Whether you are now or soon will be a stay-at-home parent, you will want to start preparing for the day when the children start school and you transition back to the workplace. You want to start that job hunt with a resume that shows you still have skills and achievements that count, despite your time away.
- Volunteering, particularly on a nonprofit board, is a great way to develop and maintain skills. Your contribution to the success of a nonprofit translates directly into ways you can contribute to the success of a for-profit company. And who knows? You might find that a paying job at a nonprofit is in your future.
- Freelance jobs may be available in your field. If you can work them into your child care schedule, they are another good way to keep skills sharp and achieve new successes. Your satisfied clients will also be a good source of referrals when you are ready to seek full-time employment.
- Participation at industry events lets you keep up with the changes in your field, as do continuing education and credentialing courses. Plus these activities help people remember you when a job opening comes up.
When you are ready to transition back to the workplace, you will want to contact a professional resume writer who has experience writing resumes for people like you, with an understandable gap in their work history. Robin’s Resumes® is here to help.