Mums Transferable Workplace Skills

Untitled design (34)If you are a mum who is returning to the workplace after maternity leave, or career break to raise your children, you may be at a loose end on how to explain the lengthy gap on your CV.

It’s important to cover and address any breaks on your CV in a positive way.  Listed below are some of the many skills mums have.

Mums Transferable Workplace Skills

  • Organisation skills
  • Patience
  • Thinking on the spot
  • Conflict resolution
  • Team player
  • Multi-tasking
  • Listening skills
  • Adapting to needs
  • Time management
  • Problem solving
  • Financial management & budgeting
  • Organisation of multiple calendars
  • Planning events
  • Networking
  • First aid
  • Communicating at all levels

You could include this on your CV or in your cover letter e.g

Although I have been out of the workplace for X years, I have used this time to work on my self development through online learning* and I have listed some of the many skills acquired from parenting which I feel support my application and give me a great range of transferable qualities I can use in the workplace

* There are lots of free online courses in a wide range of subjects – use Google search to find a subject matter.


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