What do you say to an employer when you want to
Reenter the workforce, the paid workforce?
What do you put down for those years in your CV?
Here’s an idea:
Skills developed: management, organization, problem solving skills
Research, conflict resolution, and thinking on your feet!
Interpersonal qualities honed: listening skills, perseverance, assertiveness
being open to learning, patience, and compassion to name a few
Skills that will make you a wonderful team player at work
Which employer would not like this?
Which employer would think that you have ‘lost’ those years
Or put your personal development on hold?
Which employer would not want someone who has
Learned how to prioritize, analyze and sympathize?
And at the same time, you have nurtured and trained
the next generation to the best of your ability
So, next time someone asks you what happened during
Those years and that time
Tell them you were mothering and in the meantime
Doing continuing education in the fields above!
January 6th, 2014