No one ever said juggling a career and family was easy. However, becoming a mom doesn’t have to mean the end of your career or complete derailment. There are actually positive ways that motherhood can impact your career. In this post for Career Contessa, contributor Erin Strybis, a full-time working mother, explains how becoming a mother actually boosted her career.
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Have you ever pulled an all-night in order to meet a deadline? Have you ever said you’ll catch up on the weekend and then binge-sleep Saturday and Sunday, only to feel off when you have to jump back into the work week? Most adults need about 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at our peak, but many of us skimp, justifying that sacrificing shut-eye is helping us get ahead in our career.
The term “summer reading” might stir up memories of slogging through required reading in preparation for the school year ahead. For many, the fact that it was assigned and knowing that there would be a quiz took away from the enjoyment. However, reading can be a great way to further your knowledge in ways that you can apply to everyday life.
Even if you hated reading as a kid, you might find the experience as an adult out in the working world is very different.
Not all jobs are the same, so why should your resume format be the same for every one? Should you use a chronological format? Functional? Combination? No idea what those are? Don’t panic!
More and more jobs now include flexible schedules or options to work remotely at least part of the time. For some people, this can be freeing and lead to increased productivity, but for many of us, it requires some forethought and coming up with a structure to keep us organized in order to avoid falling prey to mindless TV watching or laundry as procrastination.