- By Check-a-Salary
- Posted Monday 17
th September 2018
We all know it's tough to juggle a full-time job with being a mother. But if you're itching to go back to work after maternity leave, then you need to make it possible.
Resuming your professional life again is daunting and if you are confused about where to start, then this article is for you. Hopefully, it will make things a little easier for you.
How To Make A Career After Becoming A Mother
Well, becoming a mother completely alters your lifestyle and staying away from your chosen career can be frustrating for sometimes, particularly if you are passionate about your career. So, you may be anxious to return to the workplace but sometimes it's not as easy as you think.
Just do a few things. Hopefully, you will be able to balance your professional and personal life like a pro.
Firstly, make a clear decision - what do you want? Do you want a job with a company or do you want to be self-employed. No matter what you decide, there are many opportunities for you to make your post-baby career more rewarding.
Find Your Interest
Ask yourself what you love to do most - not only for your salary, but also for your own satisfaction. Make your passion your profession. So, find the activity that you will enjoy the most. Follow your passion and working again will be very fulfilling.
Make Full Use Of Your Maternity Leave
If you want to change the direction of your career, then maternity leave is a great time for you to think about what you want to do and what will ft in best with this new phase of your life. So, if you were previously an employee of a company but want to change job direction now, then becoming self-employed, if applicable, might be a good choice for you. Some consider maternity leave a highly creative and liberating time.
Set Your Goals
Make it clear exactly what you want from your future job. Do you want a job for your own satisfaction or do you need to work to earn money? Do you want fewer working hours and flexibility or less commuting distance or maybe you want less responsibility now . Just prepare a list of your requirements and search for the jobs according to your list of conditions.
Make a list of suitable companies and their vacant posts.
Do Research In Your Spare Time
After all of your consideration, if you have realised that you love your job and want to return to it, then try to keep yourself updated. Keep abreast of any significant changes in the industry, stay in touch with your colleagues and ask to be kept informed about any relevant changes in your office or about the latest company news. This will make your return to work less daunting as you will still feel ‘in the loop’.
Rebuild Your Confidence
No matter what your career ambition is, issues of confidence are often a major factor. When you are on maternity you might feel completely detached from your professional life and it can take a while to rebuild your confidence and spirit; this is normal! Remember the huge majority of mothers returning to work after taking maternity leave will feel like this. Ensure you brush up on your skills and if possible, try to refresh your knowledge of your industry. This will give you confidence and faith in your skills and experience.
Your post-baby career is waiting for you; good luck!
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