Putting Your Parenting Skills to Work
Unlocking Your Transferable Skills
Ken's interviewing for a new salesperson. As he reads through Casey's list of skills, he's dazzled: time management, conflict resolution, leadership, resilience, and patience, to name a few. "Wow, that is a very impressive résumé, Casey. Where did you pick up all of these skills?"
"Oh, I'm a mom!" replies Casey proudly.
As Casey's résumé demonstrates, parents have a lot of valuable skills to bring to work. But parents often downplay them and, sadly, employers can fail to appreciate them.
Yet research shows that these "hidden" abilities can enrich your résumé, and help you to get ahead at work when they are recognized by good employers.
In this article, we'll help you to identify and "sell" your transferable parenting skills, whether you're already working or preparing for a return to work.
10 Parenting Skills You Can Bring to Work
What skills have you developed through parenting?
They might not be immediately obvious; they're just "what you do" as a mom or dad. So, here are 10 ideas to get you started....