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If it's financially feasible, a lot of couples choose to have one parent stay at home with the children while the other parent goes to work. This is definitely a way to simplify life, but if the marriage eventually results in divorce, then the stay-at-home parent may need to get back to the 9 to 5 in order to make ends meet. This can be challenging. Here are a few tips for going back to work successfully.

Spruce Up Your Resume

If you've been staying home with the kids, you probably haven't thought about your resume in a very long time. Well, it's the first thing you should think about updating if you're trying to rejoin the workforce. Make sure you ask a family member or friend who is current with the trends to look over your resume. This can be immeasurably helpful.

Do a Rehearsal Interview

As awkward as it sounds, getting a friend to sit in front of you and pretend to be your future boss can help you feel more comfortable when it's actually showtime. You can even try sitting down in front of a mirror. The more practice you have talking about yourself, and asking interview-style questions, the more your words will flow, and the more likely you'll pass your interview with flying colors.

Try Networking

Networking is a lot easier than it sounds. It just involves talking with people and casually letting them know what you need or what you're looking for. If it's a new job, mention to your friends what your skills are. You can even enlist them in a brainstorming session to help with your job search.

After getting the word out to all the people you know, you'll be enlisting your friends to use their networks to help you find work. You know that saying about six degrees of separation? Well, you might only be separated from your future job by one or two degrees, so get out there and start talking with your friends and the random people you meet in line at Starbucks.

There is a lot more that a recently divorced and out of work stay-at-home parent can do to find a job, but the most important thing to do is to keep your spirits up. With hard work, determination, and the right attitude, you will surely find the employment you require.

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