5 Ways to Resume Your Career After Maternity Leave
Motherhood is an amazing thing. It gives you so much joy and makes you feel complete in more ways than one. But motherhood also comes with a lot of responsibilities and adjustments that you have to make. Some adjustments are professional and you can deal with it easily or with the help of your partner or family. If you are a working woman, then you will have to deal with the workplace too and the going there is not smooth or easy. Not only will you be applying for maternity leave but you will find that nothing will be the same once you get back to work. If you are getting back to your old job, there would be a lot of changes and you will have difficulty adjusting. If you are looking for a new job, there would be questions raised about your competency. You can however manage your career after maternity leave and here are a few tips on how to do so.
1. Stay in touch with the old office or colleagues to stay up to date on what is happening at the workplace
It would be a little difficult to do, but it is also important that you stay in touch with the office to know what is happening and that there are no major upheavals when you are away. There are many instances of women being looked over for promotion or fired when they are out on leave. If you do not want to lose your job or lose the perks attached with it, you need to stay in constant touch.
2. Do some freelance work
No employer likes to see gaps in your resume and depending on how long you have spent with you newborn, the gaps may make or break your chances of getting hired. To show them that you have been productive and has been in tune with the current market trends, do some freelance work.
3. Allay any fears they might have over your competency
Every employer has his or her own doubts about how much time you can spend in the office and your efficiency levels once you have a newborn in the house. Make sure you work more than your normal levels when you are back from maternity leave so there are no doubts left in your employers mind about your competency levels at the workplace.