For many women who were stay-at-home wives throughout their marriage that are now going through a divorce, it can be scary to think about getting back into the workforce; maybe even getting into it for the first time. Don’t worry, it’s possible, and it will only be as difficult as you make it for yourself. Here’s some tips to help you out:
- Don’t let reality get you down. Let your imagination run wild, just like your children’s minds do. Write out your ideal job - industry, job title, and daily responsibilities – even if it’s something you’ve never done before. Think back to what you wanted to do as a child and use those ideas to sculpt something for you now. Just because you were an office administrator before doesn’t mean that’s your only option.
- Don’t be afraid of failure. Look online for job postings and apply to anything you think you could be good at, even if you don’t meet all of the qualifications. Skills can be learned, don’t cast aside an opportunity just because there’s a chance you might struggle at it in the beginning. Additionally, walk into a business and ask if there’s a manger around who can tell you more about the company – there’s nothing wrong with coming off confident.
- Have a VISION. Think about what you want your life to look like and hold onto that. Reach out to family, friends, old colleagues, and parents at your children’s school. Get your name and your face out there to network. Do whatever it takes to obtain the vision that you have in your mind.
Don’t let your divorce hold you back. The world has endless opportunities. Make your life the best it can be, there’s no reason not to.