I've been the full time carer for the last 3 years for my son. I'm currently p/g with #2 so it will be at least 4-5 years before I return to paid work.
I'd love to hear from other Mamas who took a lengthy career break to care for your kids and then returned to paid work.
- What was your experience?
- What would you suggest to someone like myself in this situation?
- What challenges did you encounter when you were returning to paid work and how did you tackle these?
My professional background is as a Project Manager/Process Improvement, but I suffered from extreme burnout and major disillusionment. My goal is to re-train and eventually transition into a career as a Relocation Consultant.
My plan is to gain my certification in this field. Also I plan to join a professional group for this field so that I can build my network in this industry and also, I'm thinking I could get involved in an industry group in order to build my skills, and also, when bubs #2 is old enough, look for part time/short term assignments in this field.
Thanks for your feedback!