After a 5 year career break, Emily felt out of touch and in need of a confidence boost, find out how Successful Mums made her realise how many transferrable skills she actually had!
What was your biggest barrier at the start of the course to finding work?
Lack of confidence, after being a stay-at-home mum for 5 years I felt out of touch with how fast things had changed. Not to mention Covid!
How did the course do to support you with your barriers?
The course really helped me with updating my CV. I gained some great tips and techniques to get me through the interview process and most importantly, how to sell myself for a specific role that I was applying for.
What did you hope to achieve from the course?
I wanted to know how to put myself back out there, and how to be prepared for looking for a job.
What did you enjoy about the course?
I found the tasks on the course really enjoyable. I was a bit shy at first, but after putting myself forward for team leader, I realised how much I could bring to the table, I had skills that I had forgotten I had!
What outcomes did you gain from the course?
I discovered how much confidence I actually had. I recognised the transferable skills I had gained from being a mum and also the skills I already had, which was an eye-opener. I love being a mum to my two boys, but I also realised that I’m also a strong woman.
“The course helps you get yourself back out there, it gives you the tools and support you need to restart your career.“
If you are working, where and what is your role and how does this fit in with your family life?
I now work in a deli, the hours are perfect for me, and flexible. My boss is a single father so understands my situation and that really helps.
What difference has attending this course made to your life?
My confidence is sky high and I know my value.
Finally, how would you describe what Successful Mums do to your best friend?
The course helps you get yourself back out there, it gives you the tools and support you need to restart your career. The Successful Mums Team is always there to help and can provide information regarding childcare, provide you with tips and techniques for interviews, or to give you a boost of confidence when you need it, you also get to meet some pretty incredible women!
Want to regain your work mojo? Need a confidence boost? Apply for your space on our Back to Work Course HERE.