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Working moms often find it hard to progress their career and make the most out of their opportunities. It is understandable that they get distracted and have no time to think their options through, however, there are some skills that they can improve to land in the perfect job and improve their career outlook, as well as their work-life balance.
If you’re a mother and would like to make the most out of your working life, check out these tips to help you secure the job you really want.
First, you have to learn to market yourself within and outside of the workplace. For this, you need to learn as much as possible about yourself. Find out more about your personality type, your strengths, and find a unique selling proposition that will make you stand out from the crowd.
When writing your CV, include some interesting facts, achievements, and something you are proud of, so your potential employers will remember you. Make sure that the facts are relevant, and rewrite your resume for each application to tailor it to the needs of the company.
When hunting for jobs, it is important that you keep on top of your appointments, phone calls, interviews, and deadlines. If you have to pick up your kids from school and arrange childcare, your job is even harder.
Keep a schedule or diary on your phone, so you can tackle every task on time. Don’t forget to follow up on your applications. Create a reminder for each job you applied or interviewed for.
Your communication skills will help you land in the job you want. Talk clearly, and explain what you would like to do, why you are applying for the job, and what your long-term career goals are.
If you would like to complete an online msn-fnp in the next few months, this can be a positive message. If you seem undecided or don’t appear confident enough, your potential employers will not trust you with the job, even if your CV ticks all the boxes.
Be open and honest, but don’t be shy to ask questions and voice your concerns during interviews. Spell check your resume and make sure that it is easy to follow and understand. Get rid of everything that is not relevant to the job you are applying to.
Performing Under Pressure
When you are being interviewed by a large multinational company, the manager will be interested in whether or not you can perform under pressure. They are likely to ask tricky questions or ask you to perform jobs under pressure.
It is important that you are dealing with potential sources of anxiety, as you will not get the job if you have a breakdown or your mind goes blank under pressure. No matter how hard the question is, make sure that you are keeping your cool and answering to the best of your abilities.
Whenever you are searching for a new job, set yourself clear goals and learn how to improve your chances by focusing on your unique skills and abilities.
4/23/18 Happy Monday! We are having our kitchen cabinets painted since it costs an arm and a leg to get new ones. I would love cabinets to the ceiling but it’s just not in the cards this time around.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.