Six Successful Tips that Domestic Engineers (stay at home moms) need to know!
Raising a family is probably the hardest job a woman will ever do. We at dear jane help our moms and give them tips below.
- Answering the million dollar question - Why am I going back to work? - Our clients are going back to work more out of "need" than want during this recession. At dear Jane... we help women get past their fear, shame or resentments of having to work outside the home and help them shift the subliminal messaging that may come across to perspective employers.
- Re-entry - You can do it! - Most women who are re-entering the workforce automatically assume that they will have to start out in an entry level position because they have stayed home with their children. It's not necessarily accurate based on their work history. This is a mindset. We help them shift their mindset and visualize themselves in first place in the job search marathon.
- Build a Resume - You do have transferable skills - They need to hire a professional to help them build a resume that identifies their transferable skills. Most moms think that being out of the workforce only hinders them. The dear jane resume writing process helps them with their confidence and shows how they bring value to the company.
- It takes WORK - Conduct your research - No one said it was going to be easy. It's imperative that job seekers spend at least 5-6 hours per day on their job search. Finding a job is a full time job. The harder you work the luckier you are. Research the industry you want to go into and find out how you could be a fit to them.
- Prepare for the Interview - Find a new vernacular - Mommy speak won't help you. Knowing how to answer interview questions will land you your next job. Practice, practice, practice.
- Follow up - When and how to do it - Work with a professional career coach to learn tips on how to follow up after the interview and to be politely persistent. Also stay at home moms need key words to help them close the deal and to get their dream job.
It's all the communication among women who stay at home and raise their children. What that consists of just like in every field and industry, is their jargon and terminology relating to child behavior, parenting issues, marital relationships, and every aspect of raising a family and working at home.
Just like techies, engineers, financial analysts, or nurses, every individual has their own industry and corporate jargon or terminology. Stay at home moms do too. Moms have topics for discussion and problems and issues just like any professional person would in any company. Theirs is unique to their family.
About Career Coach, Rebecca Martin
Rebecca Martin, founder and owner of Livermore, Calif.-based dear jane… a career advisement company ..., believes that people can succeed in landing the "perfect" job if they can first identify what is right for them.
As a corporate recruiter in Silicon Valley in the '90s, Rebecca saw firsthand the personal and professional disorientation of thousands of workers displaced when the tech bubble burst. From this unique vantage point, Rebecca analyzed corporate clients' hiring processes; job applicants' resume-writing abilities and interviewing skills; and hiring managers' practices and procedures.
By 2002, Rebecca had identified a pivotal factor in the success - or failure - of an individual in his or her chosen career: the ability to articulate a personal vision. Those people who clearly identified their core competencies, values, and preferences as they relate to work tended to achieve their professional goals.
In 2004 Rebecca launched Dear Jane… with a proprietary career advisement program that includes career assessment, resume writing, interviewing methodologies, and compensation and other negotiations.
Today, dear jane… develops and delivers career management training classes, workshops, seminars, and coaching to Fortune 1000 companies as well as individuals throughout the United States and Europe. Since its inception, dear jane… has enjoyed 98% success rate in coaching clients through career transitions, successful interviewing, salary negotiations, and the like.
Rebecca's speaking engagements take her to college career centers, job search workgroups, professional association meetings, job fairs, Employment Development Department offices, and On-Stop Career Centers. She is a Certified Career Coach at Lee Hetch Harrison and an official EDD Trainer.
A USC graduate with a B.S. in business administration, Rebecca has written and published the booklet "83 Tips on How to Successfully Work with Corporate and External Recruiters" and delivers a related two-hour course to clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She belongs to the Women's National Book Association and volunteers at the San Francisco Writers Conference.
Contact career advisor Rebecca Martin at (408) 420-8942 or www.dearjane.info.