Looking to re-enter the paid workforce with a resume gap isn't for the faint of heart. Let's bring some joy to the job search by recognizing in-demand skills that employers need & want that you didn't realize you already have. These skills elevate the gap. Mama, your gap's full of talent!
GLOBAL SKILLS GAP
Employers across the globe have been lamenting a skilled labor shortage – or "skills gap" – in the workforce since before the pandemic. In March 2020, mothers disproportionately exited in droves, many of which are still on the sidelines in 2023.
Re-entry moms are untapped talent at its finest.
TRANSFERABLE SKILL FILLER
Your killer talent fills resume gaps to slide you into call-backs & job offers that fill employer skills gaps. Let's elevate the gap with transferable skills and show up where eyeballs meet applications. Are you ready to nail skills, ignite joy, and let your resume tell an "ideal candidate" story?
52 skills employers need in 2023 that re-entry moms have.
The checklist contains fifty-two skills (soft and hard) sourced from current reports and analyses of some of the largest job boards, professional networking sites, and career sites on the planet.
A leader in the online recruitment industry, Monster's Future Work Reports (2021 & 2022) reveal skills employers are desperate for right now and in years to come and implore job seekers to connect the dots between transferable skills and the role. Employers are willing to train!
This powerful job-search site highlights top skills gaps: positive attitude and willingness to learn.
With a teachable spirit, growth mindset, and attitude of lifelong learning, you can't go wrong. "Hire the heart, train the brain" couldn't be truer right now with soft skills in high demand for 2023
Employer review site Glassdoor, along with Indeed, released their 2023 Hiring and Workplace Trends Report, which indicates it's clearly a job seekers market -- Employers are desperate and will start tapping into overlooked pools of workers [ex: moms returning from career breaks]
LinkedIn's Workplace Learning Reports (2021 & 2022) shed light on skills gaps in adaptability, digital fluency, communication, EQ, and collaboration
(among others) PLUS the importance of closing said gaps with in-house upskilling & training programs
I'm Rebecca Joy. So glad you're here! I'm a full-time caregiver mama – turned re-entry prospect – turned entrepreneur & educator. I help my fellow caregiver parents land call-backs against crappy odds. After years moonlighting as a copy editor, resume-polisher, and research junkie (yes, I'm the one with 8 windows open and 15 tabs in each one), I've plucked the most relevant tips, tools, and strategies from all the current advice & (mis)information, curated specifically for re-entry moms with resume gaps.
You'll find these gems here:
LinkedIn: Rebecca Joy Tromsness
Facebook: Rebecca Joy (@joybeforework)
Excited to walk with you, ignite joy, and watch you soar!