Getting Back to Work with Dr. Hilary Berger

It’s highly likely that your divorce has changed your financial picture, and not for the better. You may need to go back to work, for the paycheck, for the healthcare, or for your sanity. The transition is easier than you think if you have a plan.
A common misconception is that you need a resume. Eventually you will. But more importantly, get in touch with your professional confidence. You may feel you have no skill set because you’ve been out of it for so long. There is very little validation for motherhood, even though it’s one of the toughest jobs.
Instead of saying “career”, instead think of opportunities to engage in professional activities. Having a discussion with a past colleague, to read a book on your interests, to set up a networking lunch, all qualifies as getting back out there. It should be specific, measurable and realistic.
You may not know what your target industry is. That’s OK. Think instead about your skills and interests.
The job search process has changed dramatically in the last ten years. Social Media has changed the landscape. Consider getting a career coach that will help you “brand” yourself for today’s world.

About the Author Barb & Jo

Through the process of our own divorces, Barb Hazelton and Jo Briggs learned more than they ever needed or wanted to know. Through their friendship, shared experiences, and connections through navigating their own divorces, they created this video series. They've been where you are and they hope Single Process can make it easier for you by connecting you to their resources.