Whether you are just getting your feet wet to figure out if you want to return to the workforce full time, you want to explore a hobby, or you are needing to contribute to you family’s cash flow, keep these points in mind:
Do you have experience in the field you want to enter? If not, or if your skills are a little rusty, you may need to upgrade your skills.
Volunteering is a great way to fill resume gaps, check out mom Shannon who got back into the workforce that way.
Have a support system in place in case you need it — back-up babysitters for the kids, participation in a local group to support working moms, online forums and discussion groups to ask questions, share tips, and get advice, etc.
Establish whether you are looking for a part-time job that is short term and/or seasonal, or more long-term.
Make sure the company is family-friendly and flexible for those times when the babysitter is running late or doesn’t show at all, the kids are sick, or you want to frame your schedule around your children’s activities.