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#782 - 09/27/2005 12:23 PM Getting Back in the Workforce at 40
mamacares Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/27/2005
After 10 years of being a full time mom, I finally thought that I want to go back to school and work.I can feel butterfly in my stomach at the thought of it but am quite excited. How do you guys on my shoes handle the situation? When I hit the 40 mark, it made me feel old, really.Call it sentimental blues but it just hit me. I plan to upgrade my pharmacy career.

Thanks a lot and glad I saw this site.


#783 - 10/03/2005 16:41 PM Re: Getting Back in the Workforce at 40
stsnelson Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/03/2005
Loc: Bronx, NY
The thing to remember is although you may feel old you are still young. Plus, you are able to deal with people in the workplace if you can raise children for ten years and not complain! :)

What most stay-at-home moms forget is the skills that are truly needed by most companies are not always technical skills. It's the intangibles that so many people lack these days that companies really need.

You definitely have something to offer! Just make sure you let it be known exactly what it is and how it can help the company!

Wish you much success!

"Invest In Yourself For It's The Only Thing You Can Control!"

#784 - 10/07/2005 21:35 PM Re: Getting Back in the Workforce at 40
mamacares Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/27/2005
Thanks so much, Shawn! Much appreciated!And yeah, I agree that dealing with 3 kids for a decade gave me a much better view of people-handling.



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