So I’ve decided it’s time to reenter the workforce after being home with my kids for 10 years. My children are getting older and I miss using my brain to make money. There will always be work to do around the house and my kids will continue to need me, but I want to have something that is just mine. So with that in mind I’m trying to put my resume together. Now if you read my bio you already know that I’ve worked in many different fields, but the one that is going to help me the most right now is my recruiting experience. I used to be the one who scrutinized resumes for a living. Now I’m facing the daunting task of creating mine for the first time in 10 years. Yikes!
We used to look negatively upon women who stayed home with their children and supposedly lost their work skills. Well I say let’s change that. Just because I have worked at home doesn’t mean I can’t hack it in the workplace. I had a career for 8 years before I started a family and I didn’t have to manage as much stress and workload as I did when I was home with my kids. So let me just tell you, future employers, why you would be lucky to have me or any mom or dad like me!
I am a great multitasker and can hustle. Can you listen to two kids talk at once while making a great meal from scratch? Can you do laundry and clean dishes while keeping kids safe in the house all day? Can you help with homework, prepare snacks and chauffeur them around to their activities with all the necessary items they need for the day? I don’t like to toot my own horn, but I’m really good at keeping all of these things in check. My kids are happy and healthy and doing well in life, my husband goes to work every day and does his thing and my house is usually very clean. I still manage to go out with my friends, have play dates, see family and host parties. The reason things are going well in my household is because I give 110% and I’m very good at planning and organizing everything. I’m constantly learning new ways to make our house function more efficiently so we can enjoy life.
Once I have completed my resume I just hope employers will give it a once over. I know I can jump right back into the work world, but I have to dazzle them to even be considered for a job. It’s a shame that hiring managers still might think this way. I hope this stigma changes soon.
I’d love to hear your thought on this post. Please share any relevant stories or advice!