When is the right time to go back to work, for those of us who want to?
For millions of women, the answer is immediately following maternity leave– by choice, or by necessity. For others, becoming a stay-at-home mom is a no-brainer. For me (and maybe for you) the decision falls somewhere in the middle. This week marks the one-year anniversary of leaving my full-time career. I’ve only recently begun dipping my toes in the job search pool, and…. It’s exciting, it’s challenging, it’s stretching me in new ways and introducing me to new ideas and people. But it’s hard.
“Whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.” — Conan O’Brien
I guess, then, that Working Mother‘s 2012 list of the Best 100 Companies for Working Moms comes at just the right time. Get the full list here.
How does your company stack up?
And now that you’ve gotten to know me, what kind of career do you think would be my best next move?