arrival into your arms, it’s time to think about getting back to work and resuming your career. Everything happened so quickly and it has been a whirlwind, so the fact that you have not thought much about your career and employer over this time is to be understood. The time to transition back to the real world is rapidly approaching and this can be quite a bumpy transition, to put it mildly.

Don’t think that you are alone if you feel confused, intimidated and uncertain. Now may be the time to consider online coaching to help you approach this critical juncture in your life from a position of strength.

You may well have determined that a brand-new career is for you and it’s time to move away from your old employer for one reason or another, so you will need to gather everything around you and build a powerful stance as you approach prospective new employers. This is the time to fully understand your skill set and to begin calculating why an employer really cannot do without you on the team. Above all else, you have to be super confident in yourself and banish any of those nagging worries to the back of your mind.

Take a large, clean sheet of paper and write down all the skills that you possess. These will include all the skills that you learned while you were in school and in college, as well as any that you picked up in your previous position, or with a previous employer. Add to this list your undoubted skills as a planner and organiser, these vital abilities which you put into practice as you started your own family. Don’t think for a minute that skills must be the subject of some kind of paper qualification, given out by a college, university or other organisation, as the employer will certainly be looking at everything. In these days, when it is difficult to find good employees, an employer will be looking for dedication, self-assurance, self-confidence and an ability to be a self-starter.

This is not the time to be downhearted if you have a lack of formal education. Any employee willing to go the extra distance and over-deliver for the employer is worth her weight in gold, believe me. The would-be employer will see this in you and will be more than willing to add you to their team.

Nowadays, online coaching is invaluable when it comes to focusing your mind on what you have to offer, your expertise, abilities and capability. Sometimes we get so caught up in the moment and with everything else that we have going on, that we overlook or forget what we can really bring to the table. Thankfully, professional coaching can also help to balance your challenges when it comes to career and family life.

You need to be in a very strong position when you approach the employer, whether you are returning to the same company or have decided to spread your wings far and wide. Make sure that you sell yourself appropriately and enjoy your new life!!

Amanda Alexander, Director of Coaching Mums, helps pressure-cooked, stressed working mums who long for more hours in the day. Through her coaching programmes and online life coaching courses, Amanda shows mums how to create fulfilling and successful lives. For your simple 5 step guide to balance as a working mum, download our free eBook today!

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