Before I had my daughter, Ellie in 2009 I was working as a hairdresser but realised it wasn’t for me anymore. I decided to go into admin and then went on to be a Property Manager before I had my son, Oscar in 2015.
I had been out of work for nearly 6 years when I decided it was time to return to work, but my confidence level had dropped, I felt I wasn’t good enough, thinking there would always be someone who had more experience or more qualifications than me.
I’d known Jane Knight for quite a few years as our children were in the same class at school, so I knew all about Successful Mums. I saw a post on Facebook advertising their back to work course, I researched it a bit more and thought this could be just what I needed to help me with my return to work.
At the start of the course, I was a bit overwhelmed, I kept doubting myself but I’m so glad I stuck with it as it was a big eye-opener as to how much out of the loop I was. A lot had changed in 5 years and completing the course helped me rebuild my confidence so I was ready to apply for jobs and prepared for interviews again.
“I came away from the course with more confidence, a better mindset and a greater understanding of the digital working environment.“
I came away from the course with more confidence, a better mindset and a greater understanding of the digital working environment. I will do more courses to build a better portfolio and continue to learn.
If I was to give another mum at the start of their journey a top tip, it would simply be, don’t give up, just keep going!
I’m so grateful to Successful Mums for giving us mums this opportunity to get back out there, they are a lovely group.
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