I am currently a SAHM (and have been for 3 years), but since I am separating from my husband, I need to find employment again.
I have applied for jobs in my previous career field, but am really not excited about this option. It would be such a jump (for both my son and I) for me to go back to work full time, with a long commute, and a stressful job. And I don't resonate with this career. I also haven't come across any part-time positions, or ones with truly flexible hours. The only plus is the financial stability it brings.
I am on the path to a new career, truer to my heart. But I won't be 'qualified' for another 3-5 years. And even then, it will likely be a slow road to gather clients and gain stability.
My dream would be to find a well paying part-time job, close to home, with flexible hours. One that is 'honest', and stimulating, and in which I can use my talents. I could then ease both of us into our 'new' lives, and have time to do my studies as well. I don't know where to find such a job, and I don't know if it's too 'risky' (finances, stability).
My question for you is, where am I meant to be focusing my job search (to ensure that the results are in the best interest of both my son and I)?
Old career? Different career? Full-time? Part-time? Through job ads? Networking?
Thanks so much.