In this week's Hired! We've got some tips for the stay-at-home moms who are considering re-enter the working world.
FOX Business Network's Cheryl Casone has more in this edition of "Hired!":
Getting you Hired!
I'm Cheryl Casone with the FOX Business Network.
There are nearly five million stay-at-home moms in this country. Today, advice to get them hired.
Having the right mindset is crucial and that means first deciding what you want to do for work, then doing your research. Also, how will the kids react?
While still at home-- good advice to volunteer at your church, your children's school, or a local charity. These are skills employers will appreciate. Even pro-bono office work looks good on a resume. Start calling former colleagues, friends from school, even old teachers. You want to begin to network even before the job hunt starts. Companies tend to gravitate to people that they know were friends of friends.
Prepare the right resume that emphasizes skills and work experience instead of a chronological listing of your jobs with dates. Emphasize what you've done working and being a mom is work! Previous jobs? Bottom of the resume. Finally, don't discount re-entering the workforce as an intern or a contract worker. Sometimes all you need is a foot in the door.
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I'm Cheryl Casone with the FOX Business Network for FOX News Radio.
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