Advice for how mothers can get back into the workforce after time off

Samantha Ettus, MBA, offers advice for moms trying to get back into the workforce after taking time off.
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Advice for how mothers can get back into the workforce after time off

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So, if you were trying to get back into the workforce after taking time off, you want to really own your story. And once you have command of your own story, it is very important also to keep your network warm. Go back to those old contact. Keep in touch with them. If you haven't, don't be afraid to get back in touch. And I always say, describe yourself as someone who loves to work. Because, most employers are concerned about taking on someone who has been out of the workforce. They're concerned that they're not going to enjoy the work or its going to be a problem with their schedule. So, you want to describe yourself as someone who has always loved to work and you've missed work. And you can't wait to get right back in and dive into it again. I also like to tell mom's who've been out of the workforce for a little bit, read everything you can. Be experts on your industry. Even if you haven't been working. Know who the players are. Know what the trends are. Know what's been going on. And really do your research. And the other thing is to always stay tech savvy. Because, the world is moving at such a rapid cliff and if you don't keep up with it, people are going to consider you irrelevant to the workforce. So, keep yourself tech-savvy so that you maintain your relevancy to the work force.

Samantha Ettus, MBA, offers advice for moms trying to get back into the workforce after taking time off.

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Samantha Ettus, MBA

Lifestyle Expert for Working Moms

Sam is the leading lifestyle and parenting expert for working women. Since earning her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Harvard, Sam has coached thousands of women - celebrities, entrepreneurs, top CEO's and professional athletes - who aim to perform at the highest levels in both their professional and personal lives.

Sam is a bestselling author of four Random House books and a Contributor to Forbes and Disney’s parenting site, Babble. She hosts a nationally syndicated radio show for working moms and the Conference for Women’s monthly radio show, “Office Hours.”

Sam hosted leading online talk show, Obsessed TV and is known for her interviewing skills. She has interviewed countless luminaries from Al Roker to Bethenny Frankel and Mary J. Blige. Sam has made hundreds of local and national TV appearances and is a sought after speaker at corporations, conferences and colleges.

Sam aims to practice what she preaches in her daily life as a mother of three and wife of entrepreneur, Mitch Jacobs. 

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