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Any advice/tips on re-entering the job market after being a sahm for almost 3 years?

Hi moms. I've been a sahm for nearly 3 years. We recently started sending our daughter to preschool and now I'm looking to re-enter the job market. My previous experience is over 7 years in digital and eCommerce marketing but most of the positions I find are further than what I am willing to commute. And the few positions I do find I feel that I am considered out of date. I'm now considering working part time and possibly switching my career to something else. Reason is bc 1) I am trying to ease back into the workforce 2) we don't have anyone to rely on for help in case our daughter gets sick 3) school schedule kids normally get picked up between 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Are there any moms who have had the same problem and found a good flexible position? If so, what kind of work are you doing now? Thanks in advance for all your responses!

  • Taylor
    Oct 03

    I’m a certified teacher. I’m just going back after being home for 2 years and I’m in a new state now. I’m easing back in with substitute teaching. It may not be related to your background in any way but it could be an option if you don’t need to actually make much money haha

  • Stephanie
    Oct 06

    Indeed.com is a great website to find a job where you live.

  • CM
    Oct 06

    there was an amazing website for sahms and part-time but sorry can’t recall the name. pethaps googling top job search websites for sahms? i will be starting a job in a few days that requires so much time including overnight if need be :( this is the 2nd or 3rd job interview i succeeded and since i refused the former ones although they were much more highly paid, now i’m left with no choice but to accept the last offer. very apprehensive about it as I haven’t worked in a long time but something i know for sure is sahms going back to work are so determined, motivated and eager to work and learn new things- which is already half the job! God willing you will get it and there are quite a few part time jobs on indeed.com Also spicy up ypur resume with elearning courses depending on the qualifications and trends you need to update yourself with required by the type of job or industry you want to get in, now ypu have them free on udemy, allison and edex. Finally, i highly suggest you to pick one or two industries (retail, tech & innovations, real estate, IT, etc) and learn the trends and latest news so that you educate yourself on your interested job but also to prepare yourself for job interviews. Perfect your resume with keys words on the jobs requirements your want and start learning!! :) best!

  • CM
    Oct 06

    not to mention most jobs are daytime schedules so you can definitely start a 8am-4pm shifts

  • Jennifer
    Oct 08

    I was a SAHM for 9 years with my first two kids. After our third I decided to get my CNA license which was fairly easy to get. I work PRN so I pretty much make my own hours. I work when it works for me. As far as what jobs are good for transitioning I’m not sure if there is a correct answer. I will say I always thought I’d hate not being home all the time but I’ve found I enjoy getting out of the house for a few hours a week and having extra money