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Returning to Work After Having Your Children?

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
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POSTED: March 15, 2013 at 9:20 am

 

According to an abcnews.com article, a Census Bureau report states that the majority of  new mothers are returning to work within a year of giving birth.

The piece continues: “Of the 3.6 million women who gave birth from July 1997 through June 1998, about 59 percent returned to the work force within a year of having the baby.”

That number has increased substantially from the 31 percent in 1976 when the Census Bureau started tracking the data. And it has shown a steady increase from the 51 percent in 1987.

In this poor economy, the classic stay-at-home moms are also flooding the job markets to supplement income or they’re becoming the sole breadwinners when spouses’  jobs are eliminated or outsourced.

Returning to Work After a Hiatus is Difficult – Not Impossible

Any woman who has taken off time for her children, whether the period is short or long, knows the obstacles she faces in returning to the work force. Share A Nanny has an excellent article about the 30 Must-Read Blogs for Moms Who are Returning to Work.

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Important Points to Consider

The blogs cover a wide range of subjects that are important to working moms, including these:

Balancing the Work/Child Relationship

Always challenging, but doable. These articles tell you how:

Company Support for the Returning Mom

What can you expect? Read on:

The article has many more insightful blogs that can help working moms to make the tricky transition from at-home responsibilities to an office environment.

Whether you’re reentering the work force after a long absence, transitioning to a new career, or making your mark in your chosen industry, the certified writers at ResumeEdge can help. We specialize in resume editing, resume writing, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and interview coaching through our JobInterviewEdge services. Our writers are skilled in 40+ industries and have decades of experience.

Darlene Z.

Darlene Zambruski is a resume writing expert and CPRW (Certified Professional Resume Writer) with more than 13 years of industry experience. She has authored 10,000+ resumes in every industry and at every career level.

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