Your kids are off to school or full-time daycare, and you finally get some long overdue “me” time. And by “me” time, I mean time to work on job applications so you can return to the workplace.

It’s an exciting time—but also scary, because hey, it’s been a while since you edited the ol’ resume.

Pretty much everyone has some challenge they face when kicking off a job search, and yours happens to be a long gap in employment. While that might make you panic and wonder who the heck will ever hire you after seeing that, I’m here to reassure you that it’s not as big of an obstacle as you think. Take me for example: I worked as a freelance content marketing consultant until all of my kids were in school. When I wanted to reenter the workforce, I returned to work for an old boss. (I ended up quitting after a few months and going back to freelancing because I found it so much more appealing, but the point is, I got hired again, and you can too!)

While there are a few things you can do to get your foot in the door, today I’m focusing on the hardest part: actually starting the process. Here are three steps you should take to launch your job search—and start your journey back into the workforce.

Takeaways

1. Update Your Resume
2. Revamp Your LinkedIn Profile
3. Email 3 Peers From Your Past Jobs

 

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3 Quick Ways Stay-at-Home Parents Can Kick Off Their Job Search (Even if It’s Been a While)

Your kids are off to school or full-time daycare, and you finally get some long overdue “me” time. And by “me” time, I mean time to work on job applications so you can return to the workplace. It’s an exciting time-but also scary, because hey, it’s been a while since you edited the ol’ resume.

 

 

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