A guide for mothers who are returning uneasily to the workforce identifies the marketable skills that mothers possess, offering advice on job searching, attire, and competing with working mothers. $40,000 ad/promo. Tour.
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Many mothers make the big decision to stay home when their kids are little -- and then take the plunge to go back to work. After living through chicken pox, car pools, lunch boxes and toddlers, they're terrified by the idea of going back to work. How do they fit old skills into a new marketplace? How can they compete with mothers who never left the workforce? What do they wear? Who do they ask for jobs? What can they possibly do?
Plenty, says Katherine Wyse Goldman, who has gathered the stories of scores of mothers who have returned to the workforce and found their niche. The advice comes from experts in the field of job-hunting -- moms who have done this and succeeded. The inspirational, affirming stories of the delights and difficulties of being a returning mother come from, among others, judges, nurses, stockbrokers, truck drivers, lawyers, politicians, chefs, environmentalists, bankers and entrepreneurs. From these first-hand testimonies, Goldman learned the "Fourteen Reasons Why Every Returning Mother Can Get a Good Job" that provided the structure for If You Can Raise Kids, You Can Get a Good Job.
Throughout these stories, Katherine Wyse Goldman also tells her own story of extending her maternity leave, quitting her advertising job while her children were babies, choosing freelance work during the youngster stage, and finally, with the children in school, becoming a writer and returning to advertising.From Publishers Weekly:
The "returning mother," defined as "A woman who has known the joys of being with her children and now wants to return to the workforce or join it for the first time," is addressed in this sprightly compendium of approaches for merging successfully from home and going into a new career. Goldman (My Mother Worked and I Turned Out Okay), a mother of two who works in advertising, has collected the stories of many moms who, in various ways and at different periods in their lives, marshalled their child-rearing and homemaking skills into presentable resumes that identified them as marketable. Believing that the home is a classroom, or that, as political newscaster Cokie Roberts would say, "The best preparation for covering Congress is being a mother because they all behave like a bunch of two-year-olds," Goldman encourages self-confidence in women who may have thought they did nothing while raising children. With her 14 reasons why returning mothers can find a career niche, Goldman's boosterism is compelling. $40,000 ad/promo; author tour.
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