You might be shouting at me that we haven't even got Christmas over and done with, but you know what, now is the perfect time to start thinking about applying for a new job.
Come January everyone will be thinking the same thing and by doing it now you will get a head start on them and a lot of people work between Christmas and New Year. So why not.... (I used to be in recruitment dontcha know).
As a mother who wants to work, I know just how card it is to combine the two, which is why www.workingmums.co.uk is a great resource.
It is a job and community website set up specifically for part time workers. Yes it is packed with vacancies but it is also full of advice and support for mums looking to work part time.
I am aware of just how much your self confidence can take a dive after you have children. It is hard to take a step back in to the working world. However, as mums we have so much to offer any employer. I would go as far as to say my negotiation skills, patience and multitasking have improved since I became a parent. I no longer dally and am extremely focused when it comes to work. Much more than I used to be before I had the boys.
So if you are looking for a Job in 2013 my advice would be:
- Use any spare time you have over the festive season to update your CV. Making sure you highlight your skills and achievements.
- Start looking round now.
- Ask around, often it is about who you know, rather than what you know.
- Be realistic with your expectations.
Good luck and remember, you have A LOT TO OFFER ANY EMPLOYER
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