When going through a divorce, a lot of components of your life have to change. If your duties within the marriage were to stay home with the children, you may feel overwhelmed at the prospect of returning to work. How can you return to work after being a stay-at-home parent? According to Indeed, preparation can make the whole scenario less overwhelming.
As you prepare to work again, there are a few things you can do in advance.
Read your resume
You may not have looked at your resume in years. If you do not have a resume, it may be time to outline one. If you do not have much work experience or a large gap between the last time you had employment, you may want to focus on a skills resume rather than a traditional resume. The skills resume on your abilities rather than your work experience. You still have valuable skills and insight to bring to a company with or without traditional job experience.
Analyze your options
Do you know the types of options available to you? There are a variety of opportunities to search through. Try to think about what you want out of a job. Do you have a financial goal? Do you have career goals you want to accomplish? You may choose to focus on the skills you have. Think about your skills and how you can apply them to various industries. Some companies may offer positions similar to internships. These are paid roles for those who want to return to the workforce in full-time or part-time jobs.
While the changes during divorce can be overwhelming, they can also be an opening for good change.