There has long been a push to recognise motherhood as a legitimate job, and the skills learned recognised as valuable to employers.
HeyMama, a US-based community for working mums, have launched a campaign called Motherhood on the Resume. The campaign is an effort to break down the cultural biases that exist against mothers.
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The question is increasingly popping up whether or not the skills of motherhood belongs on a CV.
The role of motherhood has become more visible during the pandemic as schools transitioned to remote classrooms, and women took on a bigger load of home life than before. Mother...
Mothers need to understand both the up and downsides of adding the title of 'mum' to their resume.
While women gain essential skills from motherhood, such as strong communication and interpersonal skills, the work world may not yet be ready to listen.
Employers view mothers as less fit for employment and promotion than their non-parent counterparts. Employers judge mothe...
Hiring managers who've seen what their mothers are capable of, or who are parents themselves, may view a mum more positively.
But subjectivity and biases remain. Some hiring managers might pass over mothers because they assume mothers will need more time of...
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Employers often look for applicants who can show their problem-solving skills. It does not have to be limited to the tasks you performed in a position. You can also showcase your experience as a combination of other tasks that is applicable to the role they are trying to fill.
If you’re ready to look for new jobs, here are some suggested steps:
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