A large amount of women now work right through their child’s early childhood, sometimes due to need and sometime through choice. However there are still those who take time away from their job to look after their children on a full time basis, choosing to return to work perhaps when the children reach high school or even college. If this is the case then obviously a significant amount of time has gone by since they were last in a work setting.
Trying to return to work in the existing climate is not straightforward whatever your circumstances. We are still in the folds of a recession, with the jobless numbers very high and this means that employers who are looking to take on new staff have the ability to be quite picky. It may sound impossible at the moment for those women wishing to return to work following a long break but there are arrangements that you can undertake that will raise your chances.
Obviously pre-existing skills from previous employment are key but these will need brining up to date. However, before you set off and update any of your skills, make sure that it is still relevant in the current job market.
The bulk of roles these days have at least a basic need for computer skills, so if you are rusty then this is without doubt an area to take training in. A lot of company owners have taken the opportunity to set up an Internet Business to run alongside their existing organisation, or sometimes to replace it if the recession has taken it’s toll. These forms of business will without doubt require a decent standard of IT skill. They can also be very flexible jobs too permitting employees to Work From Home and this can mean that they are ideal for women returning to work as there is still the capacity to deal with other responsibilities alongside the Online Jobs.
If you can display that you have the ability to Work From Home relatively easily, by for example having broadband already; being able to say that you have an area within the home that can be set aside as an office and by having some of the required equipment such as a printer you will add to your attractiveness to an employer.
Keeping expenses low is crucial for businesses throughout the recession and beyond. If a organisation is to continue to survive it must look at as many ways as possible to cut spending and maximize sales and growth. A lot of this can be done through office space reductions. We currently see the BBC in the middle of a move from London, where office space, workers and other linked costs soar, to the Northwest of England where all of these costs are much less. This is only possible now with the development in IT. And this sort of decision is happening within many other companies right down the chain.
If women wishing to return to work can demonstration their ability to be flexible together with their newly enhanced IT skills they will appeal to businesses both large and small who see the cost benefits of running an Work From Home and put themselves in the best situation for a speedy return to work.