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Pausing Career to Raise Your Family


Recently I recorded a short video for those pausing or stepping away from their career to spend time with their kids. It can be an amazing time for your family but it can also bring some trepidation about what happens if you decide to get back into the workforce later on.


๐‘ด๐’‚๐’๐’š ๐’„๐’๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’”๐’Œ ๐’’๐’–๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’†:

1๏ธโƒฃ Will this hurt my career?

2๏ธโƒฃ What if I don't want to return to the career I had, then what can I do?

3๏ธโƒฃ Will I be able to step back into my career where I left off?

4๏ธโƒฃ How do I handle the gap on my resume?

And so many other questions.


What I tell my clients can vary because honestly it depends on the industry, the number of years you have been in your career, what level you are at, etc.

But one of the best things you can do while pausing your career is to volunteer.


๐‘พ๐’‰๐’š ๐’Š๐’” ๐’—๐’๐’๐’–๐’๐’•๐’†๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’”๐’ ๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’•?


๐•๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐›๐ž ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š ๐ง๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ.

๐ŸŽฏ It shows ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ, that you are ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ and ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ in contributing to the community.

๐ŸŽฏ It will help you ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐˜€ or ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€ that are relevant to your career.

๐ŸŽฏ Skills that can be enhanced or developed range from ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ, ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜, ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ just to name a few.

๐ŸŽฏ It also helps ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐˜€ in your employment history. Employers love candidates and employees that volunteer.

๐ŸŽฏ It provides opportunities to ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ which could lead to new career opportunities in the future.

๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด can be a ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ and demonstrate your committment to your community and professional development.


Your kid's school, local community opportunities and churches are great places to start to volunteer.

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