The 45 percent of American women who take career breaks know better than anyone that searching for a job—with its new modes of communication, new rules of discoverability, and new expectations—has changed rapidly in the last decade. This book lays out a clear path for anyone ready to re-enter the workforce.
On the job hunt? Don't just polish your resume—you better make sure your LinkedIn profile is updated. And, if you aren't getting responses from recruiters, chances are it's because the robots aren't selecting your profile because it's missing pertinent keywords. And, by the way, dress codes have changed and you'll need to know new technologies such as Slack and Google+ Hangouts.
For many women re-entering the workforce after a career break, the job search world is a disorienting, confusing, and overwhelming place. Getting started is much easier when you know what the first step should be.
In Back to Business, career coaching and re-entry experts Nancy McSharry Jensen and Sarah Duenwald have put together a guide for women returning to the workplace.
Easy to understand and easy to put into practice, Back to Business teaches you how to:
- Identify and talk about what you want, taking into account what you've been up to while on break.
- Understand your personal brand, both in-person and online, and how your skills translate to the career you are looking for.
- Become professionally relevant and gain confidence in your ability to return to the paid workforce.
- Look for job opportunities while being productive and intentional with your time.
The authors understand through first-hand experience the anxiety of returning to work. They have helped hundreds of women facing the job search process to overcome the anxiety of what is often overwhelming life change.