15 Ways Stay-At-Home Parents Can Prepare To Go Back To Work

Forbes

Feb 25, 2019

Every day, around the world and across industries, professionals put their careers on hold to start a family. As the children grow up, many stay-at-home parents look forward to the day they can re-enter the workforce. However, after years away, not only has the business world likely shifted, but their experience and skills may be a bit stale.

When I re-entered the workforce after taking a year to stay home, it was brutal. I found myself apologizing and fumbling through interviews when I felt judged by employers. I began to stop apologizing and started showing how my time off made me a valuable asset and an eager candidate. I didn’t avoid the question—I charged into it and ended up with a role that was perfect. -