Being a stay-at-home mom returning to work after a few years usually requires some adjustments. But in this tough economy returning to work can be particularly challenging. There are, however, several things you can do to facilitate the transition from being a stay-at-home mom to the workforce.
1. Stay up to date with your sector
If you haven’t opened an industry journal for several years, it might be a good idea to play a little catch-up with the news of your sector before you begin the interview process. Going to an interview with no clue about recent changes within your field will be an automatic red flag for employers looking for competitive candidates who are one step ahead of things. Subscribe to relevant journals and newsletters, check the websites of professional organizations or industry associations and attend some key workshops or conferences.