The career track for a Stay-at-home-mum !!

Keep refreshing your skills

As a SAHM, you might not use most of your professional skills and as a result, you tend to forget them. To keep yourself updated all the time, keep brushing your skills and learn a few new ones to stay on the competitive edge with other professionals.

Keep your Linkedin profile updated

Being unemployed doesn’t mean that you should not keep your work profile updated. You can still have a LinkedIn profile which is always updated with your latest skill-set. Complete any missing areas in your profile, reach out to your former colleagues and add them as connections. You can even request them to write recommendations for you.

Pursue your passion/hobby

Even with your current status as a SAHM, keep the spark of your passion alive. Make sure to pursue your passion or hobby which brings you a feeling of fulfilment. If time permits, you can chase your passion as a career option also.

Enrol for new courses(online/classroom)

Even if you are on a sabbatical, try to enrol for a new course to enhance your skills. This will help you to refocus your thinking, add new energies and inspiration to your life.

Stay connected with former colleagues

Do not cut off ties with your former colleagues. Stay in touch with them through Whatsapp, Google chat or texts and also through meet-ups. This will help you to stay abreast with all the latest technology in your industry.

Join a professional association

You must join a professional association to be able to meet like-minded people who are passionate about the same things as you are. It will help to create a network for yourself and look for opportunities as and when required.

Freelancing

The best way to stay competitive and meaningful as a SAHM is to take up part-time work or freelancing work. Based on your skill-set and experience, you can take up small projects. This way you get the best of both worlds – being a full-time mother to your kid and using your skill-set to earn extra money for yourself.

Challenge yourself

To keep your mind sharp and skills up-to-date, keep challenging yourself. Set small goals for yourself to keep growing and moving forward in life.

Stay social

Try to build social media presence by showcasing your previous work accomplishments, latest skill-set and recent endeavours. This will help you to have a readymade portfolio to highlight your work while you head back for job interviews.

Written by Shini Gupta

A perennial urge to learn new things and explore new trails has brought me to this space. Hailing from the city of Scindias, settled in the city of Nizams, I am a software engineer by profession. I love to meet new people and indulge in deep conversations with my closest people. I have a strong mindset for the philosophy of “Live & Let Live”. People around me know me as Shini, more often I am identified as Anwita’s mother who at the age of 2.5 years is capable enough to bring the worst and the best out of me. A few years back when I could barely find a reason for my existence, my daughter came into my life and put me onto the parenthood bandwagon. Since then, it has been a usual roller coaster ride as the parenthood generally is. But, the million emotions which I go through while raising this super energetic monster of mine make me believe that she is my most priced possession till date. As I am still learning the ropes of motherhood and juggling between other roles of a homemaker, freelancer, wife and daughter-in-law, I am trying to bring out the hidden talents within myself. While, being a software engineer at TCS for 9 long years and a freelance recruitment consultant for another 5 years, I always felt I had a knack of writing. Though till date, I always restricted writing and blogging as just another hobby, I now have decided to take it up as a part of my work. Through this platform, my attempt would be to put across my thoughts and reach as many like-minded people as possible. Hope I am able to connect with the audience and build a few life time relationships. Keep checking this space for some good reads and keep showering your love!!

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