#4. Do Your Research
Before applying for any jobs, do your research about the company. From online research to chatting with friends and past colleagues, it will help inform your decision on whether the company culture is what you are seeking. And gives you an opportunity to impress at interview stage too with the knowledge you have gained from the research you have undertaken.
#5. Be Flexible
Even if you are nervous about going back to the workforce now that you have kids, don’t shy away from applying for a full time job. There are many ways that a job can be flexible, especially with technology and work-from-home being more accepted nowadays, you just have to find the right one.
If you find your dream job but you need more flexibility, ask for it. As you get back into work it is important for you to be flexible as well as you grow into the role.
#6. Be Prepared
Finally, before you go back to work, be sure to have a good support network around you.
If you are returning after raising children, don’t make your first day of work their first day of childcare! You and they will all need a few days to adjust to the new routine before you take up the new role.
About the Women ReBOOT Program
The 4 week full time Women ReBOOT training programme is a combination of formal training, self-directed learning and individual coaching sessions. It is free to participants and is currently delivered via Zoom, with a couple of in-person events.
At the end of the 4 weeks, participants take a paid work placement with a participating company which lasts for 12 weeks.
Learn more about the programme and hear from past participants and register your interest in take part here.