Thursday, July 23, 2009

Traps mums face when going back to work

- Don't be grateful for part time work. You only get paid for part time hours.
- Know what you are worth. Don't accept a pay cut just to get back into the workplace. Know your skills and your value proposition.
- Be clear upfront about your flexibility requirements. Stand your ground so the job will be suitable for the long run.
- Generally, recruiters are not very good with handling return to work parents because they prefer to fill full time roles. Visit CareerMums to get some ideas on how to find a flexible job.
- Don't discuss your family in the job interview. You are being interviewed for your suitability to the role so focus on that.

No comments: