Posted on 20th June 2019
THE MIGHTY SKILLS BORN OF PARENTING
Being a parent is a demanding job, and, even though those being managed (or managing you) may be small, their needs are huge, and their terms are firm.
At Flexibility Matters, we meet many parents who, after being out of the workplace for a while, feel they no longer have the skills that an employer is interested in. We see things very differently. We know that employers are actively seeking many of the transferable skills specifically derived from parenting, placing those who have them in a very employable position.
Being able to stay calm with a measured sense of perspective, and the ability to display empathy against all odds are just a couple of those skills to highlight. Below are our top five skills that become part of the norm when parenting that will set you apart when seeking that dream job:
The important thing to remember is that whatever your qualifications and skills were before becoming a parent, you’ve now added to them significantly.
Dedicated to flexible recruiting and best practice in flexible working, at Flexibility Matters we recognise the value of life skills and the importance of work/life balance.
If you’re a professional looking for a flexible career role or a company looking to recruit flexibly, get in touch. Contact Emma and the team on 0781 0541 599 or 01273 842 288 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.flexibilitymatters.co.uk
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