Back on the Career Track: A Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work by Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin is the must-have read for moms returning to the workforce. Back on the Career Track serves as an excellent tool to put you back into the mainstream job market as quickly as possible. While it may appear that this book is specifically geared to women who previously held high-powered jobs, the information and advice can help any woman return to work with confidence.
Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin have written an easy to understand return to work guide, their tips and suggestions are sensible and doable. The books tongue-in-cheek introduction, Our Journey from Playdough to Real Dough, is aptly titled. Cohen and Rabin are capable coaches who address just about any “returning to work”, issues you may have and those you have not thought of. If you are almost sure that you want to go back to work, but unsure how and where to start the process of re-entering the job market, I suggest that you start with this book. The authors help to make the re-entry process easier because they have been there, done that; and willingly share their knowledge.
Each chapter is like a stepping-stone to a successful second career. The contents are divided into two parts, (I) The Seven Steps to Relaunch Success and, (II) The Relaunch Movement and Beyond. By the time you are finished reading Part I, you can start deciding on the color of your new interview suit. The dead-on recommendations in Chapter 4, Update Your Professional and Job Search Skills, and Prepare for the Interview, are worth the price of the book. It is much like having a trusted mentor give you guidance and advice.
Women who where not on the fast track before they became stay-at-home-moms will find Back on the Career Track helpful, Cohen and Rabin offer solid on-target career coaching for everyone. The reference notes and resource section in this career guide is invaluable. Recommended.
Available from Amazon: Back on the Career Track: A Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work